Minnesota News

Over $430 Million Approved As Final Federal Funding for FM Diversion

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received over $430 million for work on the FM Flood project through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. It completes the $750 million federal funding commitment of the over $3 billion project. The work includes building a 30-mile-long diversion channel in North Dakota with upstream staging, a 20-mile-long southern embankment,…

Agriculture secretary expects meat prices to moderate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Relief may be in sight for consumers who’ve been dealing with skyrocketing meat prices. Meat prices have climbed about 16% from a year ago. Beef prices are up about 20%. The Agriculture Department was recently ordered by the president to look more aggressively at possible violations of a federal law which was designed to protect consumers….

Employee injured in fire at candy manufacturing plant in Perham

PERHAM, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – One employee was taken to a hospital after a fire at Kenny’s Candy & Confections in Perham. The fire broke out on a piece of equipment around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. “The sprinkler system activated and extinguished the fire, unfortunately one employee was injured and was taken to a medical facility,” according to KLN Family Brands spokesman…

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It’s a new year and it’s time to take control of your future. And coming this spring, there’s a way you can get the process jump-started, while having some fun at the same time. Ladyboss Midwest is holding its first-ever retreat this spring in Nisswa, Minn. The three-day event is booking up fast with participants from around the region. The…

Minnesota lawmakers face $7.7B surplus in 2022 session

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Legislature will decide how to handle a $7.7 billion surplus when it convenes Monday, Jan. 31. The main job for lawmakers in even-numbered years traditionally is a public works borrowing package known as a bonding bill. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has proposed a record $2.7 billion package, which will likely be challenged by Republicans….

Teen charged with shooting mother in dispute over meth

COOK, Minn. – Prosecutors in St. Louis County say they have charged a 16-year-old with attempting to kill her mother because she took methamphetamine away from her daughter. The teen is charged in juvenile court with attempted murder. The 40-year-old mother was shot and wounded Sunday afternoon west of Cook. Deputies found the teen’s car stuck in a ditch about two…

Media groups protest restrictions for ex-officers’ trial

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A coalition of media groups says restrictions on access to the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death amount to an unconstitutional closing of the courtroom. Citing the risks of the pandemic, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson has restricted the number of people who may be in his…

Actor-comedian Louie Anderson undergoing cancer treatment

(louieanderson.com)LOS ANGELES – A spokesman for Louie Anderson says the actor and comedian is being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital. Anderson’s longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz says he was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and “is resting comfortably.” Anderson is a Minnesota native who grew up in St. Paul. He now lives in Las Vegas. Anderson…

LIVE: Lake of the Woods Ice Road Reopens

A lifeline for resorts in the Northwest Angle is opening back up again for the second time in the pandemic. It’s an ice road that starts in Warroad, Minn. and goes 37 miles across Lake of the Woods to the Northwest Angle and islands is set to open Friday. The private road opened for the first time last year to…

Woman arrested in car vs. train crash in New York Mills

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. (KVRR) – A woman who told police that she was trying to “beat the train” was arrested after her vehicle was struck by a BNSF train in New York Mills. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says a car driven by 32-year-old Moriah Flores was struck on the passenger rear corner as she drove through a…