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Two other people were injured at Northernaire Houseboats on Wednesday night.
After peaking at a record high level in mid-June, the water has dropped nearly 2 feet. The National Weather Service predicts the lake will drop by nearly another foot by Friday, July 15.
St. Louis County's flood response is moving into “recovery mode."
Tensions between year-round residents of Lake of the Woods County and visiting vacationers seemed to come to a head on social media last week as commissioners voted to close county-controlled access points to the Rainy River. Some believe the social media backlash is evidence of a long-standing rift between the two groups, but others say the rancor is indicative of more fear than contention.
Tuesday’s action occurred during a teleconference with Lake of the Woods County commissioners as part of an effort to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. Thousands of anglers flock to the Rainy River every spring to catch walleyes that swim upstream from Lake of the Woods to spawn.
The issue stalled in committee as the county board declined to press it further.

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Bob Anderson, 77, had been mayor since 2013 after serving a previous term in the 1980s. His death was unexpected, the city's administrator said.
BEMIDJI, Minn.--Officials in Beltrami County recovered a massive amount of stolen property July 10 after locating a vehicle in Blackduck, Minn., that had been used in a residential burglary in Koochiching County, according to a press release.
Officials in Beltrami County recovered a massive amount of stolen property July 10 after locating a vehicle in Blackduck, Minn., that had been used in a residential burglary in Koochiching County, according to a press release.

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