Minnesota News

Kittson County Nine-Year-Old Creates Her Own Soap Business

Olivia Winge didn't get what she wanted for Christmas, but what she did get under the tree changed her life

KENNEDY, Minn. — Most nine–year–olds don’t own their own business but Olivia Winge is an exception. A year ago, she asked her parents for spa items for Christmas and got an answer she wasn’t expecting. “My mom was like to my dad ‘why are we buying this stuff when I could just make it?’” Olivia said. “She really likes making stuff…

Deputy And Fargo Man Help Rescue Woman From Nearly Submerged Car

The Woman From Hoffman, Minnesota Drove Off A Bridge Under Construction And Into Lake Lakota

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A Hoffman, Minnesota woman was rescued by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy after her car vaulted off I-94 and into a lake Saturday night. Authorities say 76-year-old Beverly Toso was driving in the wrong lane in a construction area and drove off the bridge which is being replaced. Her vehicle was mostly submerged in Lake Lakota….

LIVE: The Boiler Room

The secret to a perfect scotch egg revealed just in time for Restaurant Week.

If you haven’t gotten your fill of fine dining for this year’s F-M Restaurant Week, you’re in luck, because the biggest restaurant week since the event’s inception is still running through Saturday in the metro area. We’ve been covering the event all week, and this time, we’re digging into the offerings at the Boiler Room in downtown Fargo. Among its…

“Spirit Ride” Honors First Responder Roadside Deaths

Advocates want drivers to slow down or move over when they see first responders and tow truck drivers on scene

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When you think of first responders, police, fire and EMS usually come to mind. Another group risking their lives is tow truck drivers working on highways. A cross–country campaign called “Spirit Ride” is raising awareness as it passes through Detroit Lakes. “We’re here to help the community, we’re not here to be in a like that,” James…

Farmers, SNAP Recipients Applaud Senate Farm Bill

The bill is bipartisan

FARGO, N.D. — The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Farm Bill on Wednesday. In addition to farmers, the measure will have a huge impact on those who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, program. More than 54,000 people in North Dakota rely on SNAP program benefits, including Ricky Belgarde’s family. “We’ve use it our whole lives. Being a…

Dead Fish Washing Ashore in Detroit Lakes

They're dying off because of naturally-occuring bacteria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Some people are noticing dead fish washing up on the shore in Detroit Lakes, but there’s no need to worry. Wildlife officials say it’s perfectly normal. The Division of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fish are dying off because of naturally occurring bacteria. It is caused by changes in water temperature around…

Missing Boater’s Body Pulled From Hay Lake

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of family members

CASS COUNTY, Minn. — The body of a missing boater has been recovered from a Cass County, Minnesota lake. Sheriff’s officials say he was thrown from a boat along with another man on Hay Lake near Backus Tuesday afternoon. The second man was rescued and was treated for minor injuries. The body of the first man thrown from the boat…

LIVE: Restaurant Week

The man behind the HoDo's delicious menu.

It’s the biggest restaurant week lineup in the FM Restaurant Week’s five-year history, and it could just be your ticket to the most delicious meal you’ve ever had. Restaurant Week is underway in Fargo right now through June 16th, and one of the must-make stops on your tour of the metro’s fine dining spots is the HoDo in downtown Fargo….

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Norm

If this cat's expression makes you think he's up to something, it's because he is.

Norm is a cat that was quite difficult to get a screen shot of for this profile story, and it’s not because he’s not a photogenic guy. He is. It’s just that Norm literally never stopped moving the entire time he was live in the studio with us on the Morning Show with Emily Welker. Norm and his buddy, Homeward…

Supreme Court strikes down MN law banning political clothing at polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voterscan wear to polls. The justices ruled Thursday that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. Most states have laws restricting what voters can wear to cast their ballots but Minnesota’s…