Authorities suspect a wildfire in Cass County that caused an evacuation and a heavy firefighting response was intentionally set. The sheriff’s department says ten homes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon when the fast-moving fire burned about 76 acres near Cass Lake.
Two people are dead after a head-on crash in Cass County Saturday, according to authorities. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened around noon Saturday at the intersection of Country Road 75 and Leech Lake Route 438.
A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named “Operation Squarehook,” in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.
With high temperatures and drought conditions in parts of the state, fire officials are warning about the risk of wildfires and urging people to be careful in dry areas. Tom Fasteland is a coordinator with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids. He says part of the state is still covered with green vegetation, which reduces the risk of fire, but the landscape can change quickly in a heat wave. He says people should be careful in recreational parts of the state. He says areas around Bemidji, Detroit Lakes and Cass Lake are dry, and in parts of northern and central Minnesota the fire-danger rating is “high” or “very high.”
Authorities are looking for at least one suspect after two men were stabbed in Cass Lake early Saturday morning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to a report of a disturbance in Cass Lake, which is east of Bemidji, at about 3:18 a.m. Saturday.
The Mississippi driver who survived a highway crash that killed his wife and two young children is improving at a Minnesota hospital.
Authorities are investigating a tragic rollover Saturday afternoon that claimed the lives of two toddlers and a woman near Cass Lake.
Three members of a Mississippi family died and one was critically injured on an icy highway in northern Minnesota, the State Patrol reported Sunday.
A 28-year-old Cass Lake man now faces charges for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a girl while on Red Lake Indian Reservation in June of 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
A 25-year-old Cass Lake man was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday for the attempted murder of a man whose wife he was infatuated with.
A Minnesota judge has sentenced a man to more than two years in prison for threatening a Cass County sheriff’s deputy.
A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend.
A 28-year-old Cass Lake man has entered a plea agreement to serve 45 years in prison on a second-degree intentional murder charge and two counts of second-degree assault with a firearm.
A 24-year-old man faces charges of attempted murder, assault and burglary after he allegedly sneaked into a Cass County home early Friday morning through the doggy door and beat a man, whose wife he desired, with a piece of wood, authorities said.
A second missing boater has been found in Cass Lake in northern Minnesota Thursday morning.