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.
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.
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.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in North Lida Lake near Pelican Rapids.
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.
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.
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.
A Rothsay man is recovering after falling through the ice and getting stranded in the fog on a lake in northwestern Minnesota.
Police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection to an infant’s death in Pelican Rapids, Minn. Saturday.
A Pelican Rapids man has died from injuries suffered when he fell off a party bus over Halloween weekend.
A fire in Northwest Minnesota wiped out a farmer’s barn and the 9,000 turkeys inside.
A large marijuana-growing operation was discovered at a Minnesota state park thanks to a hiker’s tip, according to authorities.
Volunteers are needed to help with sandbagging in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota.