Minnesota News

Moorhead School District Voters Approve Bond Referendum

The bond passed with 75.6 percent voter approval.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public School residents approved the $110 million bond referendum. In unofficial results, the bond passed with 75.6 percent voter approval. The results will be official once the school board canvasses the precincts on November 12. The bond referendum will help with rebuilding the Moorhead High School and developing a career academy at the former Sam’s Club location….

2019 Election Day results

Ada-Borup referendum Yes 290 51.06% No 278 48.94% 100% of precincts reporting Alexandria referendum Yes  4,159 59.63% No 2,816 40.37% 92% of precincts reporting Ashby referendum Yes 228 63.16% No 133 36.84% 100% of precincts reporting Barnesville School Board` Mark Enstad 104 5.44% Dave Herbranson 392 20.50% Mark Kava 319 16.68% Ryan Lindblom 360 18.83% Ryan Hough 230 12.03% Dan…

Crookston bishop defends conduct in sexual abuse case

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota bishop says he was trying to protect the confidentiality of a man who said he was sexually abused by a popular priest when he certified to other church officials that the priest was fit to work with children. Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Diocese of Crookston is the subject of a Vatican-ordered investigation into whether he…

Mayor of Ada, Minn. Resigns

ADA, Minn. – Mayor of Ada Todd Sawrey resigned during a City Council meeting Monday night. “I’ve been dealing with several health issues for the past several years and need to refocus my energy on my health, family and business. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Ada in many different capacities over the past…

Minneapolis Man Charged with 13 Counts of Voter Fraud

A warrant is out for Essa's arrest.

MINNEAPOLIS–Hennepin County prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Minneapolis man with 13 felony counts of voting fraud. Abdihakim Amin Essa allegedly helped 13 people fraudulently cast absentee ballots last year. The charges filed last week say he told officials he was working for a campaign. The charges don’t name the campaign, and prosecutors declined to disclose it. Essa allegedly told election…

US Rep. Ilhan Omar Divorces Husband in Minnesota

The marriage was dissolved Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS–Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an “irretrievable breakdown” in their marriage. Omar and Ahmed Hirsi had been married since January 2018 but were longtime partners. Omar says Hirsi is the father of her three children. The marriage was dissolved Tuesday after paperwork was…

No Charges after Minnesota School Marked by Swastika

The vandalism happened over the weekend.

EDINA, Minn.–Police in a Minneapolis suburb say a juvenile will not face charges after acknowledging drawing a swastika and other offensive graffiti on a shed at an elementary school. Edina police were called Saturday about the chalk graffiti. The officer photographed the graffiti and then washed it off. Authorities reviewed security video and identified the juvenile as a person of…

Minnesota DNR Rejects Ban on Lead Ammunition, Tackle

Environmental groups argued that lead poses a threat to wildlife and human health.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota wildlife officials have rejected a request from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in rifle bullets, birdshot and fishing tackle. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources denied the petition Monday. DNR officials say restrictions on the use of lead ammunition and tackle should instead be considered by Minnesota lawmakers. Environmental groups argued that lead fishing…

DFL Chairman discusses why Democrats deserve your vote in 2020

MINNESOTA – Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party Ken Martin says President Trump hasn’t made Minnesota great in his first term. He lost the state by 1.5% in 2016. His campaign spent only $40,000 in the state. President Trump held rallies in Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester and Fargo since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by a farm near Glyndon…

Dorothy Day Food Pantry introduces Grocery Store-like Experience

The remodel helps defeat stigmas about food pantries.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Churches United has transformed its Dorothy Day Food Pantry into a grocery store-like experience called the SuperShelf. The SuperShelf offers the ability for Churches United to provide more well-balanced meals than they were able to before, as well as, encouraging healthier options. The remodel is also intended to destigmatize food pantries by making them look more like a…