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Best Local Trivia About Minnesota

Everybody knows that the Minnesota state bird is the loon and that the flower is the lady’s slipper, but here are some facts about Minnesota that may just take you by surprise.

02/08/2014

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MN Highway Reopened After Blizzard Closure

Blizzard conditions temporarily closed a main highway in northwest Minnesota. The State Patrol said about 30 miles of Highway 2 from East Grand Forks to Crookston were closed because of heavy, blowing snow.

01/22/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Busy Bar On Frozen Lake

With more than 10,000 lakes, Minnesota has thousands of lakeside bars and restaurants. This time of year, though, there’s a bar in west-central Minnesota that’s actually on a lake. It’s known as Hillbillies Ice Hole, and it’s on the northern end of Lake Lida, about 300 yards from the public access point.

01/19/2014

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Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Minn.’s North Lida Lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in North Lida Lake near Pelican Rapids.

07/17/2013

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Prep Blog: State Girls Basketball Preview

It looks to be an exciting week at the Target Center as the top girls basketball players and teams converge on downtown Minneapolis for the annual state tournament.

03/12/2013

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Fargo Man Killed In Pelican Rapids Snowmobile Crash

A 40-year-old man from Fargo, North Dakota, died on Christmas Day after getting into a snowmobile accident in Pelican Rapids, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

12/27/2012

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Prep Blog: Friday Match-Ups, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

There’s plenty of high school sports action this week leading up to a brief holiday break before several teams hit the road for holiday tournaments all over the state.

12/16/2011

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Minn. Man Rescued After Falling Through Lake Ice

A Rothsay man is recovering after falling through the ice and getting stranded in the fog on a lake in northwestern Minnesota.

12/15/2011

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Authorities: Man Arrested In Connection To Infant’s Death

Police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection to an infant’s death in Pelican Rapids, Minn. Saturday.

11/21/2011

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Man Dies After Falling From Party Bus In Minn.

A Pelican Rapids man has died from injuries suffered when he fell off a party bus over Halloween weekend.

11/09/2011

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Barn Fire Kills 9,000 Turkeys

A fire in Northwest Minnesota wiped out a farmer’s barn and the 9,000 turkeys inside.

09/30/2011

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Hiker’s Tip Leads To Pot In Minnesota State Park

A large marijuana-growing operation was discovered at a Minnesota state park thanks to a hiker’s tip, according to authorities.

09/20/2011

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Sandbag Volunteers Needed In Otter Tail County

Volunteers are needed to help with sandbagging in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota.

04/26/2011