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UPDATED: Governor Dayton Relaxing at Home After Collapsing During State of the State Address

Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes before he collapsed at the podium

UPDATED CONTENT 9:00 PM: Dramatic moments at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address in St. Paul. The governor collapsed and hit his head during a joint session of the legislature. Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes when he unexpectedly collapsed. He was reportedly about to make an offer of a new public health care…

Minnesota Republicans Want To Crack Down On Protesters

2017 Legislative Session in St. Paul

Minnesota Republicans are ready to crack down on the protests that have shut down highways and commanded police attention. A pair of GOP-backed bills at the Legislature this year would levy harsher penalties on demonstrators who block highway traffic. It could allow police departments to sue some protesters to help cover enforcement costs. It’s a response to the weeks of…

Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Responds to Inauguration

Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith says she has some concerns coming into the Trump era

We spoke with Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith about what her hopes are with Trump taking office. Lieutenant Governor Smith said regardless of who is being elected, she always appreciates seeing the American Democratic system demonstrate its most prestigious ceremony. She said they have different views on certain subjects including trade and she is concerned about what affect his actions…

Fire Tears Through Nordic Fiberglass Plant in Warren

The plant is a major employer in the small town, Officials can't determine the scope of the damage as of now

Firefighters from eight agencies battled for several hours against the flames at Nordic Fiberglass in Warren, Minnesota on Wednesday evening. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said Nordic Fiber Glass is a big employer in the area. But they said thankfully, no one was inside when the fire broke out. It took firefighters more than five hours to put the flames out…

Eli Young Band: Show Will Go On Despite Losing Tour Bus on Way to Mahnomen

The Eli Young Band says their tour bus went up in flames and they lost possessions they can't replace

A country group heading to Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen for a show on Friday is out a bus and electronic and sound equipment. “The bus just caught fire in the back of the engine everyone just so everybody knows it’s gonna burn to the ground,” said the bus driver. A tour bus and trailer belonging to Eli Young Band…

UPDATED: Marshall County Sheriff Asking Evacuees to Find a Safe Place to Stay

Witnesses say the building is a total loss

Courtesy: Dorie Norekis  UPDATE: Marshall County Sheriff Jason Boman confirms that multiple people have been displaced from their homes around the Nordic Fiberglass building in Warren, Minnesota. He posted an update on the official Facebook page for the sheriff’s office asking people who have been asked to leave their homes need to find a place to stay because they don’t…

McIntosh Man Cited for Snowmobile Accident in Polk County

33-Year-Old Sofrony Kutsev suffered minor injuries after crashing his snowmobile near Erskine

  A rural McIntosh, Minnesota man was cited after a snowmobile crash in Polk County. A passerby reported finding a crashed snowmobile near Erskine around 8 o’clock last night. Deputies responded but couldn’t find anyone in the area. They later located the operator of the snowmobile, 33-year-old Sofrony Kutsev, who had minor injuries. Kutsev was cited for operating a snowmobile…

One Person Dead, Four Others Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Authorities say a 21-year-old woman died after carbon monoxide poisoning at a fish house on Lake Wilmert

  A woman is dead and four others were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning at a fish house. It happened Sunday afternoon on Lake Wilmert near the Minnesota-Iowa border. When authorities arrived, they pronounced a 21-year-old woman dead at the scene. Authorities say a 20-year-old man was transported to Mayo Hospital in Fairmont and then flown to Rochester. Three…

First Bill of MN Legislative Session Signed into Law

Governor Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the state's legislative session into law.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the 2017 state legislative session into law on Friday. It will provide cuts to 200,000 Minnesotans in an effort to help teachers, college students and homeowners. But Dayton is still debating with legislation about how to offset health insurance premium hikes. Although the state’s Senate passed financial help to these premiums,…

Foxhome Woman Identified in Accidental Shooting

Authorities say the woman is in stable condition

Authorities have released the name of the Foxhome woman who accidentally shot herself. They say Samantha Pazdernik was attempting to put a gun in a holster when it went off, hitting her in the stomach. It happened Wednesday morning near her home in Foxhome. Pazdernick was taken to Sanford in Fargo and is in stable condition. Categories: Crime, Local News,…