Author: Kendra Johnson

Settlement Reached in St. Louis County Snow Plow Drivers Strike

The announcement was made early Monday morning.

DULUTH, Minn. – According to Teamsters Local 320 Recording Secretary Erik Skoog, an agreement has been reached between public works employees and St. Louis County. The announcement was made early Monday morning on Skoog’s Facebook page. In a post, Skoog says, “After 15 hours of mediation, we reached an agreement that both parties can be proud of! Congrats Teamsters and…

Bighorn Sheep Coming to MHA Reservation

The state-tribal agreement includes a provision for a ram hunting season.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A new agreement between the state and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation means bighorn sheep could be roaming the reservation in the next couple weeks. North Dakota Game and Fish director Terry Steinwand says 30 to 40 bighorns will be brought to North Dakota once they are captured on a Montana reservation. They’ll be released in the Mandaree and…

MATBUS Suspending NDSU Routes Early

The routes include 13U, 31, 32E, 32W, 33 and TapRide.

FARGO, N.D.–MATBUS ended the majority of NDSU routes due to deteriorating weather and road conditions on Friday. The routes include 13U, 31, 32E, 32W, 33 and TapRide. Route 34 is expected to continue until further notice. MATBUS says certain routes, including 9, 18 (phase 1) and 24, will begin traveling on snow detour routes in order to avoid open areas…

Fargo Public Schools Closing Early

The busing schedules require a staggered dismissal.

FARGO, N.D.–Due to the weather conditions, Fargo Public Schools will be dismissing early on Friday. The busing schedules require a staggered dismissal meaning the various school levels will be let out of class at different times throughout the morning. Clara Barton and Roosevelt Elementary schools will dismiss at 10:50 a.m., while all other elementary schools will dismiss at 11 a.m….

Minnesota Opens Early Voting in March 3 Presidential Primary

It's Minnesota's first presidential primary since 1992.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minnesota voters became some of the first in the country to cast ballots in the presidential primaries as polls opened for the state’s Super Tuesday contest. Eligible voters can now vote at county courthouses across the state, and early voting stations in some cities, and they can also request absentee ballots for the March 3 primary. But the votes won’t…

Travel Advisories Issued in Cass and Clay Counties

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The current weather conditions have already caused many highways and rural roads to become dangerous for travel. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting has issued a no travel advisory for all of rural Clay County. He says there is zero visibility in open country areas and deputies have already responded to multiple cars in the ditch. The Minnesota Department…

Demi Lovato to Sing National Anthem at the Super Bowl

The NFL and Fox on Thursday announced the performance.

NEW YORK–Grammy-nominated pop singer Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl. The NFL and Fox on Thursday announced the performance, which will take place ahead of the big game on Feb. 2 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime show. A week before the Super Bowl, Lovato will…

196 Grams of Heroin Seized in Becker County

Authorities were investigating the case for upwards of a month before the arrests were made.

BECKER COUNTY, Minn.–Three individuals have been arrested for selling large quantities of heroin in Becker and Mahnomen counties. The Minnesota State Patrol with assistance from a Becker County Sheriff K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on January 8. During which they seized 196 grams of purported heroin, two grams of purported cocaine and $6,274. Thirty-eight-year-old David Lee Verner, 57-year-old Vincent…

Wounded Minnesota Officer Makes Steps to Recovery

Matson has responded to questions by squeezing a finger or giving a thumbs-up sign.

WASECA, Minn.–The pastor of a southern Minnesota police officer who was shot in the head says he is showing small signs in his fight for recovery. Waseca Officer Arik Matson remains hospitalized in critical condition. Matson was gravely wounded Jan. 6 as he and three officers responded to a call about a suspicious person roaming backyards in Waseca, about 70…

No Charges Filed in Hit-and-Run Incident in Grand Forks

Anyone with information is asked to call 701-787-8000.

UPDATE: No charges will be filed in the hit-and-run incident that happened in a Hugo’s parking lot on Tuesday. The Grand Forks Police Department identified the driver who left the scene as 63-year-old Naomi Koehn of Grafton, N.D. Koehn was cooperative and told police she didn’t realize she had struck anyone. She was driving a Honda CRV that did not…