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GRAND MARAIS - Six people from Wisconsin traveling in a motorhome escaped life-threatening injury during an incident on Minnesota Highway 61 in northeast Minnesota on Tuesday. The motorhome traveling northeast in Cook County and driven by 66-year-old Mark Damaske, of Mequon, Wis., veered to avoid a small SUV pulling a camper and traveling in the opposite direction that had crossed over the center line, the Minnesota State Patrol said in a news release.
ORTONVILLE -- As the fifth anniversary of the murder of a western Minnesota woman nears, the Ortonville police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are still seeking clues to the whereabouts of a former resident who is charged with killing his wife and taking their two children with him.
ST. PAUL - -A wording error in the Legislature’s tax bill exposed a potential money shortfall for the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium Wednesday. If uncorrected, that error also threatens to foil plans to help build Minnesota United FC’s proposed soccer stadium in St. Paul. The inadvertent mistake, though, appears to be a fix both Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt are willing to make.
FARGO – Police have released security footage of "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott's scuffle with staff at a Fargo bar. The Fargo City Prosecutor's Office decided this week that there...
EAST GRAND FORKS -- Tests confirm two severed fingers found on a picnic table in East Grand Forks last week are human fingers, police say. The fingers were found by Melissa and Morty Atkinson's 6-year-old Thursday while the family was setting up their campsite at Red River State Recreation Area.
DETROIT LAKES -- A Detroit Lakes area woman got quite a wildlife show as she glanced out her living room window Sunday afternoon about six miles north of Detroit Lakes near Little Floyd Lake. A black bear was wandering around her deck only feet away from Johanne Pardiac, who watched the 2-year-old male bear from the other side of the picture window.
ALEXANDRIA - The Alexandria Police Department responded to a call Sunday involving a 31-year-old male from Glenwood who was down and seizing after a fight broke out at Legion Park in Alexandria. The man had apparent head trauma and was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to the Douglas County Hospital Emergency Room, where he was later pronounced dead. Police spoke with witnesses at the scene and detained a 19-year-old male from Alexandria, who was later released.
EAST GRAND FORKS -- It may be Memorial Day Weekend, but in East Grand Forks it’s more like Halloween. That's because police are trying to figure out how human body parts ended up at an East Grand Forks campground. It's the main campfire conversation at Red River State Recreation Area “I can't figure out why they would be there,” said camper Donald Borg.
ST. PAUL — More than 800 watercraft inspectors helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota will be at public water accesses this summer. Counties employ and supervise the vast majority of the inspectors, all trained by the Department of Natural Resources and the largest group in the state’s history.
A possible tornado was reported by weather spotters in the Villard area of central Minnesota shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. A video of what appears to be a funnel cloud was filmed by Doug Hasz and was posted to his personal Twitter acoount. The video is available for viewing here .