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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…

ND-MN Distracted Driving Campaign Issues More Than 2,500 Tickets

They handed out 1,017 citations to drivers for texting while driving and 1,517 seat belt violations

  MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA — More than 1,000 people were cited in April for distracted driving in Minnesota and North Dakota. Police officers, sheriff deputies and State Patrol Troopers participated in the distracted driving campaign in Minnesota from April 10th-23rd. They handed out 1,017 citations to drivers for texting while driving and 1,517 seat belt violations. Moorhead police gave out 20 tickets…

Senator Franken Demands Answers on Russia from FBI Director Comey

The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON D.C. — The head of the FBI says Russia is still involved in American politics and Minnesota Senator Franken wants answers. During questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey agreed that Russia provides safe haven for cyber criminals. The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Comey also says Russia…

Case Concerning Minnesota’s Sex Offender Treatment Program on Hold

Lawyers for the offenders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional

  MINNESOTA — A federal judge has stayed further proceedings in a class-action lawsuit over Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program. Lawyers for the offenders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court finding that the program is constitutional. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank declared the program “unconstitutional” in 2015 because only a handful of offenders had ever…

Fight at Garfield Restaurant Ends in Drug Bust, Three Arrests

It spilled out into the parking lot and Walker was seen smashing a vehicle's windshield with a shovel before fleeing the scene

  GARFIELD, Minn. — A fight at the Fire Station Bar and Grill in Garfield, Minnesota on Monday ended in a big drug bust. Witnesses told deputies that Joseph Walker got into an argument with his girlfriend, Kaylee Anderson, at the bar. It spilled out into the parking lot and Walker was seen smashing a vehicle’s windshield with a shovel…

Minnesota Lawmakers Looking for Harsher Penalties for Genital Cutting of Children

Prosecutors say the girls were brought to Michigan by their mothers

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are moving to levy harsh penalties on parents who subject their children to genital cutting after a Detroit-area doctor was charged. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged last week with female genital mutilation and other crimes for allegedly performing the procedure on two seven-year-old Minnesota girls. The manager of the clinic and his wife…

Minnesota Couple Sentenced for Helping Hide Teenagers from Father

A Dakota County judge has sentenced the Dahlens to two years of probation

  HERMAN, Minn. — The couple who helped a mother hide her two teenage daughters from their father on a ranch near Herman has been sentenced to probation. Douglas and Gina Dahlen kept the girls at White Horse Ranch for two and a-half years to hide them during their parents’ bitter divorce. A Dakota County judge has sentenced the Dahlens…

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,…