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GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — Lonnie Dupre doesn’t give up easily. The Arctic adventurer from Grand Marais will take his lifetime of cold-weather savvy back to Alaska’s Mount McKinley one more time this winter. He will make his fourth attempt to become the first person to climb the 20,237-foot peak solo in January. He tried without success to reach the summit in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
A semi-tanker rolled Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highways 71 and 2 just south of Bemidji, spilling gallons of aviation de-icing liquid and causing a interchange ramp to close. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1988 Mack semi was pulling a tanker of aviation de-icing liquid northbound on U.S. Highway 71 at about 11:20 a.m. The truck was turning left onto the westbound U.S. Highway 2 ramp when it rolled.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A SkyWest Airlines flight from Brainerd to Minneapolis Friday morning was given priority landing after smoke was detected in the cabin about eight minutes into the 7:47 a.m. flight. A smoke detector sounded and smoke started flowing into the cabin of the CRJ-200 jet, said Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission Chair Andy Larson, who was on Delta flight 7423. Delta flights from Brainerd are operated by SkyWest. "I knew something was wrong when I could feel the plane accelerate," Larson said.
A 62-year-old Aitkin man died Wednesday night after being pulled from the water on Gun Lake in central Aitkin County. He had been operating his all-terrain vehicle on the lake when it broke through the ice that was only about 1-inch thick in that location.
By Pippi Mayfield / DL Newspapers When new homeowners Jamie Pollock and Robby Haataja started a flooring project in their Detroit Lakes home, they never imagined they would find a piece of history under the floor. “We tore up a floor in our entryway and it’s dirt underneath there,” Pollock said. “My boyfriend had to move a big piece of granite in order to put down new floor joists. “At first we were joking that now we wouldn’t need to buy headstones because we had one, we just needed to put our names on it,” she said with a laugh.
By Kathleen Bryan / Dickinson Press Authorities say a woman arrested Sunday for leaving her two children unattended in a vehicle while she and her boyfriend were drinking at a club in Ray was intoxicated before she entered the bar. Sarah Alyea, 28, of Montana, and boyfriend Bradley Brunko, 37, of Idaho, were each charged with two counts of child neglect, a class C felony. Brunko told Deputy Chris Lindquist, of the Williams County Sheriff’s
A driver who crashed a stolen bus punched a Fargo police officer when the officer came over to make sure the driver was okay, according to police. Police arrested Jacob Earl Sopher, 29, at about 1:20 p.m. in south Fargo Wednesday for assaulting a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and DUI, Fargo police Sgt. Shawn Gamradt said.
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are warning parents a mix of warm and cold weather this season has created a serious danger in the ice over bodies of water in the state. Parents are urged to keep an eye on children who are visiting friends and family near bodies of water, as the mix of warm and cold this season has made for inconsistencies in the ice cover. Last winter, from November to April, three people died in the state after falling through the ice.
By Chelsea Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch Braving arctic winds and plummeting temperatures, a sizable crowd turned out Monday night for a forum held at Central Lakes College featuring panelists who discussed the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline. Sponsored by the Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government, the forum featured John Linc Stine, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Richard Smith, a member of Friends of the Headwaters, and Kevin Pranis, director of the organizing program of the International Union of North America in North Dakota and Mi