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Paralyzed Man Reaches $3 Million Settlement with Trampoline Park

AirMaxx Trampoline Park to pay $3 million to a man paralyzed after jumping into foam pit.

Attorneys say a St. Cloud trampoline park will pay $3 million to a Brainerd man after reaching a settlement. Anthony Seitz became paralyzed in August of 2015 after jumping into a foam pit at the AirMaxx Trampoline Park. Reports say Seitz signed a waiver before playing there with his 11-year-old son, but his lawsuit claims AirMaxx was negligent. An attorney…

Candy Company Recalling Products in Minnesota

Minnesota is one of eight states where a candy maker is recalling some of its products. The Hy-Vee food store chain is recalling some products made by Palmer Candy Company from 242 stores across eight states. The company found a milk powder ingredient used in chocolate coating which may be contaminated with salmonella. These candies are found in a clear…

Moorhead Underpass has a “Better Than 50-50 Chance”

A $42 million bill which would fund a railroad underpass is likely to pass according to Senator Kent Eken.

A Twin Valley senator says Moorhead has a “better than 50-50 chance” of getting a railroad underpass. This $42 million bill would be used to build an underpass at the intersection of Main Avenue and 21st Street. Senator Kent Eken is the main sponsor of this bill saying Moorhead “badly needs” this to pass for public safety reasons. They say…

First Bill of MN Legislative Session Signed into Law

Governor Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the state's legislative session into law.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the 2017 state legislative session into law on Friday. It will provide cuts to 200,000 Minnesotans in an effort to help teachers, college students and homeowners. But Dayton is still debating with legislation about how to offset health insurance premium hikes. Although the state’s Senate passed financial help to these premiums,…

Are Police Losing a Tool with Backpage.com?

Police have used the site as a tool to catch traffickers just as traffickers have used to site to do business

The site Backpage.com has removed its adult section after a Senate Homeland Security Investigation found it had knowingly facilitated online sex trafficking. Law Enforcement has used the site to help catch traffickers. “The audacity of a group of American citizens wishing to hide behind the first amendment when they exploit children is beyond me,” said North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

MN Lawmakers Working to Approve Longer Bar Operating Hours for 2018 Super Bowl

The bipartisan group of lawmakers say they want bars and liquor establishments to stay open until 4:00 am Super Bowl weekend

Fans attending next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis could squeeze in a few extra hours of partying. A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on Super Bowl weekend. Minnesota law currently requires bars to shut down by 2 a.m. Local governments would have to approve the extra hours…

Foxhome Woman Identified in Accidental Shooting

Authorities say the woman is in stable condition

Authorities have released the name of the Foxhome woman who accidentally shot herself. They say Samantha Pazdernik was attempting to put a gun in a holster when it went off, hitting her in the stomach. It happened Wednesday morning near her home in Foxhome. Pazdernick was taken to Sanford in Fargo and is in stable condition. Categories: Crime, Local News,…

Broadband Internet Coming to More Rural Minnesota Communities

More than 16,000 households, 2,200 businesses and 71 community organizations will benefit

  Minnesota State Officials announce more grants have been secured to help households and business in the state get broadband internet access. Officials say more than 16,000 households will be given access as well as 2,200 business and more than 70 community organizations. The expansion will also allow 42 projects across the state to be funded and given access. The…

Six Injured in Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Minnesota

Investigators say they are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion

  Six people are hurt after an explosion at a Minnesota manufacturing center. Rescue workers responded to an explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Center in Dodge Center at about 10:30 Wednesday morning. Officials say the blast happened near the paint shop. The company says all employees are accounted for and four of the injured remain hospitalized. Roads around the…

Vergas Man Injured in Crash in Becker County

The Minnesota State Patrol says the roads were slick when the crash happened

A Vergas man was injured after the vehicle he was driving was t-boned by a semi in Becker County. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 17. The state patrol says a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Marshall Rach came into the intersection and was hit by a semi driving southbound on Highway 59. Rach suffered…