Minnesota News

Man pleads guilty to throwing boy from Mall of America balcony

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Emmanuel Aranda, the man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third floor balcony at Mall of America, entered a guilty plea Tuesday morning in Hennepin County District Court. Aranda, 24, agreed to a sentence of 19 years…

MN 51st, ND 47th in Drug Use By State Rankings

UNITED STATES - While drug abuse and addiction is still an issue in the area, Minnesota and North Dakota are at the bottom of the list when it comes to drug use. The WalletHub study ranks each state and the District…

Mahnomen Man Arrested After Randomly Firing Several Shots

MAHNOMEN, MN -- A Mahnomen, Minnesota man is in jail after firing several shots, including one through the window of a bank in Mahnomen. 22-year-old Chase Gagnon was taken into custody. Deputies and White Earth Tribal officers responded shortly before 8:30…

High Risk Sex Offender On The Move In Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MN  -- A high risk sex offender has a new address in Moorhead. Police say 31-year-old Jesse Syverson is now living in the 700 block of 8th Street South. They say Syverson has a history of possessing child pornography on…

What Mother's Day Means to Moms

FARGO, N.D. -- Finding out you're going to be a mother for the first time doesn't always come easy. "I was really scared but I was excited. I kind of just had a feeling I…

Unresponsive Man Pulled From Island Lake, Flown To Fargo

BECKER CO., MN -- A Sauk Rapids man pulled from the cold waters of Island Lake was flown to Essentia in Fargo. Authorities do not know the condition of 61-year-old Lyle Nelson. They say witnesses spotted a boat going in circles…

Rep. Collin Peterson says USMCA would fail in House

At a Glyndon farm Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence urged Congressman Collin Peterson to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring up the USMCA for a vote. The Democrat says he's happy to make the request. The House Agriculture Committee…

Fundraiser Started for Man Fatally Electrocuted in Frazee

FRAZEE, Minn. - A family friend sets up a GoFundMe for a man who died after being electrocuted in rural Frazee on Monday. Money will go toward Dillon Wilson's funeral expenses and give financial support for his longtime girlfriend Amber Bauer…

UPDATE: Clean Water Restored to Breckenridge Hospital

UPDATE: The CHI Saint Francis Hospital and nursing home has access to safe water after a power outage released too much lime into the city's water supply Friday morning. Crews are now focusing on bringing safe water to the Twin Town…

Man Arrested After Starting Fire During Argument

DENT, MN -- An argument results in a fire and the arrest of a man near Dent, Minnesota. Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office arrested 35-year-old Joshua Fearing after he kicked a plastic gas can during the argument. He was smoking at…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Waffles

Waffles the English Pointer may be 77 in dog years, but he can still sweep a lady right off her feet. Literally, in the case of the Morning Show's Emily Welker. Waffles came in…

Body Of Pilot Found In Wreckage In Easter Minnesota

CARLTON, MINN. -The body of a pilot has been found in the wreckage of a small plane that went missing in eastern Minnesota. Searchers found the plane partially submerged in a river near the runway of the Moose Lake Carlton…

Vice President Pence Headed To F-M Area

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Vice President Mike Pence plans two tour stops in Minnesota to talk about the stalled trade deal with Mexico and Canada. He's likely to hear differing opinions on part of the plan to replace NAFTA. Pence…

Sale of Duluth-Based Retailer Maurices Finalized

DULUTH, Minn. - Maurices has announced that its sale to private equity firm OpCapita is complete, marking a new era in the Duluth-based women’s fashion retailer’s 88-year history. The headquarters of the company will remain in downtown Duluth. “This is…

Twins Offer $5 Tickets, Sell Out In Hours

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Minnesota Twins are trying to fill the seats at Target Field following a drop in attendance. The team decided to sell tickets starting at $5 without fees for the remaining home games in May. And they went fast.…