A 60-year-old man died while trying to rescue some children from a northern Minnesota lake. The man jumped from his paddle boat into Lake Nichols in Canyon Friday afternoon, but never resurfaced.
Authorities say a major sandbagging operation is under way on Lake Kabetogama (kab-uh-TOH’-gah-muh) in far northern Minnesota.
The director of homeland security and emergency management for the St. Louis County sheriff’s office, Steve Steblay (steb-LYE’), says the lake level rose sharply over the weekend. He says crews are sandbagging homes, resorts and roads to protect them. He says a large percentage of the resort and private docks and shoreline structures such as boathouses on Kabetogama are gone or have been destroyed.
Authorities have activated the State Emergency Operations Center to help communities in southwestern and northern Minnesota respond to damage from recent severe storms. The announcement says it’s just a partial activation that requires officials from various agencies to determine whether state resources are needed for the recovery effort. It says no local officials have requested state resources so far.
A 29-year-old woman was hospitalized Monday in northern Minnesota after falling into a mine pit, officials say. Police in Chisholm, Minn., say officers responded to a report of a woman falling into a mine pit that afternoon.
State wildlife experts say our moose calves are dying at a faster rate than they should be. Researchers in northern Minnesota say more than 60 percent of the young moose they tracked have died within the first four months of their birth.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has canceled a missing person alert after two sisters taken from a Florida home by their father were located. On Thursday, officers with Citrus County in Florida reported that the two girls and their father had been located in Montana.
A September tornado has been spotted in far northern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a trained spotter reported the tornado two miles northwest of Williams in Lake of the Woods County before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
An argument inside a northern Minnesota home Tuesday ended with gunshots and police finding a wounded man and his alleged juvenile shooter driving off together in a pickup truck.
What’s Minnesota’s best bike trail? WCCO viewers voted and the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike and State Trail, located near Brainerd, came out on top. “When you’re on the mountain bike trails and you come around a corner on one of those trails and there’s this mine lake down below — crystal clear blue that looks like the Caribbean — I mean it’s so spectacular,” Jenny Smith said.
The DNR said a grass carp specimen has been found in the Mississippi River north of Sartell, Minn., the farthest north a carp has been discovered in Minnesota.
With a foot or more of snow still blanketing most of northern Minnesota, the snowmobiling season may extend into April for the first time in years, said the Department of Natural Resources.
Miranda Solem has been missing a lot of school lately. First, there was the week when the 21-year-old’s curling team won the Junior National Championship (for ages 21 and under) earlier this month in Wayland, Mass.
Minnesota is in the pathway of a major storm system, with the storm’s center arriving by early Sunday morning.
Three members of a Mississippi family died and one was critically injured on an icy highway in northern Minnesota, the State Patrol reported Sunday.
A 19-year-old man is dead after being found outside an Itasca County cabin early Sunday morning, according to authorities.