Minnesota News

Two People Escape Pickup That Went Through The Ice

Broke Through On Lake Ida in Douglas County, Minnesota

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — A pickup broke through the ice on Lake Ida about 400 yards from the access. It happened around 7:45 Wednesday evening. 37-year-old Brent Jensen of Burnsville called the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. He says he was fishing with a friend north of the Sugar Sand Lane lake access when the front end…

Hope Springs Anew: Wellspring For the World

It's the world's lifeblood, but so many don't have access.

It’s hard to imagine here in the Red River Valley, where we spend so many years inundated with water in the form of floods during spring thaw. But this year’s drought is a mere taste of what millions of people all around the world struggle with every single day. We’re talking about shortages of water on the Morning Show, and…

Pet Connection: Meet Gidget

Give a pet one more day of love and comfort for Giving Hearts Day.

If Gidget looks familiar, it’s because we’ve had her on the Morning Show before. The tiny senior citizen is celebrating her 106th day in hospice care, courtesy of Diamond in the Ruff pet rescue. Rescue worker Ryan Keel brought her in to the Morning Show to talk with Emily Welker about how Gidget was found wandering the street, sick, small,…

Prepare Yourself, Girl Scout Cookies Will Soon Be On Sale

Girl Scout Cookies Go On Sale Starting February 9th And Will Run Through March 12th

FARGO, N.D. — Whether you were out selling the cookies or sitting inside eating them, Girl Scout cookies remind many people of their childhood. The cookies will be on sale throughout the region starting February 9th and will run through March 12th. During the sales of the cookies, girl scouts learn many entrepreneurial skills such as setting a sale goal,…

MSUM Students Produce “Homegrown” Documentary

students put more than 200 hours of work into the film

MOORHEAD, Minn. —¬†An MSUM broadcast documentary class got out of school to get some real world experience and now you can see their work. They produced a documentary called “Homegrown: From Farm to Fargo” which tells the unique stories of all the different people that make up Fargo’s Red River Market. The class spent more than 200 hours doing the…

The Biz: Toys R Us Stores in South Dakota, Minnesota Closing, Starbucks Employees Get Good News

Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us

NATIONAL — The Toys R Us store in Fargo will remain open but the store in Rapid City, South Dakota is closing. It is among 180 stores being closed around the country. Four locations in the Twin Cities also made the closure list. Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing…

Grand Jury Convened in Damond Fatal Shooting Case

Justine Damond was killed by Officer Mohamed Noor in July 2017

  MINNEAPOLIS — A prosecutor has convened a grand jury in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot a woman last summer. Justine Damond was killed by Officer Mohamed Noor in July 2017. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said previously he would no longer use grand juries in police shootings, and would decide those cases himself. He said…

SWAT Team, Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Stocking Lake Near Menhaga

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and found the man near the lake

  WADENA COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities were called out after a domestic disturbance east of Menahga and a man with a gun walking along the north shores of Stocking Lake. The victim called 911 just after 3 o’clock saying her significant other had left the residence on foot with a firearm. A CodeRED message was sent to people in the…

Victim In Fatal Accident on I-29 Over The Weekend Is Identified

Driver Was Hurt But Could Face Charges

SISSETON, SD — Authorities have identified a Minnesota woman who died in a crash on I-29 in South Dakota. 23-year-old Marrisa Mountain of Granite Falls was a passenger in a pickup that went off the interstate and rolled north of Sisseton on Saturday morning. She died at the scene. The 28-year-old South Dakota man who was driving suffered serious but…

Four Vacancies Open In Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District

Two Moorhead Judges And Two Others Are Retiring

Minnesota is looking for a few good judges to fill four vacancies in the Seventh Judicial District. Steven Cahill, Galen Vaa, Sally Ireland Robertson and Waldemar Senyk are all retiring. Cahill and Vaa’s seats are based in Moorhead. Robertson’s is in Wadena while Senyk’s seat is in Fergus Falls. The Commission on Judicial Selection has set an application deadline of…