Minnesota News

Pet Connection: Meet Lila

Baby, it's cold outside. But this dog will see to it your feet are nice and toasty.

Lila couldn’t have come into the studio at a better time. When all the forecasts are calling for a sudden drop back to normal from our record-setting warmth, one of Lila’s favorite activities is snuggling up with someone to keep them nice and warm. This beautiful 4-year-old mixed breed possibly has some Great Pyrenees in her background, which would explain…

Report: Franken Groped Woman at USO Show

She's identified in CNN's Thursday report as Stephanie Kemplin, 41, of Maineville, Ohio.

WASHINGTON – An Army veteran has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriately touching her more than a decade ago while she was on a military deployment to Kuwait. She’s identified in CNN’s Thursday report as Stephanie Kemplin, 41, of Maineville, Ohio. She is the fifth woman in the last two weeks to accuse the embattled Franken of sexual harassment…

Inspired by Miss Minnesota Contestant with Down Syndrome

Mikayla Holmgren made history in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant

FARGO, ND — Mikayla Holmgren made history as the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. One West Fargo family not only has a connection to the pageant world, but what it’s like to have a daughter with Down syndrome. “When I saw her on stage looking so poised and so radiant and so…

Fargo Public Arts Master Plan Will Bring More Art & Entertainment

it includes many temporary venues like "porch fests"

FARGO, ND — More public art and entertainment will be coming to Fargo-Moorhead. The Fargo Arts and Culture Commission has worked on a plan to do so for about a year and are now sharing their plan with people across the community. One of the first things Arlette Preston does when going to a new city is check out the art….

Minnesota Speaker of the House Talks to MSUM, Concordia Students

Kurt Daudt says he wanted to let college students know the important role they can take in politics

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt is in town to talk with MSUM and Concordia students about why they should get involved in politics. Daudt says it’s important for him to let college students know the important role they can play in politics. He says he will help students get in touch with elected officials whether they…

Concordia Students are Saying Thank You!

People are getting the chance to write a thank you note to anyone in that chosen group

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students and faculty at Concordia are sharing their love for the college by saying “thank you” to those around them. SALT, Students and Alumni Linked Together, have partnered up with the Concordia College Alumni to dedicate each day of the week to a different outstanding groups of Cobbers. People are getting the chance to write a thank…

Man Hurt After His ATV Was Hit By An SUV Dies

The Crash In Douglas County Remains Under Investigation

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A man hurt when his ATV was hit by an SUV has passed away. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was informed that Derek Biggar died Tuesday as a result of his injuries. The 36-year-old man from Carlos, Minnesota was hit while riding his ATV on Monday afternoon on Country Road 21. He was found lying in…

Power Restored To Most After Massive Outage

Many People reported Hearing A Loud Boom Before The Power Went Out

FARGO, ND — Many people in downtown Fargo say they heard a loud boom around 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon followed by a massive power outage. Xcel Energy tells us that wires had whipped against each other in the gusty winds and power went out for more then 31-hundred customers. The outage extended into Moorhead, Dilworth and other neighboring areas. Crews…

Crews Battle Fire At SunOpta In Breckenridge

Winds Have Gusted More Than 50 Miles Per Hour In The Area

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Multiple fire crews are fighting a fire at SunOpta in Breckenridge. Crews from Breckenridge, Wahpeton, Mooreton and Dwight have all been called in to help battle the blaze in very windy conditions. SunOpta specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging of natural and organic food products. It is the third fire in the southern valley in less than…

Garrison Keillor Says He’s Been Fired Over Allegations of Improper Behavior

Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over ``a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.''

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version…