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BRAINERD, Minn. – Classic rock band Styx will headline the Brainerd music festival Lakes Jam on June 25. Styx joined the music scene in 1972 with their self-titled debut album...
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A police chase that started in west Brainerd and ended in southeast Brainerd has left two Brainerd police squad vehicles damaged and the suspect in the hospital.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota has released an environmental report on a proposed electric transmission line expected to run through the northwest region of the state. The final environmental impact statement for the Great Northern Transmission Line, proposed by Duluth-based Minnesota Power, will be used by the state Public Utilities Commission to decide whether to issue a route permit for the project, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Forum Communications Co. announces the launch of four new media products for Northland Outdoors, a brand focused on outdoor sports, recreation and living in the Upper Midwest. The new Northland...
FARGO -- During a traffic stop, Wanda Helen Thompson admitted to a North Dakota state trooper that she sells meth, claiming that she's "the nicest drug dealer" in the area, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court. But as it turns out, even nice drug dealers can't avoid the law.
THIEF RIVER FALLS--Police are keeping a watchful eye near Challenger Elementary School in Thief River Falls after receiving reports this week of a mother bear and her cubs roaming there. Officers have not had to tangle with the bears, but children were held inside for recess as a precaution Wednesday, Police Chief Dick Wittenberg said.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - A predatory sex offender who cut off his GPS device and went missing from a Minneapolis halfway house was apprehended Thursday in Belleville, the Minnesota Department of Corrections said.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state Capitol renovation project topping $300 million wraps up in a bit more than a year and a subcommittee wants to know what art the public would like to see displayed. The panel plans a half-dozen meetings around the state to seek input. A meeting will be held in Bemidji on Nov. 30. More meetings are expected to be added.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto is getting ready to sue over a law legislators passed earlier this year removing some of her power.
BRAINERD -- The report received by the Brainerd Police Department on Sunday of a needle found in Halloween candy has been determined to be false. The Brainerd Police Department initially issued an alert on the police department Facebook page that there was a report a child had received Halloween candy with a sewing needle in the candy.