minnesota

Minnesota Releases Minimum Wage Report

The report states 15 percent of minimum wage workers in Minnesota make $9.50 an hour or less

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota labor officials have released a report with details on hourly wage employees in the state. The report states 15 percent of minimum wage workers in Minnesota make $9.50 an hour or less. At least 31 percent of 1.6 million hourly workers are working in eating and drinking places and at least 38 percent of…

House Speaker Attempting to Block Minnesota Lawmakers’ First Raise Since 1999

The Association for Government Accountability is filing a petition in court to ensure the paychecks are to begin being distributed

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A government watchdog group is trying to get Minnesota lawmakers their first raise since 1999, but a top political leader is trying to block it. A voter-approved council granted the $14,000 raise last fall but House Speaker Kurt Daudt said lawmakers didn’t set aside money to cover it. The Association for Government Accountability is filing…

Fatal ATV Crash in Polk County

Two killed in ATV crash south of Mentor, Minnesota

Two people are dead after being thrown from their ATV in northwestern Minnesota. The crash happened along on a county road south of Mentor on Saturday. Polk County authorities say a 34-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman hit an approach while driving and were both thrown from the ATV. Both were found unconscious when responders arrived and were pronounced dead…

VIDEO: Minnesota Fugitive, Bounty Hunters Killed in Shootout at Texas Dealership

Hutchinson and the bounty hunters died at the scene

GREENVILLE, Minn. — A fugitive from Hennepin County and two bounty hunters are dead after a shootout inside a Texas car dealership. “Today, our dealership was the scene of a tragic and unfortunate confrontation,” said Rick Ford, who is president and CEO of RFJ Auto Partners. “We are relieved to report that all of our employees and our customers are…

Minnesota Man Arrested After Shooting in Otter Tail County

He was arrested back in March for setting his house on fire on Long Lake Road

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Richville, Minnesota man is facing a number of charges following a gunshot incident in Otter Tail County. He was arrested back in March for setting his house on fire on Long Lake Road. Cody Dahl, 35, was arrested on DWI, assault and dangerous weapon charges. Deputies responded to reports of a careless driver and…

Former Bemidji Assistant Principal Facing Federal Child Exploitation Charges

He is charged with the production and distribution of child porn and enticement of a minor

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A former Bemidji assistant principal now faces federal child sexual exploitation charges. Brandon Bjerknes, 34, was arrested Tuesday and appeared today in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. He is charged with the production and distribution of child porn and enticement of a minor. Court documents show Bjerknes posed online as a 13 to 15-year-old male…

More Charges Possible in Alleged Genital Mutilation of Minnesota Girls

The disclosure was made during a hearing about the sharing of evidence

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — More charges could be coming in an investigation of alleged genital mutilation on Minnesota girls by members of a Muslim sect. An assistant U.S. attorney told a judge that she’s meeting with a grand jury next week. She didn’t elaborate. The disclosure was made during a hearing about the sharing of evidence. Three people, including two…

Police Investigating Body Found in Dilworth Walmart Parking Lot

Sharpe says there were no signs of foul play

  DILWORTH, Minn. — The body of a man was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart in Dilworth. Police Chief Ty Sharpe says the store called a towing company to remove the vehicle which had been in the parking lot for several days. As the operator attempted to move the vehicle, he discovered the body covered…

Two People Injured in Shooting in Naytahwaush

They were taken to Mahnomen Health Center before being airlifted to Sanford in Fargo

  NAYTAHWAUSH, Minn. — Two people are in stable condition in Fargo after being shot in Naytahwaush. Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call just before 10 o’clock last night reporting that a person had been shot. When they arrived, they found two people with gunshot wounds including a 21-year-old man from Minneapolis and a 23 year-old woman from…

Smiles Shine Bright at “City Of Lights” CCRI Prom

The group dedicated to helping those with disabilities put on a special night

MOORHEAD, Minn.– At least once a year, there’s a chance for a Moorhead group to dress up and be in the spotlight. More than 100 people enter the “City of Lights”, this year’s theme for the CCRI Prom. Each pair gets their own moment by being introduced and walking through the doors at Courtyard by Marriott. Some didn’t get this…