Fire at Green Valley Bean Company Near Park Rapids

A large structure fire has been reported west of Park Rapids tonight. The fire appears to have fully engulfed the Green Valley Bean Company, which is located between Park...

Repairs Underway on Paul and Babe Statues in Bemidji

Restoration work on Bemidji’s famous Paul Bunyan statue is now underway. Paul’s arm was nearly dislocated from his shoulder earlier this month when someone...
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Trial for Ex-Officer Who Fatally Shot Daunte Wright Set for December

A Minnesota judge has ruled there is probable cause backing the case against the former police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright. Kim Potter is facing a...

Bomb Squad Responds After Possibly Live Mortar Found Near Nimrod

The Crow Wing County Bomb Squad responded to the city of Nimrod on Sunday after a person reported finding a mortar and that it was possibly live. The individual was using...

MN Lawmakers, Walz Announce $52 Billion Budget Deal

The leaders of the Minnesota Legislature and Democratic Governor Tim Walz have announced a $52 billion deal for the state’s next two-year budget. But lawmakers will...

Crow Wing County Government Buildings Reopen to the Public

The decision to reopen county buildings came before Gov. Walz followed the CDC’s new recommendation on fully vaccinated people. It was another step in the right...

Breezy Point Considers Joint Partnership with Pequot Lakes on Fire Dept. Services

The city of Pequot Lakes operates a fire department, and Breezy Point contracts with Pequot Lakes to provide services for their own community, including paying Pequot...

In Business: Nortech in Bemidji Provides Electronic Manufacturing Services

The business offers services for industrial and commercial equipment, medical devices, and aerospace and defense. With a team of about 130 people at the Bemidji location,...

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major Abortion Case Next Term

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a major abortion case in its next term. The case concerns a 2018 Mississippi law that banned most abortions after 15 weeks....

Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival to Return in August

The Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival will return for its 15th year this summer. The race will start on August 4 and end on August 7. According to the release, the 2021...

No One Injured in Single-Car Rollover in Stearns County

No one was apparently injured in a one-vehicle rollover in Stearns County on Sunday. On May 16, 2021 at approximately 1:36 PM, a Stearns County Deputy located a crash on...

Zero COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported Monday, Fewer Than 600 New Cases

The state reported 589 new COVID-19 cases today along with zero deaths. The new cases came from 17,616 tests for a case positivity rate of 3.3%. The seven-day average for...