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CASSELTON – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released Monday by federal investigators. According to the report by the National Transportation Safety Board: The crash happened the afternoon of Dec. 30 and involved two BNSF trains.
Freezing rain causes difficult driving conditions on Mesaba Avenue and elsewhere in Duluth.
MELROSE, Minn. -- A Melrose woman missing since Thursday afternoon was found dead Friday on a Melrose-area farm, the St. Cloud Times reported. Clara Pundsack, 83, was last seen about...
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - A Deer River man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty Friday to second-degree murder in his girlfriend’s killing. Eugene Nason, 50, pleaded guilty in Itasca County District Court. The court imposed a sentence, consistent with the Minnesota sentencing guidelines, of 26 years.
Two people were sent to a Grand Forks hospital after a head-on collision Thursday night in Roseau County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Duane Kukowski, 40, of Badger, Minn., was eastbound on Minnesota Highway 11 in a 2002 Chevy Tahoe at about 9:30 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Dylan Johnson, 16, of Roseau. Road conditions were icy at the time, the patrol said. Kukowski was wearing a seat belt; Johnson was not, but air bags deployed in both vehicles, the patrol said.
DULUTH -- The St. Louis County Rescue Squad found a man’s body Thursday afternoon in Lake Superior. Duluth police received a call at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday about a missing 31-year-old Duluth man. They located an unoccupied vehicle belonging to the missing man at Brighton Beach at 3:34 a.m. Thursday. Police called the rescue squad at 4 a.m. to search Lake Superior. “We located a man’s keys and wallet on a patch of ice,” said Tom Crossmon, captain of the rescue squad. “Shortly after, we discovered the body.” The rescue squad found the body at 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota prison officials are looking for a Thief River Falls man suspected in the Dec.
ST. PAUL -- A suspicious substance on a letter mailed to the Minnesota Supreme Court was not hazardous, the state Public Safety Department reported Tuesday. The St. Paul Fire Department removed the letter from a state building Tuesday and tested it. Public Safety Spokesman Bruce Gordon said Wednesday that the investigation continues.
Fans of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome are loading up some 20,000 of the building’s 60,000 blue seats this week to take home as souvenirs of the Dome, which will...
DULUTH – The 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student found in subzero temperatures in mid-December in Duluth had surgery Monday to remove parts of her feet. Alyssa Lommel’s mother, Teri,...