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ISLE -- A four-hour meeting of the Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee was one of the most tense in the group's eight-month history, with friction between members and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources staff.
ST. PAUL - Most medical marijuana patients who took a state survey say they benefited from the newly allowed treatment. About 90 percent of the patients responding to the survey reported mild to significant benefits, the state Health Department reported Monday. About 20 percent reported non-life-threatening side effects. The biggest problem the survey showed was that 73 percent said medical marijuana is expensive. It generally is not covered by insurance.
A Bemidji man is in custody after police discovered the body of a 2-year-old girl Sunday. Nathan Daniel Jackson, 38, was arrested after police responded to a report of a child not breathing at a residence in the 700 block Lake Avenue Southeast at about 12:16 p.m. When officers and emergency responders arrived at the residence they found the child's body. During the initial investigation and execution of a search warrant Jackson was arrested, according to a press release from the Bemidji Police Department.
Today is officially "Prince Day" in the state of Minnesota, in honor of the legacy of the iconic musician — and Minnesota native — who died earlier this year at...
WARBA -- Golden winged warblers are little birds in big trouble. Scientists say they are declining faster than any other songbird in North America. They are under consideration for federal Endangered Species Act protections. The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology says only about 400,000 breeding adults remain, a decline of 66 percent since the 1960s. In some eastern states their population has crashed by 98 percent.
MOORHEAD -- Farmer Scott Gillespie of Johnson, near the headwaters of the Red River in far western Minnesota, said farmers can’t just do it by themselves in trying to control flooding in the valley. “When we get a lot of rain in the spring, and there’s been a lot of snow in the winter and the ground is still frozen, no matter what we do we can’t stop everything,” he said about what can be done on farmland to help prevent flooding.
ST. PAUL - Tuesday is Prince Day in Minnesota on what would have been the music superstar's 58th birthday. Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation Monday honoring Minnesota native Prince...
A Roseau man is severely hurt after a fight in Roseau County this weekend. According to a GoFundMe page Jordan Brateng was trying to break up a fight and suffered serious injuries. He was airlifted from Roseau to the Hennepin County Medical Center and went into surgery. He sustained a fractured skull and brain bleeding. The sheriff's office confirmed the incident but plans to release their report at a later time.
GLYNDON - A man is in custody following a chase that topped 130 mph in rural Clay County as he fled law enforcement officers with a toddler in the back seat of his car. Dustin Bruce Martin, 34, was arrested at his home in rural Hawley after the chase, which began in Glyndon when a police officer observed Martin speeding and crossing the center line of Highway 10 several times, said Glyndon Police Chief Mike Cline.
DULUTH -- David Danielson and his family are used to military service and long journeys. Recent generations of men in his family have almost universally served in the armed forces. Going back further, his great-great-great-grandfather was among those who traveled alongside Chief Buffalo through the Great Lakes in birchbark canoes to sign the Treaty of 1854 in Washington, D.C.