Four-time champion Martin Buser is holding on to his lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Big Lake musher was the first to reach the checkpoint at Nikolai, clocking in at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday, followed more than four hours later by Nicolas Petit of Girdwood.
Transit officials said buses had to be brought in Tuesday morning to replace rail service in the northwest metro after Northstar Commuter Rail Lines were disrupted due to a disabled freight train.
Authorities are looking for a suspect after a man burglarized the China Buffet restaurant in Big Lake this week. Police said the incident happened at about 1 a.m. Thursday on the 600 block of Rose Drive in Big Lake.
A 44-year-old Big Lake man accused of possessing large amounts of child pornography pleaded guilty in Sherburne County Court on Friday to felony charges. According to court documents, Peter Michael Guevara pleaded guilty to possessing pornographic work involving minors that was on devices in his home.
Maple Grove Police have arrested a man suspected of a month-long armed-robbery spree that mostly targeted fast-food restaurants along the Interstate 94 corridor. According to authorities, Douglas Wayne Gravelle was taken into custody on Thursday. This arrest comes after a string of armed robberies which began in early September. Fast-food restaurants in Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Big Lake, Clearwater and Monticello were targeted. A Game Stop video game store in Monticello may also have been robbed by Gravelle earlier this month.
The first-year came in first. After 251 of the region’s best cross country athletes darted through the serene arboretum surrounding St. Olaf College, Noelle Olson — who had just started college mere weeks beforehand — came out on top.
Michael Rhey has two loves – Star Wars and the Minnesota Vikings. “I’m a die-hard fan of both,” he said. “I wanted to put my two passions together.” So what do you get with an $1,800 budget and eight months of customizing a costume?
A high-speed chase involving an armed robbery suspect and police resulted in a crash which seriously injured a father and his infant son in Monticello Monday night. Investigators believe the man who caused the crash had also been drinking.
A high speed chase involving am armed robbery suspect and police results in a crash which seriously injures a father and his infant son in Wright County Monday night. According to Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Paul VanVoohris, the chase began after a robbery at Tootsies Tavern in Big Lake at approximately 5:40 p.m. The suspect, 47-year-old Kevin Greene, fled the tavern in an 1999 Chevy Suburban and crashed into a 2002 Honda Accord with two passengers shortly afterwards in Monticello at Riverview Drive and East Broadway Street.
More people are riding the Northstar Commuter Rail Line between Big Lake and Minneapolis. Ridership increased 15 percent during the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year. Metro Transit made permanent a fare reduction in May that lowered most Northstar tickets by $1. A new station in Ramsey and significant ridership increases at the Big Lake and Coon Rapids stations offset decreases from the Anoka and Fridley stations.
Authorities are on the scene after getting call Thursday afternoon that two people were unconscious in the waters of Eagle Lake.
Authorities are investigating after a car struck a school bus carrying 30 students Thursday afternoon in Sherburne County. Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said three people are injured after a school bus, which had stopped, was struck from behind by another vehicle about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on County Road 5 in Big Lake Township.
Roger Hanson is a man of many trades. He’s worked in construction, engineering, and computer software, and all of those skills came together when he decided to create a massive ice sculpture.
A 44-year-old Big Lake man is accused of possessing large amounts of child pornography on devices at his home dating back to June of 2011, according to charges filed Wednesday.
A 39-year-old man from Big Lake was killed when his vehicle went off slick roads and crashed into a tree in Sherburne County Tuesday morning.