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Gov. Dayton Recovering After Surgery for Prostate Cancer

A spokesman says Dayton's surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Dayton has gone under the knife to treat his prostate cancer. The Democrat had surgery this morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. A spokesman says Dayton’s surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning. Dayton expects to spend the night in the hospital but will return to his normal work schedule next…

Charges Dismissed in Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest Shooting

Defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against two co-defendants

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Charges are dismissed against one of four men accused in the November 2015 shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct. The men were at a protest over the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by police. A judge has ruled prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to support charges of felony riot against Daniel…

Evansville Man’s Threats Lead to School Lockdown Monday

The Douglas County Swat Team was activated due to the threats and weapons in the house

  EVANSVILLE, Minn. — Teachers and sports teams were kept inside a school in Evansville, Minnesota after a man threatened to kill his father. Paul Johnson, 56, called authorities on Monday saying his 32-year-old son, Matthew Nolan, had threatened to kill him with a knife in his house. He also said his son threatened to force law enforcement to kill…

Done Deal? The Star Lake Casino Project

The project would construct a third Shooting Star location on Star Lake in Otter Tail County

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A proposed casino on an undeveloped portion of Star Lake is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered. Members of White Earth Nation and people of Otter Tail County are asking two questions: what does progress look like and what price are they willing to pay for it? Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, and 25…

Minnesota Police Officer Makes Plea in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Yanez is charged with second degree manslaughter and two counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm because there were two other people in the car at the time of the shooting

  FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — A Minnesota police officer pleads not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the shooting death of a black man last summer. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July in Falcon Heights. Earlier this month, defense lawyers asked a judge to dismiss the charges, claiming the…

Minnesota Preps for Budget Surplus

Gov. Dayton says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from November to remain mostly unchanged

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are getting ready for a new estimate on the state’s expected budget surplus. Tuesday’s forecast will allow lawmakers to begin divvying up the state’s funds in a variety of competing areas. Gov. Dayton says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from November to remain mostly unchanged. Dayton has said he wants to…

Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales Hits Slight Snag

The Senate proposes a change to the House's time period that liquor sales can be done

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Prohibition-era ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota will soon be a thing of the past. The Senate has voted 38-28 to repeal the state’s long-standing ban. Governor Dayton has said that he will sign the bill. However, it’s not headed to his desk just yet. The Senate bill restricts Sunday liquor sales to…

Senator Klobuchar Believes Small Businesses Shape the Economy

The Minnesota senator talks about the value of small businesses at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Businesses are booming in the F-M area and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s all thanks to small businesses being the engine of the economy. Flowers blossom from a seed, babies grow up to be kids and the economy grows from the startup of small businesses. “Target started as a dry cleaning store. 3M started as a…

Minnesota One Step Closer to Legalizing Liquor Sales on Sundays

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill on a 7-4 vote

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota Senate committee has moved the state one step closer to legalizing Sunday liquor sales. The Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill on a 7-4 vote. The House overwhelmingly passed it earlier this week. It’s an historic turn in the long struggle by many to repeal the decades-old law. The bill still must pass…

Moorhead Liquor Businesses Weigh in on Potential Sunday Sales

One Moorhead Liquor Stores Thinks Sales Could Boost Business

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the first time in the Minnesota history, a bill that would reverse the ban on selling liquor on Sundays has passed the house. A senate committee will take up the bill Wednesday. One business says it’s happy that its customers would be able to shop more conveniently. Minnesota is one of 12 states that currently bans…