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Insane Inflatable 5k On Saturday Will Benefit A-T Children’s Project

Money will be raised in the names of Paetyn Harpstead and Wendy Nelson

1/1 Paetyn Harpstead, Pamela Skyberg Digby & Wendy Nelson Show Caption Hide Caption WEST FARGO, N.D. — Get ready to take part in the most insane 5k you’ll ever be a part of and raise money for the A-T Children’s Project at the same time. Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday morning. You’ll…

Raccoon That Made Daring Climb Up St. Paul Skyscraper Caught

Courtesy: @ubs_plaza/TwitterST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – A raccoon who caused a stir on social media Tuesday afternoon after it started scaled an office building in St. Paul—reaching up to 23 stories before stopping to groom itself and, apparently, take a nap on a ledge—made it to the roof and was captured by animal control. The raccoon was stranded on the ledge of Town…

Techsperts Assist Senior Citizens with their Smart Phones and Tablets

Senior Connections and the Moorhead Public Library are working together to host "Ask a Techspert" sessions

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nowadays everyone has their own smart phone or tablet, but not everyone knows the ins-and-outs of using them. To fix that, Senior Connections and the Moorhead Public Library are working together to host “Ask a Techspert” sessions. The one hour class allows senior citizens to bring their own electronic devices and work 1-on-1 with a techspert. They…

Raccoon Climbing UBS Tower In St. Paul Stops Traffic And Goes Viral

A crowd gathered to watch it while others commented on Twitter

ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s the social media event that stopped people from working in the Twin Cities. A stranded raccoon was generating a lot of social media interest as it scaled an office building in downtown St. Paul. Minnesota Public Radio branded the errant raccoon with the hashtag #mprraccoon . A crowd gathered to watch it while others commented…

MNLARS In Danger Of Running Out of Money For Fixes

The Legislature provided $9.6 million in emergency funding earlier this year

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two state agencies may soon run out of money to fix Minnesota’s new driver registration platform. Minnesota’s Information Technology Services and the Department of Public Safety are tasked with fixing MNLARS. The computer system has struggled with bugs and errors since its launch last summer. The agencies told lawmakers in a report this week that the…

The Wait is Over: Moorhead High School Adds Boys, Girls Lacrosse

Moorhead will begin boys and girls lacrosse in spring of 2019

MOORHEAD, Minn. — On the back of Moorhead Spuds lacrosse shirts worn by Moorhead students dawns the phrase “…WAIT FOR IT” in big, bold, capital letters. As of Monday night, that wait is officially over. The Moorhead school board voted to approve the addition of boys and girls varsity lacrosse as a school sanctioned sport beginning in spring of 2019. Activities…

5-Year-Old Has 16 Stitches After Unknown Animal Attack in Detroit Lakes

In just seconds, that small encounter turned dangerous as Xavier ripped the animal off his face

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — On Friday, one family from Detroit Lakes was expecting a new baby…but they weren’t expecting one of their other kids to end up in the hospital. The boy now has 16 stitches because of the wild animal. 5–year–old Xavier Garza was outside doing what he does best…playing. What did it look like? “Black,” Xavier said. How…

MN AG Lori Swanson Stops in Moorhead in Campaign for Governor

Lori Swanson and running mate, Congressman Rick Nolan stopped by at the Courtyard by Marriott

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson makes a stop at Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead as part of her tour around the state to kick off her campaign for governor. Swanson and her running mate, Congressman Rick Nolan who is retiring from Congress, talked about their plans for Minnesota. Swanson says she’ll focus on healthcare, the F–M Diversion Project,…

Fire Displaces North Moorhead Family

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Moorhead family has been displaced after a house fire just across the Red River from Fargo’s Edgewood Golf Course. Firefighters responded around 6:15 Monday night to 6202 12th Street North after a neighbor saw smoke. Thankfully, no one was home. Moorhead Fire says flames broke out in the basement and the blaze was put out in 10…

Body Found Last Week In Henning, Minnesota Identified By Family

A family spokeswoman says the body is that of 19-year-old Jordan Bolgrean of Barnesville

HENNING, Minn. — A body found near the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks in Henning on Friday has been identified. A family spokeswoman says the body is that of 19-year-old Jordan Bolgrean of Barnesville. They say Bolgrean was an Army graduate who struggled with drug addiction. In a Facebook post one year ago, Bolgrean wrote, “Back to work and starting NA…