State Patrol: Alcohol A Factor In Fatal Marshall Co. CrashThe Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol played a factor in a fatal head-on crash Saturday afternoon. Twenty-five-year-old Cory Ingeman, of Karlstad, crossed the center lane in his pickup truck, colliding head-on with a van on Highway 1 in Marshall County at about 12:42 p.m.
Wild Sign Defenseman Brodin To 6-Year ExtensionThe Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension. The deal was announced Sunday.
DNR: Karlstad Fire Was Arson, Reward OfferedThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the wildfires that caused plenty of damage in the Karlstad area appear to have been intentionally set.
Precipitation Dampens Minnesota WildfiresRain and snow have dampened wildfires in northwestern Minnesota. The Minnesota Interagency Fire Center says eight fires consumed more than 56 square miles of woods and grassland this week.
Wildfire Evacuees Being Allowed To Return To KarlstadEvacuees have returned to their homes in a small northwestern Minnesota town after fire crews contained a rapidly-spreading wildfire fueled by brisk winds.
Smoke From Wildfires Blankets Northern MinnesotaSmoke is hanging in the skies over a large part of of northern Minnesota as it drifts from the wildfires in the northwest corner of the state.
Assistant Fire Chief: Fire No Longer Advancing On KarlstadFirefighters have contained a wildfire that destroyed about a half-dozen homes and forced evacuations Tuesday in the far northwestern Minnesota town of Karlstad, a fire official said, while dry and windy conditions helped ignite several other blazes in the region.
Town Evacuated Over Wildfires In NW MinnesotaThe Minnesota Inter Agency Fire Center is reporting that the town of Karlstad in northwestern Minnesota is being evacuated because of a growing wildfire. The town has 760 residents.

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