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Itasca-Mantrap launches solar project
Galloping grass fire challenges three departments
Certificate of Need ruling on Sandpiper pipeline expected April 13
EDA approves additional loan for Armory Square
Motorcycle visibility hinges on numerous blind spots
Panthers open track season by placing 14th at Paul Bunyan Classic at BSU
New boys track coach has to replace talent, state experience
Girls track team expecting to make a run at defending section title
Pike qualifies for national wrestling tournament
Menahga girls basketball team took roller-coaster ride to 10-16 record
GWENDOLYN "GWEN" THEISEN
TERRANCE "TERRY" BURKMAN
MELVIN "MEL" BENTON
MICHAEL "MIKE" WAGNER
Tuning in to an instrumental career
Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz
Basic Business Cents: Leadership should follow PDSA cycle
Tinkering his way into a career: New HVAC business opens in Park Rapids
When muse meets her artist:Manet’s favorite model inspires Maureen Gibbon’s new novel
Mevissen appearing at Bloomington Writers Festival
Dance academy successful at Duluth contest
Northern Light Opera Company garners regional theater awards
David Johnson still enjoys riding the trail nearly 60 years after building the first Polaris snowmobile
DNR urges state forest and off-highway vehicle trail users to check for temporary closures
Spring burning restrictions take effect this week in much of Minnesota
DNR alerts the public to spring burn restrictions
Minnesota DNR wants to ban bear feeding
Letter: Rep. Peterson has always supported Keystone XL
Editorial Investing in state parks, trails system a good plan
Letter: Big Ag bills take away Minnesotans’ rights to file complaints
Letter: Nolan working to block freetrade agreement fast-track
Editorial Gov. Dayton’s proposal to tax railroads logical
February 9, 2011
Fosston man survives collision with train near Wilton
A 27-year-old Fosston man survived an accident with a train early Tuesday morning west of Wilton. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office: Billy Jack Olson was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado along Buttercup Lane Northwest when he turned east onto some railroad tracks,...
February 9, 2011 - 8:08am
February 7, 2011
Rollover injures Crookston doctor
A Crookston physician was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday morning on an icy road in southwest Minnesota. It was one of nine traffic accidents reported by the State Patrol from Saturday night through Sunday afternoon across the southern end of the state attributed to blowing...
February 7, 2011 - 7:49am
February 3, 2011
Body found in burning car identified as Norman County woman
The Norman County sheriff has identified the person found dead in a burning vehicle near Fertile, Minn. The body of 61-year-old Paulette Olson was discovered Jan. 24 in the front seat of her 1998 Buick Regal, Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said. Authorities believe Olson's car caught fire...
February 3, 2011 - 9:05am
West Fargo school bus driver suspected of DUI after getting stuck in snowbank
A West Fargo bus driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after getting stuck in a snowbank Wednesday afternoon while he was on his...
February 3, 2011 - 8:06am
February 1, 2011
Mahnomen County snowmobile victim tried to warn others of ridge
A Minnesota man died Saturday after two snowmobiles crashed on South Twin Lake in Mahnomen County, Minn. According to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's department, they received a 911 call just before 6 p.m. Saturday. Two snowmobiles in a group crashed after a lead rider tried to warn...
region / outdoors
February 1, 2011 - 7:28am
January 31, 2011
Sartell man dies after Mahnomen County snowmobile accident
A Minnesota man died Saturday after two snowmobiles crashed on South Twin Lake in Mahnomen County, Minn. According to Mahnomen County Sheriff's department, they received a 911 call just before 6 p.m. Saturday. Two snowmobiles in a group crashed after a lead rider tried to warn followers...
region / outdoors
January 31, 2011 - 11:06am
Fargo squad car rear-ended; driver suspected of DUI
A driver who rear-ended a Fargo police car Saturday night was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to police reports,...
January 31, 2011 - 8:27am
January 28, 2011
Perham deals with void left by teammate, student and friend
Perham, Minn. - The minivan that has been through so many trips across highways and country roads is a little less packed and a little less cramped. Knees...
region / sports
January 28, 2011 - 11:23am
January 26, 2011
ND woman sues after severing four fingers in meat grinder
A Larimore, N.D., woman who severed four fingers in an electric meat grinder is suing the companies that designed and sold the machine she alleges was defective. Ruth Bornsen, 53, and her husband, Nathan, are seeking more than $150,000 in damages from Pragotrade, an Ohio-based firm,...
January 26, 2011 - 8:12am
January 24, 2011
Atwater angler dies of carbon monoxide poisoning
ATWATER -- An initial investigation indicates that carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of death of a male individual found non-responsive Sunday morning in a fish house on Lake Elizabeth, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office reports. The sheriff's office responded after a 911...
January 24, 2011 - 8:04am
Perham basketball player improves; will be transferred to U of MN hospital
A 17-year-old who collapsed last week while playing a high school basketball game in western Minnesota is improving and will be moved to the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis for specialized care. The family of Zach Gabbard, of Perham, Minn., posted on his CaringBridge.org...
sports / region
January 24, 2011 - 7:31am
Teens suffer injuries, frostbite with rollover near Dilworth
Five teens from the Moorhead and Dilworth, Minn., area were taken to the hospital Sunday morning with various stages of frostbite and other injuries after authorities were called to the scene of a rollover in Clay County. The youths included two males and three females. Clay County...
January 24, 2011 - 7:29am
January 18, 2011
Snowmobilers break through ice on Lake Bemidji
Three snowmobiles broke through the ice while traversing the east side of Lake Bemidji, prompting an ice rescue for four individuals. The Beltrami County Sherriff's Office reported that Catherine Allen, Rebecca Siegel, Allen Sergeant and Josey Burnette were all rescued. Allen, Siegel...
January 18, 2011 - 11:14am
Senior citizen charged with crime after crash
A 90-year-old woman was charged in Wadena County District Court Jan. 5 with a school bus stop arm violation in connection with a pedestrian accident in Verndale. On Sept. 27 at 3:53 p.m., Cory Carr, interim chief of the Verndale Police Department was called to an accident on South...
January 18, 2011 - 9:33am
January 12, 2011
Charges possible in North Dakota I-94 blizzard fatality
Criminal charges could be possible in the death of a man struck during a series of crashes on Interstate 94 during a Dec. 30 blizzard, a state trooper said Tuesday. Troopers from the North Dakota Highway Patrol are done with the investigation of the massive pileup on I-94, which...
January 12, 2011 - 7:46am