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Mahnomen Man Says He Was Assaulted And Set On Fire By Three Men

Brian Smith Was Flown To A Fargo Hospital WIth 2nd Degree Burns

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A Mahnomen, Minnesota man was flown to a Fargo hospital with second degree burns after an assault. The sheriff says Brian Smith told deputies that he was assaulted by three men outside his home late Sunday night. A GoFundMe account says the men beat Brian up, poured gasoline all over him and lit him on fire before…

Court Appearance Set For Home Day Care Worker Accused Of Killing Baby

30-year-old Sarah Kortan is charged with second-degree murder in connection with last month's death

RED LAKE COUNTY, Minn. — A home day care provider in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota who is accused of killing a 2-month-old girl in her care is expected in court this week. 30-year-old Sarah Kortan is charged with second-degree murder in connection with last month’s death. She remains jailed without bail. A court appearance is scheduled Wednesday. An autopsy revealed…

Chase Suspect Identified, Fergus Falls Police Believe He Is In Fargo

Police are looking for 34-year-old Kristopher Wilkins of Fargo

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Police in Fergus Falls have identified the suspect of a car chase down Lincoln Avenue on Saturday that resulted in a Code Red telling people to shelter in place. Police are looking for 34-year-old Kristopher Wilkins of Fargo. They say Wilkins got a ride early this morning from Fergus Falls into Fargo. They are working with…

“Cody’s Crusaders Benefit” Supports Man With Rare Form of Cancer

Cody Cox was recently diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the community came together to support one man was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. “I’ve had a lump on the my arm for the past five years. Started growing within the past couple of months. My wife told me to go get it checked out. Rochester diagnosed it as epithelioid sarcoma which is a…

Woman Overcomes Heart Condition to Participate in Rigorous Obstacle Course

Rebecca Esser has battled a bicuspid aortic valve for the last few years

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Over the last few years, Rebecca Esser has dealt with a bicuspid aortic valve, a condition where she has two aortic valves on her heart instead of the normal three. “The cardiologist and doctors say to exercise especially so going to the gym has been a lifesaver especially in the past three years,” said Esser. When Esser works…

Motorcyclists Rev Up Their Engines to Support Boys and Girls Club

The seventh annual "Ride for the Future" benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes and Perham

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — For the seventh year, bikers in Detroit Lakes hopped on their motorcycles to support the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes and Perham. The “Ride for the Future” helps the Boys and Girls Club fund essential operations. The 100–mile journey started and ended in Detroit Lakes, with stops at Galaxy Resort in Star Lake, Comorant, and…

UPDATE: Police Lifted Shelter in Fergus Falls but are Still Looking for Suspect

Police have arrested 2 suspects, have released one of them and are still looking for a suspect who they think left the area.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Police are looking for a man at large who may be armed in Fergus Falls. After a high speed pursuit, police have shelter in place in areas from Lincoln Tower South to Vernon Avenue and to Broadway. They are asking people to stay indoors. People from Fergus Falls are telling KVRR they evacuated the Sunmart grocery…

Dion’s “DANGERZONE” Gym Provides Obstacle Course at Water Carnival

Are you looking for a workout to challenge you not only physically but also mentally? 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Are you looking for a workout to challenge you not only physically but also mentally? From lifting tires to working on your agility, Dion’s “DANGERZONE” Gym will have you working hard. Dion Sgro, owner of the gym, is in charge of the 2018 Water Carnival’s Dangerzone Crazies Crash Course, an obstacle course not meant for the weak….

Rep. Keith Ellison Speaks with Voters in Moorhead During AG Campaign Stop

He wants to take on a variety of issues, from economic fairness to the fight against opioids

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Rep. Keith Ellison stopped by Moorhead for a town hall event in his campaign for Minnesota’s Attorney General. Ellison is also the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He says he hopes the DNC will be more focused on listening to the people. As AG, he says he wants to take on many issues from economic fairness…

Two Suspects in Hitterdal Murder Appear in Court

Defense teams of Jason Jensen, Kayla Westcott push for omnibus hearings down the road

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two people made their first court appearance for their alleged roles in the death of a Wahpeton man. Jason Jensen, 39, and Kayla Westcott, 34, are charged with aiding and abetting murder in the death of Troy Yarbrough, 41. No pleas were entered, but Westcott’s lawyer requested a bond study to have her $2 million bail reduced. A criminal…