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Congressman Cramer Tweets Cell Phone Video of Capitol Hill Shooting Aftermath

D.C. police say a woman drove her car into a capitol police cruiser and attempted to run over officers nearby

  WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. Kevin Cramer found himself in the middle of a shooting on Capitol Hill. The Congressman tweeted video of the scene early this morning. D.C. police say a woman drove her car into a capitol police cruiser and attempted to run over officers nearby. They say she then began smashing into random vehicles on the street…

Gov. Burgum Trying to Make Good on Giving Back His Salary

The governor will retain his state-paid health insurance

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has made some progress on his campaign pledge to give back his salary. Senate budget writers have accepted an amendment by Burgum that would pay him only $1 a year. The full Senate still must approve the change. The governor will retain his state-paid health insurance. Burgum has said he would forgo his $130,000…

Former Person of Interest in Wetterling Case Suing for Damages

He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities

  STEARNS COUNTY — A Minnesota man who was wrongly named as a person of interest in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling is now suing. Dan Rassier and his mother, Rita, are seeking over $2 million in damages. He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities. Rassier maintained…

Gov. Burgum’s Veto on Staff Salary Bonuses Headed for Override

The Senate will hold its own override vote this week

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum’s first veto is headed for an override in the state legislature. The House voted 84 to 7 to override the governor’s veto of a bill that limits his ability to set salary bonuses for staff. That was well over the 63 votes needed. The Senate will hold its own override vote this week. Burgum…

NWS Lowers Projected Crest for Park River in Grafton

The pool at Homme Dam leveled off this morning and appeared to crest

  GRAFTON, N.D. — National Weather Service has drastically lowered the projected crest on the Park River in Grafton. A flood warning is still in effect as the river is expected to top out around 14.5 feet on Saturday, down from a projected 16 feet. The pool at Homme Dam leveled off this morning and appeared to crest. The Red…

Minnesota Attorney: Prostitution Ring the “Uber of Sex Trafficking”

The women were often robbed, beaten, raped and worked up to 14 hours a day

  WASHINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — A Washington County, Minnesota attorney calls it “the Uber of sex trafficking”. Four Chinese nationals have been charged with a prostitution ring that stretched from the Twin Cities into Fargo-Moorhead, the oil patch and included a total of 29 states. Ads were placed allowing men to text and set up sex with women trafficked from…

Sauk Rapids Man Taken to Hospital After Breaking Through Ice in Otter Tail County

He broke through the ice while fishing

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Crews rushed to West Silent Lake in Otter Tail County in the noon hour on a report of a man in the water. They found a 69-year-old man from Sauk Rapids clinging to the side of the ice. He broke through the ice while fishing. The man was taken to the hospital in Detroit…

Iron Eyes Makes Plea on Riot Charges in Morton County

Protesters maintain they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs to American Indians

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during the Dakota Access protests has pleaded not guilty. Chase Iron Eyes and 73 others were arrested February 1 after setting up teepees on land that authorities say was owned by the pipeline developer. Protesters maintain they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs…

Moorhead Police Investigating Theft of Movie Prop Money

The fake money resembles real currency but it doesn't have security features and it feels like paper

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some movie prop money could be circulating in the metro after it was stolen from a National Guard recruiting table at MSUM. This is a picture of the actual stack of fake $100 bills that was taken on Tuesday afternoon. The fake money resembles real currency but it doesn’t have security features and it feels like…

Minnesota Senate Proposing Deep Tax Cuts for Students and Families

The lowest tax bracket would shrink by over a quarter of a percent

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans in the Minnesota state Senate are pursuing deep tax cuts over the next two years for students, families and those on Social Security. The almost $900 million sought in their just released bill directs over half of those breaks to individual taxes. The lowest tax bracket would shrink by over a quarter of a…