Minnesota News

Court Suspends 2 Key Permits for Planned PolyMet Copper Mine

The appeals court stayed PolyMet's permit to mine and dam safety permit on Wednesday.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Court of Appeals has handed environmental groups a victory by putting two key permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine on hold ahead of a hearing next month. The appeals court stayed PolyMet’s permit to mine and dam safety permit on Wednesday, saying the Department of Natural Resources failed to adequately consider two important developments that…

New book reveals ‘Friends’ almost relocated to Minnesota

A set scene is on display at the Friends 25th Anniversary New York City Pop-Up press preview on September 05, 2019 in New York. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) ( Getty Images )(FOX 9) – The hit sitcom “Friends” almost relocated to Minnesota, according to a new book that gives a glimpse behind the scenes of…

Two Men Sentenced For Deadly Heroin Distribution Conspiracy On Red Lake Reservation

A third man, 24-year-old Kristopher Sullivan, will be sentenced October 9

MINNEAPOLIS — Two men have been sentenced for their roles in a heroin distribution conspiracy resulting in two shooting deaths on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. 25-year-old Bryan “Boon” Boardman was given six and a half years in prison while 23-year-old Franklin “Frankie” Jackson got 21 months in prison. A third man, 24-year-old Kristopher Sullivan, will be sentenced October 9….

Minnesota Health Experts Urge Flu Shots as Soon as Possible

The flu vaccine is recommended for almost everyone six months of age and older.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Health officials are urging Minnesotans to get flu shots as soon as possible. Jennifer Heath of the Minnesota Department of Health says the flu season could begin anytime. Only about half of the people eligible get the flu vaccine. If more people got immunized, she says, fewer people would get sick, even people who don’t get vaccinated. The…

Two People Arrested for Drug Possession in Moorhead

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says it was a substantial seizure of suspected Fentanyl and Heroin.

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, MINN.–The Lakes to River Drug Task Force arrested two people in connection with an ongoing drug investigation on Tuesday. A search warrant was executed at 868 37th Avenue South #3 in Moorhead. During the search, 24 grams of cocaine that field tested positive for…

City of Moorhead Asks for Public Input on Community Development Needs

There will be another meeting next week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead is looking for input as it draws up its plans for the next few years and that includes housing. The city held a meeting for people to discuss what they see as community development needs. This input will help Moorhead put together its Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. The…

Autopsy: NDSU Student Killed 5 Years Ago Died of Asphyxia

Bearson's death certificate says he died of asphyxia, meaning he was deprived of oxygen.

FARGO, N.D.–A North Dakota State University freshman from Minnesota who was killed five years ago died of asphyxia. Authorities have said little about the September 2014 death of 18-year-old Thomas Bearson of Sartell, Minnesota, other than it was a homicide. Bearson’s death certificate says he died of asphyxia, meaning he was deprived of oxygen. Besides alcohol, two prescription medications were…

LIVE: Tip a Cop for Special Olympics

Tip your server. Or he's coming for you.

Here’s a hot tip for anyone who’s planning to eat out Tuesday and Wednesday: make sure you tip your server. Or he or she is coming for you — and they’re armed. All kidding aside, this might be one of your best chances this year to make a difference in our community. For the thirteenth year in a row, law…

Man Jailed After Robbery Report in Moorhead

The Clay County Attorneys Office will decide on charges. 

MOORHEAD, Minn.- A Fargo man is in the Clay County Jail after a robbery in south Moorhead Monday night. Police say 21–year–old Penja Lawuya met the victim on social media and discussed selling an electronic device. He then allegedly entered the victim’s car and displayed a handgun and took the device. Lawuya faces aggravated robbery charges. Shortly before 9 p.m….

Brothers Charged in Fatal Shooting of St. Paul Firefighter

Thirty-six-year-old Thomas Harrigan was fatally shot in his St. Paul home Sept. 2.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Two brothers from St. Paul have been charged in the shooting death of an off-duty firefighter. Thirty-six-year-old Thomas Harrigan was fatally shot in his St. Paul home Sept. 2. A criminal complaint charges 39-year-old Dontay Caraway and his 36-year-old brother, Blake Caraway, with second-degree intentional murder. Prosecutors say Dontay Caraway had been staying with Harrigan, but had recently…