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Avery Peterson Settles Into Wild Developmental Camp

The Minnesota Wild continue their developmental camp, and one name to watch down the road hails from Grand Rapids, Minn. Avery Peterson came back for his senior season at Grand Rapid High School, and won Mr. Hockey in the state.

07/12/2014

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Police: Man Assaulted In Home By Unknown Male

One person is in custody after a man reported being assaulted in his home by an unknown male. Corey William Becker, 21, of Grand Rapids, is being held at Stearns County Jail in connection with the incident. According to the St. Cloud Police Department, authorities responded to a report of a burglary in the 1000 block of 36th Avenue North in St. Cloud, Minn.

06/14/2014

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Garland Hometown Celebrates ‘Oz’ 75th Anniversary

Judy Garland’s Minnesota hometown is preparing to celebrate the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” the film that made her a star. For the 39th consecutive year, the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, in northern Minnesota, will hold a weeklong festival June 10-15.

05/24/2014

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Correctional Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl

A 23-year-old correctional officer is charged in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults involving a 15-year-old girl at a juvenile correctional facility, according to authorities.

04/17/2014

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Man Arrested For Threatening Grand Rapids Students With Gun

A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday for threatening two students with a gun after a road rage incident at Grand Rapids High School, according to police. Authorities said the incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. in high school parking lot.

03/25/2014

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Peterson Of Grand Rapids Is AP Player Of Year

Avery Peterson of Grand Rapids is the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys hockey. The award and the AP all-state team were announced on Monday.

03/10/2014

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Woman Faces 18 Felony Counts In Church Burglaries

A Grand Rapids, Minn. woman faces 18 felony counts for allegedly burglarizing a series of churches and a cabin over the span of six months last year. According to the criminal complaint filed in Itasca County, 28-year-old Erin Lee Autio’s string of crimes stretched from June 10, 2013 through Christmas Day of last year.

01/17/2014

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Prep Teams Hit Target Center For Timberwolves Shootout

If you’re looking for some of the best high school basketball in Minnesota and the Midwest, you’ll want to be at the Target Center on Saturday. For the 18th straight year, the Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting the Timberwolves Shootout Saturday in Minneapolis.

01/03/2014

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Boy, 12, Dies During Basketball Game In Baxter

A 12-year-old Grand Rapids, Minn. boy died after suffering cardiac arrest during a basketball game in Baxter, Minn. Thursday afternoon. Baxter police said he was participating in a 7th grade boys basketball game when he entered cardiac arrest.

12/06/2013

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62-Year-Old Man Dies After ATV Crash In N. MN

A 62-year-old Maple Plain man is dead after his ATV crashed into a wide load tractor trailer late Monday night near Grand Rapids in northern Minnesota, the state patrol said. According to the patrol, Brian Johnson was going southbound on Highway 65 just south of Pengilly, Minn., when he crossed over and collided with the wide load trailer that was going northbound in the other lane.

09/17/2013

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Grand Rapids Kmart Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A Kmart in Grand Rapids was evacuated Saturday afternoon after a bomb threat, according to police. At 2:10 p.m., Grand Rapids Police responded to a reported bomb threat at the Kmart at 1111 Pokegama Ave. S. after employees received a call from someone claiming to have left a bomb somewhere in the store. Police closed, evacuated and thoroughly searched the store. Employees and customers were eventually allowed re-entry.

09/14/2013

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5-Year-Old Boy Who Drowned In Grand Rapids ID’d

The Grand Rapids Police Department has identified the 5-year-old boy who drowned after going under the water in Crystal Lake Saturday.

08/26/2013

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Heat, Drought Conditions Raise Minn. Wildfire Risk

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.”

08/24/2013

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Boy Drowns In Grand Rapids Lake

A 5-year-old boy drowned Saturday afternoon after trying to climb on top of a swimming raft on a Grand Rapids lake, according to police. Authorities responded to a report of a possible drowning at Crystal Lake at 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival, first responders pulled the boy from the water. He was taken to Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital where he later died.

08/24/2013

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No Charges Expected In Officer-Involved Shooting

Authorities in Crow Wing County say they do not plan to file charges against the officer involved in a high-speed chase that ended with the suspect being shot. The July 4 incident started after officers responded to a domestic assault call.

07/30/2013

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