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Fire finally extinguished at Drake Hotel in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The fire at the Francis Drake Hotel in Minneapolis that started Christmas Day was finally extinguished Thursday afternoon. One of the main concerns now is with the structure.  The walls are not structurally sound since the roof collapsed, so roads in the area remain blocked off. The building will need to be torn down possibly as early as…

Man arrested after Deputy used Taser & pepper spray

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – A man wanted in connection with thefts in Bemidji gets arrested in Clay County after being tazed. Sheriff Mark Empting says 35-year old Marcus Kingbird fled when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in the Sabin area. There was a brief pursuit that ended when Kingbird’s vehicle got stuck in a driveway. He fought…

People jump from I-94 bridge to avoid getting hit

GLYNDON TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Three people, including a Good Samaritan who had stopped to help a disabled vehicle, were forced to jump from a bridge on I-94 in Glyndon Township to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The State Patrol says both crashes happened around 1:40 Wednesday morning on the Buffalo River Bridge. Troopers say a man from Warren, Minnesota stopped ahead…

Minnesota revenge porn law struck down by appeals court

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The state Court of Appeals has struck down Minnesota’s revenge porn law, arguing that the law is too broad because it does not require the state to prove a person meant harm by posting inappropriate photos of an ex-lover online. The ruling came in the case of Michael Casillas, a man convicted in 2017 and sentenced…

President Trump impeached by House, Rep. Peterson votes no on both articles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On article I, abuse of power, the House voted 230-197. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson was one of two Democrats voted against article I. Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii voted present. Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota voted…

Clay County Commission votes to accept refugees

Courtesy: KFGOMOORHEAD, Minn. – The Clay County Commission votes unanimously to continue accepting refugees. The resolution was made necessary by President Trump’s executive order requiring local consent before immigrants can be accepted. Commissioner Kevin Campbell says having refugees “comes with challenges,” but in our community, we work together.” He says, “I think it’s a proud day here in Clay County…

MN Congressional Candidate Michelle Fischbach joins Conservative Squad

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Congressional candidate Michelle Fischbach joins The Conservative Squad. The former Lieutenant Governor who’s running against Congressman Collin Peterson joined women running for office to rival the Democrats’ squad of progressive women. “We’re looking at do nothing Democrats. They’re obsessing about impeachment and not really doing anything for the people of the United States anymore. You take a…

3 National Guard Members Dead After Helicopter Crash near St. Cloud

Courtesy: Fox 9UPDATE: Gov. Tim Walz confirms three servicemembers died after a Minnesota National Guard helipcopter crashed near Kimbal, Minnesota. NEAR KIMBALL, Minn. – Crews are investigating after a Minnesota National Guard Blackhawk helicopter went down south of St. Cloud Thursday afternoon. The guard says the helicopter went missing after a mayday call nine minutes after taking off this afternoon…

Sen. Smith to introduce bill to recruit & retain doctors in rural areas

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith will release a bipartisan bill on Thursday on Rural Health Day to recruit and keep doctors in rural areas. She says many med students don’t learn or train in rural areas, so the idea in working in one may not occur to them. Smith believes if they can train in non-metro areas, they’ll stay…