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Prep boys hockey: Carlson keys CEC's playoff win

CLOQUET — In the 2018 Section 7AA boys hockey quarterfinals, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton goaltender Owen Carlson faced 19 shots and let six of them get past in a 6-4 loss to Duluth Marshall.


Minnesota Weather: Storm Expected To Dump Up To 8 Inches On The Metro, Smash The February Snow Record

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The snowstorm swirling over Minnesota is expected to smash the February snow record in the Twin Cities, where up to 8 inches of snow is expected to stack up Wednesday alone. And, on top of all that snow, another significant storm is expected to hit Minnesota this weekend.


ASV launches new website, brand strategy

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — ASV Holdings, a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has introduced a new brand strategy highlighting its products' features and qualities. The company also launched a new website with features to improve customer experience and ease


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


Minnesota Supreme Court won’t review sentencing decision in rape case where defendant got probation

A sentence by a district court judge in a rape case — characterized by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as a “slap on the wrist” — will stand. The Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday denied the county attorney’s office’s request that the high court review the case. The high court’s decision comes aft


Youth accessing tobacco locally is still an issue

Itasca County sees highest tobacco compliance check failure rate in 17 years. Youth accessing tobacco in Itasca County continues to be an issue as numbers of retailers failing annual compliance checks have been on the rise since 2015. This past year witnessed the highest rate of failure in 17 years,


2 vehicle crash in Idaho takes Minnesota native's life

BURLEY, Idaho (AP)- Idaho State Police say two people are dead and two others were flown to a regional hospital after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho Monday night.


Outdoors-Woman, ICC faculty makes top-four in 2019 Extreme Huntress Competition

"The competition was certainly a life experience!" said Meadow Kouffeld, a Grand Rapids resident and 34-year-old avid hunter and outdoorswoman who made it into the top four contestants of the 2019 Extreme Huntress Competition. ​


Minnesota BCA seeks information on missing Cloquet man

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a missing person’s alert for a Cloquet man Tuesday. Dakotah Jayde Abramowski, 20, was last seen in Cloquet on Jan. 5. Abramowski is 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, has hazel eyes and brown hair, and was wearing dark clothes.


Spinouts reported on snow-covered Minnesota roads, delays likely

Morning commuters are dealing with roads completely covered in snow across the southern half of Minnesota. Dozens of spinouts were already being reported at 6:30 a.m. as drivers find challenging conditions on the roads as they made their way to work.


Grand Rapids hosts music festival and honors recital

Grand Rapids was one of the sites for the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs Festivals (MFMC) which took place Feb. 8-9. Over 50 students performed at the Community Presbyterian Church. An Honors Recital featuring students who received superior ratings took place at the Community Presbyterian Churc


Minnesota man arrested for possession of 2 pounds of meth in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Minnesota man is arrested in Eau Claire, after police found him in possession of more than 2 pounds of meth. Police say they were investigating a case involving drug trafficking on February 4th.


Minnesota dentist, 55, is charged with setting fire to neighbor's dilapidated boathouse after complaining about the eyesore at lake association meeting

1/4 SLIDES © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited. John Michael Haag, 55, has been charged with arson after the dentist confessed to setting fire to his neighbor's dilapidated boathouse in New Richmond, Wisconsin.


Credit Card Data Breached at Shops Across Minnesota

UNDATED -- Credit card information for customers at a number of businesses in central and greater Minnesota could have been compromised last month. North Country Business Products -- a retail technology provider -- says the incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to payment information of


Minnesota man gets 18 months tacked on to prison sentence

A former Minnesotan already facing five years in prison in connection with a Dunn County case had an extra 18 months tacked onto that sentence during a hearing on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Barron County Circuit Court.


Snow will continue through much of day in west central Minnesota

WILLMAR - Area schools are closed and snow plows are out in force as a winter storm continues to track through the area during the day. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that major highways in the Willmar area remain completely covered with a mix of snow, ice or slush and that motor


Kelsea Ballerini Visits Restaurant In Minnesota After Weekend Gig

After her set, she headed to a nearby restaurant to get chicken tenders. (Kelsea fans know this is her favorite food.) So where'd she go? The Downtowner Woodfire Grill!. The restaurant sits in St. Paul. It's just a short walk from the venue! The name of the hot spot is proudly displayed on the bag o


The meat raffle: Everything you need to know about Minnesota's weirdest bar game

Is there anything more Minnesotan than holing up in a bar in the dead of winter and betting money for raw meat? Try wearing shorts while you do it. You’ll likely find one or two of those hardy, scantily dressed folk among the eager crowds that turn out every night of the week at dive bars and vetera


Grand Rapids native to be honored with star next to Marilyn Monroe

Sunny Thompson, originally from Grand Rapids, is a singer/actress/recording artist best known for her award-winning one-woman portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the long-running play with music, "Marilyn Forever Blonde, The Marilyn Monroe Story In Her Own Words & Music.” Thompson has performed the play


More Snow, More Wrecks in Southeast Minnesota

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service has already received reports 3 - 5 inches of snow across SE Minnesota and there is more to come. The agency is still calling for storm totals as high as 7 - 8 inches in some areas by Wednesday afternoon.