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Minnesota Gun Permits Hit All Time High

  MINNESOTA -- Minnesota issued more gun carry permits in 2016 than in any year since it began distributing the permits. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says sheriff's departments granted 71,156 permits last year. That's nearly 60 percent more…

Gov. Dayton Recovering After Surgery for Prostate Cancer

  ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Minnesota Gov. Dayton has gone under the knife to treat his prostate cancer. The Democrat had surgery this morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. A spokesman says Dayton's surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30…

Moorhead Man Charged in Bar Altercation in Dent

  DENT, Minn. -- A Moorhead man is facing a charge of making terroristic threats after an incident at a bar. Authorities arrested 23-year-old Cody Ridley after he was thrown out of the Dugout Bar in Dent last weekend. They…

Wadena Man Indicted on First Degree Murder Charge

  WADENA, Minn. -- A Grand Jury has indicted a Wadena man with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in November. Antonio St. Marie had been released from jail the day before the shooting. Margaret St. Marie,…

Sabin Man Arrested for Underage Sex Crimes

  POPE COUNTY, Minn. -- A man from Sabin, Minnesota is jailed after trying to meet a teenager for sex. Pope County deputies arrested 33-year-old Tyler Rosenfeldt at his house. Investigators say Rosenfeldt responded to an ad on social media…

Evansville Man's Threats Lead to School Lockdown Monday

  EVANSVILLE, Minn. -- Teachers and sports teams were kept inside a school in Evansville, Minnesota after a man threatened to kill his father. Paul Johnson, 56, called authorities on Monday saying his 32-year-old son, Matthew Nolan, had threatened to…

Done Deal? The Star Lake Casino Project

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A proposed casino on an undeveloped portion of Star Lake is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered. Members of White Earth Nation and people of Otter Tail County…

White Earth Officers to Begin Wearing Body Cams

  WHITE EARTH, Minn. -- Police in White Earth will soon be wearing body cameras. White Earth Tribal Police is just the latest department to implement the program. Officers will begin recording audio/visual interactions. They say the body cameras are…

Minnesota Preps for Budget Surplus

  ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota lawmakers are getting ready for a new estimate on the state's expected budget surplus. Tuesday's forecast will allow lawmakers to begin divvying up the state's funds in a variety of competing areas. Gov. Dayton…

Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales Hits Slight Snag

  ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Prohibition-era ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota will soon be a thing of the past. The Senate has voted 38-28 to repeal the state's long-standing ban. Governor Dayton has said that he will…

Mayo Clinic Completes First Successful Face Transplant

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- It's a first for the Mayo Clinic and it's given a Wyoming man a new outlook on life. It took a team of nine surgeons 57 hours to successfully complete the hospital's first face transplant. The patient…

Gov. Dayton Proposes Plan for Monitoring Vikings' Stadium

  ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gov. Dayton is tapping a former Minnesota Supreme Court chief justice to lead the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium. Dayton has named Kathleen Blatz as interim chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports…

Man Makes Plea Deal in Moorhead Home Invasion

  MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A man involved in a home invasion in Moorhead last October has reached a plea deal. Kaahin Mudey, 22, has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting assault with a dangerous weapon. Other charges including kidnapping were…

MSUM's President Tackles Budget Issues

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- MSUM's president was at the capitol building in St. Paul to present a budget request to state lawmakers. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, university officials requested $178…

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