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Mutts and Their Owners Take Over Gooseberry Park to Support Dog Rescue

The mut march was held in Moorhead ro raise funds for 4 Luv of Dog Rescue

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Gooseberry Park was overrun with pups for the fourth annual Mutt March. Golden retrievers, black labs and Yorkies spent the day in the sun for the fundraising walk, but with treat vendors and costume contests, it’s more than just going for a walk. “We have face painting we have a photo booth we have some awesome music,”…

Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener to Cast Off in St. Cloud

About 500,000 anglers are expected to fish for the walleye season opener

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Governor Dayton will take a break from the heat of the legislative session to host the state’s fishing opener. The 70th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener casts off on May 13th in the St. Cloud area of the Mississippi River. About 500,000 anglers are expected to fish for the walleye season opener. The DNR said this…

Goatnapping: SUV Chase Leads to Discovery of Stolen Animal

Gordy is one of 35 goats used to stop the spread of invasive plants

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two men have been arrested after leading St. Paul police on a short chase, crashing into a parked vehicle and trying to run from the scene. But it was what police found in their SUV that brought a bigger surprise. Thaying Cha and Eni Xiong are charged with gross misdemeanor theft after police say they found…

Missing University of Minnesota Student Found Dead

Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies say 22-year-old Christopher Stanley has been missing since Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.– The mother of a missing University of Minnesota student confirms it is the body of her son that authorities pulled from the Mississippi River. Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies say 22-year-old Christopher Stanley has been missing since Tuesday. They say his roommate says the two of them were sitting along the river at Water Power Park when a large…

Details Released in Crookston Homicide

Police say Wallace was found strangled and submerged in a bathtub at her Crookston apartment she shared with Frazier

  CROOKSTON, Minn. — New details have been released in a Crookston homicide. Eddie Frazier, 49, has been charged with second degree murder in the killing of 48-year-old Tawnja Wallace. Police say Wallace was found strangled and submerged in a bathtub at her Crookston apartment she shared with Frazier. Authorities say a BCA agent who fired his weapon before taking…

Minnesota Senate Introduces Bill to Raise Legal Age for Tobacco Purchases

The senate introduces a bill that would raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21 in Minnesota

MINNESOTA–Just two days after Edina made the change, the Minnesota Senate introduced a bill that raises the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Members of the Minnesotans for a Smoke Free Generation coalition called it a win. “It’s really a huge victory,” said Jason McCoy, the tobacco prevention coordinator with Clay County Public Health. Edina is the first city…

Drivers Identified in Bemidji School Bus Crash

Police say one child was pinned inside and had to be cut out of the bus by rescue workers

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities have identified the two drivers involved in a Bemidji school bus crash in Beltrami County. Police say 29-year-old Thomas Nielson of Chattanooga, Tennessee was driving a passenger vehicle when he drove through a stop sign and hit the school bus, being driven by 47-year-old Patrick Stout of Bemidji. They say Stout lost control of…

Minnesota Homeowner May Not Serve Time for Fatal Shooting of Intruder

His attorney says he is arguing against jail time and took the guilty plea to avoid a trial

  MADELIA, Minn. — The Minnesota man who killed an intruder who was trying to break into his home may not serve any time. David Pettersen, 65, of Madelia, is accused of killing 19-year-old Nicolas Embertson. Pettersen was charged with manslaughter but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of discharging a firearm after claiming self-defense. His attorney says he is…

Man Wanted In Connection With Crookston Death In Custody

Forty-nine-year-old Eddie Markeith Frazier was taken into custody around 3 a.m., according to Bloomington Police.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A person of interest in the death of a Crookston woman is now in custody following a six-hour manhunt in Bloomington overnight. Forty-nine-year-old Eddie Markeith Frazier was taken into custody around 3 a.m., according to Bloomington Police. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Frazier is a person of interest in the murder of 48-year-old Tawnja Wallace….

Thirty Students Sent to Hospital After Bemidji Bus Crash

Most of the students involved were from the Red Lake Nation

  BEMIDJI, Minn. — School officials say 30 students were sent to a hospital to be checked out after a school bus crash near Bemidji. The superintendent says one student may have suffered a broken arm, another had a facial laceration and a third had possible internal injuries. Other students aboard had “bumps and bruises.” Most of the students involved…