Minnesota News

Two Separate Crashes, Both Drivers Asleep at the Wheel

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn., FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Two people have survived falling asleep at the wheel after separate crashes. A Wilkin County sheriff's deputy found a pickup in the ditch on the west side of Campbell Saturday night. The driver,…

Detroit Lakes Woman Hit by Train Identified

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Police in Detroit Lakes have identified a woman struck and killed by a train Saturday night. She is 56-year-old Lynn Alexander of Detroit Lakes. Alexander was hit around 9 p.m. at the Washington Avenue crossing.…

House to Vote on Sunday Liquor Sales

Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state's ban on Sunday liquor sales. The House is expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says…

Wanted Oregon Inmate Found in Minnesota

An Oregon inmate wanted after he cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet has been arrested in Sauk Centre. The Washington County Sherriff's Office in Oregon says 30-year-old Aaron Emery was arrested Friday while working at Subway. The sheriff's office says…

Fatal Train Accident in Detroit Lakes

A woman is dead after she was hit by a train in Detroit Lakes on Saturday night. Paramedics were called after 9 p.m.to the Washington Avenue and Highway 10 crossing. The 56-year-old woman was found dead on the tracks. The…

Semi Driver Dies After a Crash in Stearns County

STEARNS COUNTY, Minn. -- Authorities say James Peifer, 61, of Brooklyn Center is dead after his semi crashed in Stearns County, Minnesota. Highway Patrol reports say the semi was westbound on I-94 and hit some trees after going off road. An airbag…

Jury Duty Scam in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Minn -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office issued a warning about a phone scam regarding missed jury duty. According to the Sheriff: The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has received several calls from concerned citizens about an apparent money…

New Retail Chain Coming to Moorhead

  MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Minnesota-based home, farm and outdoor store is coming to Moorhead. Mayor Del Rae Williams says the retail chain Runnings will be moving into the former Kmart building along Highway 10 East. She says crews will…

Authority Chairwoman of Vikings' Stadium Resigns

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The chairwoman of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium has resigned. Michelle Kelm-Helgen announced her resignation in a letter in which she said it was "in the public interest" to step down. Kelm-Helgen faced weeks…

UMD Student Identified in Fatal Shooting

DULUTH, Minn. -- A man who was fatally shot in Duluth has been identified as a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Police say the victim is 22-year-old William Grahek of Duluth. He was the son of a St. Paul…

Missing Thief River Falls Man Found Dead

  THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- An elderly Thief River Falls man who went missing on Tuesday, has been found dead. Orvin Sund, 80, who suffered from dementia, was reported missing around 11 a.m. from his home on Conley Avenue.…

Thief River Falls Woman Identified in Fatal Crash

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. -- A woman is dead after a crash on an icy highway in northwestern Minnesota. Mary Reierson, 62, of Thief River Falls, was driving on an icy stretch of Highway 32 five miles south of the…

Seven Family Members Injured in Carriage Crash in Iowa

  MITCHELL COUNTY, Iowa -- Seven family members were hurt after their carriage was hit by a car in northern Iowa. The accident happened Sunday night on a county road about two miles west of McIntire. The car driven by…