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Herman, MN – Town of the Week – 2-23-21

Herman, MN was the subject of a movie in 2001 based on a true story that took place in the town in 1994.  Some great old photos, including the Modern Woodmen Drill Team. Go Panthers!! Categories: Town Of The Week Tags: GRANT COUNTY, HERMAN, Herman-Norcross, Modern Woodmen, TOWN OF THE WEEK

UPDATE: One person dead after tornado in Otter Tail County

1/3 Courtesy: Jon Johnson Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Courtesy: Jon Johnson Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Courtesy: Jon Johnson Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: One person has died and two people are hurt after a tornado near Dalton, Minnesota. For about 30 minutes just after 5:00 Wednesday night, the storm ripped its way across the fields out here and…

Minnesota DNR Implementing Burning Restrictions Immediately

CLAY COUNTY, Minn–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office shared a message from the Minnesota DNR about burning restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, the DNR is placing burning restrictions in Grant, Douglas, Pope, Norman, Otter Tail, Clay, Wilkin, Stevens and Traverse Counties. The DNR said, “On a typical year, we try to give the public a couple of snow-free weeks…

Sheriff: Meth Bust is Largest Ever in Grant County

The meth has a street value of about $40,000.

CARSON, N.D.–A Carson man is in custody after Grant County authorities say they intercepted a package with 5 pounds of methamphetamine, an amount they say is the largest seizure in the county. Sheriff John Foss says the meth has a street value of about $40,000. Authorities say someone who received the package in error called sheriff’s officials earlier this week….

Destructive Weed Found in Seventh North Dakota County

Palmer amaranth can grow up to 7 feet and can resist herbicides.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A North Dakota agency has confirmed the presence of a Palmer amaranth plant in a seventh county in the state. The state Department of Agriculture said Wednesday they found the plant in Emmons County, in the south of the state, just weeks after they found it in nearby Grant County. Palmer amaranth can grow up to 7 feet and…

Traffic Stop Leads To Drugs And Lands One Woman Behind Bars

Penny Kantrud was stopped and arrested on Highway 59 north of the Grant-Otter Tail County line

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Fergus Falls woman is facing felony drug charges. 37-year-old Penny Kantrud was stopped and arrested on Highway 59 north of the Grant-Otter Tail County line. A K9 alerted the officer to the presence of drugs. A pound of meth, a half-pound of marijuana and a large amount of cash were found. The state patrol,…

Elbow Lake Woman Sentenced For Illegally Voting In 2016 Election

Rebekah Salter was found to be ineligible to vote due to a previous felony conviction

GRANT COUNTY, Minn. — An Elbow Lake, Minnesota woman has been sentenced for illegally voting in the November, 2016, general election. 21-year-old Rebekah Salter was sentenced to 30 days in jail in Grant County with credit for 14 days already served. Salter turned in an absentee ballot and was later found to be ineligible to vote due to a previous…

Minnesota Man Dead After Crash in Grant County

He was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed on impact

  GRANT COUNTY, Minn. — A Sebeka man is dead after a fatal crash in west-central Minnesota’s Grant County. Two semis collided Monday morning at the intersection of Highway’s 59 and 27, just south of Barrett. The state patrol says one of the trucks started to cross Highway 59 and pulled out in front of the second truck. That driver…

Jasmine Block Shares Story of Survival: “She’s a Warrior”

Jasmine was allegedly lured from her Alexandria home August 8th by family acquaintance Thomas Barker. KMSP Fox 9's Paul Blume has this story.

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Three suspects charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria made their initial court appearances. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Barker, a family friend, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment. Steven Powers is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. Joshua Holby is charged…