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Conference Inspires Women to Be the Best Person They Can Be

The Second Annual Inspire Women's Conference was held Thursday at the Bluestem Amphitheatre

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Women from across the Valley learned how they could get the most from their personal and professional lives at the second annual Inspire Women’s Conference. The conference included speeches and workshops led by four area women, which included topics such as time management and discovering personal passions. The conference also included a networking session, which event organizers…

Nearly $23 Million Lotto America Ticket Sold At Holiday In Roseau

Gas Station Will Get A $10,000 Bonus For Selling The Ticket

ROSEAU, Minn. — Someone who bought a Lotto America lottery ticket in Roseau, Minnesota just got very rich. A winning ticket worth nearly $23 million was sold at Holiday in Roseau. The payout on a cash option for the $22.8 million jackpot is $13.5 million before taxes. The owners of the gas station will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling…

Governor Mark Dayton Delivers His Final “State of the State”

Calls On Lawmakers To Side With Schoolchildren In Gun Legislation Battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Touting Minnesota’s ranking as “Best Run State”, Governor Mark Dayton delivered his final “State of the State”. He began his address by introducing his 5-year-old grandson, Hugo, and with a joke about walking out by himself after the speech. Last year, he collapsed in the middle of the address as he battled prostate cancer. Dayton talked…

Moorhead High Students Hold Assembly To Honor Parkland Victims

The student body also wrote letters to lawmakers asking for changes to be made to make their school safer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at Moorhead High School organized their own memorial assembly for Parkland. The student body gathered in the high school gymnasium to hear stories about each of the 17 people who died in the shooting. Student organizers know that an act of violence could happen anywhere, and they want the community to take steps to make sure…

Judge Reduces Bond For Man Who Attacked Priest Over Alleged Sexual Assault

Chad Legare's Attorney Asked For $100,000 Bond, Judge Declined His Request

TOWNER, N.D. — A judge has reduced bond for a Minnesota man charged with attacking a priest in North Dakota, though not as much as the suspect wanted. The judge lowered bond for 42-year-old Chad Legare from $250,000 to $200,000. Legare’s attorney had requested $100,000, but the judge declined to go that far citing the severity of the charges against…

Head Of MNsure Leaving To Join National Health Care Group

Allison O'Toole Has Served For Nearly Three Years

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The head of MNsure is stepping down. Allison O’Toole announced that she will leave Minnesota’s health insurance exchange next month. O’Toole served as chief executive for nearly three years, overseeing record signups in individual health care plans even as premiums were rising sharply. Her departure comes at a tumultuous time for health care nationwide as President…

Girlfriend Sentenced To Six Months In Shooting Death of Boyfriend

Monalisa Perez fired a large caliber handgun at 22 year old Pedro Ruiz while he was holding a book to his chest.

NORMAN COUNTY, MN — A former Halstad, Minnesota woman is sentenced to six months in jail for killing her boyfriend. Monalisa Perez fired a large caliber handgun at 22 year old Pedro Ruiz while he was holding a book to his chest. Perez shot Ruiz outside their home last June in what they called a video stunt they planned to…

Hjemkomst Center Opens New World War I Exhibit

"War, Fear and Flu" uses artifacts from World War I to describe life in Clay County one year ago

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áPeople in Clay County can learn more about how World War One impacted their community one hundred years ago. The “War, Fear, and Flu” exhibit gathers stories from people who lived during World War One to paint a picture about how life was like during the conflict. The Hjemkomst Center is hosting the exhibit until January 2020. The…

Seventh Judicial District Judge Candidates List Does Not Include Brian Melton

Clay County Attorney Exluded From Candidate List By Commission On Judicial Selection

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Clay County Attorney Brian Melton is not in the running to serve as a Seventh Judicial District judge in Minnesota. Melton’s name was not included in the list of six candidates sent to Governor Dayton by the Commission on Judicial Selection. They include Michelle Clark, Douglas Clark, Amber Gustafson, Tammy Merkins, Kevin Miller and Jade Rosenfeldt….

Six Students Remain In Hospitals After School Van And Semi Crash

Crash Happened Monday Afternoon Near Danvers, Minnesota

SWIFT COUNTY, Minn. — Six Hancock Public School students remain in hospitals following a crash involving their school van and a semi. The crash happened after school on Monday near Danvers, Minnesota. The Swift County Sheriff’s Office says a 14-year-old and two 16-year-olds are in critical condition. The 68-year-old woman who was driving the van was treated for injuries and…