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19-Year-Old Dead in Polk County Crash

NEAR GULLY, Minn. – A 19-year-old man is dead after a rollover near Gully, Minnesota Friday morning. It happened around 7:30 at the intersection of 330th Street and 380th Avenue Southeast. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says a pickup left the road and rolled ejecting the driver. The crash remains under investigation and no more information is being released until family…

“Wear the Badge”: Minnesota Needs A Few Good Officers

The recruitment campaign emphasizes the community service parts of police work

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association has launched a six-month public relations campaign dubbed “Wear the Badge” to try to increase the number of recruits into the profession. The recruitment campaign emphasizes the community service parts of police work through videos and online advertisements. The effort comes as top law enforcement officials say there is a “crisis”…

Driver And Passenger Hurt After Crashing During High Speed Chase

19-year-old Ethan Yarbro of Euclid, Minnesota was taken to the hospital in Crookston

POLK COUNTY, MN — A young driver and his passenger are both hurt after trying to outrun authorities early this morning in Polk County. 19-year-old Ethan Yarbro of Euclid, Minnesota was taken to the hospital in Crookston after crashing his vehicle. His 17-year-old female passenger was also taken to the hospital. Authorities say they both admitted to drinking alcohol. Charges are…

Becker County Man Hurt After Propane Furnace Explodes

A GoFundMe account has been started for Ken Otte who has burns to his hands, arms and face

BECKER COUNTY, MN — A rural Becker County man is recovering at a Minneapolis hospital after being burned in a fire that destroyed his house over the weekend. A GoFundMe account has been started for Ken Otte who has burns to his hands, arms and face. It says he went to start his propane furnace and it exploded. Authorities say Otte…

Bodies of Ice-Fishing Neighbors Pulled From Fish Trap Lake

The men were reported missing Sunday evening after heading out on the lake north of Cushing

CUSHING, MN — Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota. The men were reported missing Sunday evening after heading out on Fish Trap Lake north of Cushing. Responders first found the body of 69-year-old Wayne Vaverek of Cushing. Despite lifesaving efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Divers…

Six People Hurt In Crash By Rothsay, Driver Arrested

Kerry Gee of Gary, Indiana was arrested for impaired driving

ROTHSAY, MN — Six people, including four young children, were hurt in a crash Monday afternoon near Rothsay. The driver, 52-year-old Kerry Gee of Gary, Indiana, was arrested for impaired driving, pending the results of a blood test. Minnesota State Patrol says just before 2 p.m. near Rothsay, a car was eastbound on I-94 when it went off the road, struck…

Vikings fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo

EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo Tuesday. DeFilippo was let go following Monday night’s 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback coachKevin Stefanski has been named interim offensive coordinator and will handle play-calling duties for the near future, the Vikings said. The Vikings were shut out Monday until Kirk Cousins found Dalvin Cook for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 1:10 left in regulation…

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Hunting Death Appears In Court

Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7

BECKER COUNTY, MN — An Ogema, Minnesota man arrested in the shooting death of former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson appears in court. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7. He remains in custody in Becker County. Dodd faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges….

Former U.S. Ag Secretary Bob Bergland Dies In Roseau Nursing Home

Bergland's funeral is planned for Saturday in Roseau

Bob Bergland/U.S. Ag Secretary During Carter AdministrationROSEAU, MN — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Roseau, Minnesota. He was 90. His daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died at a nursing home. Bergland served as Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter. He had the difficult job of defending Carter’s unpopular decision to embargo grain sales to the Soviet Union…

Minnesota is projected to have $1.54 billion budget surplus

St. Paul, Minn. (FOX 9) – Gov.-elect Tim Walz will enjoy a $1.5 billion surplus as he crafts his first state budget, state budget officials projected Thursday. State officials said higher-than-expected revenues and less state spending contributed to the surplus. The state’s reserves will stand at more than $2 billion next year, they said. The budget forecast will frame the debate over…