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ST. JOSEPH -- After nearly 27 years of not knowing what happened to Jacob Wetterling -- the 11-year-old boy abducted on a dirt road in 1989 near his home in rural St. Joseph -- there are reports today the boy’s remains may have been found.
SUPERIOR, Wis.—Enbridge announced late Thursday it plans to suspend the Sandpiper Pipeline, citing changes in market conditions and Minnesota regulatory delays that prompted customers to invest in a different pipeline. Enbridge Energy Partners will withdraw applications pending with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and shelve the Sandpiper until North Dakota oil production recovers from the recent slowdown.
Authorities have identified the names of a man and woman found dead Tuesday, Aug. 9, on a farmstead about 11 miles northeast of Mahnomen. The two were 68-year-old Elizabeth Thompson...
Hosting the Olympics is a boondoggle no city should want. Over the course of two and a half weeks, the Olympics lure hundreds of thousands of tourists to the host...
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — A Polk County Sheriff's deputy suffered injuries from breaking glass when a man fired at a helicopter the deputy was riding in Monday morning. Charges are pending...
In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, we explore the phenomenal growth of the Minnesota Clay Target League, the fastest growing high school sport in the state. Host Bret Amundson and the crew followed the Pillager high team to the state meet in Alexandria, Minn., which is the world's largest shooting sports event, featuring nearly 7,000 shooters. Then Amundson and the crew headed to Clear Lake, Wis., for the North American Hunting Retriever Association's Annual Invitational. See it all in this weekend’s episode of “Northland Outdoors TV.” Northland Outdoors TV, the newest venture f
BRAINERD, Minn. -- In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, the term “hunting blind” takes on a whole new meaning. Host Bret Amundson and the crew follow Master Sgt. Eric Marts of Moorhead, Minn., as he joins National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Lonnie Bedwell, and other veterans, on a turkey hunt in Indiana. The only difference with this hunt is that the veterans are all blind.
The Detroit Lakes Tribune is turning the page on its top leadership, as Melissa Swenson has taken over as publisher and advertising director of the newspaper. Swenson brings with her 17 years of experience within Forum Communications Company, starting her FCC career in October of 1999 as the regional marketing director for the Lakes Group, based out of Detroit Lakes. Swenson was then promoted to advertising manager in Perham, New York Mills and Wadena (all FCC properties) before being promoted again to publisher of the Perham Focus.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan’s great Tazin Lake to catch a world record lake trout. At this...