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Minnesota Group Says They’re Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Measles cases in Minnesota are continuing to rise, especially in the Somali community. The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children. But another group is urging them to consider the risks of the vaccine. The Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota organized a public meeting to…

Becker County Man Dies in Farm Accident

The tractor was moved and Jones was pronounced dead at the scene

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A Becker County man is dead after getting trapped between his tractor and a tree. Emergency crews were called out just before 3 o’clock to 28998 Tower Road. They found 77-year-old Larry Jones trapped under a still running tractor. The tractor was moved and Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say a mechanical failure…

Minnesota Lawmakers Running Out of Time to Finalize Budget Deal

The House and Senate passed a handful of budget bills last night after backing away from negotiations with the Democratic governor

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The plan by Republicans to pass budget bills despite veto threats by Gov. Dayton is on hold. The House and Senate passed a handful of budget bills last night after backing away from negotiations with the Democratic governor. They had planned today to finish up those bills. But a Senate Republican’s absence to tend to…

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…