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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is the lone state among those in the upper Midwest to have trimmed its obesity rate in recent years, according to a Minnesota Department of Health analysis. The rate has dropped from 26 percent of the population in 2007 to about 25.5 percent in 2013, the department said, using federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics. The study also said the number of Minnesotans at a healthy weight has increased by more than 60,000 compared with 2010.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Wild turkey hunters in Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns counties can help determine if highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is present in Minnesota wildlife by allowing a sample to be collected from their turkeys. “HPAI has not yet been found in wild turkeys, but it has been found in domestic turkeys in these and other Minnesota counties,” said Michelle Carstensen, wildlife health program supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The Frazee boys and girls track teams placed third at the Pelican Rapids Invitational track meet Thursday. Brady Bellefeuille won the 400m in 54.13. Grant Jepson ran 43.62 to win the 300m hurdles. Jepson rant the second leg with Will Halverson, Harley Ellingson, Hudson Hiemenz winning the 4x200m relay (1:39.60). Roger Thorp won the shot put with a throw of 42-3. The girls team had three event winners. Ellie Morgan and Megan Danielson won the distance runs; Morgan taking the 1,600m in 5:44.19 and Danielson the 3,200m in 12:43.45. Maddie Rue added a 300m hurdles
Results Thursday Red River Valley Senior Tour at Wahpeton, N.D. Flight 1: 1, Bill Walker, Harwood, N.D., 68. 2, David Bjornlie, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 69 . 3, Michael Zick, Wahpeton,...
A box of maple syrup cans coming through the U.S. border could have provided more than a sugar high. The steel maple syrup cans provided a guise for marijuana coming into the United States from Canada earlier this month. Two Canadians heading south declared they had a few marijuana joints while going through the Pigeon River border crossing April 7.
Ottertail, Minn. -- A major portion of a roof collapsed at a popular waterpark in Lakes Country. It happened at the Thumper Pond Lodge in Ottertail, Minn., around midnight. About...
Ada, Minn. -- A small town is on high alert after what police are calling a possible attempted abduction. They say a young girl in Ada was approached by a...
FARGO – Police responded to an armed robbery at Papa Murphy's in south Fargo Tuesday night. According to Fargo Police Sgt. Matt Christensen, around 8:30 p.m., a man went into the store at 1617 32nd Ave South and showed a weapon. Christensen could not immediately say what type of weapon was used.
DILWORTH - No one was hurt Tuesday afternoon when flames destroyed a car and started a grass fire along westbound U.S. Highway 10. About 1:20 p.m., the Dilworth Fire Department...
BEMIDJI — A teenage male who was stabbed outside of J.W Smith Elementary School on Monday afternoon subsequently sought medical attention at the Boys & Girls Club, resulting in a temporary lockdown of the facility. The Boys & Girls Club issued a release on Monday, stating that club staff took immediate action, applied first aid and notified law enforcement by calling 911. The victim was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. According to the release, no club members were in the area and were engaged in programming at the time of the incident.