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Crookston bishop defends conduct in sexual abuse case

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota bishop says he was trying to protect the confidentiality of a man who said he was sexually abused by a popular priest when he certified to other church officials that the priest was fit to work with children. Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Diocese of Crookston is the subject of a Vatican-ordered investigation into whether he…

Mayor of Ada, Minn. Resigns

ADA, Minn. – Mayor of Ada Todd Sawrey resigned during a City Council meeting Monday night. “I’ve been dealing with several health issues for the past several years and need to refocus my energy on my health, family and business. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Ada in many different capacities over the past…

DFL Chairman discusses why Democrats deserve your vote in 2020

MINNESOTA – Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party Ken Martin says President Trump hasn’t made Minnesota great in his first term. He lost the state by 1.5% in 2016. His campaign spent only $40,000 in the state. President Trump held rallies in Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester and Fargo since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by a farm near Glyndon…

Dangerous Inmate Captured In Wadena

UPDATE: According to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, Ryan Petro has been apprehended in the City of Wadena. They thank everyone who called with information. Original Story: Extra police officers patrolled schools in the Wadena-Deer Creek district Tuesday after a jail inmate escaped on Monday. The district says all doors to the schools have been locked or manned,…

Escaped inmate caught in Crookston was convicted of burglary & arson

CROOKSTON, Minn. – A federal inmate escapes during a medical appointment in Crookston. 33-year-old Fabian English was able to get away from the Riverview Hospital around 11:45 Friday morning. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says he stole a pickup and went into the Red Lake River. He was caught shortly afterward. The Sheriff’s Office and Crookston Police continue investigating the…

Woman saved from Detroit Lake after kayak is blown over

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A Minneapolis woman is saved by first responders when her kayak capsizes on Detroit Lake. Authorities responded around 4:20 Tuesday afternoon near the Holiday Inn and Lodge. The Becker County Sheriffs Office says crews were able to reach the woman 13 minutes later. 34–year–old Veronica Surges says she was paddling when a wave took her kayak…

Madd Frank Returns to TV in Fargo-Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A legendary Fargo horror host is back. Moorhead’s public access channel MCAM is bringing Madd Frank to the small screen once again. MCAM says it will broadcast original Madd Frank shows in all their “gory… or glory,” starting Saturday night at 9:00. The episodes where he introduced horror movies were originally shown right here on KVRR in…

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…