Austin Erickson

19-Year-Old Dead in Polk County Crash

NEAR GULLY, Minn. – A 19-year-old man is dead after a rollover near Gully, Minnesota Friday morning. It happened around 7:30 at the intersection of 330th Street and 380th Avenue Southeast. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says a pickup left the road and rolled ejecting the driver. The crash remains under investigation and no more information is being released until family…

Snow Leads to Headaches on the Roads

FARGO, N.D. – Most of the Red River Valley is under a Winter Weather Advisory on Tuesday night. Drivers have been slipping and sliding on the roads in Fargo, and there have already been a handful of accidents in the area. The North Dakota DOT says some drivers have to deal with scattered snow and even some ice reported on I-29…

Sen. Heitkamp in Farewell Speech “I want you to continue to dream and continue to believe”

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp had an emotional goodbye to Washington after one term in a farewell speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday. The Democrat told her colleagues “gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day.” The 63-year-old says she fought every day for rural America. That includes what Heitkamp believes are her biggest successes like…

Vikings fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo

EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo Tuesday. DeFilippo was let go following Monday night’s 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback coachKevin Stefanski has been named interim offensive coordinator and will handle play-calling duties for the near future, the Vikings said. The Vikings were shut out Monday until Kirk Cousins found Dalvin Cook for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 1:10 left in regulation…

Modern Family Star Welcomes Chris Klieman to Kansas State

One of the biggest stars of the hit show Modern Family, and a Kansas State alumnus, wishes Chris Klieman well. Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cam Tucker, tweets “Congratulations Coach Klieman. I look forward to watching your teams win many, many games. Manhattan is a special place as you’ll soon see. Go Cats!” The Emmy-winner is from Kansas City, Kansas and…

Minnesota is projected to have $1.54 billion budget surplus

St. Paul, Minn. (FOX 9) – Gov.-elect Tim Walz will enjoy a $1.5 billion surplus as he crafts his first state budget, state budget officials projected Thursday. State officials said higher-than-expected revenues and less state spending contributed to the surplus. The state’s reserves will stand at more than $2 billion next year, they said. The budget forecast will frame the debate over…

Sen. Klobuchar Says Farm Bill Adds New Provisions for Issues Farmers are Facing

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s important to get a farm bill done because the difficult time farmers are going through. The Democrat believes farmers are facing a lot because of tariffs, volatility in the dairy market and low commodity prices. Klobuchar says the new farm bill, which has been agreed to in principal between House and Senate leaders,…