Minnesota News

Authorities Identify Teen Shot In Princeton

They say there was another 14–year–old male at the home at the time of the shooting

  PRINCETON, Minn– Authorities in Princeton, Minnesota have identified the teen found shot to death at his home. Police say they responded to a report of a gun going off at a home and found the body of 14–year–old Eric Nelson. They say there was another 14–year–old male at the home at the time of the shooting. No other details…

Minnesota Lawmakers Work To Finalize Budget As Deadline Approaches

The deal must be finalized in less than a week, or the threats of a government shut–down become more likely

  ST.PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s political leaders are back at the negotiating table as the deadline to make a budget deal is coming up fast. Governor Dayton and Republican lawmakers have a number of issues to resolve before a two–year budget deal can be confirmed. The two sides resumed negotiations after the GOP backed away last week and began making…

Minneapolis Spending Nearly $20,000 to Add Gender Neutral Restrooms in Government Buildings

The buildings affected also include police and fire stations

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The city of Minneapolis is spending nearly $20,000 to add gender neutral restrooms to its government buildings. Officials say at least 62 bathrooms in 44 government buildings will be built, including adding locks and signage. The buildings affected also include police and fire stations. Officials say anyone is allowed to use the bathroom and gender specific restrooms…

Judge Denies Requests for St. Anthony Officer Trial

Yanez is charged with manslaughter and his trial is scheduled to begin on May 30th

  RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — A judge is denying several requests for the St. Anthony police officer who killed Philando Canstile during a traffic stop last July. Attorneys for Jeronimo Yanez asked for permission for Yanez to act out the shooting for the jury and bring up what they feel is questionable when it comes to Castile’s character. But a…

Moorhead Police Warning Veterans About New Scam

Police say scammers have set up a phone number that closely resembles the Veterans Choice Program

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police are warning veterans about a phone scam that is pretending to be with the Veterans Choice Program. Police say scammers have set up a phone number that closely resembles the Veterans Choice Program. When people call this number by mistake, a voice tells them to leave a credit card number for a rebate. Police…

Authorities Identify Body Found in Lake Bemidji

The cause of death is unknown

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found in Lake Bemidji. The victim is 54-year-old Lonnie Dubois of Bemidji. About 2:00 Monday afternoon, officers responded a man found face down in the water near the Paul Bunyan Park dock. The cause of death is unknown. The case is under investigation. Categories: Community, Local…

How Local Health Officials are Working to Prevent Measles Outbreak

Measles is spreading across Minnesota and local health officials are taking precautions in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn.– From January 1 to April 22, 61 people from 10 states were reported to have measles. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are a total of 58 measles cases in Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Seur County. At least 55 cases are in children and three are in adults. However, health officials in Clay County…

Delta Airlines Introduces New Face-Scan Bag-Check Kiosk at MSP-International

You go to the kiosk, tag your own bags, pay the fee and drop your luggage on a conveyor belt

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Delta Airlines is testing out some new technology in Minnesota in the hopes of making the bag check more efficient and twice as fast. Face-scanning kiosks are being set up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport and will use facial recognition technology to match your identity to your passport photo. You go to the kiosk, tag your…

More than 100 Fatalities on Minnesota Roads so Far this Year

The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota public safety officials say more than 100 people have died on state roadways so far this year. The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents. Alcohol, speed, distracted driving and seat belt use are the most common. They say at least 84 of the deaths involved vehicles, 12 were pedestrians and six…

Preparing Children For A New Baby In The House

A newborn can be tough for the child who's used to being the baby

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–Packing a bag for the hospital is just one of them many items on the to–do list before a new baby arrives! One thing professionals said you might forget about, is preparing your other children for the change “I’m due September 9th,” said  Kristen Mayfield, who is expecting her third child. Although this isn’t her first pregnancy, it…