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A proposal on stage; tribute to father

For Joshua Malley, the closing performance of “Mary Poppins” was not only about proposing to the love of his life, but also a way to honor his father’s final words of advice.


Push begins in Minnesota to allow driver's licenses for all

Roads would be safer, workers could get to their jobs easier and fewer people would live in fear if Minnesota allowed immigrants living in the country illegally to get driver’s licenses, supporters of the change said Thursday as they called for broader license access.


Inmate escaped southern Minnesota holding cell after court hearing

A southern Minnesota man is back in custody after escaping from a holding cell on Tuesday. According to charging documents, Rene Alfredo Garzo, 36, of St. James, was able to escape custody at the Watonwan County Courthouse after he was brought to the courtroom regarding a felony charge of fleeing po


Facebook video shows dog being shot in central Minnesota

STAPLES, Minn. — The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, consulting with the Humane Society, is investigating a Facebook video of a dog being shot near Staples. On Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11:07 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual finding a dead dog at McGivern Park ca


Milaca, Princeton school canceled Wednesday

Both Milaca and Princeton schools have canceled school on Wednesday, Feb. 20 due to the impending weather. Due to the weather, Milaca Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20.


Police report: Man says dog was behind the wheel of van

A drunken man found behind the wheel of a minivan in the Walmart parking lot in Elk River insisted that his dog was, in fact, the driver. “While being questioned by officers, the defendant told the officers that his dog had driven him to Walmart. He continued to tell officers that his dog was in the


3 inmates charged in beating death at West Virginia jail

BEAVER, W.Va. — West Virginia authorities say they have charged three Southern Region Jail inmates with murder in the beating death of a fourth inmate. Senior State Trooper E.W. Boothe told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that Kevin Whittaker of Princeton was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday ni


Gun found in Lois Riess' hotel room linked to husband's murder, Minnesota sheriff says

Dodge County authorities have confirmed that a gun found in a Texas hotel room where Lois Riess was arrested was likely the same weapon used in the fatal shooting of her husband last year.


Minnesota House unanimously approves bill to repeal 'marital rape exception'

The Minnesota House has voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids), the bill's lead author, told lawmakers before the 130-0 vote Thursday that repealing the "marital


McDonald's came to town 25 years ago

A recent remodeling of the McDonald's restaurant in Princeton prompted a question from someone about how long the restaurant had been in town. I took a look and found that it was 25 years ago.


Mille Lacs County Deputy Burton promoted

Mille Lacs County Deputy Kyle Burton has been promoted to sergeant to fill the vacancy left by retiring sergeant Richard Dukowitz. “I first want to thank our outgoing patrol sergeant Richard Dukowitz for his years of service and dedication as a patrol sergeant to the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Offi


Weekend Storm Tracking Away from Central Minnesota

UNDATED -- We are highly confident a powerful winter storm will bring a narrow band of heavy snow and strong wind late Saturday into Sunday, but we still can't say where exactly the storm track will be.


Here's a list of snowfall totals across Minnesota

12.8 inches - Belle Plaine. 10 - Bloomington, Osseo, Lakeville, North Mankato, Le Sueur, New Ulm, St. James, Hutchinson, Granite Falls. 9.5 - Excelsior, Waconia, New Prague, Eagle Lake, Steen, Lynd.


North Dakota woman injured in Minnesota rollover

Osakis, MN (KFGO) - A Cavalier, North Dakota woman was injured in a rollover in Douglas County, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. Around 4:45 p.m., near Osakis, the state patrol says a car was eastbound on I-94 when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to roll into the median.


Remains found in 1970 Milaca case identified via DNA

A cloud of mystery lifted significantly last week in the unsolved case of a woman who was found dead in an abandoned home 8 ½ miles north of Milaca in November 1970. During a news conference in St. Paul, investigators with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Mille Lacs County Sheri


Minnesota Weather: 'Powerful Winter Storm' Could Hit Twin Cities

TWIN CITIES, MN — It's official. February 2019 has been the snowiest February on record for the Twin Cities metro area. So far, 31.5 inches of snow has fallen this month, according to the National Weather Service. That beats the previous record held by February 1962, which saw 26.5 inches.


2 Republicans, 1 Democrat vie for open Minnesota House seat

The field is set for a special election to a state House seat in east-central Minnesota that became open in a game of political musical chairs. Mora teacher Ayrlahn Johnson and Hinckley farmer Nathan Nelson will face off in a Republican primary March 5. Nelson won the GOP endorsement Tuesday night.


Woman Hurt in Sherburne County Crash

LIVONIA TOWNSHIP -- A woman was hurt when she lost control of her SUV and crashed south of Zimmerman Wednesday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says 28-year-old Heather Mccreight of North Branch was traveling south on Highway 169 in Livonia Township just after 8:00 a.m. when she lost control on i


Zimmerman home is in Tour of Homes

A model home in Zimmerman will be part of the Central Minnesota Builders Association 47th annual Tour of Homes, which opens this weekend. Thirty-two homes will be featured on the tour, including the one in Zimmerman at 25477 10th St. W. Other homes on the tour are in the St. Cloud area.


1 killed, 1 critically injured in Elk River crash

A man was killed and a woman injured in a two-vehicle crash in Elk River on Tuesday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened around 7:55 a.m. when a 2009 Nissan Murano in the left lane of eastbound Hwy. 10 collided with a 2003 Buick LeSabre that pulled out in front of it