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Suspect arrested after fire that destroyed Duluth synagogue

DULUTH, Minn. (FOX 9) – After a Duluth, Minnesota synagogue was destroyed early Monday morning in a fire, police say a suspect has been arrested. In a statement, officers say an arrest has been made but no further information has been released. Officials have planned a news conference on Saturday morning to detail the case. Earlier this week fire crews were called to…

Sen. Smith Creates Group To Solve Rural Issues

Sen. Tina Smith is forming a bipartisan Senate group to strengthen rural communities

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tina Smith is forming a bipartisan Senate group to strengthen rural communities. One thing she says she’s hearing from people in our area that would help is, “trade, not aid.” The Rural Economic Working Group and Republican South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds hopes to connect people and organizations to take on challenges hitting rural areas hard. Sen….

Crookston bishop under investigation under Pope’s new legislation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has started an investigation into Diocese of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner under Pope Francis’ recent legislation addressing bishop accountability in the church worldwide. He is the first Minnesota bishop to be investigated under this protocol. In a statement, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda said he was authorized by the Congregation for Bishops…

Fischbach on Race For Rep. Peterson’s Seat “They Have a Clear Choice”

MINNESOTA – Michelle Fischbach says she’s running for Congressman Collin Peterson’s seat because she believes people’s values in Minnesota’s seventh district aren’t being represented. The former Lieutenant Governor is hearing from many people in her new campaign who want immigration and building the wall to be priorities. Peterson voted against wall funding. Fischbach claims he has voted for amnesty for…

Couple Dead in Murder-Suicide in Norman County, MN

NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. – Authorities are investigating a murder-suicide in rural Gary, Minnesota. Deputies responded around 5:00 PM Thursday. They found 62-year-old Duane Carlsrud, his 61-year-old wife Rebecca and their pet dead. The Sheriff’s Office says the Carlsruds died from gunshot wounds. Police say there’s no threat to the public. Categories: Minnesota News Tags: Duane Carlsrud, Gary, minnesota, MN, NORMAN…

Two Women Arrested After Moorhead Chase

Star RacineMOORHEAD, Minn. – Authorities make two arrests after a pursuit in Moorhead. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy tried to stop a vehicle with “a fugitive inside” around 3:00 Thursday. The vehicle went through South Moorhead, south on 8th Street to 50th Avenue South into the Bluestem area. A detective with Moorhead Police used stop sticks which…

MN mom secures spot on MasterChef’s Top 6

ROCHESTER, Minn. – One of Minnesota’s own is among some of the best chefs in the entire country. Shari Mukherjee is now in the top six of Fox’s hit show MasterChef. She held a viewing party Wednesday night at the not-yet-opened Figue store in Rochester. She used its brand new kitchen to serve some of her dishes during the viewing…

Clearbrook Rep. Grossell removed from committees over alleged threats to law enforcement

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman has removed Republican Rep. Matt Grossell from two committees after a disorderly night at a St. Paul hotel this spring in which Grossell allegedly scuffled with a security guard. Hortman removed Grossell from the Public Safety and Judiciary committees over the alleged incident on May 4, which she resulted in charges…

MN 1st, ND 48th in Toughest Drunk Driving Laws & Penalties Study

A study by a Utah–based personal injury law firm ranks Minnesota as having the strictest drunk driving laws in country. Siegfried & Jensen’s study looks at 21 different areas including drunk driving crashes and arrests, jail time, fines and license suspensions. Minnesota ranks well for having high penalties and fines. The State Patrol says the first DWI arrest can cost…

Find A Great Deal While Helping Haiti at a Moorhead Church

MOORHEAD, Minn. – United Hearts for Haiti is hosting a Rummage Sale at Bridgepointe Community Church in Moorhead this weekend Items such as furniture, tools, bikes, and much more are being sold to raise money to continue building a trade school in rural Haiti. The school will be used to teach electricians, welders and plumbers. “There is a lot of…