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EWHS shares brief overview of Ely’s iron ore mining history

Although it now looks nearly like a lake that has been there since the glaciers left this area thousands of years ago, Miner’s Lake is perhaps the lake we would have to number as Minnesota’s No. 10,001. It slowly came into being sometime after 1967, when the underground pumps in the Pioneer Mine wer


Minnesota Weather: Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Watch Issued

TWIN CITIES, MN — The National Weather Service has issued winter weather watches and blizzard warnings for much of central Minnesota. "This morning we could see some freezing drizzle with a glazing of ice," says the NWS. "Later today we expect a heavy snow to develop across southeast Minnesota and l


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Missing Central Minnesota Mother and Son Found

(Waite Park, MN) A central Minnesota mother and son who have been missing since October have been located. Authorities say 17-year-old Morgan Styke and her 9-month-old son Bobby Spence were found around 3:30 Friday afternoon at a home in Waite Park. Police Chief Dave Bentrud says they are both physi


Duke, the 4-term dog mayor of Minnesota town, goes to 'doggy heaven'

Duke the four-term ceremonial dog mayor of a Minnesota town, went to "doggy heaven" this week, his owner confirmed on Facebook. The Great Pyrenees was 13 years old when he died Thursday. He made national news for being elected the dog mayor of Cormorant Village, Minn., several years ago, during the


End of an era at VCC; McDonald retires after 29 seasons, more than 500 wins

by Tom Coombe - In 29 seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Vermilion Community College, Paul McDonald has experienced his share of harrowing road trips and brutal Minnesota weather.


Minnesota man admits to strangling estranged girlfriend, raping her teenage relative

ST. PAUL - A Stillwater man admitted in court to strangling his estranged girlfriend in St. Paul last summer and trying to make it look like a drug overdose, then raping the woman’s teenage relative three times.


Her husband was not convicted of drugging and raping her — because it is still legal in Minnesota

Jenny Teeson learned that she had been drugged and raped more than a year after the assault took place, when she found videos of it on her computer. She watched in horror as a man forcibly penetrated her motionless body with a sex toy while her toddler son lay sleeping nearby — all documented in a v


Minnesota politicians have tried for president before – and failed

Historically, Minnesota politicians who run for president have been kind of like the Minnesota Vikings: They've been all the way to the big game, but the best they've done is finish second.


BWCA Reservations Delayed Until March

ELY, MN (CBS-3) - The date to reserve Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permits has been pushed back again. The new date comes after the reservation system crashed in January, forcing the U.S. Forest Service to cancel and refund the small number of reservations that were able to be processed.


‘I Don’t Have Any Other Home’: Thousands Of Minnesota Liberians Fear Deportation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Liberians living in Minnesota hope they can convince the government to let them stay in the country. A program that grants Liberian immigrants temporary protected status expires at the end of March.


Minnesota will be one of the states voting on Super Tuesday 2020

2020's presidential primary season will put Minnesota on the national stage, as it's officially part of the Super Tuesday lineup. On Friday, leaders of both parties announced that Minnesota will be joining nine other states on the big day, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, next year.


Expect Whiteout Conditions Saturday Night In Southeast Minnesota

It was well known that this weekend was going to be ugly in terms of the weather, and for many in Southeast Minnesota, the forecast just got uglier. The National Weather Service has extended a Blizzard Warning to almost all of Southern Minnesota including Preston, Rochester, Owatonna and Albert Lea


Lake County Sheriff's Report

• 1:21 a.m. Deputy responded to medical on Isackson Road. One transported to Lake View Hospital by ambulance. • 5:24 a.m. Deputy responded to report of vehicle in the ditch on County Road 12.


Ely has Top 10 finish at state

GIANTS RIDGE— Ely sophomore Jasper Johnston was the top finisher for the Timberwolves boys Nordic ski team during state competition held here Thursday, Feb. 14. Johnston finished 11th overall against a field of 160 racers from across the state of Minnesota to help lead the boys team to a sixth-place


Adoption at age 17 highlights the need in Minnesota, especially for teens

At age 16, everything Isaiah knew was in Detroit Lakes, Minn. — especially his friends and his track and field coaches, whom he looked to as mentors. But he agreed to leave all of that and move to an unfamiliar place for what he didn't have: a mom and a dad.


Ugly Weekend Rochester and All of Southern Minnesota

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Southern Minnesota is headed into another “active” weather weekend. A winter weather advisory has been issued from Midnight through 9 AM Saturday with forecasters predicting an icy mix of precipitation, including snow, to develop overnight. Untreated surfaces will like


‘A Gathering of Spirits’

ELY — Not much could better describe the Boundary Waters Choral Festival than Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer’s lyrics to, “A Gathering of Spirits.” “There’s a gathering of spirits; there’s a festival of friends; and we’ll take up where we left off when we all meet again.”