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DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Just two days into a girls' trip to wine country, eight women were forced to evacuate their AirBnB, the wide- and fast-spreading California fires that erupted Sunday evening threatening their lives. After a narrow escape and only home safe since late Monday, Oct. 9, the women are still shaken from their experience, but they have already begun helping, hoping to raise money for the "angels" who helped them escape the flames.
LAS VEGAS—In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, which killed 59 people and left 527 injured, Americans are reeling — and many are reaching out. For the last four years, Erica Nansen, a Detroit Lakes native now living in Las Vegas, has been working at the University Medical Center, the hospital that treated a majority of the shooting victims. "Our trauma center was so busy," Nansen said of Sunday night's mass shooting, the deadliest in modern U.S. history. "Patients were literally brought in continuously for hours."
WHITE EARTH, Minn.—According to the latest statistics, 90 percent of White Earth Nation in northern Minnesota is considered a federally-recognized "food desert." Access to good, nutritious food is incredibly scarce, but junk-food options are readily available in the few convenience stores the reservation has. It's an issue the tribe has been fighting for many years. Now, they may have a solution: the White Earth Mobile Market Food Truck.
A gas pump explosion at the Detroit Lakes Cenex had emergency crews scrambling early Monday evening. Just before 5 p.m. the Detroit Lakes Fire Department responded to the explosion and...