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Del Monte Plant In Minnesota To Close This Fall

69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees Will Be Out of Jobs

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. — The Del Monte Foods plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota will close permanently sometime this fall, affecting 69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees. According to Del Monte Pacific Limited, the plant will permanently close after the current pack season, which it expects to be on or around Oct. 21, 2019. The layoffs will begin in stages when…

Case Of Alleged Sexual Assault Handed Off To Stearns County

The driver was taken into custody and the woman was taken to an area hospital

MOORHEAD, Minn. — We are learning new information about an alleged assault in a semi on I-94 Monday morning. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office was sent a text from a woman claiming she had been sexually assaulted by the driver. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper located a semi matching the woman’s description and stopped it on I-94 near Downer. The…

University of St. Thomas Evacuates Building After Bomb Threat

The university in St. Paul said the threat was for the John Roach Center.

ST. PAUL, M.N.–The University of St. Thomas has evacuated a building on campus after receiving a bomb threat. In a series of alerts posted to its website and social media pages, the university in St. Paul said the threat was for the John Roach Center, which is a classroom building on the corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues. The building…

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns for a 2nd Day in Minnesota

Warren will visit Better Futures Minnesota on Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N.–Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is campaigning for a second day in Minnesota, the home turf of fellow candidate Amy Klobuchar and a state that President Donald Trump hopes to flip into the GOP column next year. Warren will visit Better Futures Minnesota on Tuesday. The Minneapolis nonprofit helps men with a history of imprisonment, homelessness and poverty achieve…

PVC Tube Containing Dynamite Detonated in Meeker County

The Minneapolis Bomb Squad was called and conducted a controlled explosion.

LITCHFIELD, Minn.–A PVC tube containing 11 sticks of dynamite was found in a Meeker County garage and detonated by authorities. Sheriff Brian Cruze says his office got a call Monday about possible explosives found in Harvey Township. The house was unoccupied and the family found the tube as they were preparing to sell the property. The Minneapolis Bomb Squad was…

Update: Missing Girl Has Been Found

Hajar Kasem, age 14, is described as being 4’11’’, 110 pounds, brown eyes, and black hair.

Update: Hajar Kasem, was located in Moorhead and is safe. The Moorhead Police Department said several tips from the public led to a successful resolution to this case.   Moorhead, M.N.–The Moorhead Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female from Moorhead. Hajar Kasem, age 14, is described as being 4’11’’, 110 pounds, brown eyes, and…

One Person Taken Into Custody After Alleged Assault Along I-94

The vehicle was impounded at the sheriff's office

CLAY CO., Minn. — Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an assault that occurred in a vehicle on I-94. One person was taken into custody and is being held at the Clay County Correctional Center. The vehicle was impounded at the sheriff’s office. The agency is releasing very limited details about the incident while deputies investigate. Categories:…

Rep. Omar Asks Other Members Of Congress To Visit Israel After Country Bans Her

Omar says she and Rep. Tlaib are being prevented from carrying out their duties as members of Congress

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (second from left) Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (fourth from left)ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is calling on other members of Congress to visit Israel while she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib cannot. “Denying a visit to duly elected members of congress is not consistent with being an ally,” said Omar. The women made…

Minnesota Farmers Union President Not Happy With Ongoing Trade War

President Trump tweeting Sunday that the country is "Poised for big growth after trade deals are completed."

Gary Wertish/President, Minnesota Farmers UnionST. PAUL, Minn. — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro says President Donald Trump “has the backs of farmers.” He made that comment Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”. He says “a lot” of the money the U.S. is taking in from tariffs is “going right to the farmers.” Farmers have been hit hard by…