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A tire store fire in Perham late Tuesday, Dec. 14, prompted firefighters from nine additional communities to respond in an attempt to extinguish the blaze. After reviewing video surveillance from the burned out OK Tire building, investigators concluded that the fire started close to a waste oil burner which was used to heat the building. The video evidence appears to support initial reports that the fire started on the north end of the building, according to Luke Wothe, a detective with the Otter Tail County Sheriff's office.
The rural Vergas man killed by carbon monoxide gas in his home garage has been identified by a family friend as Tom Elkin, a rural Vergas cabinet maker.
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View the live stream here
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.