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More Marijuana Found In Ford Fusions Manufactured In Mexico

More marijuana has been found in Ford Fusions manufactured at a plant in Mexico. Authorities say one-million dollars’ worth of marijuana was found in Ford Fusions shipped to an Ohio dealership. They are now trying to figure out who put the pot in the vehicles and who, apparently, didn’t retrieve it. It was back in March when 217 pounds of…

Woman Hurt After Driving Pickup Into Path of Oncoming Train

Collision Happened Sunday Near Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A woman has potentially life threatening injuries after driving her pickup into the path of an oncoming train. It happened Sunday afternoon just south of Highway 2 about 12 miles west of Bemidji. ONSTAR alerted dispatchers of the crash. Emergency crews took the driver, 73-year-old Janice Callahan of Chatfield, to a hospital in Robbinsdale with serious injuries….

Man Jailed After Shooting Gun During Standoff

Fergus Falls Police Did Not Fire Any Shots

Fergus Falls, Minn. — A Fergus Falls man is jailed and awaiting official charges after firing shots during a 2-hour standoff. It happened Saturday afternoon on the 700 block of North Vine Street. Officers say 27-year-old Theodore Tiede was intoxicated and threatened another person in the house with a gun. He fired several rounds from the house before giving himself…

Minnesota Judge To Hear Diversion Arguments Tuesday

Could Decide To Halt Construction of F-M Diversion

Both sides in the legal battle over the Red River diversion could get some clarity soon. A federal judge in Minnesota will hear arguments Tuesday on whether construction of the project should be halted until developers receive the necessary permits from the Minnesota DNR. The 36-mile channel is envisioned as the solution to the frequent flooding threat to Fargo-Moorhead. But…

Woman Who Fell From Pickup Identified

She Suffered Severe Head Trauma And Died At The Scene

Douglas Co., Minn. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s office has identified the woman who died after falling out of the back of a pickup. They say the victim is 61-year-old Marilyn Weedman of Alexandria. Weedman fell out of the slow-moving pickup in Alexandria on Saturday and hit her head on the pavement. Deputies arrived and found her with severe head…

Gooseberry Park 5K Brings Awareness to Stillbirth Prevention

Families are running to create change at the fourth annual Mary–Alice 5K

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local non–profit is showing people in the metro how prevention exists for stillbirth.  They feel the most important step is educating the community. People from the Valley are coming together to melt away the stigma associated with pregnancy loss. “This is a really great place for families to come and have some fun in honor of…

Nine Tornadoes Confirmed in Recent Thunderstorms Across the Valley

These storms ripped through many parts of the Valley on Tuesday

RED RIVER VALLEY — Nine tornadoes from Tuesday’s storms were confirmed by the Grand Forks National Weather Service. Weather officials said the strongest storm created three separate tornadoes along a straight line. The most powerful tornado formed east of Hatton and stayed on the ground for about 23 miles with winds up to 135 miles per hour. The storm weakened…

Storm Damage Cleanup Teams Are in Full Force in Becker County

After Tuesday night's storm, cleanup crews are working to get Becker County back to normal

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — The city of Detroit Lakes is still cleaning up after this week’s storms tore through Becker County. People who live in the region are still picking up the pieces left behind after a series of storms that spawned tornadoes ravaged Lakes County. “I’ve been the emergency manager here since 2013 and this is the worst storm…

Moorhead Center Mall Holding Indoor Street Fair Deals This Weekend

The fair's vendors are selling clothes, antiques and other items

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead Center Mall is offering a safe haven from the heat this weekend. You can escape the humidity just a few blocks away from the Downtown Street Fair at the Moorhead Center Mall’s Indoor Street Fair. The fair’s vendors are selling clothes, antiques and other items. There is no sales tax on any clothing or shoes…

Minnesota Dept. of Health Hoping to Save Suicide Hotline

They're discussing plans to keep the hotline open for an even longer amount of time

  OAKDALE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health is offering financial help to a suicide prevention hotline expected to shut down. The state’s hotline, operated by Canvas Health of Oakdale, says the state can’t afford to lose their service due to heightened suicide rates. The department will provide $139,000 to keep the hotline open until at least September 29th….