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Minnesota Couple Accused of Recruiting Teen for Swinger Lifestyle

The charges allege the Germains set up a "sex room'' in the attic of their home's detached garage

Michael Germain (L), Heather Germain, (R)  GOODHUE, Minn. — A southeastern Minnesota couple is accused of sexually assaulting a teen and trying to recruit her for a swinger’s lifestyle. Michael Germain, 43, and 49-year-old Heather Germain of Goodhue appeared in court Monday. They face charges including criminal sexual conduct and interfering with the privacy of a minor. The charges allege…

Man Convicted in Area Meth Bust Loses Bid for Shorter Sentence

The appeals court panel says Cossette has a violent criminal history and poses a danger to the community

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A man charged in a conspiracy to sell meth in the metro has lost his bid for a shorter prison term. Marc Cossette was sentenced to 27 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in 2013. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals says U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson of Fargo did not abuse his…

Grand Forks International Airport to Conduct Active Shooter Drill

It'll be held in the Byron L. Dorgan Passenger Terminal starting at 9 a.m

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks International Airport will be swarming with law enforcement Wednesday morning. Grand Forks Police and airport staff will be conducting an active shooter drill. It’ll be held in the Byron L. Dorgan Passenger Terminal starting at 9 a.m. The training is for terminal tenants and airport staff to help them know what to do…

Minnesota House Passes Bill Increasing Restrictions on Abortions

The Senate is planning to take up the permitting bill next week

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has passed legislation that would increase restrictions on abortions. The bills, passed on the strength of Republican votes, require abortion providers to obtain permits from the state’s health department and would ban the use of state funds for abortions. The Senate is planning to take up the permitting bill next week. Democratic…

ATV Crash in Beltrami County Sends One Woman to the Hospital

RESCUE WORKERS found a 64-year-old female had rolled the ATV she was driving

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, N.D. — A woman is in Sanford Hospital in Fargo after an ATV crash in Beltrami County. Officials got a 911 call Saturday night just after 8 about the crash 15 miles northwest of Bemidji. They found a 64-year-old female had rolled the ATV she was driving. She was not wearing a helmet. The woman was airlifted…

Broadway Intersections Closed for at Least Two Months

This is the first stage in a bigger project which will gradually affect the sections of Broadway between 12 Ave and 19th Ave North throughout next few months

  FARGO, N.D. — City workers closed off two Broadway intersections in Fargo for a two month long project. From 15th Ave to 16th Ave North, construction workers began making improvements to the roadways and installing new pipes. This is the first stage in a bigger project which will gradually affect the sections of Broadway between 12 Ave and 19th…

Becker County Authorities Investigate Detroit Lakes Shooting

They found 60-year-old Terry Tyge suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A rural Detroit Lakes man is in a Fargo hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office got a report of a man being shot in the leg around 10 o’clock last night at 15356 East Munson Drive. They found 60-year-old Terry Tyge suffering from a gunshot wound to his…

Former Grand Forks Teacher Sentenced in Sex Case; Says He’s Sorry for What Happened

The former Grand Forks Central High School spoke before the court before he was sentenced

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The fate of the former Grand Forks Central High School teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with a student has been decided. James Whalen will be heading to prison. It’s former teacher James Whalen’s face you see in the headlines…but as the state’s attorney reads a statement, it’s his victim that feels front and center….

Unhappy in Your Job or Looking for a Change? Come Join the Minnesota State Patrol!

Recruitment for the Minnesota State Patrol begins next week

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota State Patrol has a need for new troopers who have what it takes to keep the state safe. Nearly 600 state troopers provide assistance, education and enforcement on a daily basis to provide for safe traffic movement on Minnesota’s roadways. However, this number frequently falls short due to troopers retiring each and every year. Now, the…

Everything is Awesome: Maple Family Dental in Horace Offering Exams for LEGOs

A local dentist is offering dental services in exchange for some toys

HORACE, N.D. — How would you like to get a dental exam and x–ray for only about $20? You can with some LEGOs. Maple Family Dental in Horace is teaming up with the organization “Do It Well” to bring children who are hospitalized long term, a new set of LEGOs. Now until Friday, if you bring in a new LEGO…