Author: Kendra Johnson

Grill fire spreads to house in Polk County

MENTOR, Minn.–A house in rural Mentor caught fire on Tuesday. The homeowners told authorities the fire originated from a propane grill next to the house. The residents were able to put the fire out before the Mentor Fire Department arrived. Firefighters conducted addition checks to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. No one was injured during the incident. Categories: Local…

Downed power line in Polk County result of hit-and-run

Wild Rice Electric arrived at the scene and tended to the power line.

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run that downed a power line on Tuesday. The power line was lying across the road at the intersection of County Road 10 and 160th Avenue SE. Upon initial investigation of the downed power line, officers determined a vehicle struck the power pole and then left the area after the…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office receives grant for Officer Safety and Wellness Project

The Cass County Sheriff's Office is the only agency in North Dakota to receive a microgrant.

FARGO, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s office has been awarded more than $94,000 from the Department of Justice. The grant will be used to fund the Cass County Officer Safety and Wellness Project. The DOJ Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is awarding microgrants to agencies across the United States as a way to develop local, state and tribal law enforcement…

The Fargo Arts and Culture Commission seeks artists for new water tower

The water tower is located near 7th Avenue and University Drive North.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Arts and Culture Commission is looking for artists interested in creating a design for a new Fargo water tower. The water tower is located near 7th Avenue and University Drive North. The artist or team of artists are asked to create a design in line with the theme of “community.” The ACC says, “The ideal design will…

Gov. Walz announces $56.6 million proposal for emergency child care grants

Eligible child care providers will receive grant money over three months.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced their $56.6 million Coronavirus Relief Fund proposal that will support child care providers on Tuesday. The proposal provides grants to family child care providers, child care centers and eligible certified centers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many child care providers have lost revenue due to smaller group sizes, additional…

North Dakota reports 52 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths Tuesday

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 52 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths Tuesday. Fifteen counties report new cases including Barnes, Benson, Burleigh, Cass, Cavalier, Grand Forks, McKenzie, Morton, Sargent, Sioux, Stark, Towner, Walsh, Ward and Williams Counties. Burleigh County reports the most new cases with 16 and Cass County the second most with eight. Three…

Midco Foundation donates $50,000 to Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D.–The Great Plains Food Bank received a $50,000 donation from the Midco Foundation in an effort to fight hunger. The donation is part of a larger $250,000 commitment to eight food banks in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Kansas. The Great Plains Food Bank will use the donation to support children, seniors and families across the region who…

WATCH LIVE: Department of Public Safety to discuss driver’s manual update on motorists with firearms

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is holding a news conference at 1:15 p.m. to inform drivers and law enforcement of an update to the driver’s manual that covers traffic stops. The update specifically provides information about what to expect when a driver has a firearm. The DPS will be joined by Valerie Castile, Philando Castile’s mother. Valerie…

Fargo man arrested after chasing woman with knife

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man was arrested Monday morning after chasing a woman with a knife in the 1600 block of 32 Avenue South. The Fargo Police Department says the victim saw her ex-boyfriend, 52-year-old Timothy Lightfoot, in the passenger seat of her vehicle at approximately 12:57 a.m. When the victim approached the vehicle, Lightfood got out holding a knife and…