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Minnesota DNR Talks Boat Safety Ahead Of Fourth Of July

They want to make sure everyone who is behind the wheel is sober.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – As Detroit Lakes gets ready to celebrate Independence day, the DNR is putting a big priority on alcohol and boat safety. “It’s called operation dry water and it’s actually a year-long program, but this weekend, it’s kind of their weekend to do a big emphasis on getting counties and our agencies and other agencies out in…

Alligator sighting in Otter Tail County

Courtesy: Bonnie RobinsonNEAR DENT, Minn. – It’s quite the sight to see in Otter Tail County. Bonnie Robinson sent us this picture from West McDonald Lake, which is between Dent and Vergas. She tells us foam was swept onshore and it made it into the shape that looks like an alligator. It didn’t stay long though. That darn wind also blew…

Minnesota Governor Asked To Consider Face Mask Mandate

Governors in several states that are seeing rising numbers have mandated mask use

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require masks in public statewide amid concerns that the spike in coronavirus cases elsewhere could happen in Minnesota. Governors in several states that are seeing rising numbers have mandated mask use. Medical groups in Minnesota and the state Health Department are backing a mandate. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm…

Non-profit CEO wants more black teachers in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Moorhead’s Human Rights Commission holds two meetings Wednesday to hear from the community on how to make the city a more inclusive place. The panel and community members discussed the possibility of getting a community liaison officer. They would reach out to new Americans and hear issues they deal with and bring it to the city’s attention….

Walz Celebrates Launch Of Emergency Insulin Act; Law Faces Legal Challenge

The Minnesota Net Safety Program helps Minnesotans who have difficulty paying for their insulin.

MINNESOTA – The Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act goes into effect as a lawsuit is filed. The program has two parts: urgent need for insulin and the continuing need program. The urgent need allows eligible Minnesotans to receive a 30 day supply of insulin immediately at their pharmacy once a year for no more than a $35 co-pay. The continuing…

Strange Man Offering Rides To Females In Fosston, Minnesota

Polk County Sheriff's Office receiving two complaints about the man so far

FOSSTON, Minn. — A suspicious acting man is offering rides to females in Fosston, Minnesota. Polk County Sheriff’s Office receiving two complaints about the man so far. The first incident was Saturday afternoon and the second incident was this morning. The man was told “no” but he continued to offer the females a ride. He eventually left the area. The…

Spuds win! Moorhead takes home MSHSL Nickname Challenge Championship

MINNESOTA – Even though it’s the offseason for high school sports, Moorhead has something to celebrate. A huge Minnesota thanks to John Millea for creating the MSHSL Nickname Challenge. John deserves “One Shining Moment”@MSHSLjohn pic.twitter.com/8Jx9hrh2eX — Moorhead Orchestra (@MoorheadOrch) July 1, 2020 The Spuds have been mashed every once and a while, but they just can’t be beat in this…

Dozens in MN, ND sick with intestinal illness linked to bagged salads

More than 200 people in the Midwest have been infected with Cyclospora

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA — An outbreak of Cyclospora has hit eight Midwestern states, including both Minnesota and North Dakota. According to the CDC, 25 Minnesotans and six North Dakotans have been infected. “Cyclospora is a parasite that causes a diarrheal illness, and it is transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated with feces that contains the parasite,” says Essentia…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For Our Region

North Dakota, South Dakota & Minnesota

Minnesota has eight new coronavirus deaths including a person in their 80’s in the northern Minnesota county of Koochiching. The state is reporting another 523 cases of COVID-19. Nearly 31,000 people have recovered from the virus. A Cass County woman in her 80’s has died of COVID-19 bringing North Dakota’s death toll to 79. The county has 15 of the…

Barnesville is getting a makeover

BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Barnesville is working on a $2.5 million housing unit on the east side of the city. The Del Acres Gilbertson Third Addition will feature 58 large building lots. The project is set to be finished in September. Near that addition are seven new homes under construction. Contractors are also working on a $27 million expansion at Barnesville’s elementary…