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St. Paul Woman Protesting in Washington D.C. on President Trump’s Deportation Policies

YINGYA VANG SAYS HER FAMILY HAS BEEN DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY DEPORTATION AND HOPES HER STORY CAN HELP ANOTHER FAMILY. OUR WASHINGTON D.C. CORRESPONDENT, ALEXIS WAINWRIGHT REPORTS

WASHINGTON D.C. — One St. Paul woman traveled all the way to Washington, D.C. to protest Trump administration policies on deportation. She hopes her story can make a difference. “My dad was actually affected by deportation,” said Yingya Vang, of St. Paul. “In 2012, he was detained.” Vang has seen deportation first hand. “At that time, my brother was five-years-old and…

Ashby Man Sentenced for Attempted Kidnapping Near Fergus Falls

Morimoto took off when a deputy arrived and led several agencies on a high-speed chase that ended in Wheaton

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — An Ashby man has been sentenced for an attempted kidnapping near Fergus Falls. As part of an agreement with Otter Tail County prosecutors, Jason Morimoto was given just under four years in prison. The 33-year-old Morimoto pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon. It was last December when he followed his ex-girlfriend on I-94…

South Fargo Building Evacuated, Traffic Detoured After Gas Leak

38th Street in Fargo Was Closed Temporarily Wednesday Morning Due To A Gas Leak

FARGO, ND — A building under construction in south Fargo was evacuated this morning after a gas leak. The Fargo Fire Department got a call around 7 a.m. of a gas leak inside the building going up south of the Microsoft campus. When fire crews arrived, they found high levels of natural gas and evacuated about 40 construction workers out of the…

Fargo City Engineer Resigns

Walker, in an email to engineering employees, says she's looking for more balance in her life

FARGO, ND — Fargo City Engineer April Walker has resigned. Walker has been with the engineering department for 15 years and was heavily involved in the F-M Diversion in recent years. Walker, in an email to engineering employees, says she’s looking for more balance in her life. She says she was not asked to resign and isn’t leaving for another…

Halstad Woman Charged in Fatal YouTube Stunt

Perez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III

HALSTAD, Minn. — A Halstad woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend is out of jail on $7,000 bail, with conditions. She told authorities it was a YouTube stunt gone wrong. Monalisa Perez, 19, will have to wear a GPS monitor and have no access to firearms. Perez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro…

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Grand Forks

A flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the city and East Grand Forks just before 11 am

GRAND FORKS, ND — Heavy rain came down a little too fast for the storm drains in Grand Forks. Many streets had flooding especially in the area around Columbia Mall and the underpasses in town. These pictures were sent in to us from Russel Hons Photography. A flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the city and…

Searches Continue for Two Men Involved in Separate Incidents on North Dakota Waterways

Volunteers are assisting various agencies

  NORTH DAKOTA — Two men are presumed drowned in separate incidents on North Dakota waterways. Forty-two-year-old Chad Kanine, of Parshall, was operating a jet ski when he disappeared on the Missouri River arm of Lake Sakakawea June 11. A boater later found Kanine’s jet ski with no one on board. About 125 miles to the northwest, the search continues…

Manslaughter Charges Filed In Halstad Shooting Death

The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Mona Lisa Perez alleges she shot her boyfriend in the chest from about a foot away into a book he was holding.

HALSTAD, MN — The Halstad woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a high-caliber gunshot to the chest at close range will make her first appearance on second-degree manslaughter charges in Norman County Court. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Mona Lisa Perez alleges she shot her boyfriend in the chest from about a foot away into a book he was…

Kratom: The Solution to Opioid Addiction? Why Does the FDA Want it Banned?

Although it's legal in the United States, the FDA is concerned of its potential for abuse

FARGO, ND — A substance the FDA tried banning last year is being used the F-M area. But one woman says it can be the key to recovering from deadly opioid addictions. A Fargo woman claims Kratom can help opioid addicts. Although it’s legal in the United States, the FDA is concerned of its potential for abuse. Opioid addiction is…

Superheroes Large and Small Help CCRI Break Down Barriers

A super power you don't often think of is at the heart of these runners

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Superheroes are known for battling villains and breaking down barriers. For one Moorhead organization, the bad guy worth fighting is the idea that those with disabilities can’t live a full life. Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes “I think the youngest person we support right now is 18-months-old and our oldest is 86,” said CCRI’s…