It is your typical Minnesota campground: shared stories, laughter around the campfire — even the “neighsayers.” Yes, this is a place for people and their horses. Zumbro Bottoms it is your pick for Best Horse Trail in Minnesota.
Authorities say a recently released sex offender who had been in violation of the terms of his release was arrested Monday. Darren Steven Marks was taken into custody Monday afternoon in the Big Lake area of Sherburne County after a concerned citizen called 911.
Sherburne County officials say a man’s body was found Monday morning in a swimming area near Big Lake beach.
A raging fire destroyed a home in Big Lake Saturday. The sister of the homeowner told WCCO that no one was at the residence on the 19000 block of County Road 14 at the time of the fire. The family’s pets were also not harmed.
In a town where there’s a Juicy Lucy on almost every menu, Red Cow is going all-in on one 7-ounce hand-pattied burger. Luke Shimp created Red Cow in 2013. “When you do ’em right, people just love it,” Shimp said.
A group of Minnesota hunters say the deer population is in worse shape than the state is letting on. Minnesota Bowhunters president Brooks Johnson talked about the changing landscape of the deer population as he walked through the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Big Lake.
Last month we brought you the story of Maddie Briggs, a junior girls basketball player at St. Michael-Albertville who has Turner Syndrome. On Jan. 21, Maddie had open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital to fix an enlarged aorta.
A dream came true Tuesday night for a basketball player who has inspired her classmates with her passion for the sport.
If you’ve ever been on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line, had to wait for it and been late because of it, you’ll soon have a chance to get your money back if it happens again.
Authorities say a 23-year-old man has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Sherburne County. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said Sunday that Travis Mahaffey died in the crash early Saturday in Big Lake Township.
Authorities in Big Lake say a 25-year-old man was arrested last week for malicious punishment of a child under the age of four. Big Lake Police interviewed the suspect, identified as Akinmusayo Akinde, after authorities received a report of child maltreatment.
Authorities north and west of the Twin Cities are looking for at least one suspect after a Metro Transit NorthStar train was vandalized on Monday. Big Lake Police said the incident happened at about 2 a.m. while the train was parked at its service facility in Big Lake near intersection of Highway 10 and County Road 43.
Mancini’s is known for steak, but it’s their gelato that’s winning fans at the Minnesota State Fair. Sarah Williams starts with milk, cream and sugar – creating gelato right on site. She adds Italian flavorings to make flavors like caramel apple. St. Paul’s Summit Beer goes into the oatmeal stout gelato.
A six hour standoff with authorities ended Sunday with a 47-year-old Big Lake man being arrested, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called at about 7 a.m. to the 17400 block of 165th Street in Big Lake Township on a report of a dispute between neighbors.
A freight train derailment in the Twin Cities metro has canceled Northstar commuter rail service between Big Lake and Ramsey.
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.