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One of more than 3,000 Northland customers still without power on a 10 degree Sunday morning, Cook’s Elbow Lake Lodge was getting by with generators. “We are tucked back in here,” said the lodge’s manager, Lee Byram. “They’ve got to find the problem and get to it, and it’s hard enough in the summer. Now add two feet of snow.”
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Heavy snow is expected to fall throughout Minnesota on Friday making travel difficult in western, central and northern Minnesota. The National Weather Service expects a snow accumulation of between 7 to 9 inches possible today in west central Minnesota.. The weather service expects 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour to fall of snow per hour to fall in Fergus Falls, New York Mills, Wadena, Park Rapids and Bemidji this morning. In additional, travel will be difficult due to winds gusting over 40 mph at times.
ST. PAUL—State officials say they know who made a vague threat to northern Minnesota schools, causing dozens to be locked down Wednesda. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced Thursday that agents identified a juvenile who on Wednesday posted a message in an online chat room threatening violence at an unnamed northern Minnesota school.
ST. PAUL — Schools across northern Minnesota locked down Wednesday, Nov. 16, after a vague threat. It was not clear how many schools took action, but there were reports from the northwest to the northeast. "There was nothing specific, not even what city," Hermantown Deputy Police Chief Shawn Padden said. "But we are taking the precaution." Besides locking school doors, precautions in many communities included sending police to public and private schools.
LITTLE FALLS — A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered by a private party for information that leads to the identification of the person who shot and killed a 41-year-old Little Falls deer hunter. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office Wednesday determined Terrance Brisk died of blood loss due to a gunshot wound.
Dozens of college-aged women are coming forward, claiming they've been harassed, abused, even bullied; all by one man. MSUM, Concordia and NDSU have banned that man from campus. Two NDSU students say he repeatedly messaged them, and after the women ignored him, he turned hostile. "A lot of girls don't feel safe, I feel like it's stalking, and creepy," said woman who did not want to be identified.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - White Cloud, the rare albino American bison that attracted millions of visitors to Jamestown, has died. The North Dakota icon that lived in the rolling hills near...
BEMIDJI — About 85 officials from 16 agencies conducted a "large-scale search" Monday for Jeremy Jourdain, the 17-year-old Cass Lake boy last seen on Halloween in Bemidji. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said Monday's search included foot and all-terrain vehicle searches, as well as the use of watercraft and helicopters. Searchers focused on the Nymore area of Bemidji and points east, Mastin said. A command center was set up at the Sanford Center. As of late Monday, there were no reports of anything being found.
ALEXANDRIA - A farm accident claimed the life of a Douglas County man Friday, Nov. 11. Ewald Wussow, 62, of Alexandria, was killed when he was run over by a combine driven by his brother, Donovan Wussow, 63, of Garfield, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Donovan Wussow called 911 at 8:17 p.m. to report the accident, saying did not know his brother was in the cornfield near the combine while he was backing up the combine.
ELLENDALE, Minn. -- A train derailment has forced the evacuation of Ellendale early Friday as well as the closure of Highway 30 near the city, located just south of Owatonna. KAAL-TV reports the train was carrying propane. Officials are working to clean up the area and the city was being evacuated as a precaution, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release.