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ST. PAUL -- A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota finds that Minnesota cut its uninsured rate nearly in half between 2013 and 2015 The rate of Minnesotans without health insurance has now reached an all-time low at 4.3 percent.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A Detroit Lakes motel was evacuated Sunday night after a man said he had a gun and threatened to shoot officers. The Becker County Sheriff's Office was trying to pick up Douglas Alan Young, 49, of Dent, about 7:30 p.m. at the 59er Motel at 19389 Frontage Road on a harassment restraining order violation out of Otter Tail County. Young threatened officers through the window, saying he had a gun and would shoot himself or anyone who came in, police said.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Authorities have identified the 22-year-old man who died after being found unresponsive in a Duluth hotel pool early Sunday. Nathan Timothy Fihn of Newport was pronounced dead at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center after being found in the pool at the Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, the St. Louis County Sheriff 's Office reported.
NAMAKAGON, Wis. -- A 54-year-old Minnesota man died late Friday after he struck a parked truck while snowmobiling on Lake Namakagon in Bayfield County in northern Wisconsin. David Eugene Cronoble of Mound was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner, the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office reported in a news release Monday. Cronoble had been traveling with three other snowmobilers and was the last in a group headed to Lakewoods Resort and Lodge, where they were staying.
FARGO, N.D. --A Fargo man was arrested after police say he broke into car wash and church early Sunday morning and burned pages from a Bible to stay warm. Chance Zahn, 21, faces two counts of burglary and one count of arson after the incidents. Fargo Police Sgt. Mike Bernier said police were called to Don's Car Wash at 2500 52nd Ave. S. around 4:20 a.m. for an alarm.
DULUTH, Minn. --A 22-year-old man died after being found unresponsive in a Duluth hotel pool early Sunday.
ST. PAUL -- Permits granted to carry handguns numbered 44,696 last year in Minnesota, according to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in an annual report released Friday. That was up from 41,493 in 2014. The bureau said that as of Friday there were 217,909 valid permits in the state. Most were obtained in 2013 with 60,471 granted. The least amount in recent years was 20,772 in 2011.
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- Earlier this month, the Rosemount police department came into possession of a diamond ring with a distinct inscription inside the band that leads them to believe it is a 50th wedding anniversary ring, and they would like to help it find its way back home.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday unanimously approved a route permit for Minnesota Power's proposed Great Northern Transmission Line across the northern part of the state.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A $1,000 reward is being offered after a dog was shot six times with a pellet gun near Avon, Minn.