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Voters chose to return Justice Natalie Hudson to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 8, this time as an elected member to the bench. In complete but unofficial results, Justice Natalie Hudson collected 59 percent of the vote, compared to 41 percent for attorney Michelle L. MacDonald. Initially, Hudson served the court when she was appointed in 2015 by Gov. Mark Dayton to finish out Justice Alan Page's term. Page retired after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.
WADENA, Minn. — Authorities have identified a female victim and a suspect in a fatal shooting after a man led authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties on Monday. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office was called to the 300 block of Bryant Avenue Southwest in Wadena where a man had a gun. When an officer arrived at the home, a man was driving away and a female identified as Margaret St. Marie, a 27-year-old mother of three and Wadena resident, was found dead in the home from a gunshot wound, the police department reported.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn.—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.
Wadena police are investigating a possible homicide in Wadena. A woman is dead and the suspect is in the hospital after leading authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter...
WADENA, Minn. — Authorities have identified a female victim and a suspect in a fatal shooting after a man led authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties on Monday, Nov. 7. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office was called to the 300 block of Bryant Avenue Southwest in Wadena where a man had a gun. When an officer arrived at the home, a man was driving away and a female identified as Margaret St. Marie, 27, of Wadena, was found dead in the home from a gunshot wound, the police department reported.
BRAINERD, Minn.—For many in the Northland there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of winter than spending the day behind a team of working sled dogs. In this week's "Northland Outdoors TV" episode, come along as we embrace the old ways and trek into Minnesota's backcountry in search of trout and a much deeper appreciation of winter's majesty. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
A standoff between law enforcement and Dakota Access Pipeline opponents on the banks of a creek Wednesday, Nov. 2, resulted in dozens of people being pepper sprayed and some hit with less-than-lethal beanbag rounds, but no arrests. As the situation between the main protest camp and the pipeline construction area unfolded, people sifted through piles of personal belongings that were dumped on the ground Wednesday along the highway.
Members of the Lake Park-Audubon National Honor Society and Student Council joined forces to help sponsor activities related to traffic safety during the week of Oct. 24. To kick off the week, Trooper Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Highway Patrol visited the school and gave a thought-provoking presentation on distracted driving crashes. "Although an individual would like to call a crash an 'accident,' if the event could have been prevented, we refer to it as a crash," Grabow said.
It started snowing on Halloween night and didn't stop for four days. The Halloween Blizzard. The Megastorm. The big one. Thundersnow and gale-force winds and plummeting temperatures. It was 25 years ago that the massive weather system started dumping ice and snow in the Northland. The storm affected an area from Iowa across Minnesota and into Northwestern Wisconsin, but Duluth was hit the hardest — a still-standing, single-storm record of 36.9 inches. Much of Minnesota saw one to two feet of snow.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's "Northland Outdoors TV" episode, travel with our crew as they head to the prairies and farmlands of North and South Dakota, home to an annual springtime northern migration of tens of thousands of snow geese headed to their Canadian tundra nesting grounds. Come with us to see the positive role Midwest hunters are playing in managing those damaging excessive geese populations.