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148th Fighter Wing to Deploy to Washington D.C.

There are about 850 troops and airmen from both the Minnesota National Guard and the 148th fighter wing will be in D.C on Wednesday. 

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First Lady Issues Statement on Capitol Riot

Melania Trump says she's “disappointed and disheartened" by the deadly riot at the Capitol by supporters of her husband.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Melania Trump says she’s “disappointed and disheartened” by the deadly riot at the Capitol by supporters of her husband. As she breaks her silence, she’s also lashing out at those she says have used the tragic event to spread “salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks and misleading accusations” about her. Her statement on the White House blog…

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47 months for Tax and Bank Fraud

A jury in Alexandria convicted Manafort last year on eight counts of tax and bank fraud related to his overseas work advising politicians in Ukraine.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud. A jury in Alexandria convicted Manafort last year on eight counts of tax and bank fraud related to his overseas work advising politicians in Ukraine. Federal sentencing guidelines called for a term of roughly 20 years, though few observers expected…

Judge Kavanaugh Officially Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will become the 114th Supreme Court Justice of the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brett Kavanaugh has taken the oaths of office to become the 114th Supreme Court justice, just a couple of hours after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm him. The quick swearing in enables Kavanaugh to begin work immediately in advance of arguments at the court Tuesday in two cases involving prison sentences for repeat offenders. The court…

White House Locked Down After Vehicle Strikes Barrier

Suspect "Immediately Apprehended," No Shots Fired

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle “did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex.” No shots were fired during the incident, the Secret Service says. The agency adds that the female driver of the vehicle was “immediately apprehended.” Witnesses saw…

Remembering Senator Paul Wellstone’s Legacy

Northlanders remember Senator Paul Wellstone on the 15th anniversary of his death.

DULUTH, Minn.- Fifteen years ago on October 25th Northlanders were devastated when a plane crash took the life of a beloved Senator. FOX21 is remembering the legacy of Senator Paul Wellstone. “We all do better, when we all do better,” Paul Wellstone said. Those words have stuck with Northlanders. FOX21 spoke with one of Wellstone’s early supporters- which grew later…