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Crookston bishop defends conduct in sexual abuse case

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota bishop says he was trying to protect the confidentiality of a man who said he was sexually abused by a popular priest when he certified to other church officials that the priest was fit to work…

Mayor of Ada, Minn. Resigns

ADA, Minn. - Mayor of Ada Todd Sawrey resigned during a City Council meeting Monday night. "I've been dealing with several health issues for the past several years and need to refocus my energy on my health, family and business.…

Minneapolis Man Charged with 13 Counts of Voter Fraud

MINNEAPOLIS--Hennepin County prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Minneapolis man with 13 felony counts of voting fraud. Abdihakim Amin Essa allegedly helped 13 people fraudulently cast absentee ballots last year. The charges filed last week say he told officials he was…

US Rep. Ilhan Omar Divorces Husband in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS--Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an "irretrievable breakdown'' in their marriage. Omar and Ahmed Hirsi had been married since January 2018 but were…

No Charges after Minnesota School Marked by Swastika

EDINA, Minn.--Police in a Minneapolis suburb say a juvenile will not face charges after acknowledging drawing a swastika and other offensive graffiti on a shed at an elementary school. Edina police were called Saturday about the chalk graffiti. The officer…

Minnesota DNR Rejects Ban on Lead Ammunition, Tackle

ST. PAUL, Minn.--Minnesota wildlife officials have rejected a request from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in rifle bullets, birdshot and fishing tackle. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources denied the petition Monday. DNR officials say restrictions on…

Moorhead School Bond Referendum Election Is Tomorrow

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- People living in Moorhead's 152nd Independent School District can vote on Tuesday November 5th on the high school's bond referendum. The $110 million referendum would rebuild the Moorhead High School and…

WE Fest Will Not Return to Detroit Lakes Until 2021

Detroit Lakes, MN -- In a Facebook posting WeFest Organizers announced they will skip holding the festival in 2020. They will return to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in 2021. Here is the post: We are so excited to embark on this…

Sanders Holds Second Rally in Minneapolis with Omar

MINNEAPOLIS--Sen. Bernie Sanders attempted to recapture the political energy at a Minneapolis rally that led to his runaway victory in the Minnesota DFL presidential caucus four years ago. He appeared Sunday at the University of Minnesota with Rep. Ilhan Omar,…

Veteran Takes Virtual Honor Flight To D.C.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN -- U.S. Navy Veteran Daryle Olson or as everyone calls him, "Ole" served from 1956 to 1960. When his number was called to join the Honor Flight, there was some excitement. "When…

Local Wholesaler Struggles Under Rough Weather

HALSTAD, Minn. -- As a young entrepreneur, Bjorn Solberg was full of hope as he purchased his first business. "I wouldn't have bought this business if I didn't see a potential opportunity for growth right…

Kurdish Community Holds Vigil In Moorhead

  MOORHEAD, MINN. -- Impassioned speeches filled the room at the Trinity Lutheran Church as residents, public officials, and members of the Kurdish community came together to remember the lives lost but to carry on…

Clay County Wants To Take Jack Back

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Clay County is encouraging people to help the environment by dropping off their pumpkins. County officials will take them to Doubting Thomas Farms. Workers there will compost them and turn them into…

Moorhead preparing for winter with snowplow training

MOORHEAD, Minn.- There's not much time left until we see snow falling. The city of Moorhead is preparing by conducting pre–season snow removal training. Snow plow drivers went through an obstacle course as part of…

Minnesota Environmental Groups Push for Bag Fees

MINNEAPOLIS--Environmental groups and activists in two Minnesota cities are advocating for a new strategy on plastic bag restrictions. Minneapolis and Duluth advocates are pushing for fees for paper and plastic bags. They want customers to think about whether they're needed.…

Former Students Reach Settlement with Theater Company

MINNEAPOLIS--Nine remaining lawsuits filed by former students who say they were abused by employees of the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis decades ago have reached settlements. Attorney Jeff Anderson plans to announce the settlements at a news conference Friday. The…

Minnesota Reports 1st Flu Death of Season

ST. PAUL, Minn.--Minnesota has reported its first flu death of the season. The Minnesota Department of Health says it was an adult who died. So far no children have died of influenza in Minnesota this season. Health officials say flu…