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Seven Family Members Injured in Carriage Crash in Iowa

The driver of the carriage was flown to a hospital in Rochester while the other six family members were taken to a local hospital

  MITCHELL COUNTY, Iowa — Seven family members were hurt after their carriage was hit by a car in northern Iowa. The accident happened Sunday night on a county road about two miles west of McIntire. The car driven by 34-year-old Marshall Peters ran into the rear of the Amish-style carriage. Ura Petersheim, 47, the driver of the carriage, was…

Juvenile Taken into Custody After Police Chase Through Clay County

One juvenile was taken to juvenile detention and three other passengers were turned over to their parents

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A juvenile led deputies on a wild chase from Moorhead into Clay County. It began when the driver refused to pull over for a traffic violation on Center Avenue in Moorhead after 2 a.m. The driver headed east on Highway 10, at times hitting 90 miles per hour heading through Dilworth. Stop sticks blew out…

Authorities Investigating Fatal Snowmobile Accident in Clearwater County

Authorities say 59-year-old Daniel Stock died on McKenzie Lake Road Sunday

  CLEARWATER COUNTY, Minn. — A Mahnomen man is dead after a snowmobile accident Sunday in Clearwater County. The sheriff’s office says 59-year-old Daniel Stock died in the accident along the McKenzie Lake Road. Deputies were called out around 12:50 yesterday afternoon and found Stock dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News, News…

Pickup Crashes Into Moorhead House

A pickup crashes into a house in Moorhead

A person was hurt after a pickup smashed into a house south of The Meadows golf course in Moorhead. The person was sitting in a recliner when the crash happened but is expected to be okay. Authorities say the driver suffered some type of medical issue and lost control. The driver and passenger weren’t hurt. Damage to the house is…

Defund Planned Parenthood Rally Held in Moorhead

The rally was one of many across the nation calling for the government to pull its funding for Planned Parenthood

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Rallies calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood are going on across the country, and one of those protests happened in Moorhead. About fifty sign wielding, pro–life advocates gathered in front of Moorhead’s Planned Parenthood clinic. For some, the fight is about religious morals. “Life is a precious gift of God, and from the moment of conception…

Minnesota Lawmakers Proposing to Halt Viewing Casket Tax

The proposal has heavy support from many lawmakers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are hoping to put a stop to the state’s tax on the use of viewing coffins during funerals. The proposal has heavy support from both party sides because while caskets or urns are exempt from tax, the “viewing coffins” used during the funeral is subject to a nearly seven percent state sales tax. Governor…

Minnesota Announces First Child Death from the Flu This Season

A total of 715 people have been hospitalized since the beginning of the flu season

MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced they have their first child death due to the flu this season. Officials with the state Department of Health says this is their only known case so far but could not provide any other details about the case due to privacy concerns. They say nearly 156 people were hospitalized with the flu last week alone…

Blood, Sweat And Beers: Alexandria Welcomes 1st Brewery In 70 Years

Copper Trail Brewing Opened In December

Blood, sweat and beers. That’s what two young entrepreneurs went through to re-tap into the beer industry in their hometown, the first brewery to open in the city of Alexandria in generations. Local boys Adam Graf and Dave Gibbons unleashed the taps at Copper Trail Brewing just before Christmas. They first discovered a brewing passion while studying at NDSU. “Kind…

Finalists Rejected, MNSCU Left without Permanent Chancellor

Devinder Malhotra will serve as interim chancellor until a permanent one is found

  MINNESOTA — All three finalists for chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have been rejected. The board has opted to have St. Cloud State provost Devinder Malhotra serve as interim chancellor until a permanent one is found. The system chair says he didn’t believe the board found the right candidate among the finalists to be the system’s next…

MNsure Hits Record Enrollment for 2017

Minnesota lawmakers used $312 million in rainy day funds to buy down monthly rates for shoppers who don't get federal subsidies

MINNESOTA — Rising health insurance premiums and Minnesota’s financial help program have driven record enrollment on the state’s health exchange. Officials at MNsure say they signed up more than 117,500 people during 2017’s open enrollment period. That’s up by more than a third from last year. The spike in insurance signups comes amid uncertainty at the federal level and the…