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Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Woman, 56, dies when hit by train in Detroit Lakes
Sweden asks the U.S. to explain Trump comment
Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
Cards wrestling headed to State
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
November 2, 2016
Curious bear draws quite the crowd in downtown Duluth
A bear in a tree outside the Radisson Hotel in downtown Duluth drew a steady stream of onlookers Wednesday morning. The Duluth Police Department...
November 2, 2016 - 11:54am
July 27, 2016
Furry visitor escapes Minnesota heat in kiddie pool
A kiddie pool filled with water was the perfect size for a bear. When Dave Zbaracki returned to his home from checking on an elderly neighbor...
July 27, 2016 - 1:35pm
June 5, 2016
Stowaway bear cub boards boat in Minnesota
DULUTH - A bear cub decided to stowaway on an ore boat for a while on Friday. Keith Baker was walking back to his room on the Cason J. Callaway...
June 5, 2016 - 8:55am
May 31, 2016
Minnesota lake cabin owner catches bear on deck in middle of day
DETROIT LAKES -- A Detroit Lakes area woman got quite a wildlife show as she glanced out her living room window Sunday afternoon about six miles...
May 31, 2016 - 6:30pm
May 18, 2016
Minnesota woman recovering after being attacked by bear while sitting on her deck
SEBEKA, Minn. – A 59-year-old Sebeka woman is recovering after being attacked by a bear on the deck of her home northeast of Sebeka in Wadena...
May 18, 2016 - 8:12am
May 12, 2016
Minnesota taekwondo master escapes bear encounter
BRAINERD - A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs near...
May 12, 2016 - 11:54am
Bear with cubs charges Brainerd man
BRAINERD -- A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs in south Brainerd shortly after 10 p.m. when a bear charged at him and knocked him over, then ran away. Officers searched the area but were unable...
May 12, 2016 - 5:30am
April 19, 2016
Black bear spotted strolling around Minnesota city, napping in tree
A black bear that spent Tuesday strolling around Detroit Lakes is now safely back in the woods, thanks to White Earth conservation officers....
April 19, 2016 - 3:37pm
April 5, 2016
Bear hunting license applications open through May 6
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Applications for Minnesota bear hunting licenses are being accepted now through May 6, wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing license are sold, online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236. A total of 3,850 licenses are available...
April 5, 2016 - 5:30am
October 2, 2015
Cartoon by Steve Benson
October 2, 2015 - 12:00am
July 13, 2015
Appeals court rules against bear researcher
ELY — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled against Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers in his ongoing dispute with state regulators over handling black bears in the wild, but the court also said Rogers can keep using bear den cameras. In a decision filed Monday, a three-judge panel...
July 13, 2015 - 10:24pm
July 8, 2015
Biking bear spreads cheer
Teddy Bear, aka Jeremiah Medina, pedals through a southwest Willmar neighborhood Wednesday as his friend Rosalina Deliz trails behind on a skateboard...
July 8, 2015 - 11:58pm
May 20, 2015
Records published May 21
The following contains the records summary for May 21. Sex offender moves to Troy Township OLIVIA — Law enforcement has been notified that a predatory offender has moved into a rural residence between Olivia and Danube. Jeffrey Joseph Lingl, a Level III predatory offender,...
May 20, 2015 - 11:08pm
May 6, 2015
A bear on Duluth visit
A black bear was spotted high in a tree in downtown Duluth on Wednesday morning. The bear climbed up one of the large trees near the Duluth...
May 6, 2015 - 11:17am
September 30, 2014
Friend heard screams as hunter was mauled
SANDSTONE — Craig Lindstrom said he heard the bloodcurdling screams from his friend Brandon Johnson in the pre-dawn darkness Saturday morning...
September 30, 2014 - 11:03pm