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Former Pancheros Employee Says He Recorded Women’s Bathroom Videos for Sexual Pleasure

Sam Hagen, 18, is accused of using his cell phone to record video of women in the Moorhead Pancheros

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead community was caught by surprise after an investigation of a former employee at a local restaurant ends in charges. Eighteen–year–old Sam Hagen is out of jail after allegedly using his cell phone to record women in the bathroom at Pancheros in Moorhead. Hagen is a Moorhead High School senior who had been working at Pancheros…

Former Moorhead Pancheros Employee Charged

Sam Hagen, 18, was an employee at the Pancheros in Moorhead and allegedly used his cell phone to record women in the bathroom

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man is out of jail after allegedly using his cell phone to record women in the bathroom at Pancheros in Moorhead. This came after days of investigation that caught many at the restaurant and in the community by surprise. Sam Hagen is an 18–year–old Moorhead High School senior who had been working at Pancheros in…

Minnesota Lawmakers Struggling to Salvage Budget Deal

It remains unclear how long it will take the Legislature to finish

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s legislative leaders are searching for how to salvage a special session to finish a two-year, $46 billion budget. They worked around the clock Tuesday and it took a toll on some lawmakers as you can see when you watch the video. The Legislature missed another deadline this morning as they blew through a self-imposed goal…

Video Released of Officer-Involved Shooting in Crystal, Minnesota

The man was wounded and taken to the hospital following the shooting this morning at Bassett Creek Park

CRYSTAL, Minn. — A police officer in Crystal, Minnesota shot a man who refused to drop his weapon. The eyewitness video was given to KMSP Channel 9, the Fox affiliate in the Twin Cities. The man was wounded and taken to the hospital following the shooting this morning at Bassett Creek Park. An email from the city manager to City…

Details Released in Death of 12-Year-Old Alexandria Girl

Jalysa got into the water on her own and was swept away by the current before she went under water

GoFundMeALEXANDRIA, Minn. — It has been determined that a 12-year-old girl died of freshwater drowning last month near Alexandria. The body of JaLysa Cook was pulled out of the channel between Lake Cowdry and Lake Darling on April 28th around 6 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office found that JaLysa got into the water on her own and was swept…

Minnesota Lawmaker Working to Make it Harder for Parents to Opt Out of Vaccinations

DFL Rep. Mike Freiberg of Golden Valley hopes the ongoing measles outbreak will convince lawmakers to make changes

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — There are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota so far this year. Now, a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. Nearly 2,000 kindergartners weren’t immunized against measles this year because their parents presented a notarized statement to avoid vaccination. DFL Rep. Mike…

911 Service Restored In Northern Minnesota

The Beltrami Sheriff's Department reports that emergency service has been restored.

UPDATE: The Beltrami Sheriff’s Office Facebook page reports that 911 service has been restored. Original Post: The Beltrami Sheriff’s Office reports a significant disruption to 911 service in northern Minnesota. Phone companies are working on the situation. If you cannot get through on 911, please dial our non-emergency number: 218-333-9111. This is affecting multiple counties. You will most likely get a…

Students at Hawley Elementary School Prepared for Emergencies

Project Pillowcase visited Hawley Elementary to help get kids ready for a disaster

HAWLEY, Minn. — Students at Hawley Elementary School learned about the importance of fire safety. The Red Cross stopped by to present the Pillowcase Project promoting being prepared for disasters. The students decorated their own pillowcases which will be filled with items essential for survival in case of fire or other disasters. For the Red Cross, the project is the…

Aldi Breaks Ground in Dilworth After a High Demand for the Store

The grocery store known for having affordable food is coming to the Fargo-Moorhead area

DILWORTH, Minn. — A groundbreaking was held this morning in Dilworth for a highly requested grocery store. The metro’s first Aldi grocery store is coming to 34th Street North in Dilworth, near Walmart. The national chain is known for selling common foods and produce at cheaper than usual prices. Dilworth Mayor Chad Olson said this will boost the city’s economy,…

Moorhead Man Arrested in Child Porn Investigation

The Clay County Attorney's office is considering charges

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An online child porn investigation has led police to a predatory sex offender in Moorhead. Investigators seized two tablets and a cellphone from the home of 33-year-old Justin Worcester-Jordan. The Clay County Attorney’s office is considering charges. Authorities got a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Court documents say Jordan was convicted of…