Federal officials say a serious strain of bird flu has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the finding in Pope County, in western Minnesota, is the first appearance of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain in the Mississippi flyway.
Minnesota lawmakers are outlining their proposals to change the state’s child protection system. Four legislators were rolling out a plan Wednesday. They serve on a task force Gov. Mark Dayton created after media reports of bureaucratic faults in the death of a 4-year-old boy.
After a 4-year-old Pope County boy died last February as a result of child abuse, the state is taking a closer look at the child protection system.
The tragic death of a 4-year-old Pope County Minn. boy is prompting state officials to rethink a law that’s designed to protect children. Lucinda Jesson is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
A Pope County woman has become Minnesota’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus this season. She was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 2, according to David Nietzel with the Minnesota Department of Health. He says most often people can have it and not know it.
Authorities have identified the man who was found dead from a gunshot wound in Gilchrist Township Wednesday evening. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Ray Tullis, of Gilchrist Township, died as a result of a gunshot wound Wednesday evening.
The Pope County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating after a man was found dead from a gunshot wound in Gilchrist Township. At 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a 911 call about a person who had been shot inside a rural Pope County residence.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
The Nature Conservancy says it has protected nearly 150 acres of prairie and wetlands it will add to its 650-acre Ordway Prairie Preserve in Pope County in west-central Minnesota.
A fugitive accused in Pope County of kidnapping and beating his ex-girlfriend has been arrested in Anoka County.
Authorities have found the Mounds View man who allegedly kidnapped his former girlfriend last week.
A man who is suspected in the abduction of a Pope County woman is still at large and was spotted in another vehicle Saturday, according to authorities.
The hunt continues Friday morning for the man behind the abduction of a Pope County woman.
Police have found the 30-year-old Pope County woman who was allegedly abducted by a man Thursday morning.
Police are asking the public’s help in finding a 30-year-old Pope County woman after she was allegedly kidnapped by a man Thursday morning.
One person is dead after a crash in Pope County Monday afternoon, authorities said.
Authorities are trying to figure out what caused the death of a Glenwood firefighter on Monday, Fire Chief Dale Danter confirmed on Tuesday.