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A 37-year-old Crookston man died Saturday after he was found under water in Maple Lake near Mentor, Minn. Officers from the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about an unresponive male and found Kory Stromstad submerged in a hole in the ice inside his spearfishing house just off the shore of Maple Bay, according to a news release. First responders took Stromstad to Riverview Health in Crookston where he was later pronounced dead. His body has been sent to UND for an autopsy. The invesitgation of Stromstad's death is ongoing, according to the sheriff's office.
BRAINERD, Minn. - A snowmobiler died Sunday after colliding with a train in east Brainerd, the Brainerd Police Department reported. Emergency personnel were called to the crash about 1:35 p.m...
Minnesota’s beleaguered moose herd appears to have held its own over the past year, with an aerial survey showing little change in the population. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials conducted an aerial survey in January of several areas in the Northeastern Minnesota moose range and used those surveys to estimate a total population about 4,350 animals.
NEWPORT, Minn. -- One person died and another was in custody after a stabbing Thursday at Bailey Nurseries in Newport, police said. Authorities were called to the nursery at 3:39 p.m. Thursday on a report of a stabbing victim, Newport Police Chief Curt Montgomery said in a statement. The victim died and the suspect was in custody, Montgomery said. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the victim was a nursery employee. According to the Pioneer Press, St. Paul police said that relatives of the suspect, a man, drove him to the Ramsey County Jail in St.
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans who want health coverage to begin March 1 have until Saturday to sign up through the MNsure online insurance purchasing site. The deadline does not apply...
WASHINGTON - Andrew Luger will become Minnesota's U.S. attorney. An attorney in a Twin Cities firm, Luger has been an assistant U.S. attorney and investigated problems at the Metro Gang...
ST. PAUL -- A trio of Minnesota state senators is promoting an effort to fight insurance fraud. The bill would increase fraud penalties and allow insurers and law enforcement officials to share some data in an effort to catch those running fraud schemes. One of the main provisions would go after unscrupulous billing practices. Two Democrats and a Republican are introducing the measure.
DULUTH -- A 26-year-old man whose car plunged 60 feet off a cliff near Lake Superior this week is listed in good condition at a Duluth hospital. The driver, identified as Justin Lee Pfannes, is recovering at St. Luke’s following the harrowing crash and a night outside in the freezing cold.
FARGO -- Three men have been sentenced in federal court in Fargo for conspiring to bring drugs -- including methamphetamine -- from Texas to sell in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Juan Cerna, 26, of Moorhead, Minn., was sentenced Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to 18½ years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance.
WALKER, Minn. -- A Pine River man who killed another man in 2012, burning and dismembering his body before burying him, was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison. Dane Joseph Riley, 29, received the statutory maximum sentence in Cass County Court in the killing of Mark Huesmann, 27.