St. Paul Man Among Missing Climbers Presumed Dead A Twin Cities family is coming to terms with the fact that their missing son is likely dead after going on a mountain climbing trip last week. Mark Mahaney, 26, of St. Paul, Minn. was one of six climbers who went missing last Wednesday on Mount Rainier in Washington. The National Park Service said they were all likely killed in a 3,300 foot fall near their last known location.
St. Paul Man Among 6 Feared Dead On Mount Rainier It's too dangerous right now to search for the bodies of six climbers who likely plummeted to their deaths while attempting one of the more technical and physically grueling routes to the peak of Mount Rainier in Washington state, park officials said Sunday.
Minister Accused Of Abuse Reported In Spokane-AreaThe Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.
Officials: More Than 65 Heroin Distributors Charged Or Arrested In Bust Operation State and federal officials announced Thursday that more than 65 heroin distributors have been arrested and/or charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota as part of a crackdown called "Operation Exile."
Pine Co. Minister Faces 59 Counts Of Sex Abuse, Nationwide Warrant IssuedAuthorities have issued a nationwide warrant for a 52-year-old man accused of having sex with girls while ministering to a religious group in Northern Pine County. Victor Arden Barnard, originally of Finlayson, Minn., faces 59 felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection to the alleged abuse that occurred from 2000 until 2009.
6th Grader To Represent Minn. At Geographic BeeA 6th-grader from Hennepin County Home Schools has won a statewide geography bee, earning an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for next month's national finals. Lucas Eggers took top honors Friday in the state-level 2014 Geographic Bee at St. Cloud State University. The event is organized by the National Geographic Society.
Minn. Leaders Talk Civil Rights Battles On MLK DayMonday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and tributes for the late civil rights leader were held across the country.
MPCA Official Going To Washington To Talk NitratesA leading Minnesota Pollution Control Agency official is going to Washington for a White House-organized brainstorming session on reducing nitrate contamination in the Mississippi River basin.
Report: Wildlife Refuges Create $2B For Economy Bird watching, hunting or just picnicking. Whatever the reason, visits to the nation's 561 wildlife refuges are big business. A new report says visitors to federal wildlife refuges generate more than $2 billion a year in economic activity, helping to employ more than 35,000 people and produce about $343 million in local, state and federal taxes.
Heisman Watch: Georgia's Aaron Murray Coming Through In The ClutchOne of the all-time best quarterbacks in the SEC is still busy rewriting the record books while keeping the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC and BCS title hunt.
Feds Defend Plan To Drop Gray Wolf Protection The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is strongly defending its proposal to drop federal protection for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states ahead of a series of public hearings on the plan.
Change Proposed In Critical Habit For Lynx In US The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a revision in the critical habitat designation for a species of lynx listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Augustus Lifts Lynx To 58-55 Win, Sweep Of Storm Seimone Augustus hit a 15-foot jumper with 21.1 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx held off the Seattle Storm for a 58-55 victory on Sunday and a sweep of the best-of-three Western Conference semifinals.
GOP Rep. Kline Opposes Syria Strike 'At This Time'Minnesota Rep. John Kline has come out against a U.S. military strike on Syria, the country accused of deploying chemical weapons on civilians. Kline had been open but noncommittal to President Barack Obama's request for congressional endorsement of an intervention in Syria.
Xcel CEO: Corporations Can Do More to Hire VeteransAmong those testifying in Washington Wednesday on ways to hire more military veterans was the chairman of Xcel Energy.