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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A fast-moving thunderstorm ripped through the Bemidji area early Thursday morning, knocking out power, uprooting trees and power poles and causing widespread damage.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Norwegian viking ship that’s taking its Great Lakes tour of tall ships festivals one stop at a time as it closely monitors an ability to fund its trip left Bay City, Mich., on Wednesday bound for Chicago. The Draken Harald Hårfagre (or Fairhair) is scheduled to be in Duluth for the tall ships festival on Aug. 18-21.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer has been awarded a lifesaving award as he and other emergency responders in central Minnesota saved a man from drowning after he went through the ice with his ATV on Platte Lake and was stranded on an island of ice. James Pattock, 69, of Foley was still in the water in the March 13 incident when conservation officer Paul Kuske of Pierz notified the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office he was responding to the incident near Pierz about 30 miles south of Brainerd..
DULUTH, Minn. -- David Andrew Smithson has pleaded guilty to felony criminal vehicular homicide, agreeing with toxicology reports that he had amphetamine, methamphetamine, THC and morphine in his system when...
NELSON, Minn. -- One of the drivers in a two-vehicle crash near Nelson in central Minnesota, has died. The St. Cloud Hospital confirmed the death of Amber Lynn Martinson, 28, of Alexandria, Monday. The crash happened about 5 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 73, north of Nelson.
BISMARCK - Another case of Zika virus has been confirmed in a North Dakota resident, the third such instance of the mosquito-spread illness, the state Department of Health said. Zika was found in a man who had traveled to Costa Rica. He was not hospitalized for the illness, the department said.
The brother of a woman suspected of being an accomplice in the beheading of an Iron Range man has been charged with witness tampering. Joeseph Allen Greniger, 20, of Grand...
PILLAGER, Minn. -- It has been confirmed. A second alligator in the Brainerd lakes area has been found. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday received a report of a possible alligator sighting in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager -- about 14 miles west of Brainerd. Officers responded to the area and did in fact locate a small alligator in the lake near the shoreline. The alligator was secured and transported to the Safari North Wildlife Park, just south of Brainerd.
DULUTH, Minn. - A vehicle containing four males evading authorities hit 117 mph through Hermantown before crashing into a cement and rock outcropping on Central Entrance early Tuesday. The car started on fire after the crash on the 300 block of Central Entrance at around 2:05 a.m. Police officers extinguished the flames and pulled the men out of the vehicle; they were transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center with various injuries, a Hermantown Police Department news release said.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A 21-year-old Duluth man and USHL hockey player remained in critical condition Monday following an accident while swimming Saturday at Island Lake. Andrew Kerr was airlifted to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center late Saturday from the lake north of Duluth. He had been jumping on an inflatable trampoline, went underwater and didn’t resurface, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported. Witnesses found him underwater, pulled him to shore and started CPR, the sheriff's office said.