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WOODBURY, Minn.—It was a hot day in the summer of 2015. William Earley drove his sons, Lake Middle School students Liam and Ben, on a 70 mph stretch of Interstate...
WADENA, Minn. — Authorities have identified a female victim and a suspect in a fatal shooting after a man led authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties on Monday, Nov. 7. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office was called to the 300 block of Bryant Avenue Southwest in Wadena where a man had a gun. When an officer arrived at the home, a man was driving away and a female identified as Margaret St. Marie, 27, of Wadena, was found dead in the home from a gunshot wound, the police department reported.
DONNELLY - Law enforcement officials learned a Donnelly man was driving under the influence when he drove two different cars he mistakenly thought he owned, a complaint filed in Stevens...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The window separating the back of an Alexandria squad car from the front was only 11 inches by 11 inches, but a woman who had been arrested at a downtown fire on Sunday was able to squeeze through that window and speed off in the patrol vehicle.
BRAINERD, Minn.—For many in the Northland there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of winter than spending the day behind a team of working sled dogs. In this week's "Northland Outdoors TV" episode, come along as we embrace the old ways and trek into Minnesota's backcountry in search of trout and a much deeper appreciation of winter's majesty. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
DULUTH, Minn.—Monday morning, just one day after Donald Trump made his first public campaign appearance in Minnesota, his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, will arrive in Duluth to stump for the Republican presidential ticket as well. Andy Post, Minnesota communications director for the Trump campaign, said he had been asking for the candidates to visit Minnesota for quite some time. But narrowing polls have caused the campaign to view the state in a new light. "They see that it's in play. They see that it's winnable," Post said.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Two men wearing Halloween masks and carrying a handgun robbed Dacotah Bank in west Sioux Falls at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The two robbers entered the bank,...
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are discussing how they can deal with soaring health insurance premiums. Dayton spokesman Sam Fettig said the governor plans to meet Tuesday morning with House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown. The governor's staff met with Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, on Monday and he has spoken to Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, and House Minority leader Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's "Northland Outdoors TV" episode, travel with our crew as they head to the prairies and farmlands of North and South Dakota, home to an annual springtime northern migration of tens of thousands of snow geese headed to their Canadian tundra nesting grounds. Come with us to see the positive role Midwest hunters are playing in managing those damaging excessive geese populations.
MORRIS—Jay Johannes Holmgren, 37, of Evansville died of a gunshot wound in an officer-involved shooting Friday in Traverse County after a three-county chase, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said. Holmgren was identified Saturday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, the BCA said in a news release. Stevens County Sheriff's Deputy Ron Hensinger fired his weapon after Holmgren had pointed his handgun at a group of law officers Friday along Minnesota Highway 27 in Traverse County, the BCA said.