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City of Ada Announces New Mayor

His term will run through 2018

  ADA, Minn. — The City of Ada has a new mayor…and he’s no stranger to the community. The Ada City Council voted unanimously on Todd Sawrey, the former Economic Development Authority Chair. As chairman, Sawrey worked on bringing new businesses to the area, as well as community development. Sawrey is a former city council member, President of the Ada…

F-M Diversion Project Asking For Public’s Input

There are concerns that the FM diversion project will move faster than money is collected to fund it

FARGO, ND– The Cass County Joint Water Resource District is asking the public for its input about funding the diversion. People previously voted to use sales tax to fund the diversion project. However, there are concerns that the pace of the project will move faster than money is collected. Homeowners who the flood wall would benefit the most are asked…

Minnesota Lawmakers Reflecting on Bills Passed for Local Projects

Lien says this project has been in the works for more than 25 years and has finally been approved

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota state officials are working with community members to review and reflect on bills passed during the 2017 legislative session. State Representative, Ben Lien, says the most important project is the 20th-21st Street underpass. Lien says this project has been in the works for more than 25 years and has finally been approved. The underpass will help…

Douglas County Authorities Asking for Help in Identifying Motorcyclist

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Douglas County authorities are asking for your help in locating a motorcyclist who led deputies on a high speed chase. Authorities say a white man wearing a black t-shirt and tan shorts and riding a red “crotch-rocket” style motorcycle was traveling nearly 80 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone on County Road…

Gov. Dayton Signs Onto U.S. Climate Alliance

President Trump says the Paris climate change agreement, signed by 195 countries in 2016, is not beneficial or efficient for the U.S.

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Dayton is signing onto the U.S. Climate Alliance that formed shortly after President Trump pulled the country out of the Paris climate change agreement. Minnesota is now with 11 other states in the alliance that are pledging to reduce emissions levels by 28 percent of the 2005 levels. President Trump said the Paris climate…

Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Key Piece of Evidence Shows Yanez Doesn’t See Gun on Castile

The audiotape is key evidence in Officer Jeronimo Yanez's manslaughter trial

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A St. Anthony police officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man can be heard saying on audio that he doesn’t know where Philando Castile’s gun was. The audiotape is key evidence in Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s manslaughter trial. He’s accused of killing 32-year-old Castile last July in a St. Paul suburb. Castile had a…

Former Glyndon-Felton Principal Sentenced for Theft

Dahlberg will be able to serve her time on electronic home monitoring

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The former principal of Glyndon-Felton Elementary School is sentenced to 30 days in jail for theft at Sam’s Club. Shannon Dahlberg of Moorhead pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. Dahlberg will be able to serve her time on electronic home monitoring. According to the complaint, Dahlberg would use the self-checkout lane to scan low price items while keeping…

Minnesota Releases Minimum Wage Report

The report states 15 percent of minimum wage workers in Minnesota make $9.50 an hour or less

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota labor officials have released a report with details on hourly wage employees in the state. The report states 15 percent of minimum wage workers in Minnesota make $9.50 an hour or less. At least 31 percent of 1.6 million hourly workers are working in eating and drinking places and at least 38 percent of…

House Speaker Attempting to Block Minnesota Lawmakers’ First Raise Since 1999

The Association for Government Accountability is filing a petition in court to ensure the paychecks are to begin being distributed

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A government watchdog group is trying to get Minnesota lawmakers their first raise since 1999, but a top political leader is trying to block it. A voter-approved council granted the $14,000 raise last fall but House Speaker Kurt Daudt said lawmakers didn’t set aside money to cover it. The Association for Government Accountability is filing…

Fatal ATV Crash in Polk County

Two killed in ATV crash south of Mentor, Minnesota

Two people are dead after being thrown from their ATV in northwestern Minnesota. The crash happened along on a county road south of Mentor on Saturday. Polk County authorities say a 34-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman hit an approach while driving and were both thrown from the ATV. Both were found unconscious when responders arrived and were pronounced dead…