Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you how “prom” got its name, where birds go in rainstorms, and how police enforce the HOV lane on the highway.
One man is in custody after a shooting in a North Branch home Thursday evening. Nicolas Goulette, 48, was charged with felony reckless discharge of a firearm.
America’s largest window and door maker is getting even bigger. Andersen Windows announced Monday a major expansion in Minnesota. The company just opened its newest manufacturing facility in Bayport.
A 46-year-old North Branch woman is facing one felony count of criminal vehicular homicide in connection to the Aug. 21, 2014 death of an 11-year-old pedestrian.
A 72-year-old driver died Saturday afternoon after a head-on crash. The State Patrol said Frances Anderson, of Ogilvie, was traveling west on Highway 95 near North Branch when her car crossed the center line and into the path of an on-coming SUV.
Officials in North Branch say a $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who burglarized an office building and tried to set it on fire.
One person was killed and another was hurt in a rollover crash Tuesday night in Chisago County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:46 p.m. on southbound Interstate 35 near North Branch.
A Minnesota hunter is recovering after a black bear attack in Pine County over the weekend. Family members tell WDIO-TV hunter Brain Johnson of North Branch was undergoing a second surgery Monday.
An 11-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle while walking with his father has died of his injuries, the North Branch Police Department announced. On Aug. 21 at 10:12 p.m., police officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Fill Avenue near 375th Street. When officers arrived, they found the boy unresponsive.
An 11-year-old North Branch boy was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after being struck by a car. North Branch Police say the incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Fill Avenue near the intersection of 375th Street.
One person was killed and another was hurt in a rollover crash in Chisago County Tuesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 9:25 p.m. on Highway 35 near Stark Road, which is north of North Branch.
World-class soccer is coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, and world-class soccer needs a world-class field. It takes a lot of effort to put real grass over the artificial turf that covers TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The American Red Cross is providing assistance after a group of eight people, including three kids, lost an RV to a fire late Friday night north of the Twin Cities.
Authorities in Stearns County say used fireworks may have sparked a fire that destroyed a trailer and all-terrain vehicle. No one was hurt. The sheriff’s office says the fire was reported late Friday night in North Branch.
What began as an event to honor the National Guard’s Red Bulls has evolved into a celebration honoring all branches of the Armed Forces. On Sunday, North Branch was the site of Military Appreciation Day. Young and old turned out to help raise money to support the men and women in uniform, serving across the globe.
Tight supplies of propane and bitter temperatures across much of the nation are putting the squeeze on a number of rural communities. That’s because rural residents rely on propane fuel to heat their homes and businesses. But a severe shortage of propane is forcing the price of LP to skyrocket.
With some help from WCCO viewers, one little girl’s life has been changed for the better. Seven-year-old Olivia Levoir from North Branch received a special hand pedal bike Saturday. She has paraplegia and cannot operate a typical bike. Her mother, Danyelle Levoir, said Olivia’s condition has kept her from being a typical kid during the warmer months.
Within three hours after the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a missing endangered person alert for a Forest Lake teen, she announced on her Facebook page that she’s safe and has talked with her parents. According to Chisago County Sheriff’s office, 18-year-old Jade Alexandra Kelm was last seen early Sunday morning at Sunrise Estates Trailer Court in Stacy in the company of her boyfriend, 19-year-old Ryley Thomas Olson of North Branch. On Monday afternoon, Kelm announced “I’m fine and I contacted my parents.”
A North Branch tobacco shop was raided by authorities Friday, who seized hundreds of grams of illegal synthetic marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash. According to North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer, police and deputies from the East Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Forces executed a search warrant of King Tobacco after undercover agents made purchases of illegal synthetic marihuana which were marketed as herbal incense.
Authorities said a 54-year-old Cloquet woman was killed in a single-vehicle Wednesday night in North Branch that also left two others hurt.
A North Branch teenager recently had his own man-versus-beast encounter.
A 4-month-old child was in critical condition Thursday night after a school bus in North Branch, Minn., collided with a van, authorities said.
The Chisago County Attorney’s Office has declared an officer-involved shooting in North Branch last summer to be a justified use of deadly force.
A North Branch man is charged with arson for fires at a veterinary hospital and outside a pizza place.