4 Things To Know: Gophers Drop Opener, Early Pumpkin Spice, & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, September 4. They include the early arrival of a fall favorite, and a hopefully sincere mea culpa from a coastal journalist who took aim at flyover country.
Washington Post Reporter Invited To Tour 'Ugliest County'Residents in northern Minnesota want to convince a Washington Post reporter that Red Lake County is not, in fact, the ugliest county in the nation. People there rolled out the red carpet on Thursday for Christopher Ingraham.
Washington Post To Offended Minnesotans: Get Thicker SkinThe Washington Post has a message for Minnesotans upset that the newspaper called one of its counties the nation's ugliest: Get thicker skin. Earlier in the week, the paper ranked out counties based on their natural beauty, isolating key factors such as weather, access to lakes and rivers and sun exposure.
Washington Post Ranks MN County Ugliest In The Country Minnesota is home to the ugliest county in America. According to the Washington Post, Red Lake County in northwestern Minnesota is the ugliest in the country.
New DWI Courts To Open In 3 Minnesota CountiesDWI courts are expanding to three counties in northwestern Minnesota. On Jan. 1, DWI court programs will open in Norman, Polk and Red Lake counties.
State Baseball: All 3 Defending Champs ReturnAll three champions from last year have returned to the Minnesota state high school baseball tournament to defend their titles. BOLD in Class 1A, Kasson-Mantorville in Class 2A and Mounds View in Class 3A each qualified again this season. The tournament begins Thursday, with Class 1A games in Chaska and Jordan, Class 2A games in St. Cloud and Class 3A games in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
911 Callers Will One Day Send Photos, Text Messages To Dispatchers It took more than two years to upgrade Minnesota’s 911 system, but work just wrapped up. Now, all emergency call centers across the state are connected to the Next Generation 911 network (NG911).
Rogers Woman Killed In Red Lake Co. CrashA Rogers woman was killed in a car crash in Red Lake County on Saturday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Hwy 59, just north of Plummer. Krista M. Suronen, 42, was killed in the crash, which involved a 2009 Chevy Traverse.