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Three people are in critical condition after an air ambulance helicopter crashed near the Alexandria airport early Saturday. A North Memorial Health Care helicopter crashed en route to the Alexandria...
Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake just northeast of Hitterdal and it's the first time the invasive species has been confirmed in a Minnesota lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The live crayfish were removed from the lake and DNR staff are searching the lake for others, according to a DNR news release. "Many aquarium animals and plants are invasive species that can cause serious harm if released into the wild," said Heidi Wolf, DNR invasive species unit supervisor, in the release.
The Interstate 35W bridge will glow blue for 11 nights in honor of Jacob Wetterling. Gov. Mark Dayton directed the Minnesota Department of Transportation to illuminate the bridge over the...
The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners reaffirmed the company's commitment Tuesday to the Dakota Access Pipeline and urged employees to contact their elected representatives about the project. Kelcy Warren told employees in a memo the company intends to meets with officials in Washington to understand their position after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Justice and Department of Interior announced a temporary halt on construction on Corps land north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Two people were sent to the hospital Sunday, Sept. 11, after a crash on Highway 10. The Minnesota Highway Patrol says three people from Hawley, one person from California and another from Wahley, Minn. were in a car heading south on County Road 13. Another car with a 34-year-old man from Audubon was heading west on Highway 10. The southbound car tried to pull across Highway 10 and the two cars crashed.
A Mahnoman woman has made her initial court appearance in Becker County on allegations of domestic abuse against her mother. Cindy Lee Bellanger, 35, is charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation and two other misdemeanor domestic assault charges, including one for violating an order for protection.
Another mild winter, good nesting season conditions and a slight increase in grassland habitat in the pheasant range all combined to increase Minnesota's roadside pheasant index by 29 percent compared to last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. "Grassland habitat is critically important to pheasant populations," said Nicole Davros, a DNR research scientist who oversees the August roadside survey.
A wanted fugitive out of Dolton, Ill. made his initial appearance in Becker County District after taking authorities on a high speed chase out of Ogema. William Richard Liptak, 23, is charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and felony being a fugitive from justice from another state.
A Ponsford woman made her initial court appearance in Becker County Court on drug charges. Lacey Lynn Clark, 26, is charged with fifth degree felony drugs after an incident on Aug. 19. According to the complaint filed with Becker County District Court, White Earth police patrolling the village of Pine Point observed a vehicle with a very dim taillight. The officer turned around, and according to the complaint, the vehicle immediately sped up. The officer activated his lights, and the vehicle reportedly pulled over quickly before a woman got out and started running into the woods.
A Detroit Lakes woman is facing felony theft charges after allegation that she stole a vehicle. Billie Joe Stewart, 36, was arrested following a complaint filed with police on Aug. 27. According to the complaint filed in Becker County District Court, a man reported that his gold Honda Accord had been stolen from within the city of Detroit Lakes.