Minnesota News

Norm Coleman Undergoing Surgery to Remove Cancerous Part of Lung

Last August, Coleman said he was being treated for stage 4 lung cancer.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) _ Former U.S. Sen Norm Coleman of Minnesota is undergoing surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove the cancerous part of a lung. Coleman posted on his Facebook page that his surgery scheduled for Monday, July 15 would remove about a quarter of his lungs and cut his lung capacity by up to 20%. Last August, Coleman said…

Moorhead Police Department Offers Tips to Prepare for “Hands-Free” Law.

The Moorhead Police Department says more than 60,000 crashes were distracted driving related from 2014-2018.

Moorhead, MN–The Moorhead Police Department offered tips to help prepare for the new “Hands-Free” law that will take effect August 1, 2019 in Minnesota. They suggest pre-programming radio stations, programming the GPS route in advance, avoiding messy foods, and speaking up to stop drivers from distracted driving. The Moorhead Police Department says more than 60,000 crashes were distracted driving related…

Couple Survives Crash with Half-Ton Moose

First responders say it was a miracle the two survived the crash.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) _ A young couple remains hospitalized in Duluth after surviving a collision with a half-ton bull moose on a dark northern Minnesota highway. Seventeen-year-old Amaya Nelson was behind the wheel July 7 and her 22-year-old boyfriend, Remington Dellinger, was in the seat beside her when they crashed into moose with their small car. Amaya’s dad, Scott Nelson,…

Tony Lourey Resigns as Walz’s Human Services Commissioner

He leaves just days after two deputy commissioners announced their departures also without explanation.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Gov. Tim Walz’s Human Services commissioner has resigned just six months after being appointed. The governor’s office announced Tony Lourey’s resignation on Monday without explanation. He leaves just days after two deputy commissioners announced their departures also without explanation. Lourey says in a resignation letter that a new leader is necessary to carry out the…

Police Shoot Man After He Tells 911 to Kill Him

Police fired both lethal and non-lethal rounds and hit the man.

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) _ Police have shot and wounded a man in Woodbury after he reportedly called 911 saying he wanted police to kill him. The Washington County sheriff’s office says the shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the St. Paul suburb. According to a news release, the man called 911 Sunday morning and said he was “having homicidal…

Nearly 550 Customers Without Power After Storms Hit Fergus Falls

High winds downed trees and power lines Sunday afternoon

FERGUS FALLS, MN — Severe weather in lakes country takes out power to hundreds of people in Fergus Falls. Otter Tail Power says around 550 customers lost power. High winds downed trees and power lines Sunday afternoon. As of 8:16 p.m., crews were working to restore service.   Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: FERGUS FALLS, OTTER TAIL POWER, trees,…

Faces of the Fair: Artist Draws Red River Valley Fairgoers for More Than Two Decades

Toby Schnobrich is also a cartoon artist in St. Cloud

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fair has been a central part of North Dakota summers for more than a century. But it’s the last 22 that have meant the most to St. Cloud cartoon artist Toby Schnobrich. “I started coming here I believe in 1997 back when it was in June and it was a nine…

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Field Near Wolverton

Wilkin County Sheriff's Office says the plane's engine seized about 1.5 miles east of town

WOLVERTON, Minn. — An agriculture plane makes an emergency landing in a field east of Wolverton. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that the plane’s engine had seized and it went down about a mile and a half from the town. The pilot from Colfax, North Dakota was not injured and the plane had minimal damage. However, several gallons…

Backlash Over President Trump’s Tweets About Progressive Democratic Congresswomen

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back against Trump saying quote "His plan to "make America great again" has always been about making America white again.'"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is facing new criticism after tweeting about Democratic congresswomen. The president suggesting the congresswomen should go back to their home countries before offering legislative ideas in the United States. Saying they should, quote: “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.” Many are speculating President Trump’s tweets are directed at four liberal…

Pilot Spots Fire From The Air In Polk County

The shed was fully engulfed and a total loss.

POLK CO., MN — An airplane pilot spotted a fire from the air in Polk County on Saturday. He told the sheriff’s office that it appeared a shed was on fire near County 1, about 3 miles west of Fertile. The fire department found the fire at 42170 150th Avenue Southwest in Liberty Township. The shed was fully engulfed and…