Minnesota News

Elm Street Closure In Fargo Is Sure Sign The Red River Is On The Rise

River Expected To Reach Minor Flood Stage Tuesday Evening

FARGO, N.D. — The recent rainfall has the Red River in Fargo-Moorhead on the rise. As of 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon it was at 17.8 feet and expected to rise to minor flood stage of 18 feet Tuesday night before cresting around 18.3 feet Wednesday. Elm Street has been closed between 14th and 15th Avenues North due to the rising…

Teen Arrested After Boy Was Thrown From UTV Near Dunvilla

17-Year-Old Teen suffered serious head injuries

DUNVILLA, Minn. — A teen driving a UTV was arrested after another teen was hurt in Otter Tail County. The teen made a sudden change in course and caused a 17-year-old boy in the rear cargo area to be thrown after two in the morning on Saturday east of Dunvilla. The boy suffered serious head injuries. He was taken to…

Man Shoots Wife And Step-Daughter After Fight Over Forgotten Wedding Anniversary

Scott Engelbrecht of St. James, Minnesota is charged with two counts of murder

ST. JAMES, Minn. — Two people are dead southwest of the Twin Cities after an argument over a forgotten wedding anniversary. 59-year-old Scott Engelbrecht of St. James, Minnesota is charged with two counts of murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. A criminal complaint says Engelbrecht and his wife Joyce argued Saturday at their home when she…

Protecting Yourself Against the West Nile Virus this Summer

North Dakota Department of Health information shows  62 people had been diagnosed with West Nile Virus last year

FARGO, N.D. — The West Nile Virus has infected a person in Bismarck making them the first human case this year in North Dakota. In Grand Forks, there’s also been a pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for the virus. There have been no mosquitoes found yet with the West Nile Virus in Fargo–Moorhead. But employees at Cass County Vector Control…

Cargo Ship That Nearly Hit Breakwall In Duluth Is No Longer Stuck

American Spirit floated free from the bottom as the water level rose Sunday evening

DULUTH, Minn. — A cargo ship that ran aground in the Duluth-Superior Harbor over the weekend is no longer stuck. The U.S. Coast Guard says American Spirit floated free from the bottom as the water level rose Sunday evening. The nearly 1,000-foot ship scheduled to carry iron ore pellets at the time of the incident, ran aground in the harbor…

Both Sides Fill Hearing For Enbridge Energy’s Northern Minnesota Replacement Pipeline

The pipeline would replace the deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Passions ran high as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on whether to approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for a pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota. The pipeline would replace the deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline. A crowd that was about evenly divided filled the hearing room this morning in St. Paul. People held signs outside reading,…

Man Walks Away From Work Release in Detroit Lakes

Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A former prison inmate has walked away from his work release program in Detroit Lakes. 41-year-old Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening. He was being housed at the Becker County Minimum Security Annex since being accepted into the work release program. Gomez previously spent time in prison in Stillwater…

Kittson County Nine-Year-Old Creates Her Own Soap Business

Olivia Winge didn't get what she wanted for Christmas, but what she did get under the tree changed her life

KENNEDY, Minn. — Most nine–year–olds don’t own their own business but Olivia Winge is an exception. A year ago, she asked her parents for spa items for Christmas and got an answer she wasn’t expecting. “My mom was like to my dad ‘why are we buying this stuff when I could just make it?’” Olivia said. “She really likes making stuff…

Deputy And Fargo Man Help Rescue Woman From Nearly Submerged Car

The Woman From Hoffman, Minnesota Drove Off A Bridge Under Construction And Into Lake Lakota

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A Hoffman, Minnesota woman was rescued by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy after her car vaulted off I-94 and into a lake Saturday night. Authorities say 76-year-old Beverly Toso was driving in the wrong lane in a construction area and drove off the bridge which is being replaced. Her vehicle was mostly submerged in Lake Lakota….

LIVE: The Boiler Room

The secret to a perfect scotch egg revealed just in time for Restaurant Week.

If you haven’t gotten your fill of fine dining for this year’s F-M Restaurant Week, you’re in luck, because the biggest restaurant week since the event’s inception is still running through Saturday in the metro area. We’ve been covering the event all week, and this time, we’re digging into the offerings at the Boiler Room in downtown Fargo. Among its…