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Highway 27 bridge in Little Falls closes April 29

Motorists who travel Highway 27 in Little Falls will encounter delays while the Highway 27 bridge spanning the Mississippi River is closed for approximately two weeks beginning April 29.


LF Council votes not to dismiss public works director over stock ownership

Little Falls Public Works Director Greg Kimman will keep his job after the Council voted unanimously not to fire him Monday. Kimman was accused of failing to disclose stock ownership in the company Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), an employee-owned company Kimman had been employed at before working


Pierz Resident Hurt in Two Vehicle Crash in Morrison County

PIERZ -- One person was hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Morrison County. The Sheriff's Office says it happened at about 12:20 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Hawthorn Road and 235th Avenue about four miles northwest of Pierz.


Southern Minnesota News Anchor Makes Jimmy Kimmel’s Show

If you've ever watched Jimmy Kimmel's show on ABC, you know that he has a bit entitled “Unnecessary Censorship”. It just so happens one of my friends from my time in Albert Lea just made the show! KIMT-TV's Raquel Hellman come on down! You can see her being 'censored' about :34 seconds into the clip


A Morrison County success story in recovery

Monica Rudolph, the Minnesota Recovery Corps specialist in Morrison County, knows first-hand the difficulties associated with an opioid abuse disorder. Her journey began 10 years ago. At age 17, Rudolph, a student at Little Falls Community High School, had goals for her life and none of them include


Minnesota man accused of raping woman who uses wheelchair

WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man is in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail on two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, accused of an alleged sexual assault of a woman who uses a wheelchair.


Swanville hears construction of new MSED building is underway

Simoine Bolin, executive director with the Mid-State Education District (MSED) in Little Falls, visited the Swanville School Board, Wednesday with an update about the progress of the new MSED building.


Summer outlook for Minnesota gets differing forecasts from 2 major weather outlets

In an Old Farmers' Almanac vs. Farmer's Almanac-like battle, the summer temperature forecast for Minnesota is portrayed differently by The Weather Channel and the National Weather Service.


Minnesota Democrats Propose Tracking Miles Driven By Residents

Legislators started the 2019 session facing a massive $4 Billion budget surplus. But that didn’t stop them from wanting to increase taxes on regular Minnesotans at the pump. Governor Walz laid out his proposal in February to increase the gas tax by a whopping 70%, or another 20 cents per gallon. Thi


Former Minnesota Viking scored in Hollywood with AMC's 'Into the Badlands' series

It’s been 35 years since Sherman Augustus suited up as a Minnesota Viking, but the competitive fires still burn brightly. “I always have to find a way to win,” said the 60-year-old actor who plays the menacing Nathaniel Moon on AMC’s “Into the Badlands,” concluding May 6 after three seasons. “Even i


Charges at Minnesota cop's trial offer jury range of options

MINNEAPOLIS – When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic. But was it murder?. Prosecutors have given jurors hearing the case against Mohamed Noor multiple options: second-degree murder, third-degree murder an


Minnesota has nearly 200 people who've vanished without explanation

Around 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 1989, 2-year-old Aaron Anderson was playing in his family’s yard in Pine City. His mother, Paulette Anderson, had been checking on him periodically, telling him he was a “good boy” to stay there. Then she checked on him again. He was gone.


Why isn't Isle Royale a part of Minnesota?

Isle Royale sits roughly 20 miles east of mainland Minnesota and 55 miles west of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, yet the island in Lake Superior belongs to Michigan. But why?. That’s a question Andrew Heintz has pondered for years. Heintz, a Star Tribune reader from Golden Valley, is an avid hiker who


Church News - April 19

On Sunday, April 21, First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will have Easter services with Holy Communion at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor John Stiles presiding at both services.


Man airlifted to Twin Cities hospital after falling out of moving vehicle

A young man was airlifted to the hospital after falling out of a moving vehicle last weekend. According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened around 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 on Rebel Road near Settler Trail in Merrifield, which is about 10 miles north of Brainerd.


Virus Identified As Cause Of Paralyzing Condition In Minnesota Children

(Undated) -- A virus appears to be the cause behind a paralyzing condition in Minnesota children. Researchers from Minnesota and federal health officials reported yesterday that they found the virus in the spinal fluid of one of six children who suffered from acute flaccid myelitis. Scientists belie


Minnesota's winter forecast winner: Old Farmer's Almanac vs. Farmers' Almanac

Winter is over, hopefully. In retrospect, what publication forecast a more accurate winter for Minnesota: The Old Farmer's Almanac or the Farmers' Almanac?. The Old Farmer's Almanac called for a mild and dry winter for nearly all of Minnesota, with the exception for a mild and wet winter being extre


Police Blotter - April 19

DISTURBANCES—Report at 11:38 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, of a physical domestic on the 16000 block of Jacks Lake Road, Brainerd. A boy was arrested for domestic assault. Report at 5:22 p.m. of a caller wanting a person removed from the 19000 block of Crow Wing County Highway 30, Crosby. The person was


Level 3 Sex Offender Relocates In Brainerd City Limits

A level three offender has relocated in the in the Brainerd City Limits as Homeless according to the Brainerd Police Department. Terrance Lee Lindmark, 58, reported to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department that he is registering as homeless. The news release said he will be homeless in the area


Vehicle hits tree, ejects woman through driver's window: Authorities find woman 10 feet away from vehicle

A 41-year-old Brainerd woman was airlifted to a Robbinsdale hospital April 12 after the vehicle she was driving crashed, ejecting her out of the driver's window upon impact with a larger tree.