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ST. PAUL -- The number of sexually transmitted diseases continues to rise in Minnesota as the diseases are becoming more difficult to treat. "We're going to be facing a perfect storm," said Dr. Kevin Stephan, an infectious-disease specialist at Essentia Health. "There are swelling numbers of STDs in the state and nationally ... (and) we're seeing increasing antibiotic resistance, particularly in gonorrhea."
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Sausages that spilled from a semi that hit a center median wall on Interstate 494 in Eden Prairie at 8:12 a.m. Monday caused traffic slowdowns during the rush hour. Sgt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol said the semi driver blacked out during a medical condition with the truck hitting the median and shearing off the side of the trailer allowing the meat products to spill onto the roadway.
Brad Laabs, right, and Eric Johnson are all smiles recently after pulling in a 50-pound sturgeon on the Rainy River last week. The Rainy River is among a number of...
TAMPA, Fla. — There’s no Cinderella story here. There’s no loveable underdog.
FREEMAN, S.D. -- Officials are estimating that 400 barrels of oil, or 16,800 gallons, were leaked out of a Keystone pipeline near Freeman in southeast South Dakota. TransCanada, which had...
MALTA, Mont. -- With a $350,000 sales price Tuesday, a northwest Montana bull known as HA Cowboy Up can fairly be referred to as the Ferrari of the black Angus,...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A drug scandal will force Russia to replace its entire hockey team for the Under-18 World Championship, but tournament officials believe the impact to the games in Grand Forks will be minimal. Many of the Russian players tested positive for the recently banned substance meldonium, according to media reports, effectively disqualifying them from the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament. The Russian roster of the U18 players has been removed from the Russian Hockey Federation’s website and the team’s coach, Sergei Prokhorov, has been fired, media outlets reported.
All Mille Lacs Lake anglers will be able to fish with live bait when the season opens May 14.
WOODBURY -- Two people were injured when geese crossing a road caused a bottleneck near a shopping center. At about 6:30 p.m. on March 19, Donna Rose Roberts, 59, of Apple Valley, drove her Nissan Murano into a Honda CRV driven by 56-year-old Lori Anne Owens, of Woodbury. Owens and others had stopped to allow geese to cross Parkside Drive near Woodbury Lakes shopping center, according to a police report.
FREEMAN, S.D. — The man who owns land where an oil spill is being investigated has no qualms with Trans- Canada. Loren Schultz, of Freeman, is pleased with the ongoing cleanup and investigative efforts on his field near the intersection of Highway 18 and 437th Avenue, about 5 miles southwest of Freeman, where an oil spill was first reported Saturday. TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline has been shut off since the investigation began.