Cook County sheriff's officials said Friday the body of 23-year-old Ty Sitter of Janesville, Wis., was recovered about 5:30 p.m. Thursday from 90 feet of water in Swan Lake. Sonar first detected Sitter's body Sunday, but weather hampered recovery efforts.
Five companies have applied for the right to prospect for copper, nickel and other in-demand metals across 44,000 acres of the Superior National Forest near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area over the next two decades.
A husband and wife from Pine City have been killed in a head-on crash in eastern Minnesota near the Wisconsin border. Minnesota State Patrol Capt. Matt Langer said a 44-year-old-man who had been drinking tried to pass a minivan on Highway 70 in Rock Creek in a no-passing zone about 5:45 p.m. Friday.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Wednesday that Ely Mayor Roger Skraba faces federal counts of entering the wilderness without a permit, possessing or using a motor vehicle in it, and removing property.
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