LAKE PARK — A 59-year-old Hawley man was injured after his vehicle went flying 90 feet through the air along U.S. Highway 10 near Lake Park on Wednesday night, July 10, about 6 p.m. The Minnesota State Patrol said Keith Allen Haats was traveling east on the four-lane highway when his 1998 Pontiac Bonneville left the roadway west of 160th Avenue, flew 90 feet and then landed on the other side of the avenue.
Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources reminds lakeshore property owners that it is illegal to use hydraulic jets to move sediment or excavate the bottom of a lake or to uproot aquatic plants in public waters. "Aquatic plants are incredibly important for keeping water clean and fish populations healthy," said Jon Hansen, aquatic plant management consultant. "We want everyone to enjoy our lakes, and misusing hydraulic jets not only destroys fish habitat but leaves a cloud of sediment and degrades the water for everyone else."
A former small-town superintendent was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday for a series of sexual encounters with 14-year-old and 15-year-old boys he met in an online chat room. Charles Soper, 51, a North Dakota native who had worked as an administrator in Sawyer and lived in nearby Minot, had pleaded guilty in April to a charge of gross sexual imposition—a Class AA felony for having sex with a 15-year-old boy who told authorities.
LAKE BENTON, Minn. -- Authorities were searching Tuesday afternoon for a Lake Benton man and his girlfriend who apparently have died after going through the ice on the sprawling southwest...