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Nine-Year-Old Drowning Victim at Buffalo River State Park Identified

The victim was Grace Bettie, a student at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School in Moorhead

GLYNDON, Minn. — A nine–year–old child drowned in the swimming area at Buffalo River State Park Wednesday afternoon. While participating in the Moorhead Police Summer Youth Program, Grace Bettie, an Ellen Hopkins Elementary student, passed away after she was found unconscious in the pond at Buffalo River State Park near Glyndon. When deputies arrived, first responders were performing CPR, but they…

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Still Needs To Be Reconciled With House Version

Lawmakers will meet later this summer to try and find an agreement on the $428 million bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There will be a showdown in Congress now that the Senate has passed its version of the Farm Bill. It needs to be reconciled with the bill passed last week by the House. A fight is expected over food stamp work requirements, farm subsidies and conservation. Lawmakers will meet later this summer to try and find an…

Regulators Approve Pipeline Replacement Across Northern Minnesota

The PUC approved Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota regulators have approved Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The approved route would mostly avoid two American Indian reservations whose tribes strongly oppose the project, with a short crossing at one stretch of the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa’s land to connect to existing pipeline. Commissioners…

Juvenile Dies After Drowning at Buffalo River State Park

GLYNDON, Minn. – A juvenile has died after drowning at Buffalo River State Park Wednesday afternoon. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says a 911 call came in at 4:07. Witnesses said they saw the person go under the water. Authorities say lifeguards were on duty, but did not see the child go under. First responders performed CPR, but were unsuccessful….

Woman Wanted For Killing Her Newborn Is Arrested In Pope County, Minnesota

Ginny Lubitz was booked into the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon

Ginny Lubitz (previous mugshot)POPE COUNTY, Minn. — The West Fargo woman wanted for drowning her newborn son has been arrested in Pope County, Minnesota. 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz was booked into the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon. She is awaiting extradition to North Dakota. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch…

Police Identify Body Found Inside Cooler at ATL Braves’ Ballpark as MN Man

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (WNYW) – Police have identified a contractor whose body was found in a beer cooler at SunTrust Park in Cobb County. The man has been identified as Todd Keeling, 48, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. A co-worker made the grisly discovery hours before the first pitch at the Braves home game Tuesday afternoon at SunTrust Park. Cobb County Police said Keeling was employed…

Prince Estate & Sony Agree To Release 35 Recordings

The catalog included in the deal will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Prince estate and Sony Music Entertainment have signed a distribution deal for 35 of Prince’s previously released album titles. The catalog included in the deal will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony. According to details announced Wednesday, albums originally released between 1995 and 2010 will be available for worldwide distribution this year, including…

Voices for Change: Parkland Students Meet with Supporters in Moorhead

The March for Our Lives Tour continued on Tuesday at Woodlawn Park

MOORHEAD, Minn. — When their bus pulled into Woodlawn Park, the students who came all the way from Florida were welcomed as if Minnesota was their home. From there, the students joined in a celebration filled with singing, dancing, and discussion about the need for gun control. It all started with the March for Our Lives in Washington DC on March…

Man Trying To Give His Neighbor Cigarettes Gets His Fingertips Cut Off

67-year-old Clarence Hilliard Jr. opened the door and swung a machete at the man

Clarence Hilliard Jr.ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A St. Cloud man lost his fingertips after trying to give his neighbor some cigarettes. According to the criminal complaint, the neighbor told police he went to 67-year-old Clarence Hilliard Jr.’s apartment Friday to give him cigarettes. Hilliard told him to go away but he kept knocking. That’s when Hilliard opened the door and…

Early Voting For Minnesota’s August Primary To Begin Friday

Early Voting Numbers Released For North Dakota's Primary Election

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Early voting for Minnesota’s August 14th primary begins on Friday. You can vote by mail or at your local elections office. Find more details here. A large percentage of North Dakota voters cast their ballots before the June 12 primary election. Of the 20 percent of North Dakotans who voted, 39 percent cast their ballots before…