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ELY, Minn. -- All parties were brought to safety Thursday after a Boy Scout troop with eight people went into water when their canoes capsized in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Two people were killed in a crash south of Bemidji on Tuesday. James B. Carlson, 89, and Phyllis M. Carlson, 87, of LaPorte, Minn., died at the scene of the head-on crash on U.S. Highway 71, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
Anglers have one big reason to cast again and again when the statewide muskellunge season opens Saturday, June 7 – big muskie live in Minnesota waters. Minnesota is a muskie fishing destination, thanks in part to research-based management by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and a catch-and-release ethic shared by many muskie anglers. “People come here because they have the chance to catch a giant muskie,” said Mike Habrat, DNR fisheries specialist in Detroit Lakes.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday signed into law a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana. Unlike many major bills, the signing was not held in public. Dayton released a statement: “I pray it will bring to the victims of ravaging illnesses the relief they are hoping for.”
FARGO - Pelican Rapids boys basketball coach Doug Bruggeman said Monday he was stepping down as head coach and will serve as an assistant for former assistant and new head...
The Perham Area Public Library will be getting the state funding city officials have been hoping for. The funding, a $257,000 appropriation for repairs related to mold growth, was included in a $1 billion public works spending bill approved by the Minnesota House and Senate last Friday, and signed by Governor Mark Dayton on Tuesday. “I’m sure that in a $1 billion bonding bill, $257,000 is spare change, but to a small rural library in west central Minnesota, it is definitely a big deal,” wrote Librarian Susan Heusser-Ladwig in an email to the Focus. Ladwig, along with Perham City Manag
ATLANTA – The Minnesota Vikings lost four Super Bowls on the field, but they pulled off the ultimate upset Tuesday, beating out two established Super Bowl cities to land the NFL’s biggest prize. Super Bowl LII, where are you?
It hardly seems fair. After a brutal winter, it seems like it should at least have killed off the ticks. Not so, says the state Health Department’s tick guy. Deep snow can mitigate the effects of the cold. “That snow provides a little insulation blanket for the ticks,” said David Neitzel, who is more properly known as a tick-borne disease specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health. Mid-May is the beginning of prime season for blacklegged ticks – a.k.a. deer ticks – Neitzel said.
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Battle Lake is kicking off the completion of its new downtown streetscape and public art coming up next month. City official Reba Gilliand said that the city is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony between 3 and 5 p.m.
The Alexandria Police Department (APD) has released the names of the two people killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Alexandria. The victims were Howard Ogaard, 59, and Beverly Palmer, 56, both of Alexandria. Both were found dead at the crash scene and they were not wearing helmets, according to APD. Ogaard was driving the 2002 Honda motorcycle and Palmer was his passenger. The crash happened around 9:15 p.m.