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Congressmen Peterson Speechless Over Racist Minnesota GOP Facebook Post

A social media post on the Minnesota GOP attacking congressmen peterson has one person out of a job

MINNESOTA — A Minnesota GOP member has resigned over a Facebook post aimed at Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson. The post that was quickly deleted included racist remarks toward Congressman Keith Ellison. The post took many by surprise, including locals and has one person out of a job. “Normally, the content they put out is genuine and professional,” said Thomas Manninen,…

GOP Continues Budget Planning, Despite Gov. Dayton’s Veto Threats

A health care budget also seeks to abolish MNsure by 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Republican Legislature isn’t backing down from Gov. Dayton’s veto threats as lawmakers finalize their budget offer. The Legislature started piecing together budget bills Monday as legislative leaders prepared to head into negotiations with the Democratic governor. The environmental funding bill would delay Dayton’s initiative requiring buffers between cropland and waterways until 2019. Dayton has vowed…

Minnesota GOP Take Down Anti-Muslim Page

The chairwoman of the Republican Party of Minnesota says the person responsible for a racist and derogatory Facebook post on a party website has resigned at her request.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The chairwoman of the Republican Party of Minnesota says the person responsible for a racist and derogatory Facebook post on a party website has resigned at her request. Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan issued a statement Monday night after the posting appeared on the Facebook page of Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District Republican Party. It featured racist, derogatory language superimposed…

UPDATED: GoFundMe Set Up for Moorhead School District School Counselor

Franklin served in several schools in the district

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This story has been clarified from an earlier article. A member of the Moorhead School District has suffered an arterial dissection that has resulted in irreversible brain damage. Ellen Hopkins Elementary school counselor William Franklin collapsed early Friday morning his wife confirmed to KVRR Local News. His family has requested privacy as they go through the grieving process….

Two Charged, Four Others Being Considered in Killing of Hennepin County 19-Year-Old

Authorities say the group of six planned to break into Elder's apartment and rough him up but ending up shooting Elder in the neck

Megan Cater, 19 (L) and Noah Peterson, 21 (R)  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Two people have been charged with murder in Hennepin County and four others could face charges. Megan Cater, 19, and 21-year-old Noah Peterson are accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Corey Elder. They are charged with murder, burglary and assault. Authorities say the group of six planned…

Moorhead Police Arrest Wisconsin Man After $50,000 Drug Bust

He's being held in the Clay County Jail at this time

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Wisconsin man is in custody after Moorhead police say they found him with more than $50,000 in drugs. Officers seized 147 grams of heroin, 32 grams of cocaine, 26 grams of crack cocaine and $6,000 cash after executing a search warrant. They arrested Lornell Mitchell of Milwaukee on charges of 1st Degree Controlled Substance. He’s…

Fergus Falls Auto Dealership Manager Under Investigation for Overcharging for Police Vehicles

Nelson says state authorities are happy with the company for bringing this issue to their attention

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Fergus Falls auto dealership owner expects his company to be cleared of criminal charges after an employee allegedly overcharged and double-billed for police vehicles. Nelson Auto owner Brent Nelson says they’ve since fired the manager responsible for roughly $340,000 in discrepancies. Nelson says state authorities are happy with the company for bringing this issue to…

Minnesota Congressman Announces Bid for Re-Election

Peterson has been a member of the House since 1991

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson announced he is running for re-election. The 7th district Democrat says he has $700,000 to use in his campaign efforts. Peterson has been a member of the House since 1991. Democrats need 24 more seats in the House to win a majority. Peterson won his previous election by just 52 percent. Categories: Business,…

Some Minnesotans Allowed to Purchase Firearms without Background Check

Permits in the state which expire on August 1st of 2019 or later fall under this change of rules

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans with permits to carry handguns are now able to buy firearms without background checks. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined Minnesota’s handgun permits satisfy requirements for federal background checks. Permits in the state which expire on August 1st of 2019 or later fall under this change of rules. The change only…

Minnesota Health Department Confirms Measles Outbreak

All cases are involving children

HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health confirms 29 known measles cases. The newest reported case is in Stearns County, west of the Twin Cities. The other 28 cases are in Hennepin County, and all 29 involve children under the age of 5. There are no reported cases in North Dakota. Measles is often recognized by a rash that…