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Years Ago: No more gambling for Hinckley in 1894

Eight Pine City Junior High band students performed with the Minnesota Band Directors Association Honors Band in Grand Rapids on Jan. 24. Twenty participating schools nominated their top players to form a 100-piece band that rehearsed for the entire day and performed a concert that afternoon. Those


News anchor Jeff Passolt is suing Minnesota over a slippery sidewalk

Jeff Passolt, longtime Fox 9 news anchor and Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee, is a Minnesotan. He knows what to expect when winter hits and the whole metro becomes a skating rink.


Pine County Sheriff's Blotter - Feb. 14

Feb. 4 - 10 Theft, burglary, vandalism. Feb. 4, 1:36 p.m., report of theft, Evergreen Sq. SW, Pine City. Feb. 5, 7:35 p.m., report of counterfeit, Main St. S, Pine City. Feb. 7, 12:23 p.m., report of burglary, 5th Ave. NW, Pine City.


Council Bluffs Man, Minnesota Man Fatally Injured in Grundy County Crash

GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa – Officials have released the names of two people who died following a crash on a snowy Grundy County road Sunday afternoon. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says Justin Kime of Stewartville, Minnesota and Tristan Marlow of Council Bluffs, both 21, died at the hospital after an


Multiple rounds of accumulating snow possible this week in Minnesota

Snow is likely to pile up in the southern half of Minnesota again this week as multiple storm systems are expected to move through the Upper Midwest. "Accumulating snow is likely across much of southern MN into west central WI late Tuesday night through Wednesday," says the National Weather Service


2 men arrested in Pine County on suspicion of counterfeiting money

The Pine County Sheriff's Office reports two males have been arrested on suspicion of passing counterfeit money. A release said Robert Michael Leach, 26, of Fridley and Drew Christian Nungesser, 27, of Zimmerman were arrested after being stopped on Interstate 35 in the early morning hours last Frida


Discarded napkin points police to Minnesota businessman as suspect in 1993 cold-case murder

MINNEAPOLIS – The murder suspect eluded police for decades, until he got a hankering for a hot dog at a hockey game. Jerry Westrom, 52, ate the hot dog while watching his daughter play hockey, then he wiped his face with a napkin and threw it away.


RCB 4th at GRC tournament

The Rush City-Braham wrestling team scored 149.5 points to place fourth of six at the Great River Conference championship tournament at Rush City Feb. 8. With many co-op and guest teams, the GRC has a unique look in wrestling, as shown by the full standings: Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson (187), Cloqu


Bullet holes found in hospital employee vehicles in northwest Minnesota

Police are investigating after bullet holes found in the vehicles of two hospital employees in northwest Minnesota over the weekend. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a deputy heard what they believed to be two gunshots just before 1 a.m. Sunday on the east side of Fosston.


Tribal leaders address Minnesota lawmakers during 'Sovereignty Day'

Tribal leaders from across Minnesota gathered together Monday for what they are calling a "historic event" - to stand up for their sovereign nations. Tribal leaders told KSTP the event Monday is the first time they have done something on such a large scale at the state capitol.


Part of Minnesota hotel closed down after Legionnaires' outbreak

Four people have been sickened in an outbreak Legionnaires' disease that has been linked to a hotel in northwestern Minnesota. The individuals became ill between Jan. 22 and 27, with all having spent some time at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center prior to falling ill, though none of them staye


GoFundMe Account Started For Family Members Killed In Nevis, Minnesota

NEVIS, MN — The family of sisters killed in a double murder-suicide on Valentine’s Day in Nevis, Minnesota has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for their funerals and family.


Winter storm watch issued for south-central, southeast Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of south-central and southeast Minnesota for late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening. Locations within the watch are forecast to receive 5-7 inches of snow, with most of the snow falling during the day Wednesday.


Two of America’s Richest Cities Are Here in Minnesota

When it comes to the wealthiest 100 cities in the United States, two of them are right here in Minnesota. Thanks to the gang over at Forbes.com, we can now see where the wealthiest cities in the country are located. And, yeah, the usual suspect states like New York, New Jersey and California are pre


Minnesota Weather: More Snow On The Way

TWIN CITIES, MN — There's good news if you still haven't had enough snow this month yet. The National Weather Service says the region will see more snow fall Wednesday, "with southeastern Minnesota seeing potential for 4+ inches."


Big Ol’ Fish is Minnesota State Record

BAYPORT, Minnesota -- Two Minnesota anglers have learned they now own a state record. The Department of Natural Resources certified Darren Troseth and John Kimble's catch from the St. Croix River as the longest catch and release lake sturgeon.


Here Are Minnesota's Most Prolific Robocallers

MINNESOTA — Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, Minnesotans can expect even more.


Legionnaires' disease cases investigated in NW Minnesota

CROOKSTON, Minn. — The state Department of Health is investigating four recent cases of Legionnaires' disease in northwestern Minnesota. The department said Friday the four people became ill between Jan. 22 and Jan. 27 after visiting the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. The four did not stay ove


Wrong-way driver kills other motorist in NW. Wisconsin

A motorist strayed into the wrong lane on a northwestern Wisconsin highway, killed one motorist heading the other way and injured two people in a third vehicle, authorities said.


Cigarette brands stopped paying money owed state under tobacco settlement

In a Star Tribune story by Glenn Howatt: “Several cigarette brands, including Salem and Winston, have stopped paying money owed to the state of Minnesota under the historic 1998 court settlement with Big Tobacco. The shortfalls, estimated at $15 million a year, come as funding for the state’s free q