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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.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two people -- including an infant boy -- were shot and killed in a parked car in south Minneapolis on Sunday. Minneapolis police say the shooting happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. near 11th Avenue and, 26th Street East. Paramedics pronounced dead an unidentified man, seated in the back seat of a parked vehicle. An 8-month-old boy, seated next to the man, was taken to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital, where he died a short time later, according to a Minneapolis Police Department press release.
GLYNDON — A man was hospitalized Saturday, Oct. 8, after a fiery motorcycle crash southwest of Glyndon, said Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist. The motorcyclist was traveling south on 100th Street South when the bike went off the west side of the rural road and down an embankment, just after crossing an Interstate 94 overpass. The motorcycle caught fire, and the crash was reported about 5 p.m.
Updated at 6:01 p.m. A 7-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed while waiting for the school bus early Thursday morning 12 miles south of Thief River Falls. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the second-grader as Anthony Fellman in a press conference early Thursday afternoon. Authorities said the boy was waiting with two others to board the south-facing bus on U.S. Highway 59 when he was struck by a northbound 2005 Chrysler Town and Country car.
An influx of outdoor mice has area homeowners on the verge of mouse madness. Mouse traps and mouse bait have been selling at record levels, exterminators are staying busy and people who have never had house cats before are bringing in "mousers" to join the fight. On its Facebook page, the Detroit Lakes Tribune asked if people were having worse-then-usual mice problems this year.
Authorities found the body of a missing 37-year-old Grand Rapids woman in the Mississippi River on Wednesday.
ST. PAUL - The governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on calling a special legislative session to spend $1 billion on construction projects and cut taxes, but now some Republican lawmakers say one is needed to fix health insurance in the state. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, brought up the special session suggestion when discussing problems unveiled last week with keeping individual health insurance policies available.
ELY - A 2.7-billion-year-old greenstone rock is causing a stir in Ely. Pillow Rock is a glacial erratic — a rock that was moved by a glacier and then left behind when the glacier melts — off the beaten path in Ely that was once visited by members of the Apollo 15 crew as they prepared to head to the moon.
VERGAS —A 4-year-old child had a leg partially severed by a lawn mower Thursday in Vergas. According to a report released by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office: The incident happened about 6:25 p.m. when a child was outside and ran up to a family member who was mowing the lawn. The mower ran over the child's foot and partially severed the child's lower leg. The child, who appeared to be in stable condition while at the scene, was air-lifted from Vergas to a Fargo hospital.
CHASKA — David Johnson, a 2005 New London-Spicer graduate, got called out by some of the best golfers in the world at Hazeltine National Golf Club. He ended up taking their money. Johnson was picked out of the gallery Thursday and sank a 12-foot putt at a Ryder Cup practice round after talking trash to some Team Europe players who couldn't make the same putt. European player Rory McIlroy tweeted video of the 30-year-old Johnson making the shot to his 3 million followers.