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Governor Dayton Urging Congress to Save DACA

It protects young immigrants from deportation

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is among 11 governors urging Congress to save DACA. It protects young immigrants from deportation. President Trump phased out the DACA program earlier this year, leaving Congress to negotiate a permanent replacement. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and nine others wrote congressional leaders that their states are…

Plan on Traveling for the Holidays? Fargo Public Works Has You Covered

Employees at Public Works have been monitoring the roads all day in anticipation of the snow

FARGO, ND — If you plan on traveling for the holidays tonight or tomorrow, Fargo Public Works officials say they’ve got you covered. Employees at Public Works have been monitoring the roads all day in anticipation of the snow. They sent out sanders earlier in the day to start laying down product as intersections became slippery. Based on the length…

$15 Million Dollar Hotel To Be Built Next to Sanford Hospital

Brandt Hospitality Group of Fargo will be an operating partner.

FARGO (KFGO) – Construction is underway on a 110-room Courtyard by Marriott west of Sanford’s new $500-million hospital in Fargo. Brandt Hospitality Group of Fargo will be an operating partner. Sanford donated the land for the $15-million, four-story hotel. The interior will use healing designs that will include soothing colors and casual gathering spaces. The hotel should be completed in…

The Salvation Army Distributes Christmas Food Boxes to Those in Need

The Salvation Army Gave Around 500 Families in Need Christmas Food Boxes

Around 500 families received a box full of food to celebrate Christmas thanks to The Salvation Army. The boxes included items like ham or chicken, mashed potatoes, milk, bread, and cake mix. Volunteers from Walmart, Luther Family Ford, and people from the community helped assemble the boxes and deliveries were made for those who could not come and pick up…

Rainy Lake Oil Co. Near International Falls Destroyed in Massive Fire

Photos and Video are Courtesy of Shelby Wolden

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Former Fargo Priest Accused of Molesting Two Teens Makes First Court Appearance

Bail for Fernando Sayasaya was set at $5 million

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Fernando Sayasaya, the former Fargo Catholic priest accused of molesting two underage boys, made his initial court appearance. Over the course of 19 years, it took the Fargo and West Fargo Police Departments, the FBI, U.S. Marshals and the Philippines national police to capture and bring former Catholic priest Fernando Sayasaya back to North Dakota. “I’d be lying…

Halstad Woman Makes Plea in Fatal YouTube Stunt

The plea agreement calls for her to serve six months in jail and 10 years' supervised probation

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption HALSTAD, Minn. — A Halstad, Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on YouTube. Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter…

MN Dept. of Health Commissioner Resigns Amid Abuse Reports

His resignation follows reporting by the Star Tribune on serious oversight lapses of the state's senior care facilities

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Department of Health commissioner is resigning in the wake of reports of abuse at senior care facilities. Commissioner Ed Ehlinger had been head of the state’s health oversight board since 2011. His resignation follows reporting by the Star Tribune on serious oversight lapses of the state’s senior care facilities. They previously documented that hundreds of…

Minneapolis Police: Shooting at City Hall After Man Attempts Suicide

The incident happened last night in an interview room at the Minneapolis Police Department

  MINNEAPOLIS — The head of the Minneapolis police union says officers were “heroic” in shooting a man who was slitting his own throat at City Hall. The incident happened last night in an interview room at the Minneapolis Police Department. Union president Bob Kroll says video of the incident will show the officers tried to deescalate the situation, then…

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney Endorses Jahner Campaign for Sheriff

Sergeant Jesse Jahner of the Cass County Sheriff's Office Announces He Will Be Running to Become the Next Sheriff

CASS COUNTY, ND — Sergeant Jesse Jahner of Cass County Sheriff’s Office announced that he will be running for sheriff in the upcoming election. Jahner has been employed by the sheriff’s office for the past 19 years. He also is the Assistant Commander of the Red River Valley S.W.A.T., an organization he has been part of for the past 15…