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Accident in Mankato Thrift Store Fitting Room Kills Four-Year-Old

They say Ryu Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to a wall

  MANKATO, Minn. — A tragic accident at a thrift store in Mankato, Minnesota. A 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room. Authorities say it happened Saturday afternoon at Again Thrift & More. They say Ryu Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to a wall. Emergency responders took…

Moorhead Man May Face Charges In BB Gun Incident

The incident was reported around 5 p.m. at a home at 601 3rd Street South.

MOORHEAD (KFGO) – Some tense moments in Moorhead Sunday afternoon as police surrounded a Woodlawn Park neighborhood following a 911 call about a man waving a gun. The incident was reported around 5 p.m. at a home at 601 3rd Street South. Three adults were detained as police investigated and found two BB guns. The suspect in the incident, 28-year…

Semi Hits Taxi, Killing Two People

Taxi is rear-ended by a semi in St. Cloud

A taxi is rear-ended by a semi on Highway 10 in St. Cloud, killing two people. The crash happened Saturday morning around 7:20. Police say a taxi van was rear-ended by the semi while the van was stopped at a red light on Highway 10 at East St. Germain Street. The taxi driver, 66-year-old Thomas Findlay of Sartell, and a…

Laserfest Lights Up the MSUM Planetarium

Crowds enjoyed a light show and music from over five decades

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The MSUM Planetarium is rocking out under the dome for an experience like no other. Laserfest is letting people treat their senses to dazzling light effects. The show features music from over five decades with genres like pop, rock and metal with artists such as the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Laserfest shows are open to all ages….

Local Artists Turn their Hobby into a Business

The monthly event was held at the Moorhead Center Mall

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Locally-owned businesses came together at this month’s Craft and Vendor Fair to sell their wood carvings, paintings and sculptures. From home décor to food preparation and health products, the Moorhead Center Mall was filled with shoppers who came to stock their bags. “We have a great time. We’ve become a community. A lot of ours are repeat…

Sen. Franken Explains How Repeal of Care Act Affects Moorhead Seniors

A nonpartisan analysis estimates the American Health Care Act would immediately leave 14 million people without health coverage

MOORHEAD, Minn. — U.S. Senator Al Franken visited Moorhead to tell senior citizens how Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could impact them. A nonpartisan analysis estimates the American Health Care Act would immediately leave 14 million people without health coverage. State officials say 1.2 million Minnesotans under the current plan could lose insurance or get…

Woman Dies After Fall From A Horse

Sheriff's officials say 48-year-old Kirsten Laney of Underwood was riding with a friend in the woods near her home when her horse suddenly spooked.

UNDERWOOD, Minn. – A woman has died after falling from a horse in Otter Tail County. Sheriff’s officials say 48-year-old Kirsten Laney of Underwood was riding with a friend in the woods near her home when her horse suddenly spooked. Laney suffered a fatal head injury after falling from the horse Wednesday afternoon.

Shoplifting Results In High Speed Chase

Police spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Highways 10 and 75 and attempted a traffic stop.

MOORHEAD (KFGO) – A brief, high speed pursuit from Moorhead into Fargo. It started with a shoplifter at Cashwise Foods on Highway 10 around 3 a.m. Friday. Police spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Highways 10 and 75 and attempted a traffic stop. The driver pulled over but then sped off west on Center Avenue and crossed into Fargo….

Minnesota Lawmakers Concerned About Salary Increase Backlash

Minnesota voters set the 45 percent raise in motion in November by overwhelmingly approving a constitutional amendment to create a Legislative Salary Council

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is instructing staff to not issue the $14,000 salary increases recently approved by an independent body. Minnesota voters set the 45 percent raise in motion in November by overwhelmingly approving a constitutional amendment to create a Legislative Salary Council. Though lawmakers no longer have the power to set their own…

CCRI Searching for Positive People who Want to Make a Difference

The organization helps people with disabilities live life to the fullest

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Are you looking for a job that gives back? Creative Care for Reaching Independence in Moorhead is looking for positive people to join its team. The organization helps people with disabilities live life to the fullest. There are positions with a variety of hours available, and for all different sorts of experience. You must have your own…