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STILLWATER, Minn. -- An angler from Stillwater has set a new record for lake sturgeon in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ catch-and-release category. Jack Burke and fishing buddy Michael Orgas were recently on a lake sturgeon fishing trip on the Rainy River in Koochiching County in far northern Minnesota.
DASSEL, Minn. – Authorities have released the identity of the 62-year-old man killed Friday night, May 18, when his vehicle collided with a farm implement that was traveling on state Highway 15 in central Minnesota. Kevin Scott Erickson, driving a 2008 Ford Escape, struck the right side of a planter that was being pulled by a tractor that had just pulled out from a field approach to also travel north on Meeker County highway. The driver of the 2013 New Holland tractor, Peter Elvin Peterson, 56, of Dassel, was not injured.
LAMBERTON, Minn. — A southern Minnesota man is dead after being trapped inside a grain bin. According to the Redwood County Sheriff's Department, Mark Arkell, 46, of Lamberton was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which was reported at 5:28 p.m. Friday, May 18, in rural Lamberton. When rescue personnel arrived, Arkell was "completely submerged in grain and rescue attempts were unsuccessful," according to a press release.
BISMARCK — Neal Leier's walleye caught on May 18 broke the longest-standing state record fish in North Dakota, one that stood for nearly 60 years. The Bismarck angler reeled in a 15-pound, 13-ounce walleye from the Missouri River near Fox Island, besting the old record by one ounce, the state's Game and Fish Department said in a release. The 32½-inch fish broke the record that was established from Wood Lake in 1959 by Blair Chapman of Minnewaukan.
LANCASTER, Minn. -- A wildfire that started Tuesday in the northwest corner of Minnesota before jumping the border into Manitoba now is largely contained, officials say, but fire crews remain on high alert for the possibility of wildfires across the region, despite rain in the forecast. The Clow Fire, which started early Tuesday afternoon as a grassfire in Clow Township about 10 miles northwest of Lancaster, burned about 1,300 acres, driven by low relative humidity levels and southwest winds of 37 mph.
LEGIONVILLE, Minn. -- A monstrous floating bog -- about the size of three football fields -- is refusing to leave without a fight from the spot it floated into on a northern Minnesota lake north of Brainerd. The bog has been lodged in North Long Lake in front of the Minnesota American Legion’s Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center since last fall.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.—Blogger and food writer Molly Yeh will be starring in food show premiering next month. The Food Network announced Tuesday, May 15, the writer whose blog is titled "My Name is Yeh" will be the focus of a show titled "Girl Meets Farm," starting at 11 a.m. June 24. Originally from Chicago, and a previous resident of New York City, Yeh moved to East Grand Forks in 2013 with her husband, Nick Hagen, a local farmer.
FARGO – Frontier Airlines is now offering nonstop flights between Fargo’s Hector International Airport and Denver International Airport, with additional connections available to select cities across Frontier’s network.
CLOQUET, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at paper and pulp mill in Cloquet on Tuesday, May 15. “We are shocked and saddened to confirm the death of Mr. Ryan Martin,” Sappi corporate spokeswoman Olga Karagiannis wrote in an email Wednesday. “Sappi is investigating and working with authorities to understand the cause of death.” The company did not offer any further information on the circumstances of Martin’s death. Cloquet Police Department and Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry officials also did not immediately have further details.
ROCKVILLE, Minn. — A man was killed when his vehicle left the road and overturned into the Sauk River early Tuesday morning, May 15.