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Minneapolis Parks Now Tobacco Free

The policy includes the use of e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Cities in Minnesota are continuing their battle against tobacco. The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board has now banned all tobacco use in all of the city’s parks. The policy includes the use of e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. But officials said if you are caught with a cigarette inside any of the parks, you won’t have to worry…

Governor Dayton Threatening Vetoes Over Possible Stalled Talks with Republican Leaders

Republicans are already taking steps to send their preferred budget bills to the governor rather than continue talks

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton is criticizing Republican legislative leaders for moving forward on several budget bills without reaching an agreement. The governor and caucus leaders had been meeting over the past week to resolve differences over how to spend a $1.65 billion budget surplus. But, Republicans are already taking steps to send their preferred budget bills to…

Devastating Fire of Andy Lake Woodworks of Glyndon: Rise Above the Ashes

It was more than a shed that burned down in Saturdays fire

GYLNDON, Minn. — Andy Lake Woodworks in Glyndon is cleaning up after a fire destroyed three log sheds and a shop over the weekend. It’s not just buildings that were burned. Countless hours of an artist’s work are now gone. You’ve probably driven by Andy Lake Woodworks on Highway 10 in Minnesota. “Sales were picking up,” said Scott Petry, a chainsaw…

Four People Escape Unharmed at Fire in Moorhead

The garage is facing extensive damage from the fire

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Crews respond to a fire in Moorhead just after 6:30 p.m. They found heavy smoke inside a garage at 1621 5th Street South. It took under 20 minutes to put the fire out. Four people were home at the time and were able to get out. A crew from Fargo was originally requested but was cleared to leave after…

Check Your Lottery Tickets! Mega Millions $1 Million Ticket Sold Locally

The ticket matched the first five numbers drawn: 4, 23, 33, 47 and 53

  DILWORTH, Minn. — A lottery ticket worth one million dollars has been sold in Dilworth. The Mega Millions ticket was purchased on Friday at Petro Serve USA on Highway 10. The ticket matched the first five numbers drawn: 4, 23, 33, 47 and 53. It was just one number away from winning the jackpot. You have a one in…

Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener to Cast Off in St. Cloud

About 500,000 anglers are expected to fish for the walleye season opener

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Governor Dayton will take a break from the heat of the legislative session to host the state’s fishing opener. The 70th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener casts off on May 13th in the St. Cloud area of the Mississippi River. About 500,000 anglers are expected to fish for the walleye season opener. The DNR said this…

Minnesota Senate Introduces Bill to Raise Legal Age for Tobacco Purchases

The senate introduces a bill that would raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21 in Minnesota

MINNESOTA–Just two days after Edina made the change, the Minnesota Senate introduced a bill that raises the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Members of the Minnesotans for a Smoke Free Generation coalition called it a win. “It’s really a huge victory,” said Jason McCoy, the tobacco prevention coordinator with Clay County Public Health. Edina is the first city…

Minnesota Homeowner May Not Serve Time for Fatal Shooting of Intruder

His attorney says he is arguing against jail time and took the guilty plea to avoid a trial

  MADELIA, Minn. — The Minnesota man who killed an intruder who was trying to break into his home may not serve any time. David Pettersen, 65, of Madelia, is accused of killing 19-year-old Nicolas Embertson. Pettersen was charged with manslaughter but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of discharging a firearm after claiming self-defense. His attorney says he is…

Man Wanted In Connection With Crookston Death In Custody

Forty-nine-year-old Eddie Markeith Frazier was taken into custody around 3 a.m., according to Bloomington Police.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A person of interest in the death of a Crookston woman is now in custody following a six-hour manhunt in Bloomington overnight. Forty-nine-year-old Eddie Markeith Frazier was taken into custody around 3 a.m., according to Bloomington Police. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Frazier is a person of interest in the murder of 48-year-old Tawnja Wallace….

MSUM School of Journalism Honors Marcil Family with Dedication

President Blackhurst hopes to continue this collaboration for at least 100 more years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM’s School of Journalism made a dedication which honors 100 years of local storytelling. Students unveiled a wall dedicated to the Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism. Forum Communications Chairman William Marcil, Sr. and his wife Jane were there to see it for themselves. University officials say the center helps keep them on the cutting edge of the…