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MnDOT adds North Star Route to U.S. bicycle system
Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
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Offensive woes continue for Laker girls
Pelican Rapids completes sweep at Frazee
Viking girls hold on for win at Frazee
Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Helen C. Erickson
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
August 7, 2015
Bemidji woman pleads guilty in 6-year-old's hypothermia death
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Almost a year and a half after a 6-year-old girl died of hypothermia outside a local apartment building, a Bemidji woman entered...
August 7, 2015 - 8:20am
January 20, 2015
Unresponsive Bemidji State student may have been outside for some time
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A 19-year-old woman found outside Sunday morning may have been lying outdoors for some time, Bemidji Police said Tuesday. Police said they responded to a call of an unresponsive female at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the 1600 block of Calihan Avenue. Emergency personnel...
January 20, 2015 - 1:15pm
Bemidji college student found outside transported to hospital
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji State University student was transported to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo after being found outside in the cold Sunday morning. The student has been identified as Hannah Rolschau. Scott Faust, BSU director of communications and marketing, said Rolschau...
January 20, 2015 - 10:19am
January 13, 2015
Man treated for hypothermia after being found in Fergus Falls yard
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - An intoxicated man has been taken into treatment for hypothermia after being found in a yard after a bitter cold night in Fergus Falls. The man was found by a Fergus Falls woman walking her dog early Monday morning. He was found improperly dressed for the...
January 13, 2015 - 8:21am
January 3, 2015
Weather Alerts: Wind Chill Warning
Fargo, ND (WDAY-TV) - Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories are in effect now through Monday morning. Bitterly cold arctic air will settle...
January 3, 2015 - 5:21pm
December 19, 2014
Autopsy shows hypothermia cause of BSU student's death
BEMIDJI -- Hypothermia appears to be the cause of a BSU student's death last week, according to preliminary autopsy results, Bemidji police said Thursday. Sandra Lommen, 20, of Bloomington, Minn., was found lying on the ground by a passerby the morning of Dec. 10. Lommen was...
December 19, 2014 - 11:55am
December 5, 2014
Hypothermia claims life of Pelican Rapids woman
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has determined the cause of death of the Pelican Rapids woman who was found...
December 5, 2014 - 1:35pm
March 17, 2014
Bemidji woman charged in child’s hypothermia death
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji woman was arraigned Monday in the death of a 6-year-old girl last month at a south Bemidji apartment complex. Rachel Downer, 22, was arrested Friday and appeared in court Monday to face a second degree manslaughter charge in the hypothermia death of...
March 17, 2014 - 8:02pm
March 15, 2014
Bemidji woman arrested in 6-year-old’s hypothermia death -- 22-year-old cousin of victim faces manslaughter, neglect charges
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 22-year-old Bemidji woman was arrested Friday in the death last month of a 6-year-old girl from hypothermia outside a Bemidji apartment complex. Rachel Downer faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and felony neglect in the death of Mercedes Mayfield,...
March 15, 2014 - 11:58am
March 14, 2014
Tests show hypothermia as cause of homeless man’s death in Fargo
Results from the state medical examiner’s office indicate a homeless man found dead Jan. 9 in Fargo died of hypothermia, said Fargo police Lt. Joel Vettel. Randy Lee LaFontaine, 48, was found lifeless under a truck about four blocks from the Gladys Ray Shelter. LaFontaine,...
March 14, 2014 - 1:29pm
February 5, 2014
Woman found dead in North Dakota mobile home with no propane
FORT YATES, N.D. — Authorities said they believe hypothermia caused the death of a woman found dead Tuesday morning in a mobile home with no propane in its tank on the Standing Rock Reservation, where a propane shortage recently prompted an emergency declaration. An autopsy was...
February 5, 2014 - 3:57pm
December 12, 2013
UMD student remains in critical condition after hours in subzero weather
DULUTH – The condition of University of Minnesota Duluth sophomore Alyssa Lommel remains critical but stable at a hospital in St. Paul, where she is being treated for severe frostbite and hypothermia. Lommel’s family reported on the CaringBridge website Wednesday that she had...
December 12, 2013 - 8:34am
December 11, 2013
Duluth student who nearly froze to death may have sought shelter in garage
DULUTH – Police interviews and observations from the scene where Alyssa Jo Lommel was found nearly frozen to death Saturday morning indicate that the 19-year-old college student probably searched around a neighbor’s home for a way in, sought shelter in an unheated garage and ultimately...
December 11, 2013 - 8:41am
January 27, 2009
Duluth man who froze to death struggled with alcoholism
DULUTH - Family and friends on Monday remembered Scott Anthony Miner, 22, as a person who loved being outdoors, even as they tried to come to...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 24, 2009
Man who died after being found frozen in car called caring, calm by former friend
A 43-year-old man who died Thursday night after deputies discovered him partially frozen in a snowbound vehicle north of Moorhead was a caring outdoors enthusiast who never lost his temper, a friend said Friday. Craig Glock rented a room from Christine Konakowitz on and off for about...
January 24, 2009 - 12:00am