John Lauristen

Neighbors Shocked By Boater's Death In Mississippi River CrashInvestigators are trying to determine what caused a fatal boat crash on the Mississippi River. The incident happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday near Mississippi Point Park in Champlin.
Finding Minnesota: Seeing Glensheen Mansion By KayakThousands of families head to Duluth every year to visit the historic Glensheen Mansion. July and August are the busiest months at the mansion, and more than 84 percent of Glensheen's income comes from tours.
Silver Lining For Brainerd Resort Damaged By StormsA severe storm swept through the Brainerd Lakes Area one month ago. It knocked out power for thousands in the area, and did extensive damage to homes and businesses. It took nearly a week before power was restored for some homeowners, and cleanup continues.
Good Question: How Does The DNR Count Fish?The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night for the first time in history. The decision was made because of the record-low walleye population on the lake, and because the quota was met for how many walleyes could be harvested this year.