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Detroit Lakes Prepares for WE Fest

Construction may disrupt traffic flow at country music festival expecting more than 40,000 people

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes’ population is about to grow rapidly this week and it’s all thanks to WE Fest. “Our town does grow,” said Carrie Johnston, who is president of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “You go from a town of about 9,000 people to welcoming another forty.” With thousands of people coming into town, Detroit Lakes…

St. Croix River Bridge Opens, Provides Passage from Minnesota to Wisconsin

Officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin celebrated the opening of the $650 million bridge

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption STILLWATER, Minn. — Drivers in the Midwest now have another way to pass back and forth between Minnesota and Wisconsin. A brand new bridge across the St. Croix River is now open. Officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin celebrated the opening of the $650 million bridge….

Wahpeton Man Makes Plea in Breckenridge Shooting

Allard is accused of shooting Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Wahpeton man has pleaded not guilty for a shooting in Breckenridge last December. Matthew Allard, 28, is charged with attempted murder, assault, making terroristic threats and intentionally firing a gun. Allard is accused of shooting Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument. Witnesses told police that Allard said he “might as well shoot everyone” as…

Bike and Build Partners with F-M Rebuilding Together to Give Back to Moorhead Veteran

Vietnam war veteran will soon have a new home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Thirty-six cyclists from 18 different states are biking their way through the United States in order to give back. “We ride like 70 miles a day. We rode 100 yesterday to get here,” said Bike and Build volunteer Tom Pagano. They’ve just made it to Moorhead. They’re called Bike and Build, an organization that promotes affordable housing…

Fergus Falls Worker Identified in Distracted Driving Crash

Silva is the mother of six children and had just bought her first home

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A GoFundMe account has been set up for a Fergus Falls construction worker who was hit by a car in Anoka County while on the job. Laura Silva, 33, is in grave condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. She was working as a sign holder for a street construction crew in East Bethel when she was…

Fatal Shooting at Minneapolis Storage Facility Deemed Self-Defense

The Hennepin County attorney's office says the killing of 58-year-old Thomas Luetzow was in self-defense

  MINNETONKA, Minn. — A man involved in a fatal shooting at a storage facility in a Minneapolis suburb last month won’t face charges. The Hennepin County attorney’s office says the killing of 58-year-old Thomas Luetzow was in self-defense. He was killed June 23 at Public Mini Storage in Minnetonka. Luetzow died of a gunshot wound to the head and…

Cone Zone: Traffic Headaches on the Rise with Added Construction

More projects throughout the Valley are stopping and slowing down many drivers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Traffic in the Valley is getting dense as more construction projects are being added to Moorhead. State officials said one of those projects may wrap up soon. Rush hour traffic is getting bumper to bumper by I-29 and 32nd Avenue South in Fargo. More stretches of the road are getting reduced to one lane. ND DOT officials…

Tuesday Marks 10th Anniversary of I35 W Bridge Collapse

The bridge collapse over the Mississippi River took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 others

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the Interstate 35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Governor Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday at all state and federal buildings in the state. The bridge collapse…

Flo Rida to Perform at Bluestem

Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 11for $47.50

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áRapper Flo Rida is bringing his traveling party to Bluestem in Moorhead. His “My Endless Summer Tour” will touch down on Wednesday, September 20. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 11 for $47.50. Day-of-show tickets will run you $55. There is also a ‘Suite Spot Party Pit’ ticket for $87 and includes pit access, private Porta Potties…

Fergus Falls Construction Worker Critically Injured in Possible Distracted Driving Crash

Authorities say the worker is a sign holder and was with a crew doing street work when she was hit by the vehicle

  EAST BETHEL, Minn. — A Fergus Falls construction worker is in grave condition after being hit by a car while working on the job in East Bethel. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says the worker, a 33-year-old woman from Fergus Falls, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center after being hit by a car being driven by a 19-year-old…