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Send-Off Set for 700 Minnesota National Guard Members

Friday's ceremony is being held at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–A ceremonial send-off is being held for 700 Minnesota National Guard members headed for Western Asia. The St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade will provide Army helicopter, airplane and drone support to U.S. and coalition forces. The unit flies Black Hawk, Chinook and Apache helicopters and twin-engine turboprops for reconnaissance, transportation and medical evacuations. Friday’s ceremony is…

Murder Defendant Now Facing Weapons Charge

The 50-year-old Wootan was charged this week with the weapons felony.

Ronald WootanROLLA, N.D.–A man awaiting trial for murder in Rolette County is now facing an additional charge of possessing a weapon in a correctional facility. According to a criminal complaint, Sheriff Nathan Gustafson says Ronald Wootan was found with “a weapon assembled out of a razor blade and other parts” while he was in the Rolette County Jail. The 50-year-old…

Police Believe Moorhead Teen Intentionally Caused Fatal Crash

Police say Meyer was driving slower than 35 mph when the teen crossed into the opposite lane and struck her.

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Police say the death of a Watertown woman who was killed in a crash is being investigated as a homicide. Authorities say a 16-year-old Moorhead, Minnesota boy was going more than 100 mph when he crashed into the woman’s vehicle in Watertown Tuesday in an attempted suicide. Forty-three-year-old Dawn Meyer died at the scene. The boy was taken to…

Jordahl & Associates Planning Revitalization Project in Moorhead

They presented their plan to the Moorhead Economic Development Authority last week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — There could be new businesses popping up not long from now when you get off of I–94 in Moorhead. The old Family Fare building has been empty for some time, but it was part of many shoppers’ routines when it was open. “I really miss it. It was very convenient. I’d definitely like to see that grow…

NDSU Football Player Awarded 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Award

Ben Ellefson is being honored for his community work with local kids

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Over his four–year career at NDSU, senior football team captain Ben Ellefson has scored 13 touchdowns so far. This season alone, he’s scored one in each of the two games he’s played. But according to those around him, he’s not just a star on the field. “Ben is the definition of a servant leader. He’s always trying…

Car Rolls Into Red River in North Moorhead

No One Was in the Vehicle

A frightening experience for some people in north Moorhead as a car plunges in the Red River Shortly before 6 pm Moorhead Police and Fire were called to the river near the north dam. A car left in drive accidentally rolled down a hill and into the river narrowly missing a fisherman. No one was in the car when it…

Student Group Hosts Blood Drive at MSUM

It's the first time the American Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A student organization at MSUM is making an effort to help save lives. “Students Today Leaders Forever” is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Comstock Memorial Union. It’s the first time the Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus. Students hosting the drive say they hope those who have been…

New Life Center Holds “Meal at the Mission” to Raise Awareness

People can learn about programs and take a tour

FARGO, N.D. — The New Life Center is showing the community how they’re helping men and families experiencing homelessness. They do a Meal at the Mission the third Thursday of every month, where people can come in and learn about what the center does and take a tour. Staff are already talking about overflow for the winter, where they take…

Former Cop In Warroad Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Teen

Joshua Demmerly Is Accused of Assaulting The Teen Numerous Times

WARROAD, Minn. — A former cop from Warroad has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl while on duty. 30-year-old Joshua Demmerly entered an Alford plea, acknowledging there’s enough evidence to convict him. Prosecutors say Demmerly told the teen there was a felony investigation underway and he could offer protection. He is accused of assaulting her at least 10 times…

Duck Hunters Seeing Positive Trends in Wetland Conditions

The regular duck hunting season opens Saturday in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D.–After weathering ups and downs in wetland conditions for the last few years, duck hunters in North Dakota and South Dakota are seeing positive trends in the popular waterfowl states. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall survey shows that duck hunting wetlands have increased about 65% statewide from a year ago. Officials cite record conditions in…