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Hubbard County Boat Collision Leaves One Man Missing

After two boats collided Thursday evening, crews are looking for a man who went missing after the collision. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office says 73-year-old man and two other men capsized a 14 foot aluminum boat after colliding with a bass fishing boat on Fish Hook Lake in...

Minnesota ACT Scores Slip After Test Required For Juniors

Minnesota scores on the ACT college entrance exam slipped after the state required juniors to take the test as part of statewide testing, the AP reports. But Minnesota students still scored high on the test. Minnesota leads the 18 states where all 2016 high school graduates were...
Posted On Aug. 24 2016

Minnesota Sees Increase In Wolf Population

An estimate shows a slight increase in the population of wolves in Minnesota.   According to the Department of Natural Resource, the annual survey moved upward to 2,278 wolves. That’s about 50 more than last year’s estimate.   Great Lakes wolves went off the endangered...

Essar Steel Minnesota Reports $1.1 Billion in Liabilities

Essar Steel Minnesota reported $1.1 billion in liabilities, more than five times its claimed assets, according to recent bankruptcy filings.   According to the Mesabi Daily News, Essar, and its parent company ESML Holdings, jointly filed financial disclosures in U.S....

Governor Dayton To Continue Tours At Clearwater, Becker Counties Thursday

After visiting Bemidji today, Governor Mark Dayton will continue his statewide tour of 87 counties in 86 days by visiting Clearwater, and Becker counties Thursday, August 18. Itasca State Park, Park Rapids, 9 a.m.: Governor Dayton, Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc...
Posted On Aug. 17 2016

Stabbing Victim Near Mahnomen Identified

Authorities have identified the man killed last Friday near Mahmonen. Jon Rock, 43, of Minneapolis, died from an apparent stab wound to his upper leg in a house south of Mahnomen. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office says foul play is suspected. Deputies were called to the...
Posted On Aug. 17 2016

Cass County Missing Person Investigation

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing person case in rural Motley. Missing from a residential group home on 61st Avenue South West rural Motley is Alice Whim. Alice is a 21 year old white female, described as having dark...

Two Large Newspaper Groups In Minnesota To Merge

A deal will bring together two large newspaper publishing groups that distributes to hundreds of thousands of households in Minnesota. Adams Publishing Group announced today that it intends to purchase ECM Publishers Inc., founded by former Gov. Elmer L. Andersen, which is one of...
Posted On Aug. 10 2016

Low Turnout For Minnesota Primary In Bemidji

Though low voter turnout was expected for Tuesday’s Minnesota primary, city officials say it has been exceedingly low here in Beltrami County. All five wards in the county were getting a slow crawl all afternoon. The highest number of voters came up to around 30 at 3 p.m....
Posted On Aug. 10 2016

Zebra Mussels Found In Five More Minnesota Lakes

The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in central Minnesota lakes, and the DNR reminds the public’s personal responsibility is key to preventing spread. Infested waters signs have been posted at DNR accesses on West Battle Lake...
Posted On Aug. 10 2016

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