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Jasmine Block Shares Story of Survival: “She’s a Warrior”

Jasmine was allegedly lured from her Alexandria home August 8th by family acquaintance Thomas Barker. KMSP Fox 9's Paul Blume has this story.

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Three suspects charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria made their initial court appearances. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Barker, a family friend, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment. Steven Powers is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. Joshua Holby is charged…

Greater Moorhead Days Offers Food, Fun, Music and a Big ‘Ol Bridge Bash

The second annual event gave the Moorhead Business Association a chance to block off the 1st Avenue North Bridge

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Greater Moorhead Days has kicked off a week packed full of events for all ages with the first event, Bridge Bash. The second annual event gave the Moorhead Business Association a chance to block off the 1st Avenue North Bridge. Many different food trucks lined the sides of the bridge, bands played music on their center stage,…

Air Force Reserve Bus Bound for Fargo Hit by Semi on I-94

The crash happened around 1 o'clock on I-94 west bound between Monticello and Albertville

MONTICELLO, Minn. — The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a crash involving an Air Force Reserve bus headed for Fargo and a semi. The crash happened around 1 o’clock on I-94 west bound between Monticello and Albertville. The semi apparently rear-ended the bus and the bus rolled. According to the Air Force Reserve, six of the 13 passengers were hurt….

Hear from Alexandria Teen, Reunited with Family, Tonight on KVRR Local News @ 9

Prosecutors say was transported in a duffel bag, kept in a closet and "treated like animal" over the 29 days she was missing

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. —┬áCharges are filed against three man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Barker, a family friend, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment. Steven Powers is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. Joshua Holby is charged with kidnapping and…

Pet Connection: Meet Oliver

He has a subtle sparkle all his own.

Diamond In The Ruff pet rescue can sure spot a gem when they see one. This week’s Pet Connection Thursday was a particular treat for the Morning Show’s Emily Welker, because Diamond’s Ryan Keel brought in her very favorite kind of dog to visit with us live in-studio — the kind of dog that’s a little shy at first, but…

Alexandria Community Ready to Support Local Teen Reunited with Family After Alleged Abduction

Alexandria Police now have new information in the case

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Block went missing on August 8th. She was located Tuesday in rural Grant County just 20 miles from her home in Alexandria. Alexandria Police now have new information in the case and the community is celebrating the return of one of their own. “She’s an amazing woman with a lot of strength,” said Alexandria Police…

Moorhead Preps for Greater Moorhead Days Celebration

The Greater Moorhead Parade will be tomorrow at 6 and will be "school-spirit" themed

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Fall is right around the corner, which means Greater Days of Moorhead is back. The festival officially began at 5 p.m. with the Bridge Bash, which had games, food trucks and musical performances by Brat Pack Radio and the Shuttles. The Greater Moorhead Parade will be tomorrow at 6 and will be “school-spirit” themed. Events will be…

Alexandria Teen Reunited with Family After Alleged Abduction

Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block's disappearance

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A teenage girl from Alexandria made a dramatic escape from her captors after she was kidnapped nearly a month ago. Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block’s disappearance. Alexandria Police have new information in the case. Jasmine Block, 15, was located Tuesday in rural Grant County just 20 miles from her home in Alexandria. She went…

Rocky the Boa Constrictor on the Loose in Princeton, Minnesota

Rocky, who has been a pet for 12 years, was able to escape his tank and is now on the lam...er...loose

  PRINCETON, Minn. — Authorities are asking people in the town of Princeton, Minnesota to keep an eye out for a large snake named Rocky. Rocky is a boa constrictor that is about five feet long and went missing when his owner accidentally left the door to the house open. Rocky, who has been a pet for 12 years, was…

Alexandria Teen, Missing for 29 Days, Describes Escaping from Alleged Abductors

Police said three people have been arrested after 15-year-old Jasmine Block was found late Tuesday afternoon

1/4 Jasmine Block, 15, Alexandria Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Joshua Holby, 31, Carlos, Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Steven Powers, 20, Mankato, Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Thomas Barker, 32, Carlos, Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Alexandria Police have released more information into the case of a missing teen nearly a month ago. Police…