Superintendent in school van arrested for DUI

Michael GadboisKARLSTAD, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A school superintendent in northwestern Minnesota is facing a drunken driving charge after a Kittson County deputy said he found him in a school district van in the parking lot of a school building. Fifty-five-year-old Michael Gadbois is also charged with open bottle and having alcohol on school property. He was arrested Saturday. The deputy’s report…

Kick’n Up Kountry Moved From This June To June 2021

Replacement tickets and camping tickets are being sent out

KARLSTAD, Minn. — COVID-19 takes out another big music festival. Kick’n Up Kountry in Karlstad, Minnesota is pushing its June country festival to June 2021. They will be bringing back the same acts they had booked for this year including Dwight Yoakam, Chase Rice, Blackhawk and many others. Replacement tickets and camping tickets are being sent out. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-MN,…

Hundreds of People Gather in Karlstad to Honor Fallen Marine

Lance Corporal Riley Kuznia passed away on New Year's Day

KARLSTAD, Minn. — Things were very somber inside a packed gymnasium at Tri–County High School. There family, friends, hockey teammates and brothers in arms came together to celebrate the impact Riley Kuznia had on their lives. Many people remember him as a caring and compassionate man who loved standing up for others and supporting his family. In a eulogy, Riley’s mom,…

Funeral Set for Marine From Karlstad, MN Killed in Washington, DC

Officials have identified the Marine killed in a New Year’s Day shooting at a barracks in Southeast, D.C. as 20-year-old Riley KuzniaKARLSTAD, Minn. – Services are set for a young Marine from Minnesota killed by an accidental gun discharge while on duty in Washington, D.C. The funeral for Riley Kuznia will be held Saturday January 12th at 2:00 PM at the…

Released Convict From Karlstad Now A Wanted Fugitive

Joshua Hendrickson was released from the St. Cloud prison last year after serving about 18 years for a fatal stabbing

KARLSTAD, MN — Minnesota corrections officials say a convicted killer released from prison is a fugitive. The Department of Corrections says 40-year-old Joshua Hendrickson of Karlstad was released from the St. Cloud prison last year after serving about 18 years for fatally stabbing Christopher Nelson and injuring a second man. The stabbings happened at a house party in Halma in 1999….

Congressman Collin Peterson’s Challenger Formally Files His Candidacy

Republican Dave Hughes Won The Endorsement By His Party Earlier This Month

Congressman Collin Peterson (D) / Dave Hughes (R)KARLSTAD, Minn. — A congressional candidate who was outspent 35 to 1 in the 2016 race is ready for a rematch. Dave Hughes of Karlstad has formally filed his candidacy for Congress in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. The Republican will once again try to beat longtime serving Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson. Hughes trains…

Body, Car Pulled from Lake Bronson Believed to be Missing Kittson County Woman

Carlson disappeared on October 2nd, 2013 after leaving her aunt's home in Karlstad

  LAKE BRONSON — The nearly four year search for a missing Kittson County woman may be over. Authorities said they pulled a car registered to Dawn Carlson out of a river channel near Lake Bronson State Park. They said there was a body inside the 2001 Mercury Sable along with a purse with Carlson’s identification. Authorities said the car…