In Minnesota, the Almanzo is synonymous with gravel racing. In fact, I would go so far as to state that gravel racing wouldn’t be what it is today were it not for Chris Skogen, and the hallowed gravel century. What started as a small ride with a group of friends ballooned into something that would draw riders, of all skill levels, from the Upper Midwest and beyond, to Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota. On the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend the population of Spring Valley swells by 50 percent, and spandex-clad, carbon-fiber riding enthusiasts might grab a stool at Elaine’s Diner
Authorities say an 18-year-old from Rochester, Minn., has been killed and six other people were injured in a rollover crash of a pickup near Decorah, Iowa.
One of the Iowa eaglets that hatched this spring before a worldwide audience has been tracked to Wisconsin and Minnesota and now appears to be heading home.
The three Decorah eaglets that hatched this spring as millions watched online have left the nest.
President Barack Obama is expecting an earful from regular folks, including supporters, over their frustrations with Congress and some of Obama’s decisions when he sets out on a three-day, campaign-style bus tour of Midwestern states next week.
The tornado that tore through north Minneapolis has claimed two lives — one man died after a tree fell on his vehicle and a second victim collapsed while assisting in cleanup efforts.
A live video feed from northeast Iowa with a bird’s eye view of eagle eggs hatching has attracted more than 100,000 followers — so many that the site crashed briefly Saturday after the first eaglet emerged.