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Clay County Commission Approves Sheriff’s Office Buying Body Cameras

The board unanimously approved the department up to 50,000 dollars to buy 22 cameras.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  The Clay County Board of Commissioners allows the sheriff’s office to move forward with purchasing body cameras after getting public input. Clay County will soon be equipping deputies with body cameras. The public response was overwhelmingly positive. “I fully support any technology that protects our police from false accusations,” read Clay County Sheriff mark Empting. “This…

Walz praises Moorhead Public Schools’ plans to keep kids safe amid Covid-19

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz stops by S.G. Reinersten Elementary School on on his statewide Safe Learning Tour. Walz thanked schools for their efforts to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. He is emphasizing caution so students and staff can learn and teach the best they can given the health concerns. Walz has been visiting schools in-person as…

John Pence comes to Moorhead for Trump early voting campaign

Pence is also Vice President Mike Pence's nephew .

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and Mike Pence’s nephew John Pence makes a stop in Moorhead as part of an early voting push in Minnesota. Pence talked with supporters encouraging them to get out and vote as well as to tell their family and friends to cast their ballots. Pence says Trump will continue to put…

Minnesota Firefighters Work Slater Fire in Oregon, Around 18% Contained

Courtesy: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management 1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption OREGON — Firefighters from our region continue to make headway on wildfires on the West Coast. A crew of 29 members from seven departments across Minnesota are working…

Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly Leaving Agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly is leaving the agency, leaving Gov. Tim Walz with a third open cabinet position to fill. Unlike the other two, Bauerly is leaving on her own. In a statement announcing her departure, Walz praised Bauerly and said there would be a competitive hiring process to replace her. The Republican-controlled Senate has…

Governor Walz to continue Statewide Safe Learning Tour in Moorhead on Tuesday

Moorhead will mark Walz's ninth stop on the Statewide Safe Learning Tour.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz will be making a stop in Moorhead on Tuesday as part of his Statewide Safe Learning Tour. Walz will greet nutrition staff and visit with students and teachers at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary at approximately 11:15. Moorhead Superintendent Dr. Brandon Lunak and S.G. Reinertsen Principal Josh St. Louis will join Gov. Walz as he thanks students and…

Local Fargo Firefighters Give Update From West Coast Wildfires

OREGON — Wildfires are continuing to devastate the West Coast and local firefighters from the Fargo Fire Department are lending a hand in the fight. “When the tones drop for a call, we drop whatever we’re doing and we go on that call,” said Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Dane Carley. Fargo firefighters are working hard on projects in California and…

Firefighters Answer The Call To Help Battle Wildfires On The West Coast

Wildfires in Oregon have burned at least 1 million acres and destroyed at least two thousand homes

Courtesy: Fargo Fire Department/FacebookFARGO, N.D. — Firefighters from across North Dakota and Minnesota headed to Oregon this week to help fight wildfires. The City of Fargo put out a brief video explaining how four of its members answered the governor’s call for assistance. “After reviewing the request Gov. Burgum signed the authorization that allowed North Dakota resources to travel to…

Garage Fire In Rural Fosston Under Investigation

FOSSTON, Minn. — Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office is looking into a garage fire in rural Fosston, Minnesota. It was reported to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office late Friday night. Deputies arrived to find the garage, which was not attached to the house, in flames. They say it appears to be a total loss. No one was hurt. The cause…

Minnesota’s One-Day COVID-19 Positive Cases Is A Record: 1,318

Minnesota has a new single day high for COVID-19 cases: 1,318. The state now tops 90,000 positive COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began. There are two more deaths in Hennepin and St. Louis counties. A total of 248 people are currently hospitalized. There are 123 patients in intensive care, down nearly a dozen since Saturday. North Dakota now has a…