Minnesotans love their four-wheel drive SUV’s and pickup trucks. We often need them with all the snow we get each winter. The vast majority of owners rarely take them off the freeways and paved streets.
An 18-year-old man from Iron, Minn., suffered leg and arm injuries Monday night after being hit by a train while riding his dirt bike, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called to the accident at about 5:56 p.m. Monday near County Road 97 and Cedar Island Drive just south of Gilbert in northern Minnesota.
The 64-year-old Brainerd man who died and a 4-year-old boy who was saved after their canoe capsized have been identified by authorities.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found in Gilbert Pit, an old mine pit in St. Louis County.
A Gaylord area man is gaining some notoriety for driving an off-road-rigged Jeep using only hand controls.