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Aggressive bears reported in St. Croix County

The incident, which occurred May 13, involved a turkey hunter at Betterly Waterfowl Production Area, where he was approached by a yearling bear that came within 10 feet. The hunter first tried scaring the bear off by yelling at it — and then noticed a second, larger bear nearby.

HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER - 2018-05-23 14:37:09

Softball: Elmwood earns walk-off win with depth; Prescott and...

Senior Alyssa Hanson celebrates her team's walk-off win with teammate Kendra Kern after her fellow senior Hannah Feuker hits a game-winning one-run single to defeat the Independence/Gilmanton Indees 3-2. Hanson recorded two hits in her team's Wednesday, May 23, home playoff game. Katie Davidson / Ri

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2018-05-24 03:17:26

Photos: A rope rumble in Hastings

From left, Caleb Folstrom, Peyton Erickson and Brady Sergot use their might to gain an advantage for Rebarchik's Rockets on Friday. Joe Brown / RiverTown Multimedia

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2018-05-23 17:11:13

Charges: Hudson soccer coach sent graphic SnapChat to studen...

St. Croix County prosecutors on Friday charged 23-year-old Hudson resident Benjamin J. Schrock with causing a child to view sexual activity and exposing a child to harmful material. He was ordered to post a $2,500 cash bond at his initial court appearance.Bond conditions require Schrock to be fitted

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2018-05-22 19:58:25

Driver Injured In Head-On Crash With State Trooper Dies

Briggs was airlifted from the scene to North Memorial Medical Center, where he was in critical condition. According to a CaringBridge post from Briggs’ family, he died Tuesday afternoon.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-05-23 13:46:29

Apartment owners say St. Paul’s one-cart-per-unit rules will triple trash costs — or worse

Alisa Lein manages a two-story apartment complex — her former childhood home — on behalf of her parents, renting out the three units to a family and several young professionals.To keep garbage costs low, her tenants were happy to share a single large trash cart and two recycling bins.“That’s more th

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-05-23 22:16:07

2010 story: Fatal crash claims River Falls man, two others c...

Andrew J. Lindberg, 24, exact address unknown, died at scene, three miles south of River Falls.Lindberg was the driver of a 1998 Plymouth Neon that crossed the centerline and struck a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Gretchen J. Lange, 44, of Ellsworth.Both Lange and a Lindberg's wife, Kimberly, were

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2018-05-22 15:42:03

No regrets: Ellsworth senior looks back on her career shortly...

ELLSWORTH — Sophia Cole almost didn't graduate from the Ellsworth School District.Back during her freshman year, Cole had decided to attend River Falls High School, where she played soccer, making the varsity team during that time.Since Ellsworth doesn't offer soccer, Cole had to make a lofty decisi

REPUBLICAN-EAGLE - 2018-05-23 15:02:10

Woman escapes after kidnapping, attempted rape in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (KMSP)- Police are hoping surveillance video will help them locate a suspect that kidnaped a woman from an ALDI's grocery store parking lot in Brooklyn Park, drove her to another location and attempted to rape her May 12, according to a release.

FOX9.COM - 2018-05-22 20:44:00

Eagan Police, Medics Respond To Possible Drowning Tuesday

EAGAN, MN — Eagan police officers and medics responded to the scene of a possible drowning near the 3200 block of Coachman Road Tuesday morning. One victim has been transported to the hospital. The status of the victim is not yet known.This is a developiong news story. Refresh this page for updates.

PATCH - 2018-05-22 15:57:59

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill opens

Rick and April Kershaw recently purchased Pokegama Inn, renaming it Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill. The couple moved to Chetek from Cottage Grove, Minn.

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-05-23 12:29:00

Dakota County Daycare Shares Bloody Photos From Gnats Invasion

On Facebook, Kids Will Be Kids owner Holly Fick warned parents "the problem is the kids don't feel them biting, and they don't itch until later." The bugs especially go after the neck and behind the ears, where kids get sweaty.


Protesters block Minneapolis light rail over immigration policies

Protesters block the Blue Line train at Fort Snelling Station in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to call attention to federal immigration deportations. (Courtesy of Jennifer Tong)

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-05-22 17:35:06

Eagan Police Release Photos Of Best Buy Theft Suspects

EAGAN, MN — The Eagan Police Department has released photos of three people suspected of stealing $2500 in Best Buy gift cards from a car in Inver Grove Heights and using them at the Eagan Best Buy.If you can identify them them or have info, call (651) 675-5700 or . Tips can be anonymous.Images via

PATCH - 2018-05-22 13:49:49

Police: 7 injured in Golden Valley crash

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Police in Golden Valley say seven people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon.Police say the crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. at 3800 Bassett Creek Drive. Authorities did not disclose the extent of the injuries, but said some of the people injured were brou


12-year-old boy shot in north Minneapolis

Phillipe Cunningham, a Ward 4 council member in Minneapolis, posted on Facebook that the boy took a bullet to the knee and faces a lengthy recovery after undergoing surgery.


Police Blotter - May 19

DISTURBANCES—Report at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday of a person out of control on the 4800 block of Circle Pines Road. Person was transported to the emergency room in Brainerd for an evaluation.Report at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday of a student causing problems at Forestview Middle School, 12149 Knollwood Drive. Pa


Mpls. dealer sent to prison for supplying fatal heroin dose to Oakdale man

A Minneapolis drug dealer has been sentenced to a 10-year term for providing the heroin that killed an Oakdale man.Rodney L. Williams Jr., 27, was sentenced last week in Washington County District Court after pleading guilty to third-degree murder in connection with the 2014 death of Blake A. Lindah


Pierce County Sheriff's blotter

An officer attempted to stop a motorcycle driven by Trevor J. Holst, Hager City, for multiple violations at 1:13 a.m. May 7 in Hager City. Holst attempted to flee the officer and crashed and fled on foot. He was arrested for knowingly fleeing an officer and operating without a valid license.


Baseball: Prescott and Ellsworth show urgency in Friday night...

The Cardinals (12-3) may have defeated the Warriors (9-7) by seven runs, but they had to make up for their six errors in the first three innings in order to claim the blowout win."That can't happen," Ryan told his players. "I know it's a long slog, I know we're playing a lot of games. We've got more