Local News

Medical Examiner: Singer Tom Petty Died of Accidental Opioid Overdose

The coroner says Petty had traces of fentanyl, oxycodone and several other drugs in his system

ReutersLOS ANGELES, Calif. — An autopsy report concludes that singer and songwriter, Tom Petty, died from an accidental drug overdose. Petty, 66, had just ended a tour with his band, the Heartbreakers, when he suffered a heart attack at his home in Malibu on october 2. The coroner says Petty had traces of fentanyl, oxycodone and several other drugs in…

St. Cloud Police Investigating Stabbing at Apartment Building

When police arrived, they found the man bleeding from his upper torso

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud police are investigating after a stabbing at an apartment building early this morning. Kathilina Garcia, 24, is facing assault charges in the attack. Authorities say Garcia stabbed a 19-year-old male acquaintance during an argument at about 12:30 a.m. When police arrived, they found the man bleeding from his upper torso. He is listed in…

Minnesota Towns Working to Find Out Who’s Trying to Recruit KKK Members

Community leaders say they don't know who is putting up the flyers and say they are trying to put a stop to it

  REGIONAL — Community leaders in three Minnesota towns are working to find out who is trying to recruit membership into the Ku Klux Klan. Flyers have popped up in Virginia, Buhl and Embarrass from a North Carolina-based KKK group in an attempt to recruit people to their cause. Community leaders say they don’t know who is putting up the…

Sanford Health Adapting to Shortage of Medical Supplies

Griffin says doctors anticipate the IV shortage will be solved by spring

FARGO, N.D. — The hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas and wildfires across California are taking their toll on the medical industry. Major medical supply manufacturers are stationed in some of those locations and the natural disasters have now created a shortage of things like IV’s. It’s even affected places like Sanford Health here in Fargo. Doctors at Sanford…

Moorhead Police Searching for Candy Thief

He also could be a suspect in other thefts the same night

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police are asking for you help apprehending a thief with a sweet tooth. The say the man stole a candy vending machine from the Cash Wise Liquor on December 11th around 6:20 p.m. He also could be a suspect in other thefts the same night. Police ask anyone with any info to contact them in…

Victims Identified in Fatal Head-On Crash in Grand Forks County

According to authorities, Flatten and Ysteboe both lived at the Hatton Prairie Nursing Home

  GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have identified the victims of a fatal head-on crash in Grand Forks County. Alpha Flatten, 97, and 59-year-old Lynette Ysteboe, both of Hatton, died after the car they were riding in, being driven by 59-year-old Scott Grund, was hit head-on by a car being driven by 19-year-old Brenden Myron of Northwood. Authorities say…

North Dakota Seeing 10 Deaths This Flu Season

There were 619 flu cases reported to the state health department last week

  NORTH DAKOTA — Two more people have died of flu-related complications in North Dakota. State health officials say this brings a total of 10 people who have died this flu season. There were 619 flu cases reported to the state health department last week and that brings the total number of reported cases to more than 2,500. Officials say…

Bismarck-Mandan Region Working to Raise Money for Emergency Housing

The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — The Bismarck-Mandan region is closer in meeting the funds needed to help the homeless with emergency housing. The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance. This is in addition to the Bismarck City Commisson’s $10,000 and the United Way’s raising of $292,000. City leaders say they need about $325,000 to keep…

Carnahan Gets Commission Request on Large Donations for the Minnesota GOP

Carnahan is bringing in a salary of $67,000 a year

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Republican Party leaders have agreed to their chairwoman’s demands of seeking a cut in large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan requested a 10 percent commission on any large donations that come in for the party because one of the major parts of her job is fundraising. Carnahan is bringing in a salary of…

Missing Teen May Be In Fargo Area

Fargo Police on the Facebook page say Dayton Murray was last seen wearing a black shirt, tan pants, white shoes and a black baseball cap.

Fargo, ND — A runaway teen from Williston could be in the Fargo area. Fargo Police on the Facebook page say Dayton Murray was last seen wearing a black shirt, tan pants, white shoes and a black baseball cap. He’s 16 years old, about 5’9″ and 150 pounds. Murray has brown hair and blue eyes. If you have any information…