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Peterson Says He’ll Seek 13th Term In Congress

Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson said Monday he’ll seek a 13th term representing a western Minnesota congressional district. Peterson revealed his plans in an interview with KFGO-AM ahead of a news conference in Moorhead.

03/17/2014

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Playwright’s ‘Hamlet’ Hits The Road In Minnesota

Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. “Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.

03/08/2014

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Oldest DQ Opens On Schedule Despite Frigid Temps

Temperatures plunged well below zero for the first few days of March, but that didn’t stop throngs from lining up to buy their first ice cream of the season in Moorhead. The country’s oldest Dairy Queen, in Moorhead, has opened on the first day meteorological spring for decades.

03/03/2014

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2 ND Men, 1 Minn. Man Sentenced In Meth Case

Federal authorities say two North Dakota men and a Minnesota man have been sentenced in a methamphetamine conspiracy case.

02/13/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty 3 Days Into Federal Drug Trial

A man who backed out of plea deal at the last minute in a drug conspiracy case agreed to plead guilty after all, three days into his trial. David Cerna Jr., of Moorhead, Minn., is among a dozen people charged in federal court in North Dakota with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

01/31/2014

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Minn. Man Gets Probation In Baby’s Death In Van

A Moorhead man has avoided going to jail for the death of his baby daughter in a hot minivan last year. Andrew Sandstrom was given a four-year suspended jail sentence and 10 years supervised probation Thursday.

01/31/2014

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Minn. Man Gets Probation In Baby’s Death In Van

A Moorhead man has avoided going to jail for the death of his baby daughter in a hot minivan last year. Andrew Sandstrom was given a four-year suspended jail sentence and 10 years supervised probation Thursday.

01/30/2014

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Day Care Owner In Moorhead Guilty Of Neglect

A former day care owner in Moorhead has pleaded guilty to neglect and child endangerment after police found her drunk at her home.

01/23/2014

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State Patrol: Stay Off Northwest Minn. Roads

The State Patrol is warning drivers in northwestern Minnesota to stay home, and stay off the roads. Places along Interstate 29 have zero visibility Saturday night. Earlier Saturday, the State Patrol advised no travel near parts of Moorhead. Many cars and trucks have slid off the roadway.

12/28/2013

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Corps Says Lawsuit Against Diversion Has No Merit

Attorneys for the federal government are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by a group opposed to a plan to divert high water from the Red River around Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.

12/26/2013

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Moorhead Woman To Plead Guilty To Drunken Day Care

A Moorhead woman has reached a plea deal over charges that she was drunk while caring for children at her home day care. A KFGO-AM report Wednesday says Jayne Cote agreed to plead guilty to child neglect or endangerment.

12/18/2013

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Trucker Stopped In Minn. Accused Of Kidnapping

A truck driver from Utah is accused of holding a 19-year-old relative against her will while the two traveled across country. The 53-year-old man from Salt Lake City was arrested last week at a truck scale outside of Moorhead, Minn. A Minnesota state trooper discovered a Florida warrant for the man’s arrest. The man was charged in Clay County court with kidnapping, false imprisonment and domestic abuse.

12/02/2013

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Gay Men’s Chorus Forms In Fargo-Moorhead

A group of about 15 men in Fargo-Moorhead have started a gay men’s chorus, and hope to pull off a holiday concert. The chorus organized a few months ago and has been holding weekly rehearsals at a Fargo church.

11/25/2013

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Low Sugar Prices Cut Into Crystal Sugar Farmer Payments

Low sugar prices are cutting into payments to farmers at American Crystal Sugar Co. The Moorhead-based cooperative is telling its growers to expect a “massive reduction” in payments for this year’s beet crop. In a company blog, American Crystal CEO David Berg says growers will be paid just $38 per ton. Last year, Crystal’s farmers were paid more than $68 per ton. KFGO-AM reports Berg says most of Crystal’s growers will lose money, and in many cases, “they will lose a lot of money.”

11/04/2013

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Charges: Minn. Woman Operated Day Care While Drunk

A Moorhead woman is accused of being drunk while caring for children at a day care she operates in her home. Fifty-four-year-old Jayne Cote is charged with four gross misdemeanor counts of neglect or endangerment of a child. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says when police performed a welfare check at the day care on Oct. 2, Cote’s blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent. That’s more than twice Minnesota’s legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.

10/18/2013

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Jilted Bride Donates Reception To Care Group

A bride who has already spent thousands of dollars on a dream wedding is donating her reception to a Moorhead organization that serves people with disabilities. Michelle Marxen says she and her fiance had been planning the Oct. 19 wedding for a year.

10/14/2013

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Minn. Man To Plead Guilty In Baby’s Death In Van

A Moorhead man has agreed to plead guilty in the death of his infant daughter, who died after she was left in a hot minivan for several hours. Andrew Sandstrom will take responsibility for causing the death of his 5-month-old daughter, Christiana, in June.

10/03/2013

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In Moorhead, Painful Yearbook Typo Right On Cover

Students at Moorhead High School are learning a painful lesson about proofreading after a typo landed right on their yearbook’s cover. Extra painful: The name of the town was misspelled as “Moorehead.”

09/06/2013

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Father Pleads Not Guilty After Baby Dies In Hot Minivan

A Moorhead father has pleaded not guilty in the death of his baby who was left in a hot minivan for several hours. It was about 80 degrees outside the day Andrew Sandstrom left his 5-month-old daughter in her car seat last month.

07/19/2013

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Minn. Officials Plan For Electronic Voting Rosters

A pilot project in the works for this fall replaces those reams of voter sign-in sheets at polling places with electronic rosters. The Legislature approved the e-roster project in a limited number of precincts. The results will determine if it gets expanded more broadly in future elections.

07/09/2013

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Moorhead Police Easily Nab Fleeing Moped Rider

A Moorhead man who tried to flee from police found out the hard way that a moped doesn’t make a great escape vehicle. Moorhead police say the 32-year-old was driving on the wrong side of the road near Concordia University on Thursday about 1:20 a.m.

07/04/2013

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OJ Simpson’s Ex-Girlfriend Sentenced In Drug Case

A former girlfriend of O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to 45 days in jail after a reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in Minnesota.

06/28/2013

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Minn. Man Charged In Baby Girl’s Death In Custody

A Minnesota man accused in the death of his infant daughter in a hot minivan has turned himself in to police. Twenty-four-year-old Andrew Sandstrom of Moorhead was charged this week with one count of second-degree manslaughter.

06/20/2013

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2 Kids In Diapers Discovered Playing On Highway

Police in Moorhead say a young brother and sister left a locked home and played in the highway while their parents slept. According to the police department, the two children were seen playing on Highway 75 between 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday.

06/19/2013

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Moorhead Siblings Removed From Parents After Baby Dies In Hot Van

A judge has ruled that five siblings of a baby girl who died after she was accidentally left in a hot van in Moorhead will temporarily remain in the custody of social services. According to Clay County Attorney Brian Melton, five-month-old Christiana Sandstrom died after being left in van by her parents – Andrew and Shayna Sandstrom.

06/14/2013

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