Minnesota News

Historic Church Seeking State Grants to Replace its Entire Roof

The more than a century old building has begun to show its age

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead church built in the 1800’s is in need of a new roof. The architect who designed it also worked on the U.S. Supreme Court building. Neighbors from a few houses down and from around the world gather under a piece of history every Sunday. “I love this church,” said Barbara Glasrud. “My husband and I…

Yazidi-Americans Honor the Lives Lost in an ISIS Genocide

People in the metro got together for the three year anniversary of a deadly attack in Iraq

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Fargo-Moorhead’s Yazidi-American community is remembering the genocide committed against their people at the hand of ISIS three years ago. On August 3rd, 2014, a group of ISIS militants attacked the Yazidi community in Iraq, killing thousands according to Haroon Al Haider. He and many other Yazidi-Americans living in the Fargo-Moorhead area are holding an event to honor…

Concordia College Studies Human Impact on Minnesota’s Lakes

With climate change, the spread of aquatic invasive species and agriculture, people may see more issues on their lakes

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Whether you are taking a boat out on the water, jumping in for a swim or enjoying a backyard of nature, hundreds of lakes throughout Minnesota are available to the community. “While it’s important everywhere, in Minnesota it really is foundational to the very structure of who we are here,” said Michelle Marko, an associate professor of…

Minnehaha Academy Fatal Explosion: “A Bible Verse Comes to Mind”

People caught in the building talk about what it was like to try to escape before the explosion. Reporter Karen Scullin from KMSP Fox 9 Reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Two people are dead after a gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. The school’s custodian was pulled from the rubble last night. Caught in the explosion, a terrifying and surreal moment for those inside Minnehaha Academy when a portion of it blew up. “Yeah, it felt like somebody pushed you down,” said school accountant, Joel Maart….

WE Fest Opens with Longest Bar in Minnesota, New Acts in Lineup

Hold your horses...the lineup isn't the only thing that's fresh. KVRR'S JASON CERJACK ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — It’s the biggest country and camping music festival in the U.S. and it’s kicking off its 35th year in Detroit Lakes this weekend. Cowboy boots are on and drinks are filled up as more than 150,000 people showed up at WE Fest 2017. Big name acts like Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band will…

Minnesota State Patrol Reports Catching Speeders Up to 155mph

During the campaign, officers in 20 agencies reported speeds of 100 miles per hour or higher

MINNESOTA — A crackdown on speeders in Minnesota caught violators going 110, 120 and even 155 miles per hour. That speeder was caught by the Minnesota State Patrol in the Detroit Lakes area. Authorities from 300 agencies issued a total of 16,580 citations for speeding during the two-week extra speed enforcement from July 7 through 23. During the campaign, officers…

Grand Forks Woman Dies in Motorcycle Crash in Lake County

White was taken to St. Luke's in Duluth where she passed away

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A Grand Forks motorcyclist has died in a crash in Silver Creek Township in Lake County. It happened Tuesday afternoon around 1:45 on Highway 61. The state patrol says the driver of a Chevy Silverado pulled out in front of the motorcycle being driven by 50-year-old Jennifer White causing her to crash. White was taken…

UPDATE: Minneapolis Police Confirm Second Person Dead in School Collapse

Hours after the explosion, officials told KMSP Fox 9 that contractors working on the building had ruptured a gas line near the boiler room

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — After 12 hours of searching, rescue workers pulled the body of another person from the rubble of the Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. John Carlson, 82, was a custodian at the school. A story in the school newspaper featured Carlson, who was known to hand out Dilly bars to students and always greeting them in the hallways. His…

Tool for Helping Suicide Prevention: “I Made 18 Phone Calls Before I Found Somebody”

So the panel created the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale to assess the risk of each person, and determine the appropriate treatment option

FARGO, ND — A new suicide screening tool is being used by health professionals in the metro. It’s a way officials hope creates common ground for health professionals to determine how to work with each patient. “I ended up putting a gun to my head and pulling the trigger,” said Scott Geiselhart, who is a former Frazee firefighter. “My favorite gun…

Father of Philando Castile Requesting Portion of $3 Million Settlement from Prison

Castile's mother, Valerie, has petitioned the court for $2 million with the remaining amount going to attorneys

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The father of Philando Castile wants a portion of the $3 million settlement reached in his death. Phelix Frazier Sr. is serving a life term in federal prison on drug trafficking charges. Frazier has asked a Hennepin County judge to give him $500,000 and disputes claims that he was absent from his son’s life. Castile’s…