Minnesota News

Senator Franken Demands Answers on Russia from FBI Director Comey

The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON D.C. — The head of the FBI says Russia is still involved in American politics and Minnesota Senator Franken wants answers. During questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey agreed that Russia provides safe haven for cyber criminals. The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Comey also says Russia…

Church Luncheon Raises Money for Area Food Pantry

Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead supported the Dorothy Day House through its annual Salad and Pie Luncheon

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A congregation at one local church gathered to help an area charity. The annual Salad and Pie Luncheon was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Downtown Moorhead. Hundreds gathered for a meal provided by the church. This year Dorothy Day House was selected to receive proceeds from the event, which provides food to needy families on the…

Ada Mayor Steps Down Before Big Move

Ellefson joined the city council after the flood of 1997 and became mayor in 2000

ADA, Minn. — The mayor of Ada, Minnesota has stepped down. Mayor James Ellefson retired effective last night. His term was set to expire in 2020. Ellefson joined the city council after the flood of 1997 and became mayor in 2000. He took a break from serving between 2012 and 2014. The Ellefson family is moving to Florida this summer….

Case Concerning Minnesota’s Sex Offender Treatment Program on Hold

Lawyers for the offenders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional

  MINNESOTA — A federal judge has stayed further proceedings in a class-action lawsuit over Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program. Lawyers for the offenders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank declared the program “unconstitutional” in 2015 because only a handful of offenders had ever…

Fight at Garfield Restaurant Ends in Drug Bust, Three Arrests

It spilled out into the parking lot and Walker was seen smashing a vehicle's windshield with a shovel before fleeing the scene

  GARFIELD, Minn. — A fight at the Fire Station Bar and Grill in Garfield, Minnesota on Monday ended in a big drug bust. Witnesses told deputies that Joseph Walker got into an argument with his girlfriend, Kaylee Anderson, at the bar. It spilled out into the parking lot and Walker was seen smashing a vehicle’s windshield with a shovel…

Minnesota Lawmakers Looking for Harsher Penalties for Genital Cutting of Children

Prosecutors say the girls were brought to Michigan by their mothers

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are moving to levy harsh penalties on parents who subject their children to genital cutting after a Detroit-area doctor was charged. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged last week with female genital mutilation and other crimes for allegedly performing the procedure on two seven-year-old Minnesota girls. The manager of the clinic and his wife…

Minnesota Couple Sentenced for Helping Hide Teenagers from Father

A Dakota County judge has sentenced the Dahlens to two years of probation

  HERMAN, Minn. — The couple who helped a mother hide her two teenage daughters from their father on a ranch near Herman has been sentenced to probation. Douglas and Gina Dahlen kept the girls at White Horse Ranch for two and a-half years to hide them during their parents’ bitter divorce. A Dakota County judge has sentenced the Dahlens…

Three Students Injured In Bemidji School Bus Accident

The injured have been brought to Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji.

BEMIDJI, MN – Three students have been hurt in a school bus accident near Bemidji. Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Jim Hess says one student may have suffered a broken arm, another had a facial laceration and a third had possible internal injuries. Hess says other students aboard had “bumps and bruises.” Hess says one student was airlifted from the scene….

Congressmen Peterson Speechless Over Racist Minnesota GOP Facebook Post

A social media post on the Minnesota GOP attacking congressmen peterson has one person out of a job

MINNESOTA — A Minnesota GOP member has resigned over a Facebook post aimed at Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson. The post that was quickly deleted included racist remarks toward Congressman Keith Ellison. The post took many by surprise, including locals and has one person out of a job. “Normally, the content they put out is genuine and professional,” said Thomas Manninen,…

Six Now Charged in Shooting Death of Bloomington Teen

Police say all six suspects regularly bought drugs from the victim, 19-year-old Corey Elder

  BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — All six arrested suspects have now been charged in the shooting death of a teen in Bloomington. Tarrance Murphy, Maurice Verser, and Alec Streit are charged with murder, burglary and assault. The charges are identical to those that were passed down Monday to the first three suspects-Megan Cater, Noah Peterson and Briana Martinson, despite Verser being…