ILLINOIS

Minnesota Joins Midwestern Partnership to Reopen Regional Economy

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is joining the governors from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky to work at reopening the economy in the Midwest. Walz released a statement confirming the news saying, “Today, we are announcing that Michigan Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky will work in coordination to reopen our economies in a way that prioritizes…

Del Monte Plant In Minnesota To Close This Fall

69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees Will Be Out of Jobs

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. — The Del Monte Foods plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota will close permanently sometime this fall, affecting 69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees. According to Del Monte Pacific Limited, the plant will permanently close after the current pack season, which it expects to be on or around Oct. 21, 2019. The layoffs will begin in stages when…

Minor Injury after Helicopter Crash in Fessenden, ND

The helicopter, a 2007 Robinson R44, was spraying waterways by Highway 52.

FESSENDEN, ND — A pilot suffered minor injuries after a helicopter crash south of Fessenden, North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday they responded to a crash 4.5 miles south of Fessenden along Highway 52. The helicopter, a 2007 Robinson R44, was spraying waterways by Highway 52. When the pilot attempted to go under…

CEO Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Already Wants An Expansion

The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners met with Energy Secretary Rick Perry

BISMARCK, N.D. — The head of the company that developed the Dakota Access Pipeline is already ready for an expansion of the project. The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners met with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and other energy industry leaders this week in Bismarck. He said he hopes to announce a pipeline expansion to increase the volume of crude oil…

Woman Drives Vehicle Into Jamestown Hotel

The driver and those inside the hotel were not hurt

Courtesy: NewsDakota.comJAMESTOWN, N.D. — Things got a little hectic at a Jamestown hotel Tuesday night after a vehicle crashed into the building. Police in Jamestown say Cheryl Cowen of McHenry, Illinois drove her vehicle through the west wall of the Comfort Inn & Suites. The crash happened shortly after 6:30 and left a large hole in the building. The driver…

Wanted Teen Arrested After Foot Chase In Fosston

Alexander Thompson Is wanted on outstanding felony warrants in Illinois

FOSSTON, Minn. — A teen wanted on outstanding felony warrants in Illinois tried to out run authorities in Fosston, Minnesota. A Polk County Deputy attempted to arrest 18-year-old Alexander Thompson around 9:30 Thursday morning. Thompson fled on foot but was soon found hiding inside a building. He was booked into the Northwest Regional Correctional Center on the outstanding warrants out…

College Bus Crashes While Returning Home To Illinois From Wahpeton

Bus Driver Suffered "Unknown Medical Episode", Has Non-life Threateing Injuries

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. — Several people were hurt when a basketball team’s charter bus heading back to Illinois from NDSCS in Wahpeton crashed on I-94. The bus from Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois was heading east on the interstate last night. The driver had an “unknown medical episode” and the bus crashed near St. Michael, Minnesota. The bus driver…

U.S. Postal Service Unveils 2018 Stamps

The state of Illinois is also being featured on a stamp in 2018

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption NATIONAL — A few familiar faces are being honored by the U.S. Postal Service and getting their own stamp. Legendary musicians, John Lennon and Lena Horne will be featured on stamps in 2018. Other faces include Fred Rogers, or as…

Illinois Man Arrested After Found with Missing Teen from Bemidji

He was found with the girl in Minneapolis and brought back to Beltrami County

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A man from Illinois is being held in Beltrami County after picking up a 13 year old Bemidji girl and taking her to Minneapolis. Authorities say 21-year-old Chris Morales met the teen on social media. She was reported missing on Tuesday when she disappeared from her home and wasn’t at school. A neighbor of the teen…

Minnesota Runaway In The 1970’s Was Victim of Serial Killer

John Wayne Gacy Killed The Teen In 1976

COOK CO., IL — A Chicago-area sheriff has identified another victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy as a 16-year-old boy from Minnesota. The victim has finally been identified as James Haakenson. He ran away from St. Paul and is believed to have been killed by Gacy in August 1976. The teen’s remains were among those of more than two…