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Minnesota State Fair Admission Goes Up in 2017

Admission goes up for the Minnesota State Fair

  Grab another $1 before heading to Minnesota’s great get together this summer. The Minnesota State Fair will now cost $14 for those ages 13 to 64 to enter the gates, while seniors and children ages 5 through 12 will be admitted for $11. Kids under 5 can still get into the fair for free. Advance tickets will cost $11…

The 2017 Winter Woodturning Extravaganza Makes Its Mark

The Minn-Dak Woodturners Association provided an extravaganza to show off their work

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s a skill not everyone is capable of doing. The Minn–Dak Woodturners Association proved how skilled they really are and carved up a huge selection of crafty pieces for the community. About 20 accomplished turners demonstrated several projects and techniques including tops, bowls, vases, Christmas decorations and even spindles. “Oh it’s fun. Everybody is talking and creating…

Paralyzed Man Reaches $3 Million Settlement with Trampoline Park

AirMaxx Trampoline Park to pay $3 million to a man paralyzed after jumping into foam pit.

Attorneys say a St. Cloud trampoline park will pay $3 million to a Brainerd man after reaching a settlement. Anthony Seitz became paralyzed in August of 2015 after jumping into a foam pit at the AirMaxx Trampoline Park. Reports say Seitz signed a waiver before playing there with his 11-year-old son, but his lawsuit claims AirMaxx was negligent. An attorney…

Candy Company Recalling Products in Minnesota

Minnesota is one of eight states where a candy maker is recalling some of its products. The Hy-Vee food store chain is recalling some products made by Palmer Candy Company from 242 stores across eight states. The company found a milk powder ingredient used in chocolate coating which may be contaminated with salmonella. These candies are found in a clear…

Moorhead Underpass has a “Better Than 50-50 Chance”

A $42 million bill which would fund a railroad underpass is likely to pass according to Senator Kent Eken.

A Twin Valley senator says Moorhead has a “better than 50-50 chance” of getting a railroad underpass. This $42 million bill would be used to build an underpass at the intersection of Main Avenue and 21st Street. Senator Kent Eken is the main sponsor of this bill saying Moorhead “badly needs” this to pass for public safety reasons. They say…

First Bill of MN Legislative Session Signed into Law

Governor Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the state's legislative session into law.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the 2017 state legislative session into law on Friday. It will provide cuts to 200,000 Minnesotans in an effort to help teachers, college students and homeowners. But Dayton is still debating with legislation about how to offset health insurance premium hikes. Although the state’s Senate passed financial help to these premiums,…

Are Police Losing a Tool with Backpage.com?

Police have used the site as a tool to catch traffickers just as traffickers have used to site to do business

The site Backpage.com has removed its adult section after a Senate Homeland Security Investigation found it had knowingly facilitated online sex trafficking. Law Enforcement has used the site to help catch traffickers. “The audacity of a group of American citizens wishing to hide behind the first amendment when they exploit children is beyond me,” said North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

MN Lawmakers Working to Approve Longer Bar Operating Hours for 2018 Super Bowl

The bipartisan group of lawmakers say they want bars and liquor establishments to stay open until 4:00 am Super Bowl weekend

Fans attending next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis could squeeze in a few extra hours of partying. A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on Super Bowl weekend. Minnesota law currently requires bars to shut down by 2 a.m. Local governments would have to approve the extra hours…

Foxhome Woman Identified in Accidental Shooting

Authorities say the woman is in stable condition

Authorities have released the name of the Foxhome woman who accidentally shot herself. They say Samantha Pazdernik was attempting to put a gun in a holster when it went off, hitting her in the stomach. It happened Wednesday morning near her home in Foxhome. Pazdernick was taken to Sanford in Fargo and is in stable condition. Categories: Crime, Local News,…

Broadband Internet Coming to More Rural Minnesota Communities

More than 16,000 households, 2,200 businesses and 71 community organizations will benefit

  Minnesota State Officials announce more grants have been secured to help households and business in the state get broadband internet access. Officials say more than 16,000 households will be given access as well as 2,200 business and more than 70 community organizations. The expansion will also allow 42 projects across the state to be funded and given access. The…