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Minnesota Lawmakers Hammer Out Budget Details in Special Session

Both the House and Senate are due in floor sessions at 3 p.m. Wednesday, giving them time to finalize details beforehand

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are back at the Capitol to wrap up work on the budget after a tense finish to the regular legislative session. Legislative leaders and Gov. Dayton struck a deal as time ran down toward a required midnight adjournment Monday. It included coming back in an immediate special session needed to plow through the…

New Summer Attractions for Detroit Lakes

As Lake Season Approaches, Detroit Lakes' Chamber Tells Us What You Can Look Forward to This Summer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means lake season is upon us. Detroit Lakes’ Chamber President said there is a lot to look forward to this summer. She said the unofficial kick-off to summer in DL is the Street Faire, which takes place the weekend after Memorial Day. Other popular events include…

Seven Clans Casino Responds to Viral Bedbug Facebook Video

Hotel staff shut down the room and quarantined it for treatment

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Management at Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls is responding to the discovery of bed bugs in one of their hotel rooms. “There’s nothing like lying in bed and having bed bugs crawling around you,” said Blake Fitzgerald, who shot the video while in the room. “You know, I’ve stayed in hundreds and hundreds…

Moorhead Mayor Williams Hopeful For Bonding Bill

Officials are concerned about emergency crews coming from Fargo getting delayed when a train is crossing

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams said she is waiting anxiously as the Minnesota Legislature wraps up its work. The bonding bill includes a $42 million railroad underpass project south of Moorhead High School. Officials are concerned about emergency crews coming from Fargo getting delayed when a train is crossing. Council members also say that this project is crucial…

No Budget Deal Yet: Minnesota Lawmakers Have Until Midnight

Both sides are trying to avoid the first government shut down since 2011

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota legislative session ends at midnight and there is still no agreement on the budget. Both sides have agreed to make changes to original proposals, but divisions remain on what areas to focus on within the nearly $46 billion budget bill. Republicans favor returning much of a $1.6 billion surplus in the form of…

Drugs Found in Clothing Donation to Once Upon a Child

The drugs were divided up into dozens of little plastic bags

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Workers at a suburban Minneapolis second hand shop found more 100 grams of marijuana in some used children’s clothes. The Maplewood Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of the accidental donation to the Once Upon a Child store with an invitation to the owner to come in and claim it. The drugs were divided up into…

Man Hurt After Attempting To Pour Gasoline On Bonfire

He Tossed Gasoline Can And Started Two Shops On Fire

WOLVERTON, Minn. – A bonfire in Wolverton, Minnesota got out of control after a man poured gas on it. The 20-year-old man suffered second degree burns to his leg. He was treated and released. Authorities say he threw the gasoline can away from a propane tank but it started two nearby shops on fire. One was destroyed, the other was…

Man Accused Of Taking Pickup In Custody After Chase

Officers Found Justin Hatten After 90 Minute Search

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A Milaca, Minnesota man is in custody after crashing a stolen pickup near Jamestown. Authorities arrested 28-year-old Justin Hatten after he lost control of the pickup on I-94 and fled into some nearby trees. Officers began a ground search around 9:40 Saturday night and found Hatten about ninety minutes later. They say the pickup had been stolen…

Relentless: Joe Hallock’s Road to Recovery

Two years after suffering a stroke, Joe Hallock thrives on baseball diamond for Concordia.

FARGO, N.D. — People don’t always go to college near their hometown, Fargo Shanley graduate Joe Hallock did. “I like it a lot, I can go see my family whenever I want,” Cobber catcher Joe Hallock said. “Friends can come watch. It is a good atmosphere, especially on game day.” During Joe’s time at Concordia, he cherishes game days andĀ every…

Former MSUM Swim Coach Arrested for Luring a Minor

He's currently being held in the Cass County jail

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A former MSUM swim coach is charged with luring a minor using a computer. Twenty-two-year-old Nick Asmann is accused of communicating with a victim who was less than 15-years-old. Asmann is charged with one count of luring a minor and two counts of possessing prohibited materials. He’s currently being held in the Cass County jail. Asmann’s…