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'I would have died.' I-35 crash victim says thanks to Good Samaritans

FOREST LAKE - Remarkably, Allyson Andert remembers almost everything — the fog, the watery road, the mid-air flip, the crash, the panicked attempt to escape. Her mind will not let her forget.


Report of suicidal male ends in tragedy

HUGO — At 5:05 p.m. Monday, March 25, the Washington County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to the 5000 block of Evergreen Drive on a report of a possible suicidal male with a hand gun.


Forest Lake, Wyoming firefighters had a busy couple of days

A 95-year-old Forest Lake man was hospitalized last weekend after being recovered from a house fire by local firefighters. According to law enforcement, Forest Lake police and firefighters were called to a home at 319 Fourth Ave. NW around 1 p.m. March 17 after a fire alarm went off. Firefighters en


Restaurant owners pursuing their dream in northern Minnesota rocked by cancer diagnosis

A former Twin Cities couple who chased their dream by opening a restaurant in northern Minnesota are now facing a nightmare after a series of setbacks culminated with a devastating cancer diagnosis.


Minnesota's state tax checkoff box funds eagle cam and more

Eagles and taxes — two important things are happening right now in the Department of Natural Resources non-game wildlife division. There is the very popular eagle cam, the live video feed from a nest in Ramsey County. It’s up and running. (dnr.state.mn.us)


Fall From Roof Kills Ex-Pioneer Press Reporter In Forest Lake

FOREST LAKE, MN — A man who worked as a reporter for 29 years for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press has died after falling from his roof. James Broede, 29, was clearing snow from his Forest Lake roof when the incident occurred.


Body of missing southern Minnesota man is recovered

MANKATO, Minn. – The body of a man who went missing in Blue Earth County has been found. The County Sheriff’s Office says Marvin Borkenhagen, 92, of rural Amboy, was found around 11:15 am Tuesday about a mile and a half downstream from where it is believed he fell into a drainage ditch on March 21.


City government not keen to buy Houle property

The city of Forest Lake has been contacted about possibly purchasing the Houle’s Feed Mill property at the southwest corner of Broadway and Lake Street, but city government does not think a public investment of that kind would be a wise – at least for now. That was the sentiment expressed March 18 d


5 hottest small town destinations in Minnesota

There’s a certain kind of town that people who live in big cities daydream about while they fight traffic or jostle through crowds. We want to escape to a place that’s unpretentious, charming and hygge. But at the same time, we don’t want to give up kombucha, yoga and good live music. Fictional exam


Sherburne County offers for incentive to Google to build Minnesota data center

Sherburne County commissioners voted Tuesday to give Google Inc. a break on property taxes if it builds a data center in Becker, about 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The decision, coming in a 4-0 vote, represents the first government incentive for the project, which was revealed in January b


1 dead in early morning house fire in Woodbury, Minn.

WOODBURY, Minn. (FOX 9) - One person is dead after a house fire in Woodbury, Minnesota Tuesday morning. At 6:20 a.m., a neighbor called 911 to report a fire at a house on the 300 block of Meadow Lane, according to Woodbury Public Safety.


Ramsey County authorities seize 64 pounds of meth, 3 pounds of heroin in Minneapolis

Ramsey County authorities seized more than 64 pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of heroin, two loaded guns, and a “large sum” of cash this weekend when they searched a downtown Minneapolis home, officials said.


I-35W lane closures, delays coming to north metro

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — A massive phase of I-35W construction will slow motorists down at the start of spring in the metro. MnDOT is beginning to implement lane closures and ramp closures on I-35W between County Road C in Roseville and Sunset Avenue on the border of Lino Lakes and Blaine.


19-year-old charged in armed robbery that injured man and woman in Hamline-Midway neighborhood

A 19-year-old St. Paul man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery that left a man and woman injured after the two attempted to sell an iPhone on Facebook, authorities say.


'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis angered by another Minneapolis teardown

When Nicole Curtis finished work on her contentious remodel in north Minneapolis this past November, she vowed it would be her last project in Minneapolis. But that hasn't stopped the star of the DIY Network's "Rehab Addict" from retaining an interest in the old homes of Minneapolis, and she has lau


25-year-old man dies from vehicle crash

WHITE BEAR LAKE — A 25-year-old West St. Paul man died after an accident at the intersection of Highway 96 and I-35E about 3 p.m. March 22. “Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 96 and the ramp to southbound 35-E,” said White Bear Lake Police Capt. Dale Hager. It appears one vehicle


Track: Local teams get indoor seasons started

The seasons for the New Richmond and Somerset track and field teams kicked into full gear Saturday when they competed in different portions of the Northern Badger Invitational at UW-Stout.


Man critically injured after car strikes bus shelter in St. Paul

A 22-year-old man remained in critical condition on Tuesday after he was injured when a car smashed into a bus shelter in St. Paul this weekend. Police are investigating whether Esteban Martin, of St. Paul, was struck by the car or by flying debris on Saturday, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul pol


Mississippi River at St. Paul hits ‘major’ flood level; forecast crest raised

The Mississippi River at St. Paul officially hit the “major flood stage” level Monday afternoon, with its crest expected to be higher than previously forecast. As of 2 p.m. Monday, the river level surpassed 17 feet in downtown St. Paul — the baseline for a “major flood” level — and the estimated cre


Cool Condo On Sale In Downtown Stillwater

STILLWATER, MN — Check out this luxury condo with river view in Stillwater. Enjoy bamboo hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, Andersen Windows, granite, and cherry cabinets. The area offers walkability to restaurants, theater, shops, grocery, and more.