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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, especially those that feature aeration systems. "Open water areas created by aeration systems can shift or change shapes depending on weather conditions," said Marilyn Danks, DNR aquatic biologist. "Leaks may develop in air lines, creating other areas of weak ice or open water."
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A man and a woman are charged with multiple felonies for allegedly dealing heroin out of their Detroit Lakes motel room. Jermaine Dequinte Henderson, 37, of...
A fire that destroyed Dean's Auto Parts in Baxter Friday night and sent fireballs into the sky caused $750,000 in damages, Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes said Sunday. At 6:15 p.m. Friday, the Brainerd Fire Department was called to respond to a fully engulfed structure fire at the store, located at 12472 Evergreen Drive S. Emergency responders from several area agencies were on scene as winds gusting over 30 mph fanned the flames shooting through the roof of the large building that housed the 50-year-old business.
Heavy snow is expected to fall throughout Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 18, making travel difficult in central and northern Minnesota. The National Weather Service expects 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour to fall in Fergus Falls, New York Mills, Wadena, Park Rapids and Bemidji this morning. In additional, travel will be difficult due to winds gusting over 40 mph at times. Northerly winds will prompt white out conditions in the southern Red River Valley and west central Minnesota, which could see 6 to 10 inches of snow total, the weather service said.
State officials say they know who made a vague threat to northern Minnesota schools, causing dozens to be locked down on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced Thursday that agents identified a juvenile who on Wednesday posted a message in an online chat room threatening violence at an unnamed northern Minnesota school. The BCA says there is no threat to schools. No problems were reported Wednesday as many law enforcement agencies sent officers to guard schools with outside doors locked as a precaution.
A 41-year-old man was found Monday, Nov. 7, deceased in the woods after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reported deputies were called at 5:04 p.m. to a possible hunting accident on property near the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road in Belle Prairie Township east of Little Falls. According to the sheriff's office, Terrence Brisk was found deceased by a family member. Brisk was believed to be hunting as he was wearing blaze orange.
Maybe it's time for voting reforms that could boost Americans' satisfaction with the system. And maybe this week is the perfect time to start thinking about them. Slate.com has one idea, and it's a reform that has been talked about in North Dakota before. It's called approval voting. Its appeal is the improvement it would offer over plurality voting, our current system, and one that's "mathematically the absolute worst way to vote," author William Poundstone told Slate.com.
Five people were arrested and face felony charges in connection with a drug buy Thursday, Oct. 20 in Park Rapids where authorities seized meth, weapons and cash. A buy involving a half ounce of methamphetamine resulted in the seizure of 80 grams of methamphetamine, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other controlled substances, along with several thousand dollars and two firearms, according to information released by the Hubbard County Attorney's Office.
A Minnesota man died Sunday morning, Oct. 30, in a two-vehicle collision near Eagle Bend. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup was eastbound on 380th Street north of Eagle Bend shortly after 9 a.m. when it collided at an intersection with a northbound 2016 International semi on Highway 71. The semi rolled after the crash. The driver of the pickup, 58-year-old Eagle Bend resident Jeffery S. Ahrendt, died. Semi driver Craig A. Olson, 51, of New Hope, wasn't injured.