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BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan's great Tazin Lake to catch a world record lake trout. At this famed trout factory, they caught numerous fish that broke personal bests. They broke rods. They had giants get off the hook near the boat. ... And then, during the final minutes of the trip, they boated a monster. Watch it all unfold on this weekend's episode of Northland Outdoors TV.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in June, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Those gains, however, were largely offset by figures from May that were revised from 1,900 jobs lost to 8,400 jobs lost. During the past 12 months, the state has added 34,246 jobs, a gain of 1.2 percent. U.S. jobs were up 1.8 percent during that period.
WAGNER, S.D. — A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to strike a law enforcement officer with a vehicle. Andrea Joseph, 37, of Wagner, allegedly...
PILLAGER -- It has been confirmed. A second alligator in the Brainerd lakes area has been found. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday received a report of a possible alligator sighting in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager -- about 14 miles west of Brainerd. Officers responded to the area and did in fact locate a small alligator in the lake near the shoreline. The alligator was secured and transported to the Safari North Wildlife Park, just south of Brainerd.
DULUTH - A vehicle containing four males evading authorities hit 117 mph through Hermantown before crashing into a cement and rock outcropping on Central Entrance early Tuesday. The car started on fire after the crash on the 300 block of Central Entrance at around 2:05 a.m. Police officers extinguished the flames and pulled the men out of the vehicle; they were transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center with various injuries, a Hermantown Police Department news release said.
DULUTH -- A 3-year-old boy found unresponsive in a septic tank on Sunday night in Duluth Township has died. Mick Johnston of Two Harbors, Minn., died late Monday night at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported. The exact cause of death was not yet known, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday, but it is believed to be from complications related to the incident.
BATTLE LAKE -- A 12-year-old girl who had fallen off a tube while it was being towed was injured when she was hit by a passing boat Sunday afternoon on Clitherall Lake about 25 miles east of Fergus Falls. According to the Ottertail County Sheriff’s Department, Seth Lebrecque, 21, of Grand Forks, N.D., was pulling two girls on the tube when they fell off about 1:30 p.m.. As he was waiting for the girls to get back on the tube, one was struck by a 1976 motor boat operated by David Thorson, 62, of Fargo.
BRAINERD, Minn. — After an alligator was spotted south of Brainerd on July 9 , other possible sightings have been reported to law enforcement officials. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received two possible alligator sightings after the alligator was found on the bike path south of Brainerd.
MOORHEAD—A Moorhead woman faces 12 counts of child neglect after a Moorhead swimming pool worker called police to report that a group of children there were being cared for by a woman who appeared to be heavily intoxicated. According to a complaint filed in Clay County District Court: Police were dispatched to the Romkey Park pool about 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday. When officers arrived, a pool employee helped them find a woman identified in the complaint as Chelsea M. Gapp, 22.
RIVER FALLS, Wis.—Over the weekend River Falls had its own modern twists on the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" fairy tale, where Baby Bear exclaims, "Someone's been sleeping in my...