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The Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Monday

Yanez took the stand in his own defense and testified why he decided to make a traffic stop on Castile's car

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The defense has rested their case in the trial of Jeronimo Yanez over the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer, sais he was “scared to death” just before he opened fire and killed Castile. Yanez took the stand in his own defense and testified why he decided to make a traffic…

F-M Ambulance: Stay Cool, Stay Healthy in the Heat

F–M Ambulance gives some important tips for staying safe in the heat.

FARGO, ND — The first day of summer is just around the corner and the hot weather calls for some good protection. F–M Ambulance gives some important tips for staying safe in the heat. Be sure to cover up outdoors, use sunscreen, know your limits and stay fully hydrated. They say it’s crucial to give your body the fuel it…

Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Use of Force Expert Convinced Yanez Reacted Appropriately in the Situation

Prosecutors argue Yanez acted unreasonably in shooting Castile

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A use-of-force expert testifies that a St. Anthony police officer was right to use deadly force in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. Joseph Dutton took the stand for the defense and is convinced that Officer Jeronimo Yanez saw a gun before he shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb….

Tree Trimmer Operator Knocks Out Power to Homes in Fergus Falls Area

Power lines began to arc and were on the ground

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — We now know the cause of a power outage that left several people without electricity in the Fergus Falls area Wednesday. Otter Tail Power Company officials say several power poles were knocked out when the operator of a tree trimmer vehicle left the boom extended while working. Power lines began to arc and were on the…

Fosston Man Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The crash is still under investigation

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Fosston man dies after crashing his motorcycle in Polk County. Authorities say 42-year-old Cary Berberich was traveling northbound on County Road 4 when it went off the road Wednesday. The crash happened just south of Spruce Grove Road Southeast. The crash is still under investigation. Categories: Community, Local News, Minnesota News, News Landing Page…

Douglas County Authorities Catch Up with Wanted Motorcyclist

Cada's motorcycle was impounded and may be seized

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — After releasing dash cam video of a brief chase, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office catches up with a wanted motorcycle driver. Authorities arrested 23-year-old Brandon Cada of Alexandria after asking for the public’s help in locating him. Cada’s motorcycle was impounded and may be seized. The motorcycle was clocked at 80mph on County Road 82. Several deputies…

Barnesville Man Charged in Moorhead Assault

Moberg has a criminal history of violence and drug-related offenses

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Barnesville man is charged in an assault in Moorhead left a woman severely hurt. Duane Moberg, 28, is charged with felony assault and misdemeanor domestic assault. Police responded to an apartment on 18th Street in Moorhead and say they found a woman who was in and out of consciousness with a broken nose and covered…

Kinn Changes Plea in Bemidji Murder, Child Sex Assault Case

Kinn admitted to strangling Melissa Norby on June 21st, 2016 and setting the house on fire to cover up his crime

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The man accused of killing a Bemidji woman before setting her home on fire and kidnapping and sexually assaulting her five-year-old daughter has changed his plea. Jacob Kinn, 33, pleaded guilty to second degree murder and first degree criminal sexual conduct. Kinn admitted to strangling Melissa Norby on June 21st, 2016 and setting the house on fire…

Moorhead Police Identify Man Believed to Have Gone Missing in the Red River

Police are asking anyone with information on Tikayne to contact the Red River Regional Dispatch Center

David Tikayne, 29, has been missing since June 5th. Family members say he was in the Red River but did not make it out.  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police have identified the man who is believed to have gone missing from the Red River. Police say 29-year-old David Tikayne entered the Red River near 1st Avenue North but witness reports are…

The Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Prosecution Expert Says Castile Was Not a Threat

Jeffrey Noble testified in the manslaughter trial of Jeronimo Yanez

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — An expert on police use of force says a St. Anthony police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile has no reason to believe the motorist was a threat. Jeffrey Noble testified in the manslaughter trial of Jeronimo Yanez. Noble says Yanez’s actions were unreasonable and he should have acted differently. A Hennepin County medical examiner…