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Juvenile Taken into Custody After Police Chase Through Clay County

One juvenile was taken to juvenile detention and three other passengers were turned over to their parents

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A juvenile led deputies on a wild chase from Moorhead into Clay County. It began when the driver refused to pull over for a traffic violation on Center Avenue in Moorhead after 2 a.m. The driver headed east on Highway 10, at times hitting 90 miles per hour heading through Dilworth. Stop sticks blew out…

Authorities Investigating Fatal Snowmobile Accident in Clearwater County

Authorities say 59-year-old Daniel Stock died on McKenzie Lake Road Sunday

  CLEARWATER COUNTY, Minn. — A Mahnomen man is dead after a snowmobile accident Sunday in Clearwater County. The sheriff’s office says 59-year-old Daniel Stock died in the accident along the McKenzie Lake Road. Deputies were called out around 12:50 yesterday afternoon and found Stock dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News, News…

Minnesota Lawmakers Proposing to Halt Viewing Casket Tax

The proposal has heavy support from many lawmakers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are hoping to put a stop to the state’s tax on the use of viewing coffins during funerals. The proposal has heavy support from both party sides because while caskets or urns are exempt from tax, the “viewing coffins” used during the funeral is subject to a nearly seven percent state sales tax. Governor…

Minnesota Announces First Child Death from the Flu This Season

A total of 715 people have been hospitalized since the beginning of the flu season

MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced they have their first child death due to the flu this season. Officials with the state Department of Health says this is their only known case so far but could not provide any other details about the case due to privacy concerns. They say nearly 156 people were hospitalized with the flu last week alone…

Have You Bought Arctic Glacier Ice? You Could Be Getting Reimbursed

The deadline to file a claim is May 17

  NATIONAL — If you bought ice between January 2001 and early March 2008, you may be in line for some money back. Arctic Glacier is one of several ice companies that have settled a national class action lawsuit that accused them of fixing the price of bags and blocks of ice. People in Minnesota and North Dakota who purchased…

MNsure Hits Record Enrollment for 2017

Minnesota lawmakers used $312 million in rainy day funds to buy down monthly rates for shoppers who don't get federal subsidies

MINNESOTA — Rising health insurance premiums and Minnesota’s financial help program have driven record enrollment on the state’s health exchange. Officials at MNsure say they signed up more than 117,500 people during 2017’s open enrollment period. That’s up by more than a third from last year. The spike in insurance signups comes amid uncertainty at the federal level and the…

MN Businessman Credited with Saving TCF Savings and Loan Dies at 73

Bill Cooper, 73, turned TCF Savings and Loan into the state's third-largest banking company

  MINNESOTA — The man credited with reviving Twin City Federal Savings and Loan and who was a dominant Minnesota political figure, has passed away. Bill Cooper died Tuesday at the age of 73. He rescued TCF from the savings and loan crisis in the 1980’s and took the bank public. As CEO he grew TCF to several hundred branches…

Minnesota Lawmaker Pushes for Recreational Marijuana Use

State Rep. Jon Applebaum says attitudes of Minnesotans are changing towards marijuana use

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota Democrat says it’s time for the state to legalize recreational marijuana use. The state passed a tightly controlled medical marijuana law in 2014. It bans using the plant form, and is only available to residents with a handful of severe conditions. State Rep. Jon Applebaum said he’s planning a bill that would add Minnesota…

MN Officer’s Attorneys Say Castile was Reaching for Gun Before Fatal Shooting

The police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop is charged with manslaughter and two other felonies

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — Attorneys for a Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man during a traffic stop say Philando Castile’s gun was accessible and that he was reaching for it when he was killed. A memo filed Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court contradicts prosecutors’ claims that St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez didn’t see the weapon…

Perham Man Arrested for Burglary, Following Teen

Jason Maloney is accused of burglarizing a house and exposing himself to a teen girl whom he followed to Target

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A 40-year-old Perham man is suspected of burglarizing a house in Nelson and later exposing himself outside of Target in Alexandria. Officers arrested Jason Maloney after a chase Tuesday night. They say Maloney followed the teen girl who reported him at Target and she gave authorities his license plate number. It matched one given earlier…