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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Arctic Cat, a recreational vehicle maker with production plants in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, named Christopher Metz its president and CEO Friday. Metz,...
ADA, Minn. – The Norman County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the missing hunter found dead after a brief search Saturday night. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said Blake Larson, 25, of Nielsville, Minn., was found at about 8:54 p.m. Saturday in a wooded area northwest of Shelly Township. Larson’s family reported him missing at around 7:43 p.m.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 14-year-old youth hockey player died after collapsing on the ice shortly after a bantam tournament game started late Friday afternoon at Essentia Health Sports Center ice...
ROTHSAY, Minn. – Both lanes of westbound Interstate 94 have reopened near here following a three-vehicle incident. The extent of any injuries is not yet known. The Minnesota State Patrol said additional information may be available Friday afternoon. The accident happened near milepost 40 at around 4 Friday morning. Fire crews were on the scene to clean up a fuel leak. According to the patrol, the Freightliner semi-truck was westbound on I-94 and moved to the left lane to pass a slower moving sedan in the right lane.
Sonshine Festival, which has attracted as many as 20,000 concert goers, is leaving the city where it began. Next year’s Christian music festival is moving from Willmar to Somerset, Wis., owners announced late Thursday. The event had been held in Willmar since 1982. Co-founder Bob Poe said Willmar was a perfect location when it began, but it has become more difficult to compete in a smaller marketplace.
BELTRAMI COUNTY -- A Fourtown man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after threatening to use a firearm to harm himself or others at a residence on Outpost Road NW. Jay Walter Bloom, 55, called the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office at 4:37 p.m. Bloom was distraught and making threats to harm himself or others at a residence near Fourtown approximately 95 miles northwest of Bemidji, according to a release issued by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. Bloom was taken into custody without incident at 6:42 p.m. after a perimeter was established around Bloom's home.
Fargo city commissioners accepted the resignation of Police Chief Keith Ternes on Monday morning. After a special meeting at 7 a.m., the commission voted to approve a severance agreement for...
An early blast of winter in the Upper Midwest unloaded several inches of snow across a wide swath of Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday, causing difficult driving conditions and leading...
A Cass Lake man was sentenced Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court to 12 years in prison for his part in a kidnapping after a drug deal gone wrong. Joseph Harvey Bellanger, 32, was arrested in March after two people reported that Bellanger and three other people took them against their will, detained, beat and terrorized them before leaving them in a secluded location. One victim told deputies the incident stemmed from methamphetamine use. Bellanger was convicted on two counts of felony kidnapping on Sept. 25.