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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.


Montevideo schools “virtual snow days” show promise

Virtual snow days have become an established part of the Montevideo School District policy. Historically, snow days would be made up when school was not in session, such as Easter Monday or the Friday of President’s Day weekend. If more makeup days were needed, they were added at the end of the scho


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.


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.


County board met on Tuesday, Feb. 5

The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Montevideo. Commissioners present were Jim Dahlvang, David Nordaune, Jeffrey Lopez, Matt Gilbertson, and Chairman David Lieser.


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.


Miler, Lang urge feds to free-up money for Montevideo veterans' nursing home

(Montevideo MN-) Senator Andrew Lang of Olivia has co-authored a resolution urging the federal government to fund its share of the proposed veterans homes in Bemidji, Montevideo, and Preston. The resolution passed the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee with unanimous s


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.


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


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.


New business on Main Street

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Meraki Paint Studio located on Main Street in Montevideo. Co-owners Megan Stone and Alisha Drexler offer workshops for people to learn how to make custom wood signs, and also offers a retail section filled with signs and items for sale from other vendors. (P


Sen. Andrew Lang presses for funding to open new vets homes

An official Senate resolution urging the federal government to fund its share of the proposed veterans homes in Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston moved forward Feb. 7 in St. Paul.


Minnesota has 2 of the 100 richest cities in America

Based on a report from Bloomberg, there are plenty of people in Orono and Medina backing up to the bank in Bentleys and Brinks trucks. That's a stretch, sort of, but the Bloomberg report (paywall site) does list the two suburbs west of Interstate 494 in its annual richest cities in America top 100 l


Truck mishap knocks out power to MN town

APPLETON, Minn. — The power is back on, but crews are still working on repairs in a Minnesota town after an overnight mishap involving a truck left the community in the dark.


Two-pound plus crappie wins $10,000 for angler in Ice Castle Classic on Lac qui Parle Lake

MONTEVIDEO - Approximately 1,100 anglers braved sub-zero wind chills to participate in the sixth annual Ice Castle Classic fishing tournament on Lac qui Parle Lake on Saturday, but no one felt better about braving the conditions than Matthew Fragodt of Montevideo.


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.


Not yet old enough to buy a handgun, 18-year-old is one of Minnesota’s newest police officers

CLARA CITY, Minn. – A ride-along that Ethan Schwinghammer took as an eighth-grade student in the Brooten-Belgrade-Elrosa Schools set him on a career path that few of his peers are considering today.


Gold Dusters bound for state!

The Montevideo Gold Dusters have faced tough competition all season. They’ve held their own against some very good teams this year, including Lac qui Parle Valley/ Dawson-Boyd and Yellow Medicine East. It’s what happens when your section is known as one of the most competitive sections in the state.


Granite Falls artist makes up for a lost century

GRANITE FALLS — By her own account, Olga Krasovska missed the 20th century. She is making up for it in a very big way. Her art works today are abstract, purposely large and deliberate in celebrating the new freedom of expression she's discovered on the western Minnesota prairie.