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Former Glyndon-Felton Elementary Principal Reaches Plea Deal in Theft Case

A court complaint states Dahlberg would use the self-checkout lane to scan low price items while keeping high dollar items in her cart

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — The former principal at Glyndon-Felton Elementary has reached a plea deal in a theft case involving Sam’s Club in Moorhead. Shannon Dahlberg, 46, has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of misdemeanor theft. Two felony theft charges will be dropped. She’ll be sentenced May 10. A court complaint states Dahlberg would use the self-checkout lane…

No Injuries in Polk County House Fire

Officials with the Polk County Sheriff's Office say the house had extensive damage

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — Three fire crews responded to a house fire late last night in Grove Park Township in Mentor, Minnesota. Officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office say the house had extensive damage. No one was hurt. The fire is under investigation. Fire Crews from Mentor, Erskine and Fertile all responded to the call. Categories: Community, Local…

Breckenridge Teen Makes Plea for Hatchet Attack on Father

An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped

  WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A Breckenridge teen who attacked his father with a hatchet has struck a plea deal. The Wilkin County Attorney says 18-year-old Jack Langston pleaded guilty to assault. An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped. Jerome Langston suffered severe head injuries and was eventually released from the hospital. Jack Langston was…

UPDATE: Woman Dies After Being Shot in the Head Outside Minneapolis Club

The woman had been shot in the head and a man had been shot in the ankle

1/4 Investigators on the scene of a shooting and stabbing at the Hell’s Lovers Motorcycle Club in north Minneapolis Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 One woman is dead and two men are injured in a shooting and stabbing in north Minneapolis. Two people have been arrested. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Kelvin McInnis, 31, was arrested at the scene Show…

Middle River Man Dies in Crash Near Thief River Falls

The state patrol says 87-year-old Arvin Dahl of Middle River failed to yield and was struck by a semi

  THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A man is dead after a crash in northwestern Minnesota on Tuesday morning. The state patrol says 87-year-old Arvin Dahl of Middle River failed to yield and was struck by a semi on Highway 59 north of Thief River Falls. Dahl was killed in the crash. His wife, 87-year old Marvel Dahl, had life-threatening…

Pat Benatar, Kenny Rogers, Modest Mouse a Few Headliners for Moorhead’s Bluestem Summer Concert Series

The series begins with The Shins on May 21 and ends with the Pixies on October 12

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some fan-favorite classic artists will draw people of all ages to the Bluestem Summer Concert Series in Moorhead. Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Kenny Rogers are just some of the artists lined up to play at the Bluestem Amphitheater this summer. The series begins with The Shins on May 21 and…

Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Charged in Castile Killing Wants Change of Venue

The judge says he hopes to rule by the end of the week

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — Defense attorneys are pushing to move the manslaughter trial of a St. Anthony police officer charged with fatally shooting a black man last summer. Attorneys for officer Jeronimo Yanez argued in court that the officer cannot get a fair trial in Ramsey County, where Philando Castile was shot, because of pretrial publicity. The judge says he…

Minnesota House Votes to Keep Increased Protest Penalties in Bill

Lawmakers voted to keep it as part of the public safety finance bill

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has shot down an amendment to remove increased penalties for protests that block transportation. Lawmakers voted to keep it as part of the public safety finance bill. They battled over the issue for several hours and testimonies grew heated multiple times. Republicans say the bill is simply a matter of public safety….

Gov. Dayton Skeptical on Republican Plan for Lower Health Insurance in Minnesota

The bill creates a reinsurance program to help insurance companies cover expensive medical claims

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic Gov. Dayton says he has concerns about a $542 million Republican plan to lower health insurance costs for Minnesotans but he won’t veto it. Dayton says he’ll let the plan become law without his signature. The bill creates a reinsurance program to help insurance companies cover expensive medical claims. Republicans who support the bill…

Teachers Needed in Northern Minnesota

Struggle to hire and retain teachers all across Minnesota

School districts across Minnesota are struggling to hire and retain teachers. The superintendent of the Kittson Central district says schools in the rural, northern part of the state have struggled harder than ever to fill open jobs in the past few years. State data show that teacher turnover is higher in smaller districts. Since 2010, districts of fewer than 300…