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Walz praises Moorhead Public Schools’ plans to keep kids safe amid Covid-19

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz stops by S.G. Reinersten Elementary School on on his statewide Safe Learning Tour. Walz thanked schools for their efforts to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. He is emphasizing caution so students and staff can learn and teach the best they can given the health concerns. Walz has been visiting schools in-person as…

Senate Republicans fire Minnesota commerce commissioner as Walz’s emergency order is extended

ST. PAUL (FOX 9) – After the Minnesota House blocked a Republican effort to end Gov. Walz’s emergency powers over the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Republicans rejected the confirmation of the state’s commerce commissioner. The Senate voted to oust Commissioner Steve Kelley by a vote of 33-31 on Friday. The vote followed another vote in the Minnesota House to allow Governor Walz to…

Donald Trump, Jr. says his father will win Minnesota, slams Biden in Duluth rally

DULUTH, Minn. – To a room of 250 enthusiastic Trump supporters, Donald Trump, Junior held his Make America Great Again event at a ballroom at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. “They say we can’t win Minnesota. I disagree. What about you?” Donald Trump, Junior said. The eldest Trump son addressed the smaller crowd of socially distant, mask-wearing supporters from across…

Arrest made in Otter Tail County bridge fire

Courtesy: KFGO 1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption   NEAR PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – An arrest is made in a bridge fire investigation in Otter Tail County. The Sheriff’s Office says a fire that heavily damaged a bridge that crosses Star Lake east of Pelican Rapids is being investigated as arson….

Save Our Stages Act aims to help struggling venues stay afloat with Covid-19 funding

UNITED STATES – The curtain has closed on many venues because of the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Minnesota Senator Klobuchar and Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas introduced the Save Our Stages Act. It would provide six months worth of Small Business Administration grants to independent venues affected by Covid-19 stay-at-home orders. The legislation would fund either 45 percent of operational…

East Grand Forks takes 2nd place in Kraft Hockeyville USA competition

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — East Grand Forks takes home second place in the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition. The Civic Center is getting $30,000 to spend on rink improvements. Parks and Recreation Superintendent Reed Huttunen says the money will be used to get a new refrigeration plant and new hockey equipment for the players. The annual competition began six years…

Sen. Smith concerned USDA moved funds that help minority & veteran farmers

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith demands answers after she says the Department of Agriculture is moving funds from a program supporting producers who are veterans and from diverse backgrounds. The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program aims to reverse disparities for historically underserved communities. It funds outreach and technical assistance programs through community organizations,…

Junkyard Brewing Unveils Their “Black is Beautiful” Beer

Local Business wants to show their solidarity with social issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Junkyard Brewing releases a special beer with the help of Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd. The business has joined in with thousands of other breweries with their version of the Black is Beautiful Brew. Once again the brewery is looking to lend their craft to a cause it believes in. All proceeds will go to non-profits in the…

Sen. Smith believes funding the post office shouldn’t be a political fight

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith says funding issues with the Post Office should have been dealt with before this year. The Democrat believes funding the agency is important because she says Minnesotans are not getting their prescriptions sent to them in time. Last week the House approved giving $25 billion to the Post Office. The bill is unlikely to…