Minnesota News

Gov. Dayton Recovering After Surgery for Prostate Cancer

A spokesman says Dayton's surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Dayton has gone under the knife to treat his prostate cancer. The Democrat had surgery this morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. A spokesman says Dayton’s surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning. Dayton expects to spend the night in the hospital but will return to his normal work schedule next…

Two Rescued in Fergus Falls Apartment Fire

Three people can't return to their homes after an overnight fire

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Two people were rescued after fire broke out in an apartment building in Fergus Falls. While most of the people are able to head back to their homes, a few apartment units are still blocked off after heavy smoke damage. Three people can’t return to their homes after an overnight fire. Crews were called to 1110…

The Red River Valley’s Sweet Spot: Moorhead DQ Open for Business

The famous restaurant is open for its 68th consecutive year at the corner of Eighth Street and Main Avenue

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The community celebrated the opening of the Moorhead Dairy Queen for the season. Customers braved a chilly day for their first chance at savoring their favorite treats at the iconic restaurant. The first day at the Moorhead Dairy Queen is an annual rite of passage for many in the community. For those who work there, opening day…

Moorhead Man Charged in Bar Altercation in Dent

Authorities arrested 23-year-old Cody Ridley after he was thrown out of the Dugout Bar in Dent last weekend

  DENT, Minn. — A Moorhead man is facing a charge of making terroristic threats after an incident at a bar. Authorities arrested 23-year-old Cody Ridley after he was thrown out of the Dugout Bar in Dent last weekend. They say Ridley told a woman at the bar that he could “mess up” her husband for $200 and said he…

Wadena Man Indicted on First Degree Murder Charge

Antonio St. Marie had been released from jail the day before the shooting

  WADENA, Minn. — A Grand Jury has indicted a Wadena man with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in November. Antonio St. Marie had been released from jail the day before the shooting. Margaret St. Marie, 27, was found dead in their apartment. Her brother and a child were held at gunpoint. St. Marie was arrested…

Fergus Falls Jury Deliberates Over Sanity of War Veteran who Killed His Father

They did not convict him of first-degree murder since they didn't believe the crime was premeditated

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The second phase of a trial for a man just convicted of killing his father is underway in Fergus Falls. A jury is considering whether 29-year-old Dustin Defiel was suffering from mental illness when he shot and killed his father, Rick, at his parent’s house last June. On Friday, they found Defiel guilty of second-degree…

Sabin Man Arrested for Underage Sex Crimes

Pope County deputies arrested 33-year-old Tyler Rosenfeldt at his house

  POPE COUNTY, Minn. — A man from Sabin, Minnesota is jailed after trying to meet a teenager for sex. Pope County deputies arrested 33-year-old Tyler Rosenfeldt at his house. Investigators say Rosenfeldt responded to an ad on social media in which a deputy was pretending to be a 14-year-old. Rosenfeldt was turned over to Clay County authorities and is…

Charges Dismissed in Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest Shooting

Defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against two co-defendants

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Charges are dismissed against one of four men accused in the November 2015 shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct. The men were at a protest over the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by police. A judge has ruled prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to support charges of felony riot against Daniel…

Evansville Man’s Threats Lead to School Lockdown Monday

The Douglas County Swat Team was activated due to the threats and weapons in the house

  EVANSVILLE, Minn. — Teachers and sports teams were kept inside a school in Evansville, Minnesota after a man threatened to kill his father. Paul Johnson, 56, called authorities on Monday saying his 32-year-old son, Matthew Nolan, had threatened to kill him with a knife in his house. He also said his son threatened to force law enforcement to kill…

Done Deal? The Star Lake Casino Project

The project would construct a third Shooting Star location on Star Lake in Otter Tail County

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A proposed casino on an undeveloped portion of Star Lake is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered. Members of White Earth Nation and people of Otter Tail County are asking two questions: what does progress look like and what price are they willing to pay for it? Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, and 25…