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MANHATTAN BEACH, Minn. —Almost 100 firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning at the Manhattan Beach Villas next to Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake. Crosslake Fire Chief Chip Lohmiller stated in a news release that 80 percent of the 17 individually owned units were heavily damaged, along with 20 percent of the structure sustaining water damage.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we examine the plight of the prairie chicken, which is making a comeback on the flatlands of western Minnesota at The Nature Conservancy's Bluestem Prairie Scientific and Natural Area located just 20 miles east of Moorhead, Minn. And then travel with the crew to the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve and Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory just north of the city of Duluth, Minn., which for several reasons becomes a bird migration superhighway each fall, creating a bird migration unlike you've ever seen.
REMER, Minn. — A 32-year-old Remer man faces 10 counts of sexual conduct against a 4-year-old girl, Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie reported Friday. A criminal complaint filed in the case against Jacob John White states the alleged acts included several instances of sexual penetration and contact in August and September.
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Patrol said Sunday night that alcohol wasn’t a factor in an intersection crash in Westport that killed a 71-year-old man who was riding with his wife. The Patrol said the Saturday crash in the town about 12 miles west of Sauk Centre took the life of Larry Kuseske of Villard, Minn. His wife, Susan, 70, had non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Dominic Marthaler, 20 of Sauk Centre had no apparent injuries.
FULDA, Minn. - Parents of a student attending Fulda High School have filed a lawsuit against Independent School District 505, asserting the school district violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution by adopting a policy requiring some students to leave the school building during the day. The relators are Kayla and Dayton Westra and their daughter, whose name is redacted to the initials C.W. for the case.
ALEXANDRIA - A home here appeared to be a total loss after a fire broke out early Wednesday. Firefighters were called just before 6:30 a.m. to 1506 Lakeside Drive, an area not in the city limits, which meant there were no fire hydrants accessible. Forada, Garfield, Carlos and Osakis departments were called into assist the Alexandria Fire Department, using tankers to haul water for a hydrant a few blocks away.
ST. PAUL — Allina Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association reached a tentative agreement late Monday to settle outstanding contract issues between the two groups. The deal, after a 17-hour negotiating session on Monday, settles the outstanding issues between the two groups. Union members are expected to vote on the contract Thursday, with a unanimous endorsement by MNA.
The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by Thief River Falls Radio this morning explains how the boy came to be on the opposite side of the road last Thursday while trying to get to the school bus. RELATED: Minnesota school boy killed while trying to get on bus is identified
MOORHEAD—A Moorhead woman who was stopped earlier this year while driving 118 mph with children in her vehicle was sentenced in Clay County District Court on Monday to 36 days in jail. Stacey A. Anvarinia was also fined more than $1,000. Anvarinia, 24, earlier pleaded guilty to one count of fleeing and one count of DWI stemming from an incident in July. During the incident, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper attempted to stop Anvarinia's vehicle on Interstate 94 near Barnesville for going 94 mph in a 70 mph zone.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we feature northeast South Dakota veteran trapper John Almquist who for 50 years, regardless of the weather conditions, has walked his prairie trapline, not for the money, but to connect with the outdoors on a very personal basis. And join the crew as they travel to the southwestern Minnesota town of Hendricks to see how Bank Brewing Co., a successful private craft beer business, is working to preserve quality wildlife management areas and create new, premiere wildlife habitat by serving up beer.