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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Jasmine Block, the teenage girl from Alexandria who was kidnapped, held captive for 29 days and then escaped her captors, will appear on "Dr. Phil" today, Tuesday, March 19. The show airs at 3 p.m. in some markets or 4 p.m. on NBC in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Check local listings for network and time.
PERHAM, Minn. — No one was injured when massive amounts of snow over the weekend caused a roof collapse at the Tuffy's pet food plant in Perham. As work resumed on Monday, March 11, workers shoveled off portions of the roof. A warehouse collapse on Saturday happened in a non-essential part of the Tuffy's facility, the company said in a press release, and production areas were not damaged.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The driver of a minivan died as a result of a three-vehicle crash on Minnesota Highway 210 near Fergus Falls on Monday, March 11, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Anthony Thacker, 51, of Portsmouth, Ohio, was driving a Pontiac minivan and stopped on Highway 210 to remove frost from the windshield about 6 a.m. Monday. The minivan was then hit by a westbound Infiniti sedan driven by Bryan Robinson, 30, of Golden Valley, N.D., the patrol said.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service extended the deadline for farmers to file 2018 tax returns Thursday, Feb. 28. The IRS will waive the estimated tax penalty for farmers who file their federal income tax return and pay by April 15, according to a press release from the IRS. The original deadline was March 1. The new deadline offers farmers more time to determine their tax liability, which may be more difficult this year “due to certain rule changes,” the release said.
MILTONA, Minn. - One person is dead in the central Minnesota town of Miltona in what the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is calling an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning, Feb. 26. Two sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at 5:15 a.m., Sheriff Troy Wolbersen said, and at one point a deputy discharged his firearm. The officers involved were not physically injured, and will be placed on standard administrative leave, Wolbersen said. The Midwest Medical Examiner's office will release the identity of the deceased and preliminary autopsy results.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — In honor of the iconic downtown Moorhead restaurant's 70th anniversary, Mayor Johnathan Judd has proclaimed March 1 “Historic Moorhead Dairy Queen Day.” The Moorhead Dairy Queen, in the city's downtown, is one of the oldest and most iconic Dairy Queens in the nation and is credited with the creation of the Dilly Bar. First built in 1949 by by Bob and Phyllis Litherland, it’s now owned by Troy and Diane DeLeon.
NEVIS, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has identified two Hubbard County Sheriff's Office deputies involved in a shooting incident on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the north-central Minnesota city of Nevis. A suspect shot and killed two people, wounded a deputy while fleeing in his vehicle and later turned a gun on himself after entering a ditch and exchanging gunfire with a deputy.
NEVIS, Minn.-- Three people are now dead and an officer was shot and injured after an officer-involved shooting in Nevis late Thursday night.. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office said that shots were fired in several locations, after a chase at around 9:15 pm. in the 27000 block of Hubbard County Road 119, near the intersection with 190th Street on Feb. 14. One person was found dead in a home of a day care in the city. Two others, including the suspect, were found shot to death on a rural road a few miles away, the sheriff's office said. The deputy that was hit is expected to recover.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Fergus Falls auto dealership is appealing a federal court's decision to dismiss the dealership’s defamation lawsuit against a Twin Cities TV news station. Nelson Auto Center filed the defamation suit against KARE11 in December 2017, alleging that the station published false and misleading statements in stories about a former dealership employee accused of overcharging law enforcement agencies.