For Pat and Judy Thompson, it was a “five-hour window of fearing the worst.” On Friday as the couple from Minnetonka, Minnesota, were getting ready for their day, Judy Thompson flipped on the TV and heard about a sightseeing plane carrying cruise ship passengers that crashed in Alaska, killing all nine on board. The news rattled the couple.
Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.
A Minnesota climber making his way down from the summit of Mount McKinley in Alaska says he’s looking forward to a hot shower, then a hot bath, then some good food and drink.
A Grand Marais man has reportedly become the first person to ever summit Alaska’s Mount McKinley alone during January, when wind speeds regularly reach 100 mph and temperatures plunge to negative 60.
Are you thinking of taking the trip of a lifetime to Alaska? Take the hassle out of figuring out what to do, where to stay and where to eat by reviewing the tips from this quick guide to help you plan your Alaskan vacation.
The body of a 32-year-old Minnesota man missing east of Cordova, Alaska, has been recovered. Scott Bell was found Tuesday by searchers.
You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.
To walk around the world seems like an impossible feat, but a Minnesota man is coming close to accomplishing it. Andrew Siess has completed a good portion of the “North American” leg of his trek, bringing him three-fourths of his way to walking around the globe.
Five gray wolf orphaned pups arrive at their new home at the Minnesota Zoo Tuesday afternoon. The pups were rescued from a wildfire in Alaska in May. They were abandoned and had been hurt by porcupines.
Five wolf pups, rescued from a wildfire in Alaska, are about to embark on a new journey. On Tuesday, the “Funny River Five” as they are known, will fly to their new home at the Minnesota Zoo. They were rescued six weeks ago, and taken to the Alaska Zoo, in bad shape.
The five wolf pups that were orphaned by a wildfire on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula will soon have a permanent home in the Lower 48. The pups will leave later this month for the Minnesota Zoo near Minneapolis.
The five wolf pups that were orphaned by a wildfire on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula will soon have a permanent home in the Lower 48.
Five wolf pups, lucky to be alive after being rescued from a wildfire in Alaska, will get a new home in Minnesota. The pups were discovered in their den by crews battling a wildfire on the Funny River.
A South St. Paul man who was nearly killed by a hit and run driver now has a new place to call home. Zach Mohs, 28, did the official ribbon cutting on his new home on 12th Avenue North Saturday.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered Thursday in memory of a former lawmaker. The governor’s office in a release says former state Rep. Richard “Dick” Greuel died Dec. 3 in Anoka, Minn. He was 85.
Spring and fall can be a miserable time of year if you’re one of the nearly 50 million adults and children with hay fever.
A Minnesota couple was escorted down a steep and icy mountain in Alaska after calling for help. Alaska State Troopers say 35-year-old Edwin H. Lee and 28-year-old Sarah E. Lee of Rochester, Minn., placed a 911 call Wednesday afternoon to say they needed help descending Mount Marathon.
America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.
For the first time after his accidental death, Jim Kowalski’s family is talking publicly. Last month, the founder of the popular local grocery died from a head injury while on a fishing trip in Alaska. After a tough month for the family, Kowalski’s wife, Mary Anne Kowalski, and daughter Kris Kowalski Christensen celebrated 30 years of business Saturday by making the rounds at their area stores, which treated customers to food, drinks, and music.
Authorities say an air taxi has crashed at the Soldotna Airport in Alaska, killing all 10 people on board. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson says the pilot and nine passengers were killed in the crash at the airport late Sunday morning. Meagan Peters of Alaska State Troopers says the fixed-wing aircraft was fully engulfed in flames before firefighters could get to the plane. The victims have not yet been identified.
A man who was born here in Minnesota is celebrating Wednesday morning after winning the most grueling sled dog race on Earth.
The world’s most famous sled dog race is off and running. And this year, Cindy Gallea, from Wykoff, Minn., is among those competing in the Iditarod.
The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer.
A Minnesota man is no longer climbing up Alaska’s Mount McKinley.
If you ask 16-year-old Kate Curtis if she’s an avid angler, she’ll give you a smile and a chuckle. “I enjoy it but it’s definitely not my first idea of fun,” Kate admits.