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Horizon Middle School Has Late Thursday Start Due to Water Concerns

Officials say there is a concern after they believe kids became sick after drinking from a water fountain

There is a concern with the drinking water at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead. Several kids got sick from possible copper poisoning after drinking from a water fountain. Moorhead Public Service is working with the school district to identify the source of the contamination. It is believed to be an isolated plumbing issue on the premises. In order to finish…

Will Moorhead Get Their $42 Million Railroad Underpass?

A long sought after railroad underpass for Moorhead worth $42 million is included in Governor Dayton's infrastructure wish list for the House and Senate

  Gov. Dayton is asking the Minnesota Legislature to pony up for public construction projects. He has unveiled his $1.5 billion wish list of infrastructure upgrades, new buildings and early learning centers. A long sought after railroad underpass for Moorhead worth $42 million is included. The wish list is slightly larger than the proposal Dayton had last year and likely…

Man Accused in Breckenridge Shooting is Charged

Witnesses say Matthew Allard threatened to shoot everyone as he was leaving the Breckenridge house

A Breckenridge man has been charged with attempted murder for a shooting last Thursday night at a home in Breckenridge. Matthew Allard, 27, is accused of shooting Issac Herrera during an argument. Herrera was shot in the stomach and remains in a Fargo hospital. Witnesses told police that Allard said he “might as well shoot everyone” as he was leaving…

Moorhead Snowplow Driver Cited in Injury Crash

The driver was cited after police say he crossed the centerline and caused the accident

One person was hurt and the driver of a Moorhead city snow plow was cited following a crash. It happened shortly after 6 a.m. on Highway 75 near the 15th Avenue North intersection. Police say the snowplow was southbound when it crossed the highway centerline, forcing the northbound car to take evasive action to avoid a head-on crash. The two…

Road Trips with Your Pets: What You Need to Know

Wags Stay 'N Play Is Hosting Their Road Trip Week With Tips On What To Bring With You For Your Pets

In honor of National Pet Travel Safety Day, which was Monday, Wags Stay N’ Play is hosting a ‘Road Trip Week’ at their animal daycare. Employees are giving out tips to animal owners of how to travel with their pets. These include ideas of what to bring along when on a road trip according to how long you will be on…

Minnesota House Begins 2017 Session

Governor Dayton expected to make his State of the State Address January 23rd

Minnesota’s newly renovated capitol also held its first legislative session of the year. Gov. Dayton will give his State of the State on January 23. Republicans dominate both the House and the Senate in Minnesota. State Senator Michelle Fischbach, who represents parts of Benton and Stearns counties, was elected President of the Senate. State Senator Paul Gazelka was elected Senate…

Minnesota Based Company, MyPillow, Loses BBB Accreditation

The company has received an 'F' grade for its business practices

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is losing faith in Minnesota-based MyPillow. The BBB has lowered MyPillow’s rating to an “F”, based on a pattern of complaints from consumers. The BBB has attempted to persuade MyPillow to discontinue their “buy one get one free” and other discount offers without success. Advertising rules state the offers need to be…

Shakopee Teacher Dies in Officer Involved Shooting in Mankato

Police say an officer confronted Chase Tuseth and the two of them struggled before the officer fired at him

A man who died in an officer-involved shooting in Mankato over the weekend was a teacher at a school in Shakopee. Chase Tuseth first started working at the Tokata Learning Center in Shakopee as a science and P.E. teacher in August. Police responded to a disturbance Saturday morning at the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato. They say Tuseth was…

Fargo Woman Charged With DUI After Crashing Dealership Vehicle into Fire Hydrant

A woman allegedly crashes into a fire hydrant after taking a car from a Moorhead car lot

MOORHEAD, Minn. Police arrested a 27–year–old Fargo woman after she allegedly crashed a vehicle into a fire hydrant in Moorhead. The Moorhead Police Department says the woman was test driving a black Nissan Murano when she knocked off the fire hydrant at 50 miles per hour. The hydrant was not connected to the water main. When officials arrived, they found…

Thin Ice Calls for Extra Precautions While Ice Fishing

Ice is still too thin in many areas for trucks to drive on

  HAWLEY, Minn. This year is similar to last year in that higher temperatures have delayed bodies of water from freezing on time in many areas. The thinner ice can make activities like ice fishing carry a lot more risk. Angler Harley Klemick says one benefit of thin ice is drilling is easier…even if you can’t drive to your warming…