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Sunday Liquor Sales Begin in Minnesota Just in Time for the Holiday

Today marks the first weekend Minnesotans can purchase liquor on a Sunday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — One “blue law” has finally come to an end, as Minnesotan’s are now able to buy liquor on Sundays. For Minnesotans, it’s something that’s been a long time coming. “They turned it down so many times in the past I didn’t think they’d do it,” said one shopper. “But, they finally did it.” “I think because there’s…

Man Killed In Trench Collapse Identified

Man Was Working On A Farm Near Richwood, Minnesota

BECKER CO., Minn. — We now know the name of a man killed in a trench collapse in Becker County on Friday. Authorities say he was 25-year-old Donovan Weber of Ogema. Weber became trapped in the trench at a farm near Richwood, Minnesota when the trench suddenly collapsed. Co-workers attempted to free him from the trench. After lifesaving efforts were…

People Rescued From Boat Fire On Maple Lake

Polk County Sheriff's Patrol Boat Rescued Passengers

POLK CO., Minn. — Some boaters on Maple Lake got a big scare on Saturday when their boat started on fire. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office had a patrol boat on the lake and responded to the fire. They brought the passengers safely aboard the patrol boat while the fire was put out. The boat was then towed to the…

NDDOT Offers New Patriotic Plates

Portion of The Proceeds Benefit Veterans Postwar Trust Fund

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota drivers can now show their patriotic pride on their license plates. The North Dakota Department of Transportation has unveiled a new series of Patriotic Plates. They include “Flag of the United States” and “Bald Eagle” and join the previously released “Boonie Stomper”. The plates are available at any Motor Vehicle Branch Office in the state…

Minnesota DNR Reminds Everyone to Stay Safe on the Lakes

Authorities remind the public about boat and water safety tips for the Fourth of July holiday

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — It’s no surprise if you live in the Valley you might be spending Fourth of July on the lakes. Some celebrate the Fourth of July with food on the grill, fireworks in the sky and boats on the lake; however, being on the water could be dangerous if you’re not playing by the rules. “On a…

Motorcycle Riders Hit the Road to Raise Money for Veterans’ Families

The ride raises money for the wives and children of veterans killed in the line of duty

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead group is showing people how to give back by cruising along the highway.  As one of the newest Legion Rider chapters, the American Legion in Moorhead is hosting its first motorcycle ride to benefit veterans’ families. “Our first annual freedom, independence and liberty run”, says Duke Johnson, a retired veteran. The chapter started in November…

Body Pulled from the Red River in Fargo

They would not confirm if it is the body of Fanuel Asrat

  FARGO, ND — Emergency crews said they pulled a body from the Red River in Fargo on Saturday night. Authorities would not say if it is the 24-year-old missing MSUM student, Fanuel Asrat. Crews have been searching the river for Asrat since Thursday morning. The body is being sent to Grand Forks for identification. We have a crew on the…

Upcoming Holiday Means More Drivers for 100 Deadliest Days on the Road

The Minnesota State Patrol goes over what to do and what not to do on the roads this holiday weekend

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Most of us spend the Fourth of July enjoying cookout food, watching fireworks and spending time with family and friends. We have to get to these destinations before the celebrations begin. It starts with Memorial Day, ends with Labor Day and somewhere in between we have the Fourth of July. Law enforcement calls this stretch of time the…

Friend of Missing MSUM Swim Instructor Speaks Out

24–year–old MSUM swimming instructor, Fanuel Shewarega Asrat went missing after a swim in the Red River early Thursday morning

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The search continues for a missing MSUM student. What was meant to be a fun night by the river has now turned into a search for a missing man. MSUM swimming instructor, Fanuel Shewarega Asrat, 24,  went missing after a swim in the Red River early Thursday morning. “They were on the way to the Red River just…

North Dakota Congressman Calling MSNBC Host “Epitome of an Elitist Snob”

Cramer said it is upsetting to see that the media no longer has basic respect for the office of the president

  NATIONAL — President Trump’s social media use is put in the spotlight (not like it was ever out of it to begin with) and one North Dakota congressman is joining in on Mr. Trump’s Twitter attack. Representative Kevin Cramer says the president’s tweets attacking MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is just Mr. Trump’s way of defending himself. During an interview with…