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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 southern Minnesota officer sentenced for threatening woman with gun

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A former Adrian police officer will spend three years in prison for threatening an adult female’s life with a gun last summer at an Adrian residence. Richard D. Bruns, 44, of Rushmore was sentenced to serve at least two years of his sentence in prison, with the opportunity to se


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.


District 518 school board flashes yellow light to high school addition

WORTHINGTON — District 518 Board of Education members put the brakes Tuesday on a second-story addition proposed for Worthington High School. After discussing the estimated $4 million project, which would add approximately five classrooms on the northwest section of the building, the board agreed to


Scott Rall: Recycling options exist for old sporting stuff

The rummage sale season is about to get into high gear. Are you one of the folks who just can’t drive by a sale sign in the neighborhood near you?. I used to be like that when I was a kid looking to strike a deal on used fishing equipment. Most of what I bought was really cheap, but it operated like


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


Area young writers win awards at Creative Writing Contest

MARSHALL — Several Worthington students participated and received awards at the 15th annual Creative Writing Contest, which hosted its awards ceremony Sunday at Southwest Minnesota State University.


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


WPU gives power outage update, shares energy statistics

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission received an update on storm recovery, studied local energy statistics and awarded a bid for water reconstruction during its Monday afternoon meeting.


Minnesota Moment: Man who rescued dog now giving him a home

A hungry dog has now been adopted by the man who helped rescue him. Hennepin County Lieutenant Shane Magnuson came across Reggie as he investigated a crime. And he checked in on him multiple times as he recovered at the Animal Humane Society.


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


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


Minnesota Moment: Thundersnow

An April snowstorm sure seems like a Minnesota Moment. But Thursday's storm has taken it to a new level. In addition to snow, the storm brought hail, rain, and everything in between, including some thundersnow!


Sibley man pleads guilty to OWI charge

SIBLEY—Steven Craig Thompson Jr., 39, Sibley, pleaded guilty Wednesday, April 17, in Osceola County District Court in Sibley to first-offense operating while under the influence, committed on March 9 in Sibley.


This is the Most Binge-Watched Show in Minnesota

Streaming services are so popular right now. Tons of people don't have cable anymore and watch most of their shows on a streaming service. Geek.com wanted to know which of the many shows you can stream get binge-watched the most in each state.


South Dakotan pleads to his second OWI

SIBLEY—Jeffrey Allen Rieger, 56, Sioux Falls, SD, pleaded guilty Wednesday, April 17, in Osceola County District Court in Sibley to second-offense operating while under the influence, committed Oct. 26 on Highway 9 north of Allendorf.


Warrant issued for Mountain Lake man accused of molesting 10-year-old

(Windom, MN) – A Mountain Lake man accused of molesting his stepdaughter is facing criminal charges. Leon James Wollschlager, Jr., 32, was charged Tuesday in Cottonwood County Court with 1st-degree-criminal sexual conduct, a felony.


College softball: New Lady Jays coach already looking ahead to next year

WORTHINGTON -- The renewal of Minnesota West softball was close. So close. But despite the fact that several girls could be seen practicing at the college in March, and more recruits seemed to be on the way, the season didn’t happen.