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Minnesota man among three Muslim Americans suing over religious questioning

LOS ANGELES – Three Muslim Americans have filed a lawsuit alleging that U.S. border officers questioned them about their religious beliefs in violation of their constitutional rights when they returned from international travel. The three men from Minnesota, Texas and Arizona sued Department of Homeland Security officials in federal court in Los Angeles. The suit was filed in California because…

No one hurt during house fire in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – Quick work by fire crews limits fire damage to a Fergus Falls home to only $3,000. Crews responded to the 1500 block of West Fir Avenue around 11:00 Wednesday morning. The Fergus Falls Fire Department says flames were coming out an open door when firefighters arrived. The flames were confined in five minutes. Crews say…

Man found dead with gunshot wound in Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (KVRR) – A man is found dead in a Breckenridge home during a domestic violence investigation. Officers and deputies from the Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 400 block of 8th Street North around 7:00 Wednesday morning. Breckenridge Police Chief Kris Karlgaard says there was an altercation between a husband and wife inside a home. Officers found…

Minnesota teacher asked to take down Ukrainian flag

BYRON, Minn. – A  teacher in southeastern Minnesota has been asked by high school administrators to remove a Ukrainian flag from her classroom, a flag her students asked her to display as a show of solidarity for the war-torn country. Byron Public Schools Superintendent Mike Neubeck says district lawyers are reviewing the school system’s policy covering what can be displayed…

Leah duCharme named District Court Judge based in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Governor Tim Walz announced Leah duCharme is replacing Seventh Judicial District Judge Amber B. Gustafson who announced her resignation. According to the governor’s office, duCharme is a senior shareholder at Gjesdahl Law practicing primarily family law, including marriage dissolutions, child custody, paternity, child and spousal support, domestic violence, protective orders, adoption, and guardianships. She earned her…

Line 3 construction damages more severe than expected

Willow River/Honor the EarthST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota environmental regulators say damage to the state’s public groundwater resources from mistakes during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline is more severe than previously known. The state Department of Natural Resources says Enbridge Energy crews ruptured three groundwater aquifers while building the 340-mile pipeline across northern Minnesota last year. The DNR…

Minnesota Republicans offer family leave bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature have offered a voluntary proposal for paid family and medical leave. It would rely on tax credits for employers who choose to participate, in contrast with Democratic proposals that would require paid time off. Republicans depicted their plan Monday as an innovative way to support employees who need time off after…

Schwan’s Home Delivery To Be Known as Yelloh!

MARSHALL, Minn. — “Coming this fall, Schwan’s Home Delivery is changing it’s name. Say hello to Yelloh!. That’s right. After 70 years with the iconic yellow vehicles making deliveries for the Marshall-based company, Schwan’s is changing it’s name to Yelloh!. The full transition is expected to take around a year. In a Facebook post, the company wrote the new name…

Ogema Man Held in Suspected Kidnapping of South Dakota Woman

LAMOURE CO., N.D. (KVRR/AP) — An Ogema, Minnesota man remains behind bars in LaMoure County, North Dakota for a suspected kidnapping. Charges pending against Ryan Degroat include kidnapping, felonious restraint and terrorizing. Degroat is accused of abducting a 41-year-old woman from her mother’s home in Brown County, South Dakota Friday night. Law enforcement was able to use cell phone triangulation…