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2 proposals push to expand Northstar rail to St. Cloud, Little Falls

ST. CLOUD — Commuters between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud could get a long-discussed train option, as two new bills to assess a Northstar commuter rail expansion reach lawmakers.


Thielen puts retirement plans to rest, for now

Thielen Meats in Little Falls will remain owned by John Thielen for a while after the location founder decided to put ideas of retirement aside for now. Although he received some really good offers for the business, Thielen decided he couldn’t sell the business he and his wife Linda began in 1990.


Suspect identified in north-central Minnesota shooting that killed 3

NEVIS, Minn. — Law enforcement officials say the three people who died in a north-central Minnesota shooting that also left a deputy wounded, knew each other. WDAY News identified the armed suspect late Friday night as 34-year-old Bryce Bellomo, and the other two killed as his sisters-in-law.


Weekend snowfall could reach 6 inches in southwest Minnesota; less for the metro

Marshall, Mankato, Pipestone, Worthington, Albert Lea and surrounding areas of southwest and south-central Minnesota could wind up with some rather hefty snow totals from late Saturday night through Sunday.


Minnesota Woman Charged With Voter Fraud

Star Tribune reports that Zameahia J. Ismail was charged with voting twice. Ismail voted additionally in Minneapolis after being instructed to support Minneapolis City Council member Abdi Warsame.


Coborn’s leaders take a pie in the face for charity

When Coborn’s in Little Falls held an employee party at the Little Falls Bowling Center recently, top dogs at the market (from left): Store Director Kyle Wensmann, Assistant Store Director Whitney Weatherly, Shift Manager Rick Brausen and Kitchen Manager Trisha Hoppe, were gently smacked in the face


Three Dead, Deputy Wounded in Northern Minnesota

Nevis, MN (Learfield News Service) - An officer-involved shooting that left three people dead and a deputy wounded is under investigation in the northern Minnesota city of Nevis.


Student shares his passion for coding with Little Falls School Board

Logan Luedtke would never have been on the Little Falls School District’s radar as a kid who wanted to learn computer coding. That’s what Supt. Steve Jones told the Little Falls School Board after a brief presentation by the student.


Minnesota man's drunk-driving excuse? He wanted some McDonald's

Being "hangry" can make even the most mild-mannered of people irrational, and in one case in central Minnesota, make them break the law. That's what happened earlier this week in Stearns County, when local sheriff's deputies started tracking a drunk-driver on his way back from a McDonald's.


Amy Klobuchar is not apologizing

Watch: CNN's Don Lemon hosts a town hall with Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Monday at 10 p.m. ET. Washington (CNN)I'm sorry. Women say these two words all the time. Much, much more than men. And often for no real reason.


Sports Notebook 2/16 edition: McEachern continues to light it up after 41-point game

Zimmerman junior Carter McEachern continues to prove he’s one of the top scorers in the state. Recently, the 6-foot-4 forward scored a program-best 41 points in a 104-85 losing effort to Sartell-St. Stephen.


Minnesota felons ask lawmakers for voting rights restoration

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Convicted Minnesota felons are asking state lawmakers to restore voting rights for previously incarcerated people, but a bill that’s moving in the House faces a roadblock in the Senate.


Minnesota men arrested after drug bust near North Platte

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Nebraska State Patrol Troopers arrested two Minnesota men after they stopped a speeding BMW and discovered on I-80 near North Platte Thursday. Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the trooper stopped the BMW driver near mile marker 173. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana


Flyers compete at Nordic state meet

Two Little Falls Nordic skiers finished among the top 60e at the Nordic Ski State Meet held at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik today. Two of the members of the Flyers boys team, which finished 13th as a team, placed in the top 60.


WATCH: When You Have Road Rage, But You’re ‘Minnesota Nice’

I gotta be honest, I'm definitely not above having the occasional fit of road rage. Mostly whenever I'm driving behind a slow car on 14-East. Or when I'm driving anywhere around the North Target parking lot. Don't get me started about my experiences being stuck in traffic on South Broadway.


Fatal Deer Disease Found In Central Minnesota

(KNSI) - A fatal deer disease has been found in wild deer for the first time in Central Minnesota. Wildlife managers have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a deer in Crow Wing County, marking the first discovery of the fatal brain disease among the state's wild deer outside the southeastern corne


Chevy strikes deer, driver sent to hospital

LINCOLN—A 22-year-old woman was injured Wednesday, Feb. 13, when the Chevrolet Cruze she was driving on Highway 10 in Lincoln in Morrison County struck a deer and crashed. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Brittney R. Schommer of Browerville was traveling north on Highway 10 at Holt Road, south of


LF lifters compete in Moorhead

The Little Falls Olympic Weightlifting team competed in its final opportunity to qualify for state, the Spud Thud in Moorhead, Saturday, Feb. 2. Four Flyer varsity lifters placed at the event, including champion of the 89 kilogram (kg) division, junior Scott Crosswhite, who tallied a total weight of


Report: Sex Offender Attacks Female Staff Member In Brainerd H.S. Locker Room

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 20-year-old registered sex offender has been arrested and charged after he allegedly attacked a Brainerd High School staff member inside a locker room.


Junior Achievement growing in Morrison County

Junior Achievement (JA) in Morrison County started in 2014-15 with just five classrooms. Today, local JA serves 118 classrooms, with a goal to serve 120 this year. It started when Teresa Giese, who taught JA in St. Cloud, moved back to Little Falls and wondered why the program wasn’t in the area sch