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.

Ashton Sellers, 17, of Richville, Minn. (submitted photo)
Ashton Sellers, 17, of Richville, Minn. (submitted photo)

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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.

Minnesota officials on June 1, 2021 began to take down a non-scalable fence that has closed off the state Capitol in St. Paul from the public for more than one year. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service
Minnesota officials on June 1, 2021 began to take down a non-scalable fence that has closed off the state Capitol in St. Paul from the public for more than one year. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service

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.

State Sen. Mark Johnson, R-East Grand Forks, on the Senate floor Jan. 8, 2019, for the start of the 2019 state legislative session. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
State Sen. Mark Johnson, R-East Grand Forks, on the Senate floor Jan. 8, 2019, for the start of the 2019 state legislative session. Michael Brun / Forum News ServiceMichael Brun / Forum News Service

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.

A bus navigates past abandoned cars on a flooded highway, as local media reported the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida bringing drenching rain and the threat of flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic, in the Queens borough of New York City, September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A bus navigates past abandoned cars on a flooded highway, as local media reported the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida bringing drenching rain and the threat of flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic, in the Queens borough of New York City, September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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