WDAY First News anchor Drew Trafton gets you caught up on everything you need to know for Thursday, Sept. 2.
Headline story: The Otter Tail teen, Ashton Sellers, who had been missing for several weeks has been found and is at home with his mother, according to a post on her Facebook page.
Sellers, 17, of Richville, had been missing since Aug. 16 and his mother was worried and turning to the public for help in finding her son. Click here to read more.
MOORHEAD — The Moorhead Police Department is asking for information regarding the location of a Sartell, Minnesota girl who was last seen in north Moorhead.
Kaydence Johnson, 14 was last seen Wednesday, Sept. 1 at around 8 p.m. with another juvenile girl, according to police.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers and commissioners on Thursday, Sept. 2, said they'd work through the weekend to draw closer to a deal on how to give out $250 million in front-line worker hero funds.
The Front-line Worker Pay Working Group on Thursday failed to reach an agreement on which workers should be eligible for state support and how much each worker could qualify to receive. The panel faces a Labor Day deadline to present a proposal to the state Legislature.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Deputy Leader Mark Johnson, R-East Grand Forks, is set to step up to fill the position of Senate Majority Leader until the GOP Caucus elects a new head, a party spokeswoman announced on Thursday, Sept. 2.
The news comes a day after former Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, announced that he would resign the post after five years. Gazelka said he is mulling a bid for governor and will make public his plans in the coming days.
MAPLEWOOD, N.J., Sept 2 (Reuters) - Flash flooding killed at least 26 people in the Northeast as remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed torrential rains that swept away cars, submerged New York City subway lines and grounded airline flights, officials said on Thursday.
Across large swaths of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, residents spent the day coping with water-logged basements, power outages, damaged roofs and calls for help from friends and family members stranded by flooding.