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BROOTEN, Minn. — A 16-year-old girl was killed and two men were seriously injured in an accident Wednesday afternoon south of Brooten. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's office, the two-vehicle accident happened around 4:32 p.m. at the intersection of Stearns County roads 18 and 19 in Crow Lake Township, about four miles south of Brooten.
Three northwest Minnesota state parks as of midweek still had openings for campers looking to get away for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Department of Natural Resources said. Lake Bronson State Park in Kittson County, Old Mill State Park in Marshall County and Zippel Bay State Park on the south shore of Lake of the Woods all had 10 or more campsites available for four-day stays. Schoolcraft State Park on the Mississippi River near Deer River, Minn., also had at least 10 campsites available.
A new report finds that, since Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, the world's views of the U.S. have shifted dramatically downward from where they were at the end of Barack Obama's presidency. The chart below shows the percentage of people who say they have a very or somewhat favorable view of the U.S.
Minnesota rock hall of fame musician faces another sex charge WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar musician well-known for playing at area senior living and activity facilities is facing a second allegation of criminal sexual conduct. Terrance Raymond Shaw, 72, was part of the 1970s-era rock-and-roll Shaw-Allen-Shaw Band that has been inducted in the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame.
LUTSEN, Minn. — Historic Lutsen Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior is up for sale for a cool $9.95 million. Lutsen is Minnesota's oldest active resort, founded in 1885, according to the resort's website. The property sleeps 700 guests in 209 rooms with a variety of accommodations and includes two swimming pools, a spa, restaurants and ballroom overlooking Lake Superior. The resort was with the ski hill just a few miles away. The ski hill and neighboring properties are no longer associated with the business operation of the lakeside resort.
HALSTAD, Minn. — A 22-year-old man is dead after a shooting Monday night, June 26, in Halstad, according to the Norman County Sheriff's Office. A 20-year-old woman was arrested for reckless discharge of a gun. The man was shot about 6 p.m. and airlifted to a Fargo hospital. Members of the sheriff's office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating. Halstad, a town of about 600 people near the Red River, is 35 miles northeast of Fargo.
The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was shot five times during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year by a police officer, reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, according to media reports. The Minnesota city said in a statement acquired by CNN that "the parties moved expeditiously to resolve potential civil claims resulting from this tragedy in order to allow the process of healing to move forward."
ST. PAUL — It's going to cost a few more dollars to enter Minnesota state parks and to register snowmobiles and ATVs in the state as of Saturday, July 1, the the Department of Natural Resources said. The cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, won't increase until 2018.
FARGO – A man was hit by an Amtrak train early Thursday morning, June 22, in downtown Fargo. It happened about 2 a.m. in the 500 block of Roberts Street. Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said the train was pulling into the Amtrak station when the man walked onto the tracks. The man was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to Anderson, who declined to release the victim’s name.
LANESBORO, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued warning about the dangers of the Conium maculatum plant, commonly known as poison hemlock. The plant has been found in southeast Minnesota, spreading quickly in the St. Charles and Lanesboro areas. All parts of the plant — leaves, stems, flowers and roots — are poisonous. Residents should wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves when handling the plant and never ingest any part of it.