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Bail Set For Woman Accused of Leaving Newborn Babies To Die Two Decades Ago

mississippi-river-babies RED WING, Minn. — Unconditional bail is set at $1.5 million for a Red Wing woman charged with leaving her newborn son to die beside a lake nearly 20 years ago. Authorities say Jennifer Matter also abandoned another infant in the Mississippi River years earlier. Matter appeared in court in via video on second-degree murder charges in the 2003…

Halstad Man Killed In Crash On Highway 75 Monday Identified

Passenger From Hendrum Has Life-Threatening Injuries

NORMAN CO., Minn. (KVRR) —  A Halstad, Minnesota man is dead after rolling his vehicle south of Halstad around 7:30 Monday night. Minnesota State Patrol says 22-year-old Cole Falconer was driving south on Highway 75 when he lost control on a curve and rolled in a ditch. He died at the scene. A passenger, 22-year-old Calvin Reinhart of Hendrum, is…

Rothsay Public School bomb threat deemed not credible

Courtesy: Rothsay Public SchoolROTHSAY, Minn. (KVRR) – The Rothsay School District says nothing was found while law enforcement was investigating a bomb threat at a school on Wednesday. Superintendent Wade Johnson says he was told around 12:20 PM a note was found in an elementary bathroom saying “the bomb’s going off at 1 pm.” The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office was…

Update: 3 arrested in largest fentanyl seizure in Clay County

Clay County fentanyl seizure 4/27/2022CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – Three men are in custody following the largest fentanyl seizure in Clay County of more than 1,000 pills near Moorhead Deputies attempted to pull over two vehicles on Interstate 94 in early this morning. In those vehicles were 52-year-old Larry McClendon, 36-year-old Raphael Murphy, and 32-year-old Cameron Desjarlais. All have no…

Minn. police leaders discuss how they plan to lower the increasing rate of carjackings statewide

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – According to the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, carjackings statewide were up 15 percent from 2019 to 2020. During a roundtable with Senator Amy Klobuchar, state officials said a majority of the people committing them are juveniles with criminal histories. Police chiefs say they want to make sure they don’t put broken people back on the streets….

Kawar Farok running for MN Senate seat serving Becker & Clay Counties

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – A man known for running the Kurdish American Development Organization is running for the Northwestern Minnesota Senate District 4 seat that will be open following the retirement of State Sen. Kent Eken of Audubon. Kawar Farok is running for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for the seat that serves Clay and Becker counties. He says his priorities include voter…