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MN Conservation Officer drowns in Cross Lake while responding to call

PINE CITY, Minn. — A Minnesota Conservation Officer died while responding to reports of a possible body in Cross Lake Friday night. Dispatch received a call at around 7:44 p.m. reporting a possible body in the water, according to the Pine County Sheriff's Office. The officer and deputies responded b


Minnesota conservation officer dies after being thrown from boat

A Minnesota DNR conservation officer has died after he was thrown from a boat and went under as he tried to swim back to shore. The tragedy happened on Cross Lake, east of Pine City, just before 8 p.m. Friday when the conservation officer and a Pine County deputy launched a boat into the lake after


Motorcycle crash kills 1 in Isanti County

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Isanti County Sunday evening. According to the Isanti County Sheriff's Office, a passerby reported seeing a motorcycle that had crashed with the driver ejected from the bike on 249th Avenue Northwest and Zion Street Northwest in Stanford Township.


Owner of Minnesota glass company launches Facebook alternative

Small business owner Jeff Meyer of White Bear Lake and 10 of his relatives and friends are upset with Facebook. So upset that they’ve launched an alternative private social network.


Lightning strike starts fire in Isanti County

Amid the snowstorm Thursday, a lightning strike started a fire in Isanti County. The Isanti County Sheriff's Office said it happened about 4:30 p.m. "So, it's a blizzard out there and out of nowhere, BOOM! Lightning strikes, starting a shed on fire," the department said in a social media post.


Police: Man Killed By Light Rail Train On University Of Minnesota Campus

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was killed by a light rail train early Saturday morning in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. Metro Transit police say the man was standing on the platform as the METRO Green Line train was leaving Stadium Village station at about 1:20 a.m. He fell off the


Three People Hurt in Sherburne County Crash

ELK RIVER -- Three people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Elk River last week. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. at Highway 10 and Joplin Street NW on April 12th.


Intense Minnesota storm's arsenal includes lightning that ignites a shed in Isanti County

Fire and ice worked together Thursday to create an unusual emergency in Isanti County. On its second day, a fierce snowstorm sweeping the state continued to throw everything it had at long-suffering Minnesotans, including thunder and lightning.


Family, friends identify man shot and killed by police in Coon Rapids

Authorities continued Friday to investigate the circumstances surrounding Thursday morning’s fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop in Coon Rapids. Law enforcement officials have not released the name of the man who was killed, but family and friends identified him as John Fairbanks Sr.


Minnesota man accused of raping woman who uses wheelchair

WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man is in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail on two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, accused of an alleged sexual assault of a woman who uses a wheelchair.


Glimpse: Steamboats once carried freight, tourists on the Minnesota

Historical accounts describe how steamboats once plied the Minnesota River as far up as the Upper Sioux Agency near Granite Falls. These steam-propelled vessels carried passengers and freight to the communities forming along the river.


PROGRESS 2019: ECA has heard the difference for 25 years

Occasionally, people ask Dr. Julie Perreault when she’s going to retire. She plans to keep doing what she’s doing for a while longer. “I don’t know when that’s going to happen,” she said. “I enjoy what I do.”


State Patrol: Driver, 22, Dead After Going Airborne Off Hwy 169

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 22-year-old St. Paul man is dead after the vehicle he was operating went off of Highway 169 at a high rate of speed and crashed overnight. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred at 12:50 a.m. Friday on southbound Highway 169 and Anderson Lakes Parkway o


One Hurt in Two Vehicle Crash Near Milaca

MILACA -- A Princeton man was hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Mille Lacs County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday on Highway 169 just north of Milaca.


Pickup sinks in NW Minnesota floowaters

CLIMAX, MN (KFGO) - Another close call on a flooded road. A teenage driver went around a road closed barrier near Climax and his pickup was quickly swept away. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the driver was able to get out and stand on the roof. The pickup sank. The teenager hung onto a tree u


Second Spring Flood is Closing Highways in SE Minnesota

Wabasha, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Mississippi River is on the rise again in southeastern Minnesota and has prompted the closing of a portion of Highway 60 in Wabasha. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Saturday morning that barricades had gone up to block traffic from the section of


Southern Minnesota News Anchor Makes Jimmy Kimmel’s Show

If you've ever watched Jimmy Kimmel's show on ABC, you know that he has a bit entitled “Unnecessary Censorship”. It just so happens one of my friends from my time in Albert Lea just made the show! KIMT-TV's Raquel Hellman come on down! You can see her being 'censored' about :34 seconds into the clip


Minnesota has nearly 200 people who've vanished without explanation

Around 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 1989, 2-year-old Aaron Anderson was playing in his family’s yard in Pine City. His mother, Paulette Anderson, had been checking on him periodically, telling him he was a “good boy” to stay there. Then she checked on him again. He was gone.


Bradford Township man faces several charges after fleeing from law enforcement

A Bradford Township man is facing six charges following an incident on April 9 where he allegedly was violent inside a residence and then doused part of the residence in gasoline.


Minnesota Democrats Propose Tracking Miles Driven By Residents

Legislators started the 2019 session facing a massive $4 Billion budget surplus. But that didn’t stop them from wanting to increase taxes on regular Minnesotans at the pump. Governor Walz laid out his proposal in February to increase the gas tax by a whopping 70%, or another 20 cents per gallon. Thi