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Minnesota Congressman Announces Run for Governor

Walz is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A five-term congressman from Minnesota is running for governor. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat, is seeking to replace Gov. Mark Dayton, who is not running for another term. Walz is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee. He first won election to his rural district along Minnesota’s southern border in 2006. He has survived…

Minnesota Muslim Civil Rights Group Asking Public for Support

The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants thousands of Minnesotans to stand up against hate this Saturday

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Muslim civil rights group is asking the public to help fight bigotry after a man demanded a Moorhead woman to take off her hijab. The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants thousands of Minnesotans to stand up against hate this Saturday. More than a thousand people have already signed up. CAIR-MN’s Executive Director, Jaylani Hussein, says…

Identity of Suspect Released in Fatal Standoff in Polk County

Officials say Huderle died of a gunshot wound, but have not determined if it was self-inflicted

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — The name of the man involved in an officer involved shooting Monday in rural Polk County has been released. He is 73-year-old Clarence Huderle of Warren. Officials say Huderle died of a gunshot wound, but have not determined if it was self-inflicted. He allegedly fired two shots at a mail carrier Monday morning in Northland…

Gov. Dayton Issues His First Veto of 2017

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill earlier this month altering the Public Utilities Commission's responsibilities for electric co-ops

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton has vetoed legislation that would have decreased the oversight of a state electric utility regulator. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill earlier this month altering the Public Utilities Commission’s responsibilities for electric co-ops. It would have given authority to handle disputes about fees for installing solar panels or wind generators to a third-party…

Moorhead Man Cited for Showing BB Gun During Disturbance Call

Police responded to a handgun disturbance Sunday night that turned out to be a BB gun

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police responded to a disturbance call allegedly involving a handgun early Sunday night. When police arrived, they found out it was actually a BB gun. “In this case, it was reported that there was a male outside waving around a black gun,” said Lt. Tory Jacobson with the Moorhead Police Department. At a first glance, a…

Minnesota Sober School Asking Lawmakers for Funding

It's one of only six so-called sober schools in the state

  WAITE PARK, Minn. — Leaders of a new school that helps students struggling with alcohol abuse are asking lawmakers for funding. Seven students have been treated so far at the McKinley Recovery School, which is in its first year in Waite Park, Minnesota. It’s one of only six so-called sober schools in the state. School leaders say that despite…

Owatonna Man Facing Possible Charges in Fatal St. Cloud Crash

The driver of the van operated by Elite Taxi and one of two passengers in the vehicle were killed Saturday

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Charges are likely against a semi driver who struck a taxi at a St. Cloud intersection Saturday, killing two people. The Minnesota State Patrol said 61-year-old James Cockram of Owatonna was driving a semi on Highway 10 and St. Germain Street when he rear-ended a taxi being driven by 66-year-old Thomas Findlay of Sartell. The patrol…

Justice Department Releases Review of Jamar Clark Shooting Aftermath

The county prosecutor and the U.S. attorney both declined to charge the two officers involved

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Justice Department’s review is in on how Minneapolis handled the aftermath of the Jamar Clark shooting. Clark’s death in a confrontation with two officers sparked weeks of protests that were largely peaceful, though one on November included skirmishes between officers and demonstrators. The review found the city didn’t have a coordinated response to the 18…

MN House Republicans Propose $45 Billion Budget

House Speaker Kurt Daudt has suggested phasing out Social Security income taxes and reducing agricultural property taxes

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota House Republicans are looking at a roughly $45 billion two-year budget. Legislative leaders are considering cuts to some health care programs and state government agencies while drumming up nearly $1.4 billion in tax relief. House Speaker Kurt Daudt has suggested phasing out Social Security income taxes and reducing agricultural property taxes. They could have…

Accident in Mankato Thrift Store Fitting Room Kills Four-Year-Old

They say Ryu Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to a wall

  MANKATO, Minn. — A tragic accident at a thrift store in Mankato, Minnesota. A 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room. Authorities say it happened Saturday afternoon at Again Thrift & More. They say Ryu Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to a wall. Emergency responders took…