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A wildfire ignited northwest of Staples in northern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon, sending out an air and ground attack by firefighters. Forestry crews with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and area firefighters responded to the wildfire reported at 3:30 p.m. near Oylen, along with a large tanker that holds 3,000 gallons from Bemidji, two track vehicles, three bulldozers and six aircraft.
Isabelle Chambers' lucky discovery came one night when she was reading past her bedtime. She aimed a floor lamp, using it as an awkward flashlight, to illuminate the pages. She was surprised to see that it did more than shine a light—the angle of the light actually improved her vision. Since the age of 6, Isabelle has had an autoimmune eye disease called uveitis, an inflammation of the pigmented layer in her right eye, that blurs her vision, despite cataract surgery.
WEST FARGO - A cause of a West Fargo train derailment early Wednesday is not known yet. Around 4:30 a.m., police say they received a notification from BNSF that two locomotives and five railcars full of rock derailed at the Strata Corporation's railyard at 12th Avenue and Center Street Northeast. BNSF says the cars are upright and no injuries have been reported and no hazardous materials have been released. Traffic has not been affected by the derailment.
ST. PAUL -- St. Paul Public Schools is taking a novel approach to the debate over who gets access to which restrooms. One year after making a policy change that...
PARK RAPIDS — Water bombing airplanes and helicopters snuffed a fire in Park Rapids Tuesday before flames approached a Wal-Mart store as dry, windy conditions continue to fan any wildfires that start across the region. Winds are expected to subside some as the week goes on, but little or no rain is forecast and fire danger is expected to remain very high into the weekend.
LISBON, N.D. – A chance meeting at Lisbon's First and Last Chance Bar has Shiela Weisgerber smiling. Weisgerber, who is raising triplet grandsons Dalton, Bentley and Ashton Peterson, received a...
A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy on the Red Lake Reservation in 2008 has been removed from his present assignment as a pastor at St. Elizabeth Church in Dilworth and St. Andrew’s Church in Hawley, according to a Crookston Diocese official. An attorney for the alleged victim, now an adult, notified diocese officials Friday, April 29, of a sexual misconduct allegation against the Rev. Patrick Sullivan and of plans to sue the diocese, said Monsignor Mike Foltz, vicar general of the diocese.
WORTHINGTON -- Blinking lights gave way to binkies this weekend as Minnesota State Patrol troopers helped deliver two babies in as many days in separate stops across the state. The patrol documented both on its Facebook page Monday. In a southwest Minnesota delivery Sunday night, Trooper James Orlando was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 90 in Jackson County, talking to a driver who had been pulled over, when another vehicle pulled up behind his car.
ST. PAUL -- Video from law enforcement officer body cameras apparently will remain public at least into next year, but the issue still generates passionate disputes. "Body cameras have been proven to promote public safety," Sen. Ron Latz, D-St. Louis Park, said Monday, before senators voted 47-14 to regulate body cam video.
EDGELEY, N.D. — When Gene Hanson decided to plow some art into one of his fields, he went with a sign o' the times. The 75-year-old retiree recently plowed a football field-sized version of the unpronounceable symbol the late pop star Prince used to represent himself in a field. Hanson is an artist with a plow and his fields are his canvas. In the wake of Prince's death, he thought: Let's go crazy.