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Mayo Doctors say Governor Dayton’s Cancer is Treatable

The governor announced he had cancer the day after fainting while giving Minnesota's State of the State address

  A Mayo Clinic official says Gov. Dayton’s prostate cancer was caught early and is `treatable and curable’. The governor was at the clinic Tuesday and Wednesday for more tests, which found no signs the cancer has spread, and to develop a plan of attack. The official says Dayton can continue his executive duties. Last week, the governor announced his…

Sculpture Artist of Minnesota’s Mary Tyler Moore Statue Dies

Gwendolyn Gillen, 76, passed away in Madison Wisconsin

In an odd twist of fate, the artist who created the bronze sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore that is located in downtown Minneapolis has died. Gwendolyn Gillen died Friday in hospice care in Madison, Wisconsin. She was 76. She passed away just two days after legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80. Gillen’s sculpture celebrating “The…

Motorist “Unaware” He Hit Woman Walking in Moorhead

Sherri Himrod has injuries to her leg and ribs

A woman walking near Target in Moorhead was involved in a hit and run. Authorities say 49-year-old Sherri Himrod, who has no permanent address, was hit around 3 o’clock on 34th Street and Highway 10 East. She had serious injuries to her leg and ribs and was taken to Sanford. The state patrol located the driver a short time later….

Analyzing the Home Builders Association’s 2016 Report

Overal things look good, but there is some concern for affordable housing

Between Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth Housing activity is steady and values are the highest they’ve been since 2008. That’s according to the Home Builders Association of Fargo–Moorhead’s 2016 Annual Report. The report shows positive numbers in just about all areas and where there were declines, they were mostly minimal. Overview   Last year 4,550 building permits, which include…

How the Supreme Court Nominee Impacts a Generation

We ask a local political scientist why this important decision can reshape the constitution

  It’s a decision which affects all of us, and could affect us for a whole generation. MSUM political science professor Dr. Barbara Headrick said this is one of the most important positions in Washington D.C. “You only have nine people on the Supreme Court and that is the final arbiter of what does the constitution mean, what do federal…

More Than a Thousand Gather at Anti-Trump Protest in Minneapolis

Protesters say they want to stand with their immigrant sisters and brothers

  Another anti-Trump protest pops-up in downtown Minneapolis. The Anti-War Committee organized the protest in response to President Trump’s immigration executive orders. More than a thousand people showed up this afternoon at the Minneapolis Federal Building. A spokesperson says the group wants to send a message to the president and stand in solidarity with their immigrant sisters and brothers. They…

MATBUS Changing Up Some Moorhead Routes

Moorhead MATBUS will be making some changes to a number of its popular routes

MATBUS is making changes to some of its routes in Moorhead. The affected routes will be four, five, seven and eight. Route seven will be completely eliminated and the areas serviced by seven will be picked up by route eight. Route four will extend its service until 11:15 p.m. People with MATBUS said these changes should come as a positive…

Two Investigations of Thief River Falls Hockey Players Result in Game Forfeitures

TRF School Superintendent says due to Minnesota privacy laws, he cannot give further information on the investigations

Courtesy: Thief River Falls High School Website  Two investigations of hockey programs in Thief River Falls have resulted in a number of games being forfeited. According to Thief River Falls School Superintendent Bradley Bergstrom, high school and JV players were told last night they will forfeit games on Thursday and Saturday. The JV team will also forfeit a game tonight….

No Spell Check Needed: Park Christian 7th Grader Wins Spelling Bee

Park Christian School in Moorhead Holds Their Annual Spelling Bee

Some Moorhead students proved today that they don’t need to rely on spell check. “Our fourth through eighth graders can all compete together at the same level and a fourth grader can take on an eighth grader,” said Kris Weinberger, a sixth grade teacher at Park Christian. “You never know what can happen.” Seventh grader Sophia Beach ended up on…

Minnesota Homeowner Charged After Fatal Shooting of Suspected Burglar

Embertson was shot in the pelvis as he and two others tried driving away from the Minnesota man's home

  A homeowner southwest of the Twin Cities has been charged with manslaughter after he shot at suspected burglars driving away from his house. David Pettersen, 65, of rural Madelia, was charged in the death Saturday of 19-year-old Nicholas Embertson, of Madelia. Pettersen told a sheriff’s deputy he was still in bed when he heard someone attempting to open the…