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DULUTH — Stewart Mills has dropped his request for a recount in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District race. The Republican challenger issued a statement Friday that he reached the decision "after much consideration, thought, and prayer along with consulting with my family and supporters." U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan defeated Mills in the Nov. 8 election by 2,009 votes among the nearly 357,000 cast.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — For the sixth time this year, a $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Minnesota. The latest winning ticket, purchased at a Coborn's in St. Cloud, came during the Nov. 26 drawing, which yielded a winning ticket sold in Tennessee for the $420.9 million jacket. The St. Cloud store will receive a $5,000 winning ticket bonus for selling the million dollar prize. It took more than two months, with drawings back to Sept. 21, to produce a jackpot winner. During that time, Minnesota lottery players won a combined $2.4 million.
MOORHEAD -- The city of Moorhead on Tuesday released names of finalists for the job of city manager. The four finalists are: Shawn Henessee, county administrator in Marinette County, Wis.; Larry Kruse, who until October was city administrator for the city of Willmar; Aaron Parrish, city administrator for Forest Lake; and Christina Volkers, court executive officer, clerk of court and jury commissioner for San Bernardino (Calif.) Superior Court.
Road conditions are improving in western North Dakota Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, after heavy snow blanketed the region , although officials still urge caution. A stretch of Interstate 94 from...
ELY, Minn. — Two crashes on icy highways in northeast Minnesota — one on Tuesday afternoon near Littlefork, the other on Wednesday morning near Ely — claimed three lives, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. A tractor-trailer collided with a sport-utility vehicle on an icy highway near Littlefork on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in the deaths of both occupants of the SUV.
Two Carlton County communities are mourning the death of a high school student in a crash during last Friday’s winter storm. Nathan Gould, 16, of Holyoke, died from injuries suffered Friday when he lost control of his car in bad weather conditions and collided with another vehicle on a county road between Carlton and Wrenshall.
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.