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RIVER FALLS, Wis.—Over the weekend River Falls had its own modern twists on the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" fairy tale, where Baby Bear exclaims, "Someone's been sleeping in my...
More than 20 people worked to rescue Bayfield County (Wis.) sheriff's deputy David Dawson Monday night, as he clung to a tree after his vehicle was swept away in a swollen creek in the southern portion of the county during a rain so heavy it prompted a state of emergency in Northwestern Wisconsin.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Protesters shut down a major route into downtown Minneapolis at rush hour Wednesday morning, demanding that police be demilitarized.
AITKIN -- While on their way to work Tuesday morning, three electricians never expected to accidentally land a stunt fit for a Hollywood movie.
SOUTH ST. PAUL -- Sen. Jim Metzen, a Democrat who represented South St. Paul for four decades, died Monday night, a Senate spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning. Metzen, who had been undergoing treatment for a return of lung cancer since last year, was known around the Capitol for his easy laugh and congenial attitude.
ST. PAUL — Philando Castile is one of a growing number of black Americans killed by police. The Washington Post reports that the 32-yearold St. Paul man was the 123rd black person to be shot and killed by American police this year. He is at least the 506th person to die in police shootings in 2016.
ST. PAUL—Online voters have picked a classic northwoods scene of a canoe tied to a dock near a pine tree on a lake as Minnesota's newest license plate. The new license plate will be available from Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services this fall as part of the ongoing celebration of the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails. The cost will start at $60, including a $50 annual donation to the state's parks and trails fund.
RED WING - Goodhue Fire Chief Michael Kehren was killed during in a tractor trailer accident following the July 4 Firefighter’s Dance in Wanamingo. Kehren, 58, had been riding on one of two wagons being pulled by a tractor when he fell off of the tow bar between the wagons and was run over by the second wagon. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Wanamingo First Responders, Zumbrota Ambulance, Zumbrota police and Mayo One responded to the accident.
FARGO, N.D. - Northland Outdoors Television, the newest venture from one of the upper Midwest’s premier outdoors content brand, will debut on Fox Sports North and many other local ABC affiliates across North Dakota on Saturday.
ST. PAUL — Traffic deaths in 2015 rose by 14 percent in the past year, state Department of Public Safety officials said Thursday. Fatalities reached 411 last year, according to a department press release, up from 361 in 2014. Seventy-four of those deaths were affected by distracted driving, the top contributing factor in lethal crashes.