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Changing the face of Iron Range education

It’s officially on the table. The best opportunity for Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia school districts to obtain Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation funding for a proposed new high school academy, is going before the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.


Weekend Storm Tracking Away from Central Minnesota

UNDATED -- We are highly confident a powerful winter storm will bring a narrow band of heavy snow and strong wind late Saturday into Sunday, but we still can't say where exactly the storm track will be.


Gun found in Lois Riess' hotel room linked to husband's murder, Minnesota sheriff says

Dodge County authorities have confirmed that a gun found in a Texas hotel room where Lois Riess was arrested was likely the same weapon used in the fatal shooting of her husband last year.


2,000 Career Points for North Woods Senior Cade Goggleye

Cook, Minn. - North Woods guard Cade Goggleye has put together quite a career and it isn't done yet. Who could forget his buzzer beater from beyond half court in the State A Quarterfinals in 2017? He was a sophomore then and he's a senior now and on Monday, he reached 2,000 career points.


Here's a list of snowfall totals across Minnesota

12.8 inches - Belle Plaine. 10 - Bloomington, Osseo, Lakeville, North Mankato, Le Sueur, New Ulm, St. James, Hutchinson, Granite Falls. 9.5 - Excelsior, Waconia, New Prague, Eagle Lake, Steen, Lynd.


Event slated for Saturday, March 2; family activities planned

LAKE VERMILION – The annual Lake Vermilion Pond Hockey Championship returns to the ice Saturday, March 2, with some new winter activities bringing fun for the whole family. Once again, the event will be held in front of White Eagle Resort. This year, in addition to the hockey tournament, there will


Inmate escaped southern Minnesota holding cell after court hearing

A southern Minnesota man is back in custody after escaping from a holding cell on Tuesday. According to charging documents, Rene Alfredo Garzo, 36, of St. James, was able to escape custody at the Watonwan County Courthouse after he was brought to the courtroom regarding a felony charge of fleeing po


Viral video shows Amish man skiing behind horse buggy in Minnesota

Considering Minnesota isn't blessed with the tallest of peaks, avid skiers have to find opportunities to shred some powder wherever they can. Take this Amish man, for example, who was captured on video near Harmony, Minnesota, skiing while being pulled by a horse-drawn buggy.


Minnesota Weather: 'Powerful Winter Storm' Could Hit Twin Cities

TWIN CITIES, MN — It's official. February 2019 has been the snowiest February on record for the Twin Cities metro area. So far, 31.5 inches of snow has fallen this month, according to the National Weather Service. That beats the previous record held by February 1962, which saw 26.5 inches.


Minnesota couple busted with meth in Arizona

Eveleth, MN (Learfield) - An investigation involving law enforcement in northeast Minnesota and Arizona lands a couple from Eveleth in jail on felony drug charges. The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force says 28-year-old Brad Smith and 39-year-old Kathy Anderson were busted in Arizona w


North Dakota woman injured in Minnesota rollover

Osakis, MN (KFGO) - A Cavalier, North Dakota woman was injured in a rollover in Douglas County, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. Around 4:45 p.m., near Osakis, the state patrol says a car was eastbound on I-94 when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to roll into the median.


University of Minnesota survey links regular marijuana use to lower grades

College students who use marijuana regularly have lower grades - whether or not they think it affects them, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Minnesota student survey data.


Two Eveleth Residents Arrested in Meth Bust

EVELETH, Minn. – Two individuals from Eveleth have been arrested for charges relating to the transportation of methamphetamine following an investigation by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.


Three schools in Minnesota will each be gifted a $100,000 Don’t Quit!® fitness center

Saint Paul, MN – Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Minnesota for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign. The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the


2 Republicans, 1 Democrat vie for open Minnesota House seat

The field is set for a special election to a state House seat in east-central Minnesota that became open in a game of political musical chairs. Mora teacher Ayrlahn Johnson and Hinckley farmer Nathan Nelson will face off in a Republican primary March 5. Nelson won the GOP endorsement Tuesday night.


Minnesota is facing a transportation funding gap

Minnesota is facing a $6 billion statewide transportation funding gap. Unfortunately, the legislature hasn’t been able to pass a viable long-term transportation funding plan to address this growing deficit. To make matters worse, if we don’t find a solution, more than 70 percent of currently project


Motorcycle club donates to Silver Bay's Minnesota Veterans Home

For more than two decades the Duluth based Thunderbird Motorcycle Club has been raising funds for the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay. This year the club raised $5,000 — the most the club has raised in a single year in its history.


Canadian man dies in snowmobile crash on Cook Area Trail

BUYCK, MN– Authorities say a Canadian man has died after crashing his snowmobile into a tree. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, crews responded to the crash on the Cook Area Snowmobile Trail near the area of Buyck just before 6 p.m. Saturday.


Power of Prayer: Hockey and Heart on the Range

After a triple-overtime playoff game, two young men from opposite teams prayed on the ice with one of the referees. People are being inspired by the faith and fellowship of the three.


Minn. man wants to know why a drug costs $40 in Canada, $350 in US

EVELETH, Minn. — Travis Paulson lay in bed, miserable with what felt like a bad case of the flu. He had known that not taking insulin for his Type 1 diabetes would leave him sick and in pain, Paulson says now.