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Area Girls' Basketball: Goodhue bests Lake City in HVL championship

Third-ranked Goodhue narrowly edged Lake City, winning 44-42 in the Hiawatha Valley League championship on Monday. Lexie Lodermeier led the Wildcats with 16 points. Kate Opsahl scored 12 points, all coming via 3-pointers. Arianna Thomforde added nine points.


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.


National Eagle Center kicks off 26th Soar with the Eagles March 2

WABASHA — Now in its 30th year, the National Eagle Center will celebrate its 26th annual Soar with the Eagles event each weekend in March. Starting March 2, the Eagle Center will host a full schedule of special programs and exhibits, including live bald eagles, wild eagle viewing, and live mammal an


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.


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


Weekend Best Bets: Feb. 22-24

February 21-23 When Pamela McNeill and her nine-piece band last performed songs by Fleetwood Mac, the dinner theatre rapidly sold out. McNeill and the band will perform the hits, including ”You Make Lovin’ Fun,” Don’t Stop Thinkin’ About Tomorrow,” and “Gypsy.” Learn more.


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.


Police: DNA from discarded napkin links Minnesota man to 1993 murder

MINNEAPOLIS – Police in Minnesota say a napkin discarded at a hockey game helped link a man to a brutal murder committed more than 25 years earlier. Investigators say 52-year-old Jerry Westrom was identified as a suspect after a close match to DNA found at the 1993 crime scene was discovered on a ge


Minnesota Weather: Heavy Snow To Fall During The Wednesday Morning Commute

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The snowstorm tracking toward the Twin Cities is threatening to dump heavy snow on the metro during the Wednesday morning commute and, by evening, some communities could see more than 8 inches of fresh snow.


Winter Storm Warning Issued for Rochester and Surrounding Counties

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Rochester and neighboring towns in Mitchell, Howard, Floyd, Wabasha, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Mower, Fillmore, and Buffalo counties. The warning is in effect from 3:00 AM Wednesday morning through 6:00 PM Wednesday evening. Forecasters expect the snow to sta


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.


02/19: Pancake Breakfast in Memory of Sarah Nelson

Eau Claire (4-H) – A Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale is being held in honor of Sarah Nelson, a former area 4-H member. This pancake breakfast is in memory of Sarah Nelson, an outgoing role model in 4-H and Older Youth Council as well as a cancer survivor. Sarah tragically passed away in a car accide


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


Minnesota corrections commissioner: 'Tougher penalties coming for inmates who assault prison staff'

Minnesota Corrections Department Commissioner Paul Schnell tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS his agency is reviewing and will "soon" implement tougher discipline for inmates who assault prison staff.


Vinehout's home destroyed by fire

ALMA, WI (WSAU-MetroSource) - The home of former state senator Kathleen Vinehout in Alma was destroyed by fire on Saturday. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department says the cause is still under investigation, and more information may be released on Monday or Tuesday. The structure is a total loss. V


Lawyer for Kevin Garnett makes case to keep civil lawsuit in Minnesota

An attorney for former Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett made his case in federal court Tuesday morning as to why a lawsuit filed by his client should not be dismissed.


Models: 10″ to 20″ snow in parts of Minnesota by Monday?

It looks like our all-time February snowfall record is about to be shattered. All systems appear to “go” for another two rounds of snow for Minnesota this week. Forecaster and model confidence is high that two significant snow system will move into the Upper Midwest this week. The big forecast quest


UPDATE: Vinehout told investigators fire could have started due to fireplace

ALMA, Wis. (WEAU) -- Former State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout and her husband believe their house fire was started by a fire in their fireplace. That’s according to a news release sent out by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department, which says Vinehout and her husband, Douglas Kane, told investigators th


Winona police calls for Tuesday, Feb. 19: Drunk driver arrested in McDonald's drive-thru

8:34 a.m. — Brian James Welage, 48, Winona, was arrested near the 550 block of East Front Street on a warrant after his employer discovered what they believed to be drugs in his backpack.


Woman injured in Winona County rollover

ST. CHARLES — A 61-year-old Wisconsin woman was injured when she lost control of her pickup truck on I-90 in Winona County on Sunday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Catherine Sue Hannon, 61, of New Lisbon, Wis., was heading east on I-90 near mile post 236 in a 2002 Ford F150 when