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Minnesota Opens Early Voting in March 3 Presidential Primary

It's Minnesota's first presidential primary since 1992.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minnesota voters became some of the first in the country to cast ballots in the presidential primaries as polls opened for the state’s Super Tuesday contest. Eligible voters can now vote at county courthouses across the state, and early voting stations in some cities, and they can also request absentee ballots for the March 3 primary. But the votes won’t…

Travel Advisories Issued in Cass and Clay Counties

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The current weather conditions have already caused many highways and rural roads to become dangerous for travel. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting has issued a no travel advisory for all of rural Clay County. He says there is zero visibility in open country areas and deputies have already responded to multiple cars in the ditch. The Minnesota Department…

Detroit Lakes Drug Bust Lands Three People From Chicago Behind Bars

a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash

BECKER CO., Minn. — Three Chicago people were arrested in a drug bust in Detroit Lakes earlier this month. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says a state patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle and a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash. 38-year old David Verner, 57-year-old Vincent Verner, and 38-year…

Moorhead Public Service GM Stepping Down Over New Appointment To Commission

Bill Schwandt says his last day on the job will be January 27

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The longtime general manager of Moorhead Public Service is stepping down.   Bill Schwandt says his last day on the job will be January 27. Schwandt says he’s resigning because he believes city councilor Heidi Durand’s appointment to the Moorhead Public Service Commission creates a conflict of interest. He says how can you sit on both sides…

MSUM celebrates “Appreciate a Dragon Day”

It's the 3rd year the university has celebrated the holiday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Appreciate a Dragon Day is a national holiday celebrating dragons in popular literature and films, but MSUM is putting its own spin on the day. MSUM President Anne Blackhurst took the holiday as an opportunity to show thanks and appreciation for staff and students. She handed out red and white donuts provided by Sandy’s to every department…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Spruce

Spruce up your karma by adopting a kitten who could use a little love.

At less than six months old, Spruce the kitten is already quite a survivor. Dumped on the street to fend for himself and his two brothers at just 8 weeks old, the litter of kittens came in to Diamond in the Ruff pet rescue in rough shape. While they were struggling to survive, they’d been exposed to a series of…

196 Grams of Heroin Seized in Becker County

Authorities were investigating the case for upwards of a month before the arrests were made.

BECKER COUNTY, Minn.–Three individuals have been arrested for selling large quantities of heroin in Becker and Mahnomen counties. The Minnesota State Patrol with assistance from a Becker County Sheriff K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on January 8. During which they seized 196 grams of purported heroin, two grams of purported cocaine and $6,274. Thirty-eight-year-old David Lee Verner, 57-year-old Vincent…

Wounded Minnesota Officer Makes Steps to Recovery

Matson has responded to questions by squeezing a finger or giving a thumbs-up sign.

WASECA, Minn.–The pastor of a southern Minnesota police officer who was shot in the head says he is showing small signs in his fight for recovery. Waseca Officer Arik Matson remains hospitalized in critical condition. Matson was gravely wounded Jan. 6 as he and three officers responded to a call about a suspicious person roaming backyards in Waseca, about 70…

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Advances Through More Senate Committees

Sen. John Hoeven says USMCA will provide much needed certainty for our agriculture, energy and other industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our local congressional delegations are praising the advancement of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the trade deal. It has also been approved by the Finance, Energy and Public Works and Budget committees. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Commerce and the Foreign Relations committees still have to weigh in before going to the full…

Snowfall Report for Jan 15th, 2020

…SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE   LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE ELLENDALE                    5.0 IN    1200 PM 01/15 PARK RAPIDS                  4.5 IN    0350 PM 01/15 NEW YORK MILLS         4.0 IN    0350 PM 01/15 EDGELEY                          4.0 IN    1030 AM 01/15 KULM             …