Minnesota News

Ashley Hunter Sentenced to Two Life Terms in Prison Without Parole

Samuel Traut's family gave speeches to the court

FARGO, ND — The question “do you have any siblings” is one Sally Traut will never answer the same. “What do I say? Do I say I don’t have any siblings just to simplify it? Do I say ‘one’ and just move on, making them think I don’t particularly enjoy my sibling,” Sally said. For Sally’s mother MaryAnn, it’s hard…

Cool Cats on Display for Dairy Queen Fundraiser for Cats Cradle

The goal is to raise money and awareness for Cats Cradle Shelter located in Fargo

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The only thing better than having some ice cream is enjoying that sweet treat with a furry friend. The Dairy Queen on 30th Ave in Moorhead hosted Dining with Cats, giving people the chance to do just that. The goal is to raise money and awareness for Cats Cradle Shelter located in Fargo. Fifteen percent of all…

State Fire Marshal Investigating Structure Fires Near Mahnomen

The sheriff says the buildings had not been used for over 10 years and had no power

1/2 Courtesy: Tony Herrmann Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Courtesy: Tony Herrmann Show Caption Hide Caption MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Suspicious fires at two unoccupied buildings near Mahnomen are under investigation. The structures were engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived Monday afternoon. They were located 12 miles east of Mahnomen on Highway 200 and both were destroyed. The sheriff says…

Students at Minnehaha Academy Head Back to School

An explosion destroyed part of their campus in Minneapolis last month

  MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Students at Minnehaha Academy’s Upper School headed back to school at their new home in Mendota Heights. An explosion destroyed part of their campus in Minneapolis last month. Classes are being held on the former site of Brown College, located in an industrial park about six miles south of Minnehaha Academy’s Minneapolis campus. The site…

First Day of School For Moorhead Area Public Schools

Summer has Officially Ended for the Children of Moorhead Area Public Schools

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Labor Day marks the end of summer for a lot of people in Minnesota, which means it’s time to go back to school! Moorhead Area Public Schools welcomed back students. Part of Horizon Middle School was one of the new schools that opened in the District. The school now has a fifth and sixth grade side along…

Blackduck Man Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

The woman had been abducted Friday in International Falls

HORNET TOWNSHIP, Minn, — A Blackduck, Minnesota man is in custody after being accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. Joshua Smith, 31, was arrested after a search warrant was conducted on a residence in Hornet Township, about 30 miles northeast of Bemidji. Authorities found the woman walking away from the residence when they arrived and they sought the search warrant. The…

Missing Alexandria Teen Found in Grant County

The case is still under investigation

GRANT COUNTY, Minn. — An Alexandria teen missing for nearly a month has been found in rural Grant County. Alexandria Police say 15-year-old Jasmine Block is being treated for minor injuries at the Douglas County Hospital and has been reunited with her family. They did not give any other information about how she was injured or if she was with…

Money Talks: What’s Ahead For September

After an up-and-down August, what can you expect in the stock market?

August had its highs — lots of them — in the world of finance, but as the month went on things got pretty intense. North Korea butted heads with the U.S. and many of our allies, and Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and with it, the oil refineries on the Gulf Coast, affecting gas prices. It made for an interesting time…

Detroit Lakes Attractions Quiet this Labor Day

The temperature is getting lower and the water is getting colder, but that isn't stopping people from soaking up their last days of summer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Labor Day signals the last day of summer vacation for many people and that means they are pulling out all the stops to make it last. The temperature is getting lower and the water is getting colder, but that isn’t stopping people from soaking up their last days of summer. “It’s very sad that summer’s almost…

Kurdish Americans in Moorhead Celebrate the Independence Referendum

A vote on September 25th will decide if their home country becomes an independent nation

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of Kurdish Americans from across the Valley are celebrating what may become Independence Day in their home country. They first came to Moorhead in the 1970’s as refugees. Many of them came here to escape persecution. Oppressing forces have been at odds with Kurdistan for more than 100 years. At Gooseberry park, a Kurdish community with…