Minnesota News

Minnesota Retail Pharmacies to Close as Industry Shrinks

About 300 workers will lose their jobs.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health care provider HealthPartner says it will close 30 of its retail pharmacies next year amid a broader shrinking of the industry. About 300 workers will lose their jobs as a result of the closures. The company, which sells health insurance and also runs hospitals and clinics, declined to comment to the radio station. The retail pharmacy…

Rider Cited for Watercraft Jump Over Road in YouTube Stunt

The video has received more than 400,000 views.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–A YouTube stunt that involved jumping a personal watercraft over a Minnesota road has amassed hundreds of thousands of views and a couple of citations. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued two citations-the equivalent of traffic tickets-to the rider. Conservation Officer Jacob Swedberg says Jake Sherbrooke was cited for careless operation of a personal watercraft and…

Using ‘Blanket Exercise’ to spread awareness about Indigenous communities

Lutheran Social Services ND partners with F–M Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce

FARGO, N.D. — For Amanda Vivier, also known as ChokeCherry Woman from the Turtle Mountain Reservation, being targeted is an everyday occurrence. “I’ve had people follow me around in the stores. We deal with those things every day,” said Vivier, a member of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce. Those at the Taskforce say a lack of awareness and…

UPDATE: Missing Girl Has Been Located Safe

Katie Hamman was reported as a runaway on October 27.

UPDATE: Fargo Police report that Katie Hamman has been safely located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is with her family, and cooperative with local law enforcement UPDATE: Police say the white Volkswagen SUV has been located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but they are still looking for Katie. The Volkswagen is Katie’s mother’s vehicle and is currently being brought back to Fargo. Police…

USDA Official To Meet With Local Producers During Stops in Red River Valley

Bill Northey will tour farming conditions And Appear At Two Events

FARGO, N.D. — USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey will tour farming conditions in the region tomorrow. He will also appear at two events for producers. The first will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Argusville Community Center. The second will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. Northey is in…

LIVE: Haunted Costume Bash

Sure hope you haven't packed away your Halloween costume already.

It’s haunted by history, and some say by ghosts. And this weekend, it’s your chance to check it out in high style and for a great cause. Bonanzaville is hosting a Haunted Costume Bash Saturday, complete with live entertainment and cash prizes for best costume, all at the historic site in West Fargo. Best of all, they’ve changed their policy…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Virginia

She's an international star. So why can't this sweet girl find someone to love?

With a face like that, it’s no wonder she wound up an international sensation. Virginia is a beautiful, odd-eyed white and tan pit bull who found superstardom after being featured as one of the “one-der” dogs of the Fargo Brewing Company’s beer can campaign. The collaboration between the local brewer and local rescue 4 Luv of Dog is being shared…

Study Shows US Bank Stadium to Blame for High Number of Bird Deaths

The Minnesota Vikings and the stadium authority paid for the study.

MINNEAPOLIS–A new study finds U.S. Bank Stadium and three high-rise buildings account for a high proportion of bird fatalities among 21 buildings surveyed in downtown Minneapolis. The study in PLOS One found the stadium and three unidentified towers were involved in 74% of collisions and 68% of fatalities among the buildings studied. Data from two migratory seasons indicate around 111…

Minnesota Researchers to Amass Spleens as Deer Season Begins

DNR researchers are hoping to harvest at least 800 of the organs.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota wildlife researchers will be collecting deer spleens this weekend as the state’s main deer hunting season begins. The Department of Natural Resources’ researchers are hoping to harvest at least 800 of the organs from whitetail deer killed by hunters for a study that examines the effects of neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids, which are insecticides heavily used in Minnesota-grown corn…