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Waller joins Bell State Bank in Detroit Lakes
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Refinery issues spark fuel price jump in MN
Booking a scam-free vacay
Artists to take up residence at Kirkbride
Book ‘1965’ shines spotlight on music’s ‘most revolutionary year’
Emerging writers grant meeting is set for March 16 in Bemidji
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Letter: Thanks for supporting Giving Hearts Day
Letter: Environmental record ‘mischaracterized’ in letter
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
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The European starling is a transplant to North America
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June 25, 2014
Victims identified in plane crash that destroyed Sauk Rapids home
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Two people killed last week when their small plane crashed into a Sauk Rapids home have been identified. Scott A. Olson, 60, and Alexander Voigt, 16, were killed while sightseeing Friday, the St. Cloud Times reported. Olson was a commercial pilot from...
June 25, 2014 - 7:40am
June 23, 2014
Plane crashes into Minnesota home; two aboard killed
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. – It felt like a bomb going off. Former North Dakota State University wide receiver Kole Heckendorf had just come home from a golf tournament Friday with his brother-in-law Jeff Hille, a former pitcher for the Bison baseball team. Hille and a friend left...
June 23, 2014 - 8:41am
June 10, 2014
Pilot’s body recovered, plane remains at bottom of Lake Superior
DULUTH — It was nearing sunset when they appeared. Three vessels. Three frothing wakes. One carrying a body reclaimed from Saturday’s plane crash. That was the sum total of a 12-hour day on Lake Superior, Monday, where 14 rescuers from a host of agencies spent the day first...
June 10, 2014 - 10:44am
May 2, 2014
Perham airport to host fly-in this summer
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s... a whole lot of planes! It sounds like Perham will be getting a fly-in and air show this summer, something that hasn’t happened here it years. The event is still in a very early stage of development, but could include various aircraft...
May 2, 2014 - 8:00am
April 28, 2014
Airline service to return to Thief River Falls in June
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Commercial passenger aircraft will return to Thief River Falls in June now that the federal government has approved another subsidized air service contract with Great Lakes Aviation. The airline suspended service at the end of January after several months...
April 28, 2014 - 11:25am
April 16, 2014
UAS taking flight in Minnesota
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Though North Dakota and five other states edged Minnesota out of the running for an unmanned aerial systems test site last year, there doesn’t seem to be any hard feelings. North Dakota’s test site is an hour to the southwest of Thief River Falls...
April 16, 2014 - 9:33am
March 28, 2014
Planes spot objects after search for lost Malaysian jet shifts north
SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR - An air and sea search for a missing Malaysian passenger jet moved 1,100 km (685 miles) north on Friday, after Australian authorities coordinating the operation in the remote Indian Ocean received new information from Malaysia that suggested the plane ran out...
March 28, 2014 - 8:20am
November 25, 2013
Thief River Falls, Minn., teen pleads guilty to theft of airplane
Geoffrey Biteman pleaded guilty Monday to theft of an airplane in Roseau, Minn., as part of a deal that will see him serve 60 days in jail and 60 days on electronic home monitoring, said Michael Grover, a Roseau County prosecutor. The 18-year-old was charged with unlawfully taking...
news / crime
November 25, 2013 - 2:31pm
November 24, 2013
Self-taught teen pilot accused of flying stolen plane on trips around region
ROSEAU, Minn. -- In a case that has some expressing grudging admiration for the moxie of an admitted thief, an 18-year-old man is in jail in Roseau, charged with stealing an airplane for regular joy rides around the region, apparently learning to fly mostly by the seat of his pants....
news / crime
November 24, 2013 - 9:00am
August 12, 2013
Plane shipments up for Cirrus; company sees best start to year since 2008
DULUTH — The folks at Cirrus Aircraft have reason to feel good about the latest industry numbers. After hitting a 11-year low in 2012, plane shipments were up nearly 25 percent in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period last year. And billings shot up a whopping...
August 12, 2013 - 9:35am
April 17, 2013
Pilots offer free classes through community ed
Spend just a few minutes with Ted Kiebke and Dennis Jacobs and anyone can see the passion they have for flying. Beginning April 24, they, and other local Experimental Aircraft Association members, hope to share that passion with others interested in flying and introduce them to a...
news / Detroit Lakes
April 17, 2013 - 1:03pm
March 29, 2013
Plane crashes on Lake Latoka in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA - A single-engine, fixed-wing airplane crashed on northwest Lake Latoka in Alexandria shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning. No serious injuries were reported. The Cirrus plane was en route to the Alexandria Airport when it crashed, according to a deputy at the scene. The...
news / accidents
March 29, 2013 - 2:43pm