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Gold’n Plump Worker Accused of Contaminating Chicken at Cold Spring Plant

Faye Slye, 36, is charged for contaminating the 27 tons of chicken that had to be recalled by the company

COURTESY: goldnplump.com  A worker at the Gold’n Plump chicken plant in Cold Spring is accused of contaminating the company’s chicken that led 27 tons of product recalled. Faye Slye, 36, is charged with felony criminal damage to property. Investigators say Slye put sand and dirt from the parking lot of the plant on chicken she was handling. The plant’s owner…

Mayo Doctors say Governor Dayton’s Cancer is Treatable

The governor announced he had cancer the day after fainting while giving Minnesota's State of the State address

  A Mayo Clinic official says Gov. Dayton’s prostate cancer was caught early and is `treatable and curable’. The governor was at the clinic Tuesday and Wednesday for more tests, which found no signs the cancer has spread, and to develop a plan of attack. The official says Dayton can continue his executive duties. Last week, the governor announced his…

Prop Money Still Being Passed Around in Metro Area

Police say the prop money is easily available online and are clearly marked as fake

  Police are again warning of counterfeit money floating around Fargo. More fake movie money has turned up. This time it’s fake $50 bills that do not feel real and are clearly marked “for motion picture use only”. The prop money is easily available online. Early last month a 22-year old Fargo man was arrested for passing fake $100 bills…

More Than a Thousand Gather at Anti-Trump Protest in Minneapolis

Protesters say they want to stand with their immigrant sisters and brothers

  Another anti-Trump protest pops-up in downtown Minneapolis. The Anti-War Committee organized the protest in response to President Trump’s immigration executive orders. More than a thousand people showed up this afternoon at the Minneapolis Federal Building. A spokesperson says the group wants to send a message to the president and stand in solidarity with their immigrant sisters and brothers. They…

Willmar Man’s Wife Detained After Immigration Ban

Farhan Anshur's wife and children were detained in Washington D.C. after President Trump's new immigration ban

  A Minnesota man has a message of unity after his wife was detained for a short time under President Donald Trump’s new immigration ban. Farhan Anshur arrived at MSP International with his wife and two kids last night. His wife and kids had been living in Kenya for several years, after fleeing Somalia. But Saturday, when they landed in…

Health Officials Weigh in on Governor Dayton’s Collapse at State of the State

Gov. Dayton is scheduled to meet with Mayo Clinic doctors to discuss treatment options for his prostate cancer

The Mayo Clinic says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s fall during his State of the State address was not related to his prostate cancer diagnosis. In a statement, a Mayo Clinic spokesman says doctors believe Dayton’s fainting spell “was situational and related to standing for a long time while giving his speech and possible dehydration.” The 69-year-old Democrat was encouraged to…

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation of Pregnant Eagan Woman

Police say they could not revive the woman and the unborn child did not survive

Police in a Twin Cities suburb are investigating the death of a pregnant woman. A 23-year-old man has been arrested. Authorities in Eagan say officers were called to a townhome about 3 p.m. Tuesday because the 25-year-old woman was found unresponsive. First responders were unable to revive Senicha Lessman who was 32 weeks pregnant. Police say the unborn child did…

Minnesota Based Arctic Cat Sold to Rhode Island Company

The Twin Cities-based snowmobile and ATV manufacturer has been sold to Rhode Island-based Textron for $247-million

  Snowmobile and ATV manufacturer Arctic Cat has been sold. The Twin Cities-based company has been sold to Rhode Island-based Textron for $247 million. Arctic Cat employs 1,600┬ápeople and has its manufacturing plant in Thief River Falls. The company also has an engine plant in St. Cloud. Textron builds golf carts and other utility-type vehicles. Its aviation brands include Bell…

MN House Approves Bill Charging Protesters for Law Enforcement Costs

The lawmakers were unable to take up a second measure on the issue due to protesters at the hearing chanting "shame"

  A Minnesota House committee has approved a bill that would charge protesters for law enforcement costs associated with disruptive demonstrations. The House Civil Law Committee passed the bill 6-3, amid outcry from critics who say it could be used to silence dissent. People at the hearing shouted “shame, shame!” after the vote, prompting lawmakers to walk out without taking…

Governor Dayton in Good Spirits After Announcing Cancer Diagnosis

Governor Dayton says he doesn't think his prostate cancer diagnosis and fainting spell are linked

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer but will finish the final two years of his term. Dayton made the announcement just hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address in St. Paul. The 69-year-old Democrat traveled to Mayo Clinic in Rochester after today’s press conference for tests on why he fainted. He…