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Minnesota Judge To Hear Diversion Arguments Tuesday

Both sides in the legal battle over the Red River diversion could get some clarity soon. A federal judge in Minnesota will hear arguments Tuesday on whether construction of the project should be halted until developers receive the necessary permits…

Woman Who Fell From Pickup Identified

Douglas Co., Minn. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's office has identified the woman who died after falling out of the back of a pickup. They say the victim is 61-year-old Marilyn Weedman of Alexandria. Weedman fell out of the slow-moving…

Minnesota Dept. of Health Hoping to Save Suicide Hotline

  OAKDALE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Health is offering financial help to a suicide prevention hotline expected to shut down. The state's hotline, operated by Canvas Health of Oakdale, says the state can't afford to lose their service…

Clay County Fair Opens in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE, Minn. -- This is the week to get out and about with multiple fairs and activities throughout the region. The Clay County Fair is back for the season and the community is…

Two More Charged in Minnesota Medicaid Fraud Case

  BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- Two more Minnesota women face charges in a large Medicaid fraud case. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a Brooklyn Center woman and her daughter for bilking $929,000 in Medical Assistance…

New Case of Measles Confirmed in Minnesota

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. -- Health officials have confirmed an additional case of measles in Minnesota. The new case is associated with the measles outbreak that has been occurring mainly in Hennepin County since late March. The newest case is…

Dead Mayflies Pile Up in Welch, Minnesota

WELCH, Minn. -- Mayfly season has produced an unusual sight in Welch, Minnesota. Mounds of dead mayflies resembling piles of mulch littered the lock and dam on the Mississippi River. Every summer, millions of mayflies lay their eggs on…

Pet Connection: Meet Clark

When someone you love disappoints you, it can be tempting to give up on love. That could have so easily happened to Clark, a ten-or-so-year-old black lab who was found wandering the streets of…

Halstad, Ulen Cleaning Up After Strong Storms

MINNESOTA -- Many people in western Minnesota spent most of their day cleaning up after Monday's storms. Halstad woke up to down power lines, uprooted trees and busted sheds strewn across at…

Minnesota Suing CenturyLink for Allegedly Overbilling Customers

  MINNESOTA -- Minnesota is suing CenturyLink for allegedly over billing customers after quoting lower rates. Attorney General Lori Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court. It argues that the Louisiana-based company has frequently charged people higher monthly…

City of St. Anthony Ends Policing for Falcon Heights

  FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The City of St. Anthony will end its policing contract with Falcon Heights. St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez stopped Philando Castile in Falcon Heights last July, a traffic stop that ended with Yanez fatally shooting…

Two Suspects Identified in Crookston Vandalism Spree

CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Police in Crookston have identified two suspects in a graffiti vandalism spree downtown. They say 20-year-old Aaron Doss of Crookston and 18-year-old Jamie Thompson of Grand Forks are cooperating as the investigation continues. A total of seven…

Final Decision on Star Lake Casino Project Hits Snag

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. -- Otter Tail County leaders have decided to delay a final decision on the proposed Star Lake Casino project. A county commission vote on the project was expected however both the engineering firm in charge…

NTSB Releases Details of Pilot's Fatal Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board filed a preliminary report on the fatal plane crash that killed Breckenridge pilot Mark Yaggie. The report states that on July 02, 2015, about 1810 central daylight time, a North American T-28A airplane, N9103F, registered to…