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Woman And Two Boys Hurt When ATV Crashes Into House

The crash happened Saturday afternoon in Leaf Valley Township

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — An Alexandria woman and two young boys were hurt when their ATV crashed into a house and they all were thrown. The crash happened Saturday afternoon around 4 in Leaf Valley Township. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year-old Diane Westphal was the operator. An 11-year-old relative from Lino Lakes started the ATV and his 3-year-old brother…

Deer Causes Two Motorcyclists To Crash In Douglas County

Both Men Were Treated And Released

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A motorcyclist hits a deer in Douglas County and his friend put his bike on its side to avoid the collision. The sheriff’s office says 39-year-old Lucas Otterstetter of Elbow Lake, Minnesota hit a deer that ran out in front of him on County Road 1 on Saturday afternoon. 22-year-old Andrew Hoernemann of Brandon, Minnesota, who…

Scandinavian and Midwest Viking Festival Kicks Off at Hjemkomst Center

There are activities for people of all ages and all of their senses

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to get a taste of Scandinavian culture without crossing the Atlantic, all you have to do is go to the Hjemkomst Center. The Scandinavian and Midwest Viking Festival will run through Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One thing Michael Baumgartner, a festival organizer, says people usually get wrong about Scandinavian culture…

Fire Destroys One Moorhead Garage, Inflicts Minor Damage on Another

The cause of the fire has not been determined

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead stand–alone garage is a total loss after the fire department responded to flames. The fire, which occurred at 1310 13th Avenue North, was reported to the Moorhead Fire Department around 12:30 this afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze, but the garage adjacent to the house was destroyed. Assistant Fire Chief Rich Eggert says nothing…

Video and Transcript Released Surrounding YouTube Stunt Turned Deadly

Monalisa Perez was given a six month jail term for the shooting of 22 year old Pedro Ruiz.

HALSTAD, MN — A Halstad. Minnesota woman who shot and killed her boyfriend at close with a large caliber handgun while recording a stunt for YouTube tried to talk him out of it. That’s according to transcripts released by the Norman County Attorney. Monalisa Perez was given a six month jail term for the shooting of 22 year old Pedro…

LIVE: East Grand Forks Family Seeks Help for Toddler

As if dealing with medical uncertaint's not hard enough, bullies are also touching Willow Gauthier's life.

How young is too young to find out that there is cruelty, and bullying, in the world? That’s the question facing the parents of a little girl from East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Willow Gauthier isn’t quite two, and she’s getting ready to be a big sister soon. And while those are things that would make most parents overjoyed, her parents,…

Fergus Falls Police Department to Add Additional Officer

They say the increasing number of calls are for mental health cases

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Fergus Falls City Council approved their police department’s request to add another officer. Police say the crime rate in Fergus Falls is stable, but the number of calls for service has increased by 30 to 40 percent. That’s prompting the department to add more officers. “As a lot of the resources have begun to fade…

Cycling Safely on the Roads This Summer

Safety experts say for motorists, it's about not driving distracted

FARGO, N.D. — Just like the roads cyclists ride on, their safety is a two–way street. “As a bicyclist, you should be obeying the same rules and acting in the same predictable manner that motorists are in the roadways,” said Tom Smith, with the Great Northern Bicycle Company. That includes obeying stop signs, traffic lights and using your arms as…

Burger Dreams Come True at Moorhead Center Mall

unlimited sliders and BBQ samples from 19 area restaurants

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Unlimited burgers sounds like a dream. But it was a dream come true at the 5th annual Burgers, Brews and BBQ Festival. The Moorhead Center Mall parking ramp was transformed into a burger lovers paradise. For just $35, you could enjoy unlimited sliders and BBQ samples from 19 area restaurants. Local and regional breweries offered beer samples…