Minnesota News

Are Police Losing a Tool with Backpage.com?

Police have used the site as a tool to catch traffickers just as traffickers have used to site to do business

The site Backpage.com has removed its adult section after a Senate Homeland Security Investigation found it had knowingly facilitated online sex trafficking. Law Enforcement has used the site to help catch traffickers. “The audacity of a group of American citizens wishing to hide behind the first amendment when they exploit children is beyond me,” said North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

MN Lawmakers Working to Approve Longer Bar Operating Hours for 2018 Super Bowl

The bipartisan group of lawmakers say they want bars and liquor establishments to stay open until 4:00 am Super Bowl weekend

Fans attending next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis could squeeze in a few extra hours of partying. A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on Super Bowl weekend. Minnesota law currently requires bars to shut down by 2 a.m. Local governments would have to approve the extra hours…

Foxhome Woman Identified in Accidental Shooting

Authorities say the woman is in stable condition

Authorities have released the name of the Foxhome woman who accidentally shot herself. They say Samantha Pazdernik was attempting to put a gun in a holster when it went off, hitting her in the stomach. It happened Wednesday morning near her home in Foxhome. Pazdernick was taken to Sanford in Fargo and is in stable condition. Categories: Crime, Local News,…

Broadband Internet Coming to More Rural Minnesota Communities

More than 16,000 households, 2,200 businesses and 71 community organizations will benefit

  Minnesota State Officials announce more grants have been secured to help households and business in the state get broadband internet access. Officials say more than 16,000 households will be given access as well as 2,200 business and more than 70 community organizations. The expansion will also allow 42 projects across the state to be funded and given access. The…

Six Injured in Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Minnesota

Investigators say they are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion

  Six people are hurt after an explosion at a Minnesota manufacturing center. Rescue workers responded to an explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Center in Dodge Center at about 10:30 Wednesday morning. Officials say the blast happened near the paint shop. The company says all employees are accounted for and four of the injured remain hospitalized. Roads around the…

Vergas Man Injured in Crash in Becker County

The Minnesota State Patrol says the roads were slick when the crash happened

A Vergas man was injured after the vehicle he was driving was t-boned by a semi in Becker County. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 17. The state patrol says a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Marshall Rach came into the intersection and was hit by a semi driving southbound on Highway 59. Rach suffered…

Police: East Grand Forks Woman Arrested; 3-Year-Old Passenger Holding Meth Pipe

Police say Lori Hobus was arrested after officers found the child holding onto a homemade meth pipe

An East Grand Forks woman is arrested during a traffic stop after police say her child passenger was holding onto a homemade meth pipe. Lori Hobus, 50, is charged with DWI and child endangerment. They say Hobus failed a field sobriety test and became angry when being questioned during a traffic stop. Another officer who was searching her vehicle saw…

Foxhome Woman Hospitalized After Shooting

Authorities say the woman accidentally shot herself while trying to holster a handgun

  A Foxhome woman is in the hospital after authorities say she accidentally shot herself in the stomach. The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a call on the 3500 block of 320th Avenue in Foxhome. They found a woman with a gunshot wound to her stomach. Authorities say she was attempting to put a handgun into a…

Victim of Accidental Shooting Flown to Fargo

The Wilkin County Sheriff reports an accidental shooting in rural Foxhome Wednesday morning, January 11.

BRECKENRIDGE, MN The Wilkin County Sheriff reports an accidental shooting in rural Foxhome Wednesday morning, January 11. According to the report, the shooting happened around 9:19 a.m. An individual was shot in the stomach while trying to place a gun in a holster. The victim was flown by air ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. The identity and condition…

Moorhead Police Arrest Tow Company Worker for Assault

Police say Butts pointed a gun at a customer after the two engaged in an argument

Moorhead police arrested a towing company worker for allegedly pointing a gun at a customer. Taylor Butts, 30, of West Fargo was arrested on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats. Police say the confrontation happened after a customer paid to retrieve his vehicle at Aggressive Towing. While looking to retrieve his vehicle in the back lot, there was a verbal…