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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…

Two Separate Crashes, Both Drivers Asleep at the Wheel

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn., FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Two people have survived falling asleep at the wheel after separate crashes. A Wilkin County sheriff's deputy found a pickup in the ditch on the west side of Campbell Saturday night. The driver,…

Detroit Lakes Woman Hit by Train Identified

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Police in Detroit Lakes have identified a woman struck and killed by a train Saturday night. She is 56-year-old Lynn Alexander of Detroit Lakes. Alexander was hit around 9 p.m. at the Washington Avenue crossing.…

House to Vote on Sunday Liquor Sales

Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state's ban on Sunday liquor sales. The House is expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says…

Wanted Oregon Inmate Found in Minnesota

An Oregon inmate wanted after he cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet has been arrested in Sauk Centre. The Washington County Sherriff's Office in Oregon says 30-year-old Aaron Emery was arrested Friday while working at Subway. The sheriff's office says…

Fatal Train Accident in Detroit Lakes

A woman is dead after she was hit by a train in Detroit Lakes on Saturday night. Paramedics were called after 9 p.m.to the Washington Avenue and Highway 10 crossing. The 56-year-old woman was found dead on the tracks. The…

Semi Driver Dies After a Crash in Stearns County

STEARNS COUNTY, Minn. -- Authorities say James Peifer, 61, of Brooklyn Center is dead after his semi crashed in Stearns County, Minnesota. Highway Patrol reports say the semi was westbound on I-94 and hit some trees after going off road. An airbag…

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