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President Trump to make first Minnesota visit since taking office

DULUTH, Minn. (KMSP) – President Donald Trump will visit Minnesota next week for a rally in Duluth. The rally will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. This will be Trump’s first visit to Minnesota since taking office in January 2017. He held a rally at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport two days before the 2016 election….

Man Dies After Pickup Plunges Into Valley City Area Lake

Courtesy: Barnes County Sheriff’s OfficeVALLEY CITY, ND (KFGO) – A Sanborn man who lost control of his pickup and drove into Hobart Lake west of Valley City Monday has died. He’s identified as 64 year-old Terry Swenson. Swenson was headed west on Barnes Co. Rd. 22 when his pickup went into the lake. The Valley City Rural Fire District dive…

MN Congressman Keith Ellison Files to Run for AG, Shakes Up DFL Primary

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison is not seeking reelection to his congressional seat, but will instead run for Minnesota Attorney General. He filed to run on Tuesday afternoon. The deadline to file to run for state office is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Ellison’s decision to run for attorney general is one of several late entries that will shake-up the DFL primary…

MN AG Lori Swanson Enters Governor Race with Rep. Rick Nolan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan are making a last-minute entry into the governor’s race. Swanson announced Monday she will seek the DFL nomination for governor, along with running mate U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. Nolan had previously announced he was retiring from Congress. Swanson lost the party endorsement for a fourth term as attorney general…

Supreme Court Sides with Colorado Baker on Same-Sex Wedding Cake

WASHINGTON (Fox News) – The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony. The case – Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – asked the high court to balance the religious rights of the baker against the couple’s right to equal treatment under the law. Similar disputes have…

4 more Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce, 2 in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Four more deaths have been reported in the multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, the CDC confirmed in a June 1 update. Two of the latest deaths were in Minnesota. According to the CDC, 25 more ill people from 13 states were added to the lettuce investigation since the last update on May 16. Three more…

Fire Heavily Damages Fergus Falls Home

Courtesy: Red CrossFERGUS FALLS, MINN. (KFGO) – A early morning fire caused heavy damage to a home in Fergus Falls. The fire at 634 West Stanton Avenue was reported around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Fire Chief Ryan Muchow says smoke was coming from the roof of the house and flames were visible on the first floor when fire crews arrived. The…

Tim Pawlenty taps Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach as running mate

Tim Pawlenty and Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach(KMSP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday he has tapped current Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach to be his running mate in the 2018 election. Fischbach, a Republican from Paynesville, served in the Minnesota Senate for 22 years, including two terms as President of the Senate, before she was elevated to the role of Lieutenant Governor when Gov. Mark Dayton…

Train And Semi Collide Near Wolverton

Courtesy: KFGOWILKIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA (KFGO) – A semi carrying a load of wheat was struck by a BNSF freight train south of Wolverton, Minnesota. It happened around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday on a township road, a mile east of Hwy. 75. Wilkin County Sheriff Rick Fielder tells KFGO News, the semi driver escaped injury but the trailer was destroyed in the…

Morton County, ND Home Destroyed By Explosion

Courtesy: Morton County Sheriff’s OfficeSolen, N.D. (KFGO) – A rural Solen, North Dakota man is recovering after his home exploded Sunday morning. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says around 6:30 a.m., a man was walking out of his home when it exploded. The man, with only an arm injury, was able to drive himself to meet the ambulance. The residence…