Authorities: Pilot May Have Had Heart Attack Before Iowa Plane Crash

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Authorities believe the pilot of a small plane that crashed in central Iowa, killing all four people on board, may have suffered a heart attack. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that a student pilot was going to attempt an emergency landing Friday night because the …

Tom Emmer Defeats Ian Todd In 6th District

Listen to Pat Kessler’s new podcast! MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Rep. Tom Emmer has enough votes to be declared the winner of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. Emmer summarily defeated his Democratic opponent Ian Todd, according to projections from the Associated Press. Congressmen Tom Emmer has represented Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District since 2014, succeeding former Rep. Michelle Bachmann. …

Tim Walz Aims To Keep The Governor's Office In Democratic Control

Listen to Pat Kessler’s new podcast! MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s top job is on the line Tuesday as voters chose between longtime Democratic Rep. Tim Walz and two-time Republican candidate Jeff Johnson to become the state’s next governor. It’s the first open governor’s race since 2010, when Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton won the first of …

Tina Smith Seeks Voters' Approval Of Her Senate Appointment

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 10-month sprint to finish former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s term reached a finish Tuesday as voters decided between two women: a longtime Democratic power player appointed in Franken’s place and a Republican state senator with a famous name in the hockey-crazy state. Less than four years after voters overwhelmingly gave Franken …

Minnesotans Have Already Cast 500000 Ballots In The Midterm Elections

Listen to Pat Kessler’s new podcast! MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – State election officials say Minnesotans have already cast well more than 500,000 ballots in the midterm elections. Secretary of State Steve Simon said Monday that at least 539,806 ballots have been accepted by election officials, putting Minnesota on pace to retain its No. 1 title for …

College Basketball Preview: Top Teams, Players, Matchups To Watch

Ryan Mayer The college basketball season officially tips off tomorrow night, with nearly every team in Division I scheduled to play. As the glitz and glamour of opening night prepares to overtake us, let’s get a quick refresher on some of the top teams, players and storylines to watch as the season begins in earnest. …

Man Charged With Punching Legislative Candidate In Bar

FOLEY, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a central Minnesota man with punching a legislative candidate in the face during a talk about politics. Fifty-three-year-old Richard Donald Schmit of Foley is charged with one felony count of third-degree assault and two misdemeanor counts of fifth-degree assault. Republican House candidate Shane Mekeland reported he was assaulted …