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A Cooper’s hawk from Yellow Medicine County is the first Minnesota wild bird to test positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI virus that has infected poultry farms across Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday morning. The Cooper’s Hawk was recovered April 14 after it flew on to the deck of a home in St. Leo in the western portion of the county and died.
Motorists on Highway 34 will encounter a detour between Interstate 94 near Barnesville and Highway 59 at Dunvilla as a road resurfacing project began April 20. Crews will resurface 19 miles of Highway 34 and replace several culverts. During the project, Highway 34 will close and motorists will detour to I-94, Highway 108 and Highway 59. Only residents who live within the road closure or motorists whose destina
A Wadena-Deer Creek social studies teacher and coach is charged with molesting a student at his Henning home last week after paying her to clean cabins. Brian Kenneth Maki, 58, of Henning, was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct—position of authority—on Tuesday and remains in jail.
ong-time East Grand Forks construction firm has agreed to pay $1.85 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it cheated a partner company and defrauded the federal government.
The trial for the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having sex with a student is expected to begin Tuesday in Cass County District Court. Jury selection for the trial of West Fargo teacher Aaron Knodel was slated to begin last month, but his defense attorney asked for more time to prepare fo
A Pelican Rapids woman, accused of hitting a 6-year-old boy with her ATV, is scheduled to make her first court appearance Monday. Abigail Lynn Feist, 23, is charged in Otter Tail County with a felony for criminal vehicular operation, leaving the scene after causing substantial bodily harm. Feist is also charged with three gross misdemeanors for failing to stop, leaving the scene and failure to notify police.
The general manager of Thumper Pond Resort says it may be weeks before it’s known what caused the catastrophic collapse of the roof over the lodge’s water park just before midnight Tuesday. Brad Stevens said in an emailed statement that the resort reopened Thursday after being cleared by the Minnesota Department of Health and the fire marshal. He said all of the lodge’s amenities are operating, except for the Northern Hideaway Indoor Waterpark and the Serene Woods Spa.
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, will hold a ground blessing/groundbreaking at 10 a.m. on May 20 for the Tribal Justice Center. The project has been planned for nine years. The site will be between the government center and early childhood buildings in Cass Lake. In 2008, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe was awarded funding under a U.S.
By Brady Slater / Duluth News Tribune One day after Tuesday’s fatal bus crash in downtown Duluth, an arrangement of red and yellow flowers marked the site on the 400 block of West Superior Street.
Motorists on Highway 371 between Baxter and Pine River will encounter lane closures, work crews and possible delays as segments of the road are intermittently reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported. The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset through April 30 while crews seal cracks in the pavement. The four-lane segments of Highway 371 between Highw