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19-Year-Old Dead in Polk County Crash

NEAR GULLY, Minn. – A 19-year-old man is dead after a rollover near Gully, Minnesota Friday morning. It happened around 7:30 at the intersection of 330th Street and 380th Avenue Southeast. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says a pickup left the road and rolled ejecting the driver. The crash remains under investigation and no more information is being released until family…

Minnesota is projected to have $1.54 billion budget surplus

St. Paul, Minn. (FOX 9) – Gov.-elect Tim Walz will enjoy a $1.5 billion surplus as he crafts his first state budget, state budget officials projected Thursday. State officials said higher-than-expected revenues and less state spending contributed to the surplus. The state’s reserves will stand at more than $2 billion next year, they said. The budget forecast will frame the debate over…

Arrest Made in Shooting Death of Former Lake Park Police Chief

Morris Dodd Jr. faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – A rural Ogema man has been arrested in the death of former Lake Park Police Chief and Becker County Deputy Jay Nelson. The 53-year-old was out hunting on November 10th when he was shot while driving on the Yellowhead Trail in West Sugarbush Township. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession…

Roseau Rep. Dan Fabian named to GOP House Leadership Team

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Republican Rep. Dan Fabian of Roseau has been named the House Caucus Whip. Fabian served as an Assistant Majority Leader during the last legislative session and as Majority Whip during the 2015-2016 sessions. “I’m excited to join the House Republican leadership team, and to provide a positive contrast to the Democrats’ agenda of higher taxes, runaway…

Polling sites will return to MSUM and Concordia

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) – The Moorhead City Council has voted 6-2 to return polling sites to the campuses of Concordia College and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The council took heat from students and others after changing those voting locations earlier this year. Some claimed the new locations caused “mass confusion” and criticism from students who said the change made it…

Choice Bank Donates $300,000 to the Thielen Foundation

MINNEAPOLIS – Choice Bank donates $300,000 dollars to Vikings Wide Receiver and Detroit Lakes native Adam Thielen’s newly launched Thielen Foundation. The non–profit is dedicated to helping people overcome adversity to achieve their full potential. The donation is part of the North Dakota–based bank’s People First commitment. Thielen and Choice Bank are matching all donations to a Pledge It campaign. It…

Home explodes in St. Paul neighborhood, one taken to hospital

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – St. Paul firefighters are responding to home explosion Friday morning at the intersection of Payne Avenue and Edgerton Street. The home explosion occurred at 8:34 a.m., according to St. Paul Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Simpson. One person, who was inside at the time, was taken to Regions Hospital. That person’s condition is unknown, but he was conscious…

2,500 shoppers line up at Mall of America for Black Friday

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (KMSP) – The holiday shopping season is underway. An estimated 2,500 shoppers lined up at the doors of Mall of America for the Black Friday shopping, according to mall officials. The doors officially opened at 5 a.m. Friday morning. Santa and his elves greeted people as they…