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Medical marijuana patients in Minnesota seek gun rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Staunch conservatives and advocates of legal marijuana have formed an unlikely alliance in Minnesota to pressure the Legislature to allow medical cannabis patients to own guns. The more than 35,000 patients in Minnesota’s program can’t own guns as the law now stands because the federal government classifies marijuana as an illicit drug, similar to heroin. Gun-rights…

Social Distancing: NW Angle Still Stranded By The Pandemic

Lake of the Woods Tourism Testifies About Issues To U.S. Senate

  Most of the U.S. is open again as COVID numbers keep dropping. But there are still areas that are suffering financially under COVID restrictions. One of those areas is right here in our region, and now their plight is getting the spotlight on Capitol Hill. Lake of the Woods Tourism Executive Director Joe Henry testified this week in front…

BCA seeking information in unsolved murder of Wheaton farmer

WHEATON, Minn. (FOX 9) – The murder of a farmer along the western border of Minnesota remains unsolved one year later. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is asking anyone with information on the murder of 68-year-old Terry McCoy to call their tip line at 1-877-996-6222. According to the BCA, McCoy last seen alive on June 17, 2020. He was…

Organizations connect with LGBTQ+ communities in ND & MN amid Pride Month

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Music has a way of bringing people together. That’s part of the reason the ACLU of North Dakota has launched a Pride Month playlist. “We polled our audiences online to see what songs resonate with them during this month,” said ACLU of North Dakota Digital Media Associate Adam Jorgenson. The result is a locally…

Person cited for disrupting anti-critical race theory conference in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Police are called when people disrupt an anti-Critical Race Theory in schools conference at the Moorhead Courtyard by Marriott. Police say 35-year-old Vanessa Clark of Fargo was cited for disorderly conduct and released at the scene. A report is being sent to the City Attorney’s Office for review of possible charges for other protestors. The Center…

Landlords sue to force end to Minnesota eviction moratorium

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A group representing Minnesota landlords has announced a lawsuit to force an end to the eviction moratorium imposed by Gov. Tim Walz, saying his order makes it all but impossible for property owners to remove disruptive tenants. The Minnesota Multi Housing Association says the governor’s executive order, which was issued in the early days of the…

Assets recovered from large Ponzi scheme reach $722 million

MINNEAPOLIS – A bankruptcy trustee’s search to recover assets linked to one of the largest financial crimes in Minnesota’s history has netted $722 million. Doug Kelley says his work to collect assets from Tom Petters’ $1.9 billion Ponzi scheme is nearly done 13 years after the search began. Petters, now 63, was indicted in 2008 on multiple counts of mail…

Omar says she wasn’t equating US, Israel and terrorists

Rep. Ilhan OmarWASHINGTON (AP) – Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar tried edging away Thursday from a bitter fight with Jewish Democratic lawmakers who’d accused her of likening the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan’s Taliban, saying her remarks were “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries.” A three-sentence statement by the Minnesota Democrat also said her comments were…