Minnesota News

Detroit Lakes’ Ultra Snowmobile Campout and Show

The Ultra Snowmobile Club is hosting a camp out, swap meet and show on Saturday and Sunday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Hot weather, bright sun and…snowmobiles? The Ultra Snowmobile Club is hosting a camp out, swap meet and show on Saturday and Sunday. People of all ages are invited to enjoy the weekend and the activities. There will be a snowmobile show and vendors selling equipment. Whether you need some updated gear, additional accessories or a new…

Killer of Moose Lake Teen Moved to Minimum Security Prison

Blom is convicted of kidnapping 19-year-old convenience store clerk Katie Poirier in 1999

  OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. — The man serving a life sentence for the murder of a Moose Lake teen in 1999 is on the move. Donald Blom, 68, is moving from a maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights to a minimum-security prison in Faribault, Minnesota. Blom is convicted of kidnapping 19-year-old convenience store clerk Katie Poirier in 1999. He…

“When They Get Done with Us, They’re Coming for You”: Castile Family Speaks on Verdict

Family members met with reporters after the court case came to a close

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After five days of deliberation, Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile. Family members met with reporters after the court case came to a close. “This system continues to fail black people and they will continue to fail you all,” said Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile. “Because this…

Jurors Find St. Anthony Police Officer Not Guilty of All Charges in the Killing of Philando Castile

Yanez claimed he saw Castile reaching for his gun and he was in fear for his life

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The verdict is in. After five days of deliberations, jurors have declared St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of manslaughter in the killing of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Castile was shot by Yanez during a traffic stop on July 6th, 2016. Yanez said he shot Castile after Castile told him he was carrying a…

Community Gathers in Pelican Rapids for Meeting on Star Lake Casino Project

Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed project

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — We first brought the story about the Shooting Star Casino proposing a new casino project back in February. Otter Tail County officials are seeking public input in their decision to approve the project. Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed project. The meeting was meant…

Big Turnout for the Big Three Bs: Burgers, BBQ and Beer Festival

Patrons and grill masters say they couldn't have asked for a better day to sizzle some patties and crack open a cold one

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Thousands of brews are pouring for the thousands of people pouring into the Moorhead Center Mall Parking Garage. It’s an annual event which serves music, burgers and beer throughout the night. Thousands of people are parading throughout the Moorhead Center Mall Parking Garage with burgers in one hand and beer in the other for Fargo Monthly’s Fourth…

RDO Equipment Holds “Day of Play” Event in Moorhead

The Annual Day of Play allows kids to not only see the equipment, but play with it

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Trailer tractors and equipment usually aren’t kid friendly, but RDO Equipment in Moorhead is showing just how much fun they can be. The Annual Day of Play allows kids to not only see the equipment, but play with it. From the BBQ to the bouncy house to the vehicles, it’s a fun filled day for adults and…

Breckenridge Teen Sentenced in Hatchet Attack on Father

An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A teen has been sentenced for attacking his father with a hatchet in 2016 in Breckenridge. Jack Langston, 19, was given 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to first-degree assault. An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped. Langston was also given credit for having served 50 days. Langston was 17 at…

Crookston Woman Pleads Guilty in Red River Valley Meth Trafficking Ring

The murder investigation uncovered a large meth trafficking ring in the Red River Valley

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Crookston woman has pleaded guilty for her role in a drug related murder in Grand Forks. Lorie Ortiz, 42, admitted that she was involved in attempting to destroy evidence after Austin Forsman was killed in the parking lot of Flying J. The murder investigation uncovered a large meth trafficking ring in the Red River Valley….

Star Lake Casino Project: Environment is Major Concern Among Opposition

A public hearing begins at 7 on the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — People will soon be packing the Pelican Rapids High School auditorium for a public hearing on a controversial casino project. A public hearing begins at 7 on the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation. KVRR’s Jason Cerjak joins us live with a preview. JASON CERJAK: I’m here at Pelican Rapids High…