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MOORHEAD — Wednesday night’s Minnesota governor debate will be televised and streamed live online for those who cannot attend in person. The Forum News Service-sponsored debate between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson will begin at 7 p.m. in Hansen Theatre on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. The 90-minute debate will be televised live on WDAY’Z Xtra channels in northwestern Minnesota (channel 6.3 over the air on WDAY and 8.3 on WDAZ) and streamed live on Forum Communications Co.
MOORHEAD — Minnesotans who cannot talk to governor candidates in person may suggest questions that they could answer at an Oct. 8 debate. Forum News Service is accepting emails at email@example.com from people who have questions for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton or Republican challenger Jeff Johnson. They will be considered for a debate the news service is sponsoring in Moorhead. Questions also will be accepted during the debate as news service personnel will monitor hashtag #mngov on Twitter.
EAST GRAND FORKS — A rural East Grand Forks man was injured in a tractor accident Saturday afternoon, according to the Polk County Sheriff. The sheriff’s office responded to reports of a man pinned under a tractor at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release. Ronald Sherette, 69, was flown to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks and treated for unknown injuries. In addition to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Fosston Fire Department and Essentia Health Ambulance responded to the incident, according to the release.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans say Sen.
WARROAD — Warroad School District is holding a re-dedication of its Warroad Warrior name and logo. The Oct. 1 event falls after the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media sent a letter to the district demanding the name be changed under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among other suggestions. But after Henry Boucha, a former professional hockey player and U.S. Olympian who is an Ojibwe from Warroad, talked to the coalition board and explained the community’s history and support for the logo, the board issued an apology.
FRAZEE — A pickup rear-ended an Amish buggy in northwest Minnesota late last week, but resulted in no serious injuries. The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. Thursday near the village...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday to block the Waters of the U.S. rule. The rule would clarify Supreme Court rulings and help the Environmental Protection Agency determine what waterways the agency has jurisdiction over, EPA officials say.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s wet early summer should produce a colorful fall leaf display, but experts warn that it could come and go quicker than usual. “We’re anticipating a beautiful...
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s two major candidates for governor will debate five times before the Nov. 4 election, including once at a Forum News Service event in Moorhead. Campaigns for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson have been going back and forth about debates since shortly after Johnson won the Aug.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s two major candidates for governor will debate five times before the Nov. 4 election, including a Forum News Service event in Moorhead. Campaigns for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson have been going back and forth about debates since shortly after Johnson won the Aug. 12 primary election. They reached agreement on the debates Friday. Johnson originally sought more than a dozen debates, but Dayton said he would participate in six, after being in about 30 when he ran for governor four years ago.