Del Monte Plant In Minnesota To Close This Fall

69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees Will Be Out of Jobs

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. — The Del Monte Foods plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota will close permanently sometime this fall, affecting 69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees. According to Del Monte Pacific Limited, the plant will permanently close after the current pack season, which it expects to be on or around Oct. 21, 2019. The layoffs will begin in stages when…

Rep. Omar Asks Other Members Of Congress To Visit Israel After Country Bans Her

Omar says she and Rep. Tlaib are being prevented from carrying out their duties as members of Congress

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (second from left) Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (fourth from left)ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is calling on other members of Congress to visit Israel while she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib cannot. “Denying a visit to duly elected members of congress is not consistent with being an ally,” said Omar. The women made…

MN State Patrol Increases DWI Enforcement

Labor Day weekend is third worst holiday for drunk drivers

MINNESOTA – Labor Day weekend means the end of summer, barbecues and time with family and friends. But it’s also a red flag for law enforcement. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning people to drive sober or get pulled over. The campaign is pushing to combat drunk driving by implementing more DWI enforcement. 3.8 arrests are made every hour…

Clearbrook Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder In Stabbing Death

23-year-old Tristan Kilde is accused of killing 37-year-old Natasha Thompson of Rice Lake

CLEARWATER CO., Minn. — A Clearbook, Minnesota man has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman August 1. 23-year-old Tristan Kilde is accused of killing 37-year-old Natasha Thompson of Rice Lake. Deputies from Clearwater and Mahnomen counties and officers from the White Earth Police Department found the woman lying outside a home….

Tribal Overpayments Take Center Stage At State Senate Hearing In St. Paul

$25 million was overpaid to the White Earth Nation and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

      ST. PAUL, Minn. — A state senate hearing on turmoil at the Department of Human Services in Minnesota turns to talk of overpayments. $25 million was overpaid to the White Earth Nation and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The money was paid for substance abuse therapy treatments covered under Medicaid over five years. Sen. Michelle Benson chairs…

Sen. Tina Smith Creates Rural Economic Working Group

the goal of the group is to take innovative ideas from small communities and incorporate them to ones who need more help throughout the U.S.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Taking innovative ideas from rural communities in Minnesota and incorporating them at the federal level. Senator Tina Smith says that’s what can really help some change places across the country need. She announced she is starting a bipartisan Senate “Rural Economic Working Group.” And she’s doing it alongside Republican South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. “Our…

UND Alumni Association & Foundation Has A Record-Setting Fiscal Year

Alumni and friends of the university gave $67.7 million

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It has been a record-setting fiscal year for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. Alumni and friends of the university gave $67.7 million to the foundation during the fiscal year that ended June 30. That is nearly twice the amount committed the previous year. The old record was $49.9 million set in 2011. Nine-thousand and sixteen…

R. Kelly charged with sexual misconduct in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced charges Monday against R&B singer R. Kelly for sexual misconduct involving an underage fan from Minnesota. The case dates back to 2001. According to prosecutors, the alleged victim was paid $200 to get naked and have sexual relations with the musician at his Minneapolis hotel. The tip came through a Chicago…

Canoes and Kayaks Available for Rent in Moorhead

You Can Go Out on the Red River Until August 27

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — As the summer winds down, Moorhead Parks and Recreation and the River Keepers want to give you a chance to do some canoeing and kayaking on the Red River. Canoes and kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis at the Hjemkomst Landing. The rentals were supposed to open May 28 but got delayed…

Six Killed In Crash North of Rochester, MN

Preliminary reports indicate a vehicle was going the wrong-way, heading eastbound, when it struck another vehicle heading westbound on I-90 near mile post 223.

EYOTA, Minn. (AP) _ The Minnesota State Patrol says six people have died in a fiery, wrong-way crash on Interstate 90. The patrol says a vehicle heading eastbound struck another car going westbound around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Patrol spokesman Scott Wasserman says one of the cars caught fire. The crash happened near Eyota in southeastern Minnesota. Investigators are still trying…