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MN State Patrol cites driver for watching ‘Law & Order’ behind the wheel

Courtesy: Minnesota State PatrolMinnesota (FOX 9) – The Minnesota State Patrol is warning drivers to stay focused behind the wheel after several people were cited for distracted driving – including one person who was watching “Law & Order” while behind the wheel. According to state patrol, on Tuesday, a trooper pulled a driver over and discovered he was watching “Law & Order” on his phone. Another…

Pelican Rapids Woman To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Fargo Rental Company

Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties

FARGO, ND — A Pelican Rapids, Minnesota woman has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling large amounts of money from a Fargo property management company. Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties. She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but prosecutors plan to ask for a sentence at…

MN Senate GOP Releases Tax Bill, Rep. Paul Marquart Responds

Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a tax bill they say will benefit all Minnesota taxpayers and provide tax cuts to half of them. The bill contrasts with proposals from Gov. Tim Walz and the House Democratic majority that would raise gasoline and other taxes. It includes a quarter–point income tax cut for middle–class taxpayers and would shelter…

Funeral Details for DNR Conservation Officer

The visitation and funeral are open to the public.

PINE CITY, MN —  Funeral details have been finalized for Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, who died in the line of duty Friday, April 19 while responding to a call on Cross Lake in Pine City. The visitation and funeral are open to the public. VISITATION: Friday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Pine City…

UND President Begins Job Interview Tours In Colorado

Kennedy has been the target of demonstrations and online petitions Against His Nomination

BOULDER, CO — UND President Mark Kennedy is in Colorado this week. He is meeting with administrators, students and faculty at the University of Colorado, where he is the lone finalist to become the next president. Kennedy’s first stop was to speak with administrators and foundation members. Visits are also planned Tuesday through Friday at campuses in Colorado Springs, Aurora,…

Twin Cities’ City Pages Names Junkyard Brewing “Best Suburban Brewery”

MINNEAPOLIS – A Twin Cities alternative newspaper names Moorhead’s Junkyard Brewing Best Suburban Brewery. Let me guess what you’re thinking, “Moorhead isn’t anywhere near The Cities!” City Pages has given Junkyard Brewing the title saying “the folks at the Moorhead hype factory have positioned it as an unmissable part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul brewing scene.” Junkyard has had many liquor store…

Counterfeit Electronics Seized At Border Crossing In International Falls

Field officers found the fake merchandise in rail containers during an inspection

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN — Customs and Border Protection agents seize over $700,000 worth of counterfeit electronics at the border in International Falls, Minnesota. Amplifiers, earbuds and other electronics were confiscated. Field officers found the fake merchandise in rail containers during an inspection. In a similar operation at the same location, agents intercepted nearly 5,500 fake Barbie dolls in a rail car…

Oslo Surrounded by Water, Sandbags Helping Erosion on Permanent Levee

the city is getting about 3,000 sandbags from Warren, Minn.

OSLO, Minn. — A town of about 300 people has shrunk to less than 80. Many have left their homes even though the town has permanent protections in place. “We could be an island for a week, we could be an island for a month. There’s so many variables so we just encouraged those who couldn’t be stuck in here for…