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Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s senior U.S. senator, won her re-election bid Tuesday night. She was already ahead of Republican challenger Jim Newberger by half a million votes with 2,420 of 4,113 precincts reporting. Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin congratulated Sen. Klobuchar on her victory in a race that was never close.
MOORHEAD — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Rep. Collin Peterson met with American Crystal Sugar CEO Tom Astrup on Sunday, Oct. 21, to get an update on the beet harvest and emphasize the farm bill they are working to pass. "We've been trying to push this thing," Peterson said, adding they hope to be ready to pass it shortly after the general election towards the end of the year. The proposed bill would protect existing sugar programs, create an animal disease program and vaccine bank, identify gaps in high-speed internet as well as support beginning farmers.
ST. PAUL — A West Fargo man was convicted Friday, Sept. 14, in Minnesota of threatening to kill a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright ruled against Robert Philip Ivers, 65, last year when he sued a life insurance company. After losing the case in January 2017, Ivers responded by sending a series of threatening letters and calling a court employee to say he was "crazy angry" at the judge and described himself as a "walking bomb."
DETROIT LAKES—For Minnesotans, digging a stranger's car out of a snowbank is standard procedure. They would rarely second guess it. For travellers, this may seem like some form of bribery, but it's just common behavior, known to many as "Minnesota nice."
It was a chilly start to this year's festival but the weather gave way to a picture perfect day at WE Fest, until thunderstorms began to roll in towards dusk. The ambiance was its usual festive tone of enthusiasm, but campgrounds were noticeably thinner from just a few years ago.
CORMORANT, Minn.—Mayor Duke is over 90 years old in dog years. Now, after four terms in office, the elderly statesman has had about enough traveling, appearing in talk shows and parades, and serving as the small village's ambassador. "Woof," he said, while reflecting on all the years of hard work and dedication to his community.
A recent report by WalletHub found that Minnesota is the third best state for summer road trips based on category rankings like safety and activities. Many of those activities are involving the plentiful forests and lakes that the state of Minnesota has to offer. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there are 66 state parks in Minnesota, as well as 25 state trails, 35 water trails, and 62 state forest campgrounds and day-use areas.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A recent report by WalletHub found that Minnesota is the third best state for summer road trips based on category rankings like safety and activities. Many of those activities are involving the plentiful forests and lakes that the state of Minnesota has to offer. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there are 66 state parks in Minnesota, as well as 25 state trails, 35 water trails, and 62 state forest campgrounds and day-use areas.
FARGO — Richard Grant was 22 years old when he and others aboard the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans watched 74 of their fellow crew members drown after a collision with another ship on June 3, 1969, in the South China Sea. Known as the "Lost 74," the men died during the Vietnam War, but their names are not listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Grant, one of the 199 survivors of the Evans collision, wants that rectified.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A candlelight vigil on Monday evening, April 16, is planned for a 6-year-old boy who died here after, police say, he was physically abused. The vigil for Justis Rae Burland will take place at 7 p.m. at Hilltop Celebration Church, 525 Minnesota Highway 210 in Fergus Falls. A Facebook page for the event says over 160 are interested in attending or planning to do so. There will be live music and an open mic, with snacks and refreshments provided. The first 100 children will receive a stuffed animal with a blue ribbon to honor victims of child abuse.