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Sections of Highway 32 in MN closed due to pipeline protest

Pennington County Road 17 will be used as a detour.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (KFGO) – Ongoing protests over the Enbridge Energy Pipeline project in northwestern Minnesota have prompted the state patrol and DOT to close a section of highway. The eight-mile stretch of State Highway 32 between Thief River Falls and St. Hilaire will remain closed until further notice. The agencies say the highway has become extremely congested with…

State Troopers and DNR Conservation Officers at minimum staffing levels in rural MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Operation Safety Net has reached phase three early during the Derek Chauvin trial. Law enforcement says the decision was made after the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. That means changes for state troopers and DNR conservation officers in our area. “While we still have state troopers working across all of Minnesota, and conservation…

Governor Walz discusses security measures ahead of Biden’s inauguration

According to Walz, the FBI put out a bulletin calling attention to threats to the 50 capitals.

MINNESOTA – Governor Tim Walz discusses threats to the Minnesota State Capitol ahead of Inauguration Day. “Shame on this country if we try and normalize what’s happening here. Shame if we don’t hold those that made this situation accountable,” Governor Walz said. Following the riots that took place at the U.S Capitol and the possible threats to other cities, Governor…

Driver injured in car crash airlifted to Fargo

SARGENT COUNTY, N.D. (KFGO) – A teen, injured in a crash near Cayuga in Sargent County Saturday was airlifted to Sanford Health in Fargo after he was found hours after the crash. The State Patrol says a car driven by 19-year Broden Frolek of Lidgerwood went off Highway 11, into a ditch, struck an approach, and rolled. It ended up…

Pedestrian struck and killed in Fargo

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Police have released the name of a man who died after he was struck by an SUV driven by a Fargo woman early Friday morning. Killed was 39-year-old Peter McKenney of Alexandria, Minnesota. McKenney was hit by an SUV driven by 32-year-old Shanyell Headswift. Police say Headswift had been drinking. McKenney…

MN State Patrol Increases DWI Enforcement

Labor Day weekend is third worst holiday for drunk drivers

MINNESOTA – Labor Day weekend means the end of summer, barbecues and time with family and friends. But it’s also a red flag for law enforcement. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning people to drive sober or get pulled over. The campaign is pushing to combat drunk driving by implementing more DWI enforcement. 3.8 arrests are made every hour…