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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.
WALKER, Minn. — A grand jury has indicted a Coon Rapids man for the murder of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl this past August. Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, was arraigned Friday in Cass County District Court in Walker for premeditated first-degree murder and numerous other charges in the death of the Watkins girl.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Hundreds of officers in riot gear and military vehicles broke through the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance Thursday, Oct. 27, using pepper spray...
ELY, Minn. – A 21-year-old Ely man was killed early Thursday after he left his vehicle following a crash and came into contact with a live electrical wire. Jacob Forsman had been driving on St. Louis County Highway 21 in Morse Township south of Ely when his vehicle left the road and overturned in the ditch, striking a power pole, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release. Forsman was pronounced dead at the scene.
ST. PETER, Minn. — Nobody wants sex offenders in their neighborhood. That's the difficulty facing the state, which expects additional court-ordered placements of clients housed at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in St. Peter, 13 miles north of Mankato. To date, six have been provisionally discharged. Another 725 remain in treatment at St. Peter and Moose Lake. Of those 725, 82 are nearing release.
MOORHEAD -- At least one person was injured and taken by ambulance after a school bus collided with an SUV near 28th Avenue North and Highway 75 in Moorhead. The crash happened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. An officer on the scene said no students were on the bus at the time of the crash. It was a smaller school bus of the Moorhead School District. The bus ended up in a ditch. An ambulance was seen taking someone away from the scene.
FERGUS FALLS - A 32-year-old Fergus Falls man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a Fergus Falls home, sleeping on a spare bed and stealing potato salad from the home’s refrigerator on Aug. 16. Joshua Ray DeFries was initially charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary in Otter Tail County District Court.
BRAINERD, Minn.—Wild rice is as synonymous with Minnesota cuisine as lakes are to the state's reputation. Wild rice has been used as a food source for centuries, and it's grown in more than half of Minnesota's counties. Clearly, it's a big deal. In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we visit a central Minnesota family which has made a living on harvesting wild rice for four generations. The crew also travels to Wisconsin for a very special pheasant hunt. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."