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RDO Equipment Holds “Day of Play” Event in Moorhead

The Annual Day of Play allows kids to not only see the equipment, but play with it

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Trailer tractors and equipment usually aren’t kid friendly, but RDO Equipment in Moorhead is showing just how much fun they can be. The Annual Day of Play allows kids to not only see the equipment, but play with it. From the BBQ to the bouncy house to the vehicles, it’s a fun filled day for adults and…

Tenney’s Wheaton-Dumont Co-Op Elevator Hit Hard by Storms

a line of intense thunderstorms rumbled across much of the Red River Valley

TENNEY, Minn. — A line of intense thunderstorms rumbled across much of the region last night. One of the more intense storms struck Wilkin County, where a grain elevator was heavily damaged. People are still cleaning up after Tuesday’s storms. One of the hardest-hit areas was the small town of Tenney in Wilkin County. “We received a call from a…

Human Remains Not Those of Missing Warren Woman

The remains were found by two men fishing last Saturday

MARSHALL COUNTY, Minn. — Human remains found on the bank of the Red River near Oslo are not those of Veronica Safranski. The sheriff in Marshall County says the remains have not been identified, but dental records have ruled out Safranski. The 40-year-old was last seen leaving a Halloween party at Mick’s Bar in Warren in 1996. The remains were…

People in Minnesota, Wisconsin Still Without Power After Weekend Storms

The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power

  REGIONAL — Xcel Energy says some customers who lost power in weekend storms in Wisconsin and Minnesota might not have service restored until tomorrow or Wednesday. The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power. More than 165,000 customers lost service Sunday when severe storms…

Fishermen Find Human Remains

Red River Near Oslo, Minnesota

OSLO, Minn. — Two men fishing near Oslo made a disturbing discovery. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the men found human remains. They were fishing in the Red River on Saturday afternoon when they found a skull and bones. The remains have been sent to the medical examiner in Grand Forks. Categories: Minnesota News, News Landing Page Tags: HUMAN…

Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Use of Force Expert Convinced Yanez Reacted Appropriately in the Situation

Prosecutors argue Yanez acted unreasonably in shooting Castile

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A use-of-force expert testifies that a St. Anthony police officer was right to use deadly force in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. Joseph Dutton took the stand for the defense and is convinced that Officer Jeronimo Yanez saw a gun before he shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb….

U.S. Drought Monitor: Dakota States in Need of Rain

About 87 percent of North Dakota is in drought and just over half of South Dakota is experiencing drought conditions

  REGIONAL — A national report shows the Dakotas are in need of some rain. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the Dakotas are experiencing drought conditions. The conditions are taking a toll on the states’ farmers and cattle producers. About 87 percent of North Dakota is in drought and just over half of South Dakota is experiencing…

Tree Trimmer Operator Knocks Out Power to Homes in Fergus Falls Area

Power lines began to arc and were on the ground

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — We now know the cause of a power outage that left several people without electricity in the Fergus Falls area Wednesday. Otter Tail Power Company officials say several power poles were knocked out when the operator of a tree trimmer vehicle left the boom extended while working. Power lines began to arc and were on the…

Barnesville Man Charged in Moorhead Assault

Moberg has a criminal history of violence and drug-related offenses

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Barnesville man is charged in an assault in Moorhead left a woman severely hurt. Duane Moberg, 28, is charged with felony assault and misdemeanor domestic assault. Police responded to an apartment on 18th Street in Moorhead and say they found a woman who was in and out of consciousness with a broken nose and covered…

Kinn Changes Plea in Bemidji Murder, Child Sex Assault Case

Kinn admitted to strangling Melissa Norby on June 21st, 2016 and setting the house on fire to cover up his crime

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The man accused of killing a Bemidji woman before setting her home on fire and kidnapping and sexually assaulting her five-year-old daughter has changed his plea. Jacob Kinn, 33, pleaded guilty to second degree murder and first degree criminal sexual conduct. Kinn admitted to strangling Melissa Norby on June 21st, 2016 and setting the house on fire…