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Broadband Internet Coming to More Rural Minnesota Communities

More than 16,000 households, 2,200 businesses and 71 community organizations will benefit

  Minnesota State Officials announce more grants have been secured to help households and business in the state get broadband internet access. Officials say more than 16,000 households will be given access as well as 2,200 business and more than 70 community organizations. The expansion will also allow 42 projects across the state to be funded and given access. The…

Six Injured in Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Minnesota

Investigators say they are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion

  Six people are hurt after an explosion at a Minnesota manufacturing center. Rescue workers responded to an explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Center in Dodge Center at about 10:30 Wednesday morning. Officials say the blast happened near the paint shop. The company says all employees are accounted for and four of the injured remain hospitalized. Roads around the…

Police: East Grand Forks Woman Arrested; 3-Year-Old Passenger Holding Meth Pipe

Police say Lori Hobus was arrested after officers found the child holding onto a homemade meth pipe

An East Grand Forks woman is arrested during a traffic stop after police say her child passenger was holding onto a homemade meth pipe. Lori Hobus, 50, is charged with DWI and child endangerment. They say Hobus failed a field sobriety test and became angry when being questioned during a traffic stop. Another officer who was searching her vehicle saw…

Foxhome Woman Hospitalized After Shooting

Authorities say the woman accidentally shot herself while trying to holster a handgun

  A Foxhome woman is in the hospital after authorities say she accidentally shot herself in the stomach. The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a call on the 3500 block of 320th Avenue in Foxhome. They found a woman with a gunshot wound to her stomach. Authorities say she was attempting to put a handgun into a…

Gov. Dayton Announces Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Governor Mark Dayton proclaims Monday as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Minnesota

  Governor Dayton has proclaimed Monday as “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” in the State of Minnesota. The day will recognize the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officials in Minnesota and around the country. Governor Dayton has also directed the Minnesota Department of Transportation to light the Minneapolis I-35W bridge blue in recognition of the day. The windows of the…

Gophers Name Western Michigan’s Fleck New Head Football Coach

Sources close to the situation say Fleck agreed to a deal for 5 years and close to $21 million dollars.

The University of Minnesota announced¬†Western Michigan Head Coach¬†PJ Fleck is the new head football coach for the Golden Gophers. Sources close to the situation say Fleck agreed to a deal for 5 years and close to $21 million dollars. A news conference is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. (cst) Friday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle fired…

Website Ranks Minnesota as State with Most Miserable Winter

The website thrillist.com has ranked Minnesota as the state with the most miserable winter, beating out Alaska and North Dakota

We’re all too familiar with the biting wind chill and these heaps of snow that come through here every once in a while. But do people in town really believe that Minnesota has the most miserable winter in the country? Writers at thrillist.com say they ranked every state based on weather data, interviews with locals and how effective snow removal…

Will Moorhead Get Their $42 Million Railroad Underpass?

A long sought after railroad underpass for Moorhead worth $42 million is included in Governor Dayton's infrastructure wish list for the House and Senate

  Gov. Dayton is asking the Minnesota Legislature to pony up for public construction projects. He has unveiled his $1.5 billion wish list of infrastructure upgrades, new buildings and early learning centers. A long sought after railroad underpass for Moorhead worth $42 million is included. The wish list is slightly larger than the proposal Dayton had last year and likely…

Minnesota House Begins 2017 Session

Governor Dayton expected to make his State of the State Address January 23rd

Minnesota’s newly renovated capitol also held its first legislative session of the year. Gov. Dayton will give his State of the State on January 23. Republicans dominate both the House and the Senate in Minnesota. State Senator Michelle Fischbach, who represents parts of Benton and Stearns counties, was elected President of the Senate. State Senator Paul Gazelka was elected Senate…