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Downed power line in Polk County result of hit-and-run

Wild Rice Electric arrived at the scene and tended to the power line.

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run that downed a power line on Tuesday. The power line was lying across the road at the intersection of County Road 10 and 160th Avenue SE. Upon initial investigation of the downed power line, officers determined a vehicle struck the power pole and then left the area after the…

House Fire In Barnesville During Thunderstorm

Fire Reported Around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday

BARNESVILLE, MINN. (KFGO) – Firefighters are on scene battling a house fire in Barnesville, Minnesota in the midst of a severe thunderstorm, reported shortly before 3:30 Wednesday morning.  The initial report indicated the house, just east of the Clay County Fairgrounds, was struck by lightning. Flames coming from the roof of the home were visible from some distance away. KFGO’s…

Clay County Health Department Debunking False Anti-Mask Information

Health experts say false information on social media is leading people to believe that masks don't work.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — As businesses continue to reopen, Clay County Health Department is reminding people you still need to wear masks and social distance. Health experts say false information on social media is leading people to believe that masks don’t work. They say masks are safe to wear, they do not cause breathing problems for those without a pre-exisitng…

Community Members Discuss How They Came Together To Search For Wheaton Man

Donnelly says things like this don't happen in small towns like Wheaton.

WHEATON, Minn.- Monday afternoon, a man’s body was discovered in the Mustinka River northeast of Wheaton 19 days after Terry McCoy went missing. Terry McCoy’s daughter Carrie McCoy says the support from the Wheaton community has been overwhelming. “She’s greatly appreciating the public and the community support and she’s also stated how appreciative she is of what we’re doing and…

Gov. Walz announces $56.6 million proposal for emergency child care grants

Eligible child care providers will receive grant money over three months.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced their $56.6 million Coronavirus Relief Fund proposal that will support child care providers on Tuesday. The proposal provides grants to family child care providers, child care centers and eligible certified centers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many child care providers have lost revenue due to smaller group sizes, additional…

MN Sets New Standard For Traffic Stops Four Years After Philando Castile Shooting

Other advice for drivers include avoiding reaching around inside the vehicle and to not get out of the vehicle unexpectedly or approach the officer.

MINNEAPOLIS — “I pray that Minnesota can be a model for other states, the whole United States be a model and do these things we all can be better,” Valerie Castile said. Philando Castile’s mother, law enforcement and state officials discussed the new changes in traffic stops involving guns. The guideline for drivers carrying a gun is to keep their…

WATCH LIVE: Department of Public Safety to discuss driver’s manual update on motorists with firearms

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is holding a news conference at 1:15 p.m. to inform drivers and law enforcement of an update to the driver’s manual that covers traffic stops. The update specifically provides information about what to expect when a driver has a firearm. The DPS will be joined by Valerie Castile, Philando Castile’s mother. Valerie…

West Fargo man airlifted to hospital after being pulled from Lake Melissa

Binstock's condition is not known at this time.

LAKE VIEW TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A West Fargo man was rescued and airlifted to a St. Cloud hospital after being pulled from Lake Melissa on Saturday. Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year-old Cody Binstock dove off a dock and never resurfaced. Binstock’s brother managed to pull him from the water and perform life saving measures. First responders continued life saving…

Fergus Falls Runner Keeps Community Connected Through Virtual Races

Arne Robertson says with a lack of opportunity to race he decided to take a step in another direction

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — COVID-19 has caused shutdowns of 5Ks, 10Ks, and marathons across the country. Arne Robertson, a runner himself says with a lack of opportunity to race he decided to take a step in another director to keep the spirit going. “Ya know I did a virtual race for one of my friends and I thought this might…

Body Pulled From Lake Carlos After Drowning Report

Douglas County Dive Rescue Team made the discovery around 10 o'clock Sunday morning

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has located the body of a man in Lake Carlos that fits the description of the man who was reported to have drowned on Friday. Douglas County Dive Rescue Team made the discovery around 10 o’clock Sunday morning. The body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and to…