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A fire early Saturday heavily damaged a south Bemidji home. No one was injured, but four dogs died in the fire, officials said. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire at about 6:30 a.m. to the 800 block of Second Street Southeast. When firefighters arrived, heavy fire was on the first floor of the home and had extended to the second floor and attic, according to a release from the department. A total of 21 firefighters used three fire engines, three squads and a ladder truck to put out the blaze and were on the scene for three hours.
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Phoebe, one of the two brown bears at Duluth’s Lake Superior Zoo, was euthanized Tuesday after being in poor health for an extended period of time. She was 28 years old and had lived at the zoo for nearly 27 years. The Kodiak brown bear’s condition had deteriorated in the past three days; she had not been eating and had trouble getting up.
A former nurse who was fired from a Crookston nursing home last year for sticking residents' fentanyl patches on his tongue made his first court appearance Wednesday on the charges of stealing narcotics. David Matthew Perala, 35, was charged in Minnesota 9th District Court in Crookston with four counts of theft of controlled substances, each a felony, and one count of possession of controlled substances, a felony, according to the court records.
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If you’re sick, stay home. That’s the advice from state health leaders. With the state in the midst of a particularly tough influenza season, health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves and others by staying home when they are ill. The latest weekly influenza report published by the Minnesota Department of Health shows influenza activity continuing at a high level in the state.
By John Myers/ Duluth News Tribune Minnesota’s northern forests will look much different in coming decades as a warming climate encourages tree species like oaks and maples and pushes others, including spruce and fir, out of the region. That was the finding of a University of Minnesota study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change that used growing plots near Cloquet and Ely and added the amount of warmth expected later this century. The study was the first of its kind in a northern forest to use ceramic heaters to warm the air near newly planted seedling
A 19-year-old woman found outside Sunday morning may have been lying outdoors for some time, Bemidji Police said Tuesday. Police said they responded to a call of an unresponsive female at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the 1600 block of Calihan Avenue. Emergency personnel found Hannah Rolschau, 19, of Zimmerman, Minn., lying in the snow found outside a residence, according to a release Tuesday from the Bemidji Police Department.
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By Katherina Lymn / Dickinson Press Truckloads of water are being brought into Glendive after a spill of close to 1,200 barrels of oil, roughly 50,000 gallons, has officials concerned about the town’s water supply. Montana officials have notified Sidney, Mont., and Williston, N.D., both downstream from the leak, and municipal water systems there are being tested for contamination, too, according to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.