BRAINERD, Minn. -- This holiday season, Brenda Jonak is thankful her daughter and her family are alive. "I would probably be planning funerals instead of buying Christmas presents. No words can express the gratitude I feel," she wrote in a letter to the city, thanking them for actions taken by a city rental inspector who demanded their landlord put in a carbon monoxide detector.
RIVERTON, Minn. -- I can still feel the eerie crawl of the phantom wood ticks. In my thick, medium-length hair. Across my back. Wiggling up my legs. I’m not alone in my wood tick paranoia — it comes with the job, I’m told.
Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central Minnesota as crews worked Monday to clear the scene of a massive train derailment.
NISSWA, Minn. — A lot of challenges were thrown out Friday as to who would get the biggest walleye at the Governor’s Fishing Opener. The wagers started with Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon, who said she would get the bigger, better fish over Gov. Mark Dayton. Next, Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, challenged Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Cass County.
The ripple effect of hosting the 67th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will send waves across the Brainerd lakes region for years to come, organizers say.