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UPDATE: Man Charged in Wahpeton Stabbing Death & Victim May Have Been Dating Same Woman

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE THURSDAY – A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man inside a Wahpeton apartment. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says Adam Awender admits to stabbing Billy Joe Phillips, around midnight Monday, but claims it was self-defense. Phillips was living in the apartment with…

MN Schools Won’t be Penalized for Snow Days Under Lawmakers’ Deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) -Minnesota schools won’t face financial penalties for calling several snow days this winter under a deal struck by the House and Senate. The agreement allows school districts to wipe away all of their days canceled for “health and safety” reasons. Districts would have to pay hourly workers or offer additional work to make up for lost wages….

Jake Patterson Pleads Guilty In Kidnapping of Jayme Closs, Death of Her Parents

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – The 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of abducting Jayme Closs and killing her parents pleaded guilty Wednesday in Barron County. Jake Patterson is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide and one count each of kidnapping and armed burglary. He faces mandatory life sentences if convicted on the homicide charges. The kidnapping charge carries a maximum sentence…

Minnesota deputy finds pig in swerving driver’s lap

Causes for #distracteddriving: ✅ Talking on phone ???? ✅ Texting ???? ✅ Eating fast food ???? ✅ Changing radio station ???? ✅ Putting on makeup ???? ✅ Having a pig ???? on your lap…now that was a first even for us. pic.twitter.com/6OtUDHIniv — Chisago Co Sheriff (@ChisagoCountySO) March 26, 2019 (FOX 9) – Officials in Chisago County, Minnesota are sharing a strange…

Twins Unveil new 2019 Target Field Foods

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Hands-free driving requirement clears MN Senate, allows scarves, hijabs to hold phone

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – On Monday, the Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly to ban drivers from using cell phones except in hands-free mode. The Senate’s 56-10 vote followed a similarly overwhelming vote in the House earlier this month. It clears the way for negotiations between the two chambers over their differing versions. The hands-free bill got stuck in the Senate a year ago, and family members of…

‘He is still with us’: Henning is inspired by fallen teammate, headed to state championship game

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Fans from Henning, a town with a population of 850 people, have waited 53 years to come cheer on their team in the high school boys’ state basketball tournament. Friday, the Hornets took on Spring Grove at the Target Center in the semifinals. Almost from tip-off, Henning dominated the hardwood, but time on the court is constantly bittersweet for players, friends, fans…

Robert Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG Barr

WASHINGTON (AP) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. The Justice Department says Mueller delivered his final report Friday to Attorney General William Barr, who is reviewing it. Mueller’s report, still confidential, sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are…