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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
The body of a missing Bagley man has been found. Mark Allen Ness, 49, was reported missing Nov. 22. His body was found later that day by his family and law enforcement in a wooded area near his home. No foul play is suspected, the cause of death has not been determined at this time. The Bagley Police Department, Clearwater Coroner’s Office and Clearwater County Sheriff’s Offices are investigating the case.
Friends and family gathered here at St.