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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen has inked a partnership agreement with Bell Bank, becoming a Bell Bank “Champion.” Whalen will be featured in advertising and social media, host select customer meet-and-greet events, and provide signed merchandise for designated Bell events. Bell and Whalen will also seek opportunities to “pay it forward” through support of charitable causes.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A central Minnesota man died Monday evening after he was buried in an avalanche Thursday, Jan. 17, at a ski resort in New Mexico. A news release from New Mexico Donor Services identified the Brainerd native as 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari.
SUPERIOR, Wis. - One man was killed Monday morning, Jan. 21, after the vehicle he was driving went over the side of a viaduct in Superior. A vehicle traveling west on Belknap Street went over the north side of the bridge railing and fell approximately 35 feet to the ground, killing the driver, a 60-year-old rural Superior man. Crews responded at 8:13 a.m. to the Belknap Street/U.S. Highway 2 viaduct about a half-mile west of Tower Avenue/Wisconsin Highway 35. The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A handful of stores in Upper Midwestern states are slated to close after general merchandise retailer Shopko announced it has filed voluntary petitions for financial restructuring under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy code.
DULUTH — A man is dead after being found unresponsive in a hot tub at the downtown Duluth YMCA Wednesday, Jan 16. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that at about 8 a.m., a lifeguard noticed that Joseph Donald Robbins, 32, was submerged and unresponsive in the hot tub. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Robbins was homeless, the sheriff’s office said.
MANKATO, Minn. — A video of a toddler from southern Minnesota whose car seat fell out of a moving vehicle onto a busy road has gone viral, gaining national and international media attention. The scene was captured by a Mankato man's dashcam and uploaded to Facebook Monday, Jan. 14.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Forum Communications launched a new hockey website, The RinkLive.com , this week -- in advance of 2019 Hockey Day Minnesota -- to provide coverage of college and high school teams from across Minnesota and North Dakota.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - One of the two suspects charged in the manslaughter death of a man following an incident outside a bar May 5 has pleaded not guilty. Troy Traut, 33, who appeared in Douglas County District Court Jan. 10, also pleaded not guilty to two fifth-degree misdemeanor assault charges. Steven “Beaver” Hlinsky, 46, a long-time Forada firefighter, died on May 13, 2018. Authorities believe his death was the result of injuries he suffered after being assaulted in the early-morning hours of May 5 outside a bar in Forada.
DULUTH — A Duluth man now faces two potential murder counts after the 70-year-old victim of a Park Point home invasion assault died over the weekend. St. Louis County prosecutor Rebekka Stumme filed a motion to amend the criminal complaint Monday, Jan 14, against 30-year-old Darrel Darryl Mayhew. The amended complaint, which still must be reviewed by a judge, adds two counts of second-degree murder in the death of Larry Watczak to existing robbery and burglary charges.
BARRON, Wis. - Jake Patterson, who was arrested Jan. 10 after Jayme Closs escaped from a remote Gordon home where she was being held, is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the Oct.