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House to Vote on Sunday Liquor Sales

The Minnesota House is expected to vote on the Sunday liquor sales bill on Monday

Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. The House is expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he expects it to easily pass, citing a growing appetite among people in Minnesota to repeal the old Prohibition-era law….

Semi Driver Dies After a Crash in Stearns County

The semi truck went off I-94 and ran into trees

STEARNS COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities say James Peifer, 61, of Brooklyn Center is dead after his semi crashed in Stearns County, Minnesota. Highway Patrol reports say the semi was westbound on I-94 and hit some trees after going off road. An airbag was deployed, but it is not known if Peifer was wearing a seat belt at the time. Categories: Local News,…

No Charges for Deputy Involved in Fatal Shooting of Evansville Man

Authorities say Holmgren led them on a 50 mile chase across three counties before running from his vehicle and pointing a gun at them

  TRAVERSE COUNTY, Minn. — Traverse County prosecutors say they will not file charges against a sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot an Evansville man in October of 2016. Prosecutors say the case against a deputy who killed 37-year-old Jay Holmgren doesn’t have enough evidence to support handing it to the grand jury. Authorities say Holmgren led them on a 50…

FBI: Motive Behind St. Cloud Stabbing Attack May Never be Known

The FBI said they have not been able to access all of his electronic correspondence

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — FBI officials in Minneapolis say the motive behind the mall attack in St. Cloud that left 10 people injured may never be known. They say while it appears Dahir Ahmed Adan was radicalized when he attacked 10 people at random at the Crossroads mall in September of 2016, they have not been able to access all…

MN’s Department of Health Reports Four Hospital Deaths Were Preventable

Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was due to a medication mistake

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s Department of Health reports nearly 340 medical errors in the state’s hospitals and surgical centers led to some deaths that could have been preventable. The annual report of the state department’s adverse health events states at least four deaths were caused by a preventable error. Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was…

New Retail Chain Coming to Moorhead

The family owned company was founded in 1947 and currently has 39 stores in six states

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Minnesota-based home, farm and outdoor store is coming to Moorhead. Mayor Del Rae Williams says the retail chain Runnings will be moving into the former Kmart building along Highway 10 East. She says crews will be doing some work at the store this spring with an anticipated grand opening in the fall. Runnings is headquartered…

Trial Begins for Man Accused of Killing His Fergus Falls Father

Jurors listened to a 911 call made on the day of the killing who told authorities her son had shot his father

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The trial is underway for a man accused of killing his father in Fergus Falls. Dustin Defiel’s attorney says there’s not enough evidence to prove that he killed his father. The body of Rick Defiel was found in his house east of Fergus Falls last June. Jurors listened to a 911 call on that day from…

Thief River Falls Woman Identified in Fatal Crash

Mary Reierson died after another vehicle slid into her lane and hit her vehicle

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — A woman is dead after a crash on an icy highway in northwestern Minnesota. Mary Reierson, 62, of Thief River Falls, was driving on an icy stretch of Highway 32 five miles south of the city around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The state patrol says a pickup pulling a Skid Steer trailer slid into the lane…

Audubon Robbery Suspects Arrested within 20 Minutes of the Crime

The three suspects fled with an undetermined amount of money and other merchandise

AUDUBON, Minn. — Three men who authorities say held up Orton’s Convenience store in Audubon shortly after 1 a.m. did not get very far. John Greywind, 22, of Bismarck, 23 year-old Dylan Beckman of Lengby and 23-year-old Steven Golden of Moorhead were captured within 20 minutes of the robbery. The Becker County sheriff says two of the men held the…

Red River Diversion Project Begins This Week

The state of Minnesota and other opponents are fighting the project in court

  FARGO-MOORHEAD — Work will begin this week on the Red River diversion project for Fargo-Moorhead. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Ames Construction of Burnsville is sending equipment to the site near Horace to conduct pre-construction studies for the diversion inlet. It will include a control structure with three gates to regulate flows into the diversion channel around…