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BRAINERD, Minn.—Eight deer ventured out onto the ice of South Long Lake southeast of Brainerd on Saturday morning. Three fell through the ice and died and four were able to walk off the lake on their own. The eighth deer, too, fell through the ice, but was rescued by lake residents.
ST. PAUL—The price tag for treating older Minnesotans for chronic diseases is projected to increase by billions over the next 10 years, according to a study released on Monday. Analyzing the state's data on health insurance claims, the Minnesota Department of Health study concludes treating Minnesotans older than 60 for chronic diseases will cost $16.1 billion by 2023, up 65 percent from the $9.8 billion paid in 2014.
Keep an eye on our live blog as we pass along information on the region's first major storm of the season.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—Jay Dickman is fast becoming Mr. Shootout for the Bemidji State men's hockey team. The junior scored a shootout winner for the third time this season to clinch two points in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association for the Beavers after a 3-3 tie at Bowling Green on Saturday night, Dec. 2. The Beavers (5-6-3, 2-4-2-2 WCHA) had an answer for each of the first two goals the Falcons (7-5-5, 6-2-4-2 WCHA) scored.
STAPLES, Minn. — The 17-year-old boy who was driving a horse and buggy that was hit by a semi-truck in northern Todd County has died, the Minnesota State Patrol reported Friday, Dec. 1. David Miller of Staples was driving the horse and buggy west on Highway 210 between Hewitt and Staples on Thursday. A semi-truck driven by Douglas Calkins, 60, of Deerwood, also was westbound and rear-ended the horse and buggy.
BEMIDJI—Search teams looking for two fishermen missing on Lower Red Lake on Thursday, Nov. 30, found foot imprints on the lake bottom and a shoe they believe belongs to one of the fishermen. In a Facebook post Thursday evening, the Red Lake Police Department said crews using underwater remote-operated vehicles "managed to locate foot imprints on the lake bottom and eventually discovered a green fisherman's boot that most likely belongs to one of the missing fisherman."
STAPLES, Minn. — A 17-year-old boy is facing life-threatening injuries after the horse and buggy he was driving was rear-ended by a semi-truck. David Miller, of Staples, was injured on Thursday, Nov. 30, on Highway 210 in northern Todd County, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. The horse and buggy were westbound on Highway 210 between Hewitt and Staples. A semi-truck driven by Douglas Calkins, 60, of Deerwood, also was westbound and rear-ended the horse and buggy.
REDBY, Minn. -- Police are searching for a suspect in northwest Minnesota after a shooting Thursday in Redby on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, according to law enforcement. Scanner chatter indicated the shooting occurred at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, and that the suspect could be headed toward International Falls or the Warroad area and could be armed and dangerous.
FORADA, Minn. -- The 36-year-old west-central Minnesota man involved in an all-terrain vehicle accident Monday afternoon has died. According to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, Derek Biggar of Carlos died Tuesday, Nov. 28, as a results of injuries sustained in the crash. Biggar was flown to St. Cloud Hospital after the crash at the intersection of a county road and another residentIal road about seven miles northwest of Forada, near Lake Mary.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx will host a garage sale with several items bearing the former team logo. Among the items will be bobbleheads, jerseys and other discounted merchandise, the team said. The WNBA team’s garage sale will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, on the skyway level of Mayo Clinic Square across from Target Center. The team also said some Timberwolves items will be available.