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Austin Erickson

Executive Producer

Austin grew up in the small town of Albany, Minnesota. He got his first job in broadcasting at his hometown radio station AM 1150 KASM where he read farm markets and the weather, and enjoyed picking the music at The Polka Station of the Nation. Austin then went to study Mass Communications/Journalism and Political Science at Augsburg College in Minneapolis….

Bill matching state & federal tax codes passes MN House

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House has passed a bill matching the state’s tax code with new federal tax cuts. The GOP-backed proposal that cleared the House Monday includes modest income tax rate cuts for more than two million Minnesotans and a slight increase to the standard deduction. But it would also cause slight tax increases for some…

Superior, WI oil refinery fire extinguished, Evacuations remain in place

Courtesy: Fox 21 DuluthUPDATE at 7:40 PM Thursday (AP) – Authorities say a smoky refinery fire that forced many residents of Superior, Wisconsin, to evacuate is out. Douglas County officials posted an update Thursday evening saying the fire is extinguished but asking residents in the evacuation area to stay away from their homes for at least another two hours. An explosion…

Sheriff: Lois Riess will be extradited to Fla. before standing trial in Minnesota

Riess was arrested on South Padre Island last Thursday

Lois Riess(KMSP) – The Dodge County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday that Lois Riess, the Minnesota grandmother arrested last week in Texas for the alleged murder of her husband last month and another woman just a few weeks ago, will be extradited to Florida before returning to Minnesota to face trial. Riess was arrested on South Padre Island last Thursday after a tipster…

Fugitive Lois Riess arrested in Texas

SOUTH PADRE, TX (KMSP) – Fugitive Lois Riess was arrested Thursday evening in South Padre Island, Texas, according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Marshal Service, ending a nearly month-long manhunt for the Minnesota woman. She is believed to have killed her husband, David Riess, in Blooming Prairie last month. Authorities have also connected her to the murder of Pamela Hutchinson, 59,…

Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

HOUSTON (FOX News) With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush’s image was what she laughingly called “everybody’s grandmother.” But the feisty, outspoken Bush was also a tireless advocate for literacy , an author, experienced campaigner and both wife and mother of a U.S. president. Bush, 92, died Tuesday, shortly after her family…

Fergus Falls Police Investigating Suspicious Death Of a Child

In a release they say at approximately 4:15 a.m., Monday, a child was brought to a local hospital unconscious and not breathing.

UPDATE: Fergus Falls police have made two arrests in connection with the death of a six-year-old boy. 40-year-old Bobbie Bishop and 44-year-old Walter Wynhoff are behind bars waiting for formal charges. Investigators say the six-year-old boy who died was a victim of neglect and abuse. Authorities have put one of his siblings into protective custody. We’ll have the latest information on…

Arrests made after Jamestown Walmart bomb threat

Someone called in the threat just before 11:30 Thursday night

JAMESTOWN, ND (KFGO) – Police have arrested two men for terrorizing after a bomb threat late Thursday at the Walmart in Jamestown. Perimeters were set up around the store after someone phoned in the threat just before 11:30 p.m.  Stutsman County deputies, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Stutsman County Emergency Management were all called to assist. Dispatchers traced the cell…

Kelan Oster joins Fargo commission race

Oster is a bank compliance consultant

FARGO (KFGO) – An eighth candidate is in the race for Fargo City Commission. Kelan Oster, a bank compliance consultant and graduate of the University of Mary School of Business, says his campaign will focus on bringing fair jobs to Fargo with competitive benefits. Oster lives in south Fargo. He says he volunteers with the school district’s junior achievement program….