Department of Natural Resources firefighters are standing by for what is shaping up to be another dangerous wildfire weekend. Only now they’ve got a new concern — unmanned aircraft, otherwise known as drones.
High winds and dry conditions made for a challenging past couple days for Minnesota firefighters. The Isanti Fire District says crews battled blazes in Bradford and Athens townships in Isanti County Thursday.
Two families are sorting through soot after fire burned their homes to the ground. Wednesday’s powerful winds and record heat fueled a fire through an Otsego development. Smoke filled the area as the fast-moving fire jumped from house to house.
These are the four things you need to know for Thursday, April 2.
In Otsego, crews are working to put out multiple fires that have spread within a housing development near 53rd Street and Radford Avenue Northeast.
You can buy a lot at a Target store in Minnesota. But if you’re looking for alcohol, your selection is limited to just a few types of beer. That is unless you visit Target on 87th Avenue Northeast in Otsego, where a new pilot program is giving customers a new option to buy booze.
The young girl who was hit by a school bus in Otsego, Minn. on the last day of school has been listed in fair condition. Keira Devens, 6, was hit Thursday shortly after she exited the bus. It happened as the bus dropped students off at Padgett Avenue Northeast and 82nd Circle in Otsego.
A young girl is recovering Thursday night after being struck by a school bus on the last day of school. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the incident at 3:15 p.m. on Padgett Avenue Northeast and 82nd Circle Northeast.
A 61-year-old who was killed in a crash that happened last Friday was identified. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, the victim of the crash was Ricky Wayne Anderson, of Buffalo, Minn.
Boxes of junk can often reveal a piece of hidden treasure, but when that treasure turns out to be a war medal for a soldier killed in action, the discovery creates a whole new challenge. That’s what an Otsego family recently faced when they turned over a Purple Heart awarded posthumously more than 63 years ago.
A 55-year-old Otsego, Minn. woman was killed after her vehicle spun out on a snow-covered road and collided with another vehicle Friday morning. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at County Road 37 near Quaday Avenue Northeast in Otsego at about 7:30 p.m.
A service technician from Otsego is remembering his former coworker, 34-year-old Cory Lewellin, who died in a crane accident outside St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church in Maplewood Monday.
Family, friends and teammates remembered the life of a college athlete killed in a tragic accident. Phillip LaVallee was a cross country and track star at Monticello High School and was heading into his sophomore year at South Dakota State. The 19-year-old was hit and killed last month while out on a training run, three miles from his parents’ home in Otsego.
A woman was found dead alongside the road in Otsego early Saturday morning, but authorities aren’t suspecting foul play. Wright County Deputies responded to a report of an unconscious woman on the shoulder of Parrish Ave NE at the intersection of 93rd Circle NE at 12:35 a.m. Saturday. A woman had fallen from a moving vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A jogger struck and killed Thursday afternoon after a van crossed the center line has been identified as a 19-year-old Phillip Gregory LaVallee, of Otsego. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at 12:09 p.m. on the 8300 block of Wright County Road 19 in Otsego, Minn.
An Otsego woman now faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling postal funds from the Brooklyn Park Post Office, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
An Otsego woman has been indicted for allegedly embezzling approximately $10,365.57 from a Brooklyn Park Post Office.
An Otsego man faces multiple charges after allegedly firing a semiautomatic handgun Sunday four or five times near his neighbors’ house, sending a bullet into a home just inches from where a homeowner was sitting, court documents show.
A 39-year-old Otsego man is facing up to a year in jail and up to a $3,000 fine after a conservation officer caught the angler with more than 400 fish, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at the Knife River concrete plant overnight.
The city of Otsego is digging into its past this weekend, looking for artifacts as they deconstruct the McDonald house, which is believed to be the first house built by a white settler in the area more than 120 years ago.
Each September, we are reminded of the 9/11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and devastated a nation. But while the rest of us get ready to honor the 10-year anniversary of that tragedy, a family from Otsego also prepares to celebrate.
Two people inside a mobile home managed to escape unharmed after a fire began early Sunday morning.