Minnesota Preps for Budget Surplus

Gov. Dayton says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from November to remain mostly unchanged

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are getting ready for a new estimate on the state’s expected budget surplus. Tuesday’s forecast will allow lawmakers to begin divvying up the state’s funds in a variety of competing areas. Gov. Dayton says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from November to remain mostly unchanged. Dayton has said he wants to…

Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales Hits Slight Snag

The Senate proposes a change to the House's time period that liquor sales can be done

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Prohibition-era ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota will soon be a thing of the past. The Senate has voted 38-28 to repeal the state’s long-standing ban. Governor Dayton has said that he will sign the bill. However, it’s not headed to his desk just yet. The Senate bill restricts Sunday liquor sales to…

Senator Klobuchar Believes Small Businesses Shape the Economy

The Minnesota senator talks about the value of small businesses at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Businesses are booming in the F-M area and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s all thanks to small businesses being the engine of the economy. Flowers blossom from a seed, babies grow up to be kids and the economy grows from the startup of small businesses. “Target started as a dry cleaning store. 3M started as a…

Minnesota One Step Closer to Legalizing Liquor Sales on Sundays

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill on a 7-4 vote

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota Senate committee has moved the state one step closer to legalizing Sunday liquor sales. The Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill on a 7-4 vote. The House overwhelmingly passed it earlier this week. It’s an historic turn in the long struggle by many to repeal the decades-old law. The bill still must pass…

Moorhead Liquor Businesses Weigh in on Potential Sunday Sales

One Moorhead Liquor Stores Thinks Sales Could Boost Business

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the first time in the Minnesota history, a bill that would reverse the ban on selling liquor on Sundays has passed the house. A senate committee will take up the bill Wednesday. One business says it’s happy that its customers would be able to shop more conveniently. Minnesota is one of 12 states that currently bans…

Looking to Get Away? When to Book to Get the Best Deal

It's that time of the year where people are itching to escape the cold temperatures

FARGO, N.D. — It’s that time of the year when people want to escape the snow and embrace the beach. If you booked to travel after January, you found a good deal. Whether it’s a church mission… “We went to Honduras,” said Debby. …or, seeing family… “Newbrunsville, Texas,” said Dale, a traveler from Moorhead. …or going back to the place…

Moorhead Looking for Water Tower Artist

It's your chance to submit something you can show off to the city of Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One lucky artist has the chance to have their work shown off in front of the city of Moorhead. Every few years the city water towers get repainted. People have the chance to submit artwork to be displayed on the tower rather than the traditional city logo. The Oakport tower will be the first to see this…

Two Separate Crashes, Both Drivers Asleep at the Wheel

Both drivers survived the crashes but both say they fell asleep at the wheel

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn., FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Two people have survived falling asleep at the wheel after separate crashes. A Wilkin County sheriff’s deputy found a pickup in the ditch on the west side of Campbell Saturday night. The driver, 34-year-old Luke Schumer of Brainerd, fell asleep and drove off the road. The pickup had minimal damage. Around 12:20 a.m….

Detroit Lakes Woman Hit by Train Identified

Train traffic was stopped until shortly after midnight while authorities investigated

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Police in Detroit Lakes have identified a woman struck and killed by a train Saturday night. She is 56-year-old Lynn Alexander of Detroit Lakes. Alexander was hit around 9 p.m. at the Washington Avenue crossing. When paramedics arrived, Alexander was already dead. Train traffic was stopped until shortly after midnight while authorities investigated. The BNSF…

House to Vote on Sunday Liquor Sales

The Minnesota House is expected to vote on the Sunday liquor sales bill on Monday

Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. The House is expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he expects it to easily pass, citing a growing appetite among people in Minnesota to repeal the old Prohibition-era law….