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FINLAND, Minn. -- An aluminum can encrusted with zebra mussels was found recently at Crooked Lake in Lake County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, indicating the foreign invader has apparently moved into another northeastern Minnesota lake. The discovery was reported by biologists from the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa who retrieved the can while conducting fish surveying on the lake. So far, follow-up searches using underwater cameras, sediment sample checks, plant rakes and walking surveys along the lake have not found any additional zebra mussels.
GRAND FORKS - A 2-year-old boy fell from a third-story apartment window at a University of North Dakota apartment complex Tuesday, according to campus police. University Police Chief Eric Plummer...
Aly and Derrick Dickinson’s baby boy is due in six days, but Monday night’s tornado demolished their RV and the nursery they had set up for him. “In a split...
LAKE PARK, Minn. – A WDAY-TV news reporter was arrested near here Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow said Kiersten “Kay” Cooley, 25, was arrested about 5:30 p.m. headed westbound on U.S. Highway 10 near mile marker 29, which is just west of Lake Park. The trooper pulled Cooley over as the result of a citizen’s driving complaint, Grabow said.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Kelly Stone, formerly the news director for Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, has died, the company reported Friday. She was 52. Stone was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in 2011. After a brief remission she learned it returned in 2013. "When I was first diagnosed ... I would go out walking, and I would find myself just staring at the ground," she told the Bemidji Pioneer in October. "All of the sudden I realized, 'This is not good. Look up, let's look at the people who are walking by, the kids that are having fun, laughing ...
If the forecast is right, weather for the three-day Memorial Day weekend will be beautiful. Indeed, after a long, cool, wet spring thus far, the next few days are expected to be positively spectacular. Weather has been topic No. 1 in the Red River Valley and beyond all spring. With only a tease of warmth and sun for the past few weeks, the region seemed locked in a pattern of cold and cloud. So what else is new? An objective perusal of weather records suggests this spring was not really all that cold or wet. No records were broken. Many springs have been colder and wetter.
GLYNDON, Minn. – A Fergus Falls motorcyclist died Thursday when he lost control of his bike on Interstate 94 and crashed onto the cement. Brian D. Anderson, 34, was part of a group of motorcycles entering the interstate from County Road 82, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Road conditions were dry and free of hazardous material where Anderson fell off his motorcycle, the State Patrol said.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - An arrest has been made in the April 27 murder of a 32-year-old former Thief River Falls, Minn., woman who was found dead in Riverside. The body of Jamie Lea Harmer was discovered along railroad tracks. The body had been dismembered and scattered in plastic trash bags along the tracks, according to a report from Riverside Police Department. Christopher Marcus Brown, 28, Riverside, who lives near the scene, has been taken into custody on a unrelated felony arrest warrant.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A Northome woman was killed Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 71 and Anne Street in Bemidji. The accident was reported around 10:45 a.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1998 Buick LeSabre driven by Karen O'Laughlin, 71, of Northome, was eastbound on Anne Street Northwest when it was struck by a 1986 International truck driven by Cory Honer, 46, of Laporte, who was traveling north on U.S.
HASTINGS, Minn. - A former Catholic priest in Hastings was charged Wednesday in Dakota County with sexual abuse, County Attorney James Backstrom announced. Francis Hoefgen was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with allegations that he "repeatedly sexually abused a former altar boy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings from the spring of 1989 to the fall of 1991," according to a news release issued by Backstrom.