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Area Martin Luther King Day Events Will Honor Civil Rights Leader

"Blizzard Bash" Also Planned For Those With No Work or School On Monday

Martin Luther King Day is Monday and a number of events in our area will honor the civil rights leader. The Fargo Human Relations Commission will host their annual MLK celebration at 6:30 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre. The Fargo Human Relations Award will be presented. UND and the City of Grand Forks will co-host “Martin Luther King Jr: The…

Shoppers Line Up For Last Minute Deals At Moorhead Sam’s Club

the store closes on January 27

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sam’s Club shoppers rushed to get in line and clear out the store before it closes at the end of the month. One shopper tells us he made two trips into the store this morning and it was almost empty. The store in Moorhead is one of 63 Sam’s Clubs across the country closing. The Sam’s Club…

First Ice Harvest Since 1971 Begins On Little Detroit Lake

volunteers are building a 24-foot-tall by 30-foot-wide ice palace

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The sounds of saws roaring on Little Detroit Lake is the first sign of an ice harvest since 1971. “In the 30’s, it was the second largest industry in this county right behind the forestry industries,” said Becky Mitchell, Becker County Museum executive director. “They shipped ice all over the country to be used for refrigeration and box…

Homeless Students Displaced Due to Motel Shortage for Super Bowl LII

Ramsey County has a contract with motels in the school district that allow homeless students and their families to take shelter while still going to school

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — At least 2,000 students in the St. Paul Public School District are homeless and with the Super Bowl coming to town, many of them are being left out in the cold. Ramsey County has a contract with motels in the school district that allow homeless students and their families to take shelter while still going…

Protesters Chain Themselves to Wells Fargo Building in Downtown Duluth

Police and fire rescue squads responded to the scene

DULUTH, Minn. — Protesters delayed the opening of a downtown Duluth bank to draw attention to that bank’s investments with oil pipeline projects. Nearly 30 people gathered at the downtown Wells Fargo branch at about 9 this morning and at least three people chained themselves in front of the entrance. The group is trying to draw attention to the bank’s…

One Suspect in Fergus Falls Shooting Released from Jail

He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — One of the men in custody for a drug-related shooting in Fergus Falls is out of jail. Derek Koch, 35, says he met his $250,000 bail after claiming he owns land in Dicky County. He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges. Authorities say Koch supplied the gun to three others in the November…

Investigators Release Possible Cause of Fire that Destroyed Jennie-O Turkey Barn in New York Mills

The barn was fully engulfed

  NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — Investigators have released more details of a fire that destroyed a Jennie-O turkey barn in New York Mills. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the fire likely was started by a propane heater in the barn. Fire crews responded to the fire just after midnight. The barn was fully engulfed. There were no…

Farwell Woman Hurt in Rollover Crash in Douglas County

Crews were able to cut Tharp's seatbelt and rescue her from the vehicle

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Emergency dispatchers help rescue units find a victim of a rollover crash in Douglas County. The sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Tammy Tharp of Farwell, Minnesota, called the dispatch center saying she had been in a rollover crash and was hurt but could not get out of her car. Rescue crews could not find Tharp, so…

UND Aviation Student Takes Marriage Proposal to the Skies

his girlfriend said "yes"

  NEVIS, Minn. — Love is in the air…at least it is for one UND aviation student who took his marriage proposal to new heights. Gavin Becker and his family used a snow blower and carefully carved out the message “Marry Me” with a heart on the frozen Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis, Minnesota. The written proposal took nearly…

Moorhead Sam’s Club Closing, Jobs Terminated

They gave back to charities in town, asked about popular Moorhead products and were passionate about how they treat their employees

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sixty-three Sam’s Club Stores are closing across the country, including the location in Moorhead. Moorhead Mayor, Del Rae Williams, says this particular location has had a big influence on the community. They gave back to charities in town, asked about popular Moorhead products and were passionate about how they treat their employees. She says the company told…