WISCONSIN

Del Monte Plant In Minnesota To Close This Fall

69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees Will Be Out of Jobs

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. — The Del Monte Foods plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota will close permanently sometime this fall, affecting 69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees. According to Del Monte Pacific Limited, the plant will permanently close after the current pack season, which it expects to be on or around Oct. 21, 2019. The layoffs will begin in stages when…

Mapleton Man Helps Amish Teen Adjust to New Life

25-year-old John Shrock picked up Jay Miller in the beginning of July after he left Wisconsin Amish community

MAPLETON, N.D. — We spend our entire lives forming relationships, but it was when John Shrock turned 17 that his came to a standstill. “I lost everyone, all my friends, all my relationships just cut off in one day,” Shrock said. That’s when Shrock left an Amish community in Wisconsin. He says his mother even reached out to him saying…

Latest Crime Spree Could Have Been Inspired By Kidnapping Of Teen Last Fall

The Chippewa County sheriff says Ritchie German Jr. killed three of his family members and later killed a 24-year-old woman

CHIPPEWA CO., WI — Authorities in Wisconsin say a man suspected of killing four people may have been imitating the abduction last year of teenager Jayme Closs. The Chippewa County sheriff says Ritchie German Jr. killed three of his family members and later killed a 24-year-old woman at another home before killing himself. German used a shotgun to blast his…

Two Moorhead People Are Killed After Driver Runs Stop Sign And Hits Their Vehicle

Police say 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin was driving a pickup when he blew through the stop sign

WILKIN COUNTY, MN — Two people from Moorhead died in a crash in Wilkin County Saturday night. Police say 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin was driving a pickup when he blew through the stop sign at County Road 30 and Highway 9. Helgeson hit a vehicle driven by 62-year-old Margaret O’Neill killing her and 62-year-old passenger Thomas Burton….

Patterson Moved to Prison Out of State

The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs has been transferred to a prison out of Wisconsin

BARRON, Wis.  — The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents, has been transferred to a prison out of Wisconsin. State records show that Jake Patterson was moved yesterday but do not say where. Patterson killed Denise and James Closs last October and then abducted their daughter, Jayme. He held her captive for 88 days. He was sentenced…

Two Minnesota Agencies Not Ready For Permits For Proposed Enbridge Pipeline

The proposed pipeline will run from Canada to Superior, Wisconsin through several northern Minnesota counties

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources will not release draft permits for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. They are waiting until a better environmental impact statement is approved, as ordered by the court. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the environmental impact statement for…

Mapleton Man Adapts to New World After Leaving the Amish Community

John Shrock has 11 other siblings. He was the only one to leave the Amish lifestyle behind him.

  FARGO, N.D. — When members of the Amish community turn 17, they become a part of the church. A Mapleton man instead decided to change his fate. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us why it meant the now 24–year–old would have to leave the only life he has ever known behind him. There is no snapshot of the moment John Shrock…

Jake Patterson Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping Jayme Closs, Murdering Her Parents

Patterson held Jayme captive for 88 days

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – A judge sentenced Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old Wisconsin man who was convicted of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her two parents in October 2018, to life in prison Friday. Last October, Patterson broke into the Closs home, killed James and Denise Closs and kidnapped Jayme, holding her captive for 88 days before she eventually escaped on Jan. 10. Patterson was arrested later that…

Jayme Closs honored with Hometown Hero Award by Wisconsin State Assembly

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – The Wisconsin State Assembly is honoring 13-year-old Jayme Closs with a Hometown Hero award Wednesday. Jayme is in the Assembly chamber to accept the honor, according to the Associated Press. Closs was nominated for the award by Rep. Romaine Quinn On Oct. 15, Jayme Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, and both her parents were…

Pelican Rapids Woman To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Fargo Rental Company

Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties

FARGO, ND — A Pelican Rapids, Minnesota woman has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling large amounts of money from a Fargo property management company. Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties. She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but prosecutors plan to ask for a sentence at…