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ST. PAUL -- State officials say they know who made a vague threat to northern Minnesota schools, causing dozens to be locked down on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
ST. PAUL — Many northern Minnesota schools were locked down to some degree Wednesday after a vague school threat, but as students headed home for the day, no incidents had been reported. While individual school or school district lockdowns are common, a situation that affects students from the North Dakota border in the west to the shores of Lake Superior in the east is rare, if not unique. Police were stationed at some schools throughout the day, and departments in a few areas brought in more officers as classes dismissed.
ST. PAUL -- The New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul joint 2017 tour that opens in Ohio and closes in Florida will make a stop in St. Paul. Billed as “The Total Package Tour,” the 44-city trek will run from May 12 to July 16. The tour will make a stop at the Xcel Center on June 14.
VICTORIA, Minn. -- Part of Minnesota Highway 7 is expected to be closed until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday after a semi-tanker lost a 368,000-pound tank on a stretch of the highway just west of Minneapolis.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth-based network of specialty clinics and primary clinics, located mostly in small towns in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, will be out of Blue Cross Blue Shield's insurance network as of Feb. 1. "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is cutting off access to good health care providers in order to pad their bottom line," said Jeffrey Tucker, president of Integrity Health Network, during a news conference on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
A 19-year-old Laporte man was injured Monday, Nov. 14 when he accidently shot himself in the leg. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an accidental gunshot victim at 11:50 a.m. Monday on Osprey Drive near Laporte.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials still do not have answers to why two technology issues hit MNsure on the first day it sold individual health insurance policies two weeks ago. "Minnesota IT Services continues to investigate this situation and is reviewing the data," spokeswoman Cambray Crozier said Tuesday, Nov. 15.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- White Cloud, the rare albino American bison that attracted millions of visitors to Jamestown, has died. The North Dakota icon that lived in the rolling hills near the National Buffalo Museum died of old age Monday. She was 19.
A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered by a private party for information that leads to the identification of the person who shot and killed 41-year-old Terrance Brisk. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office Wednesday determined Brisk died of blood loss due to a gunshot wound. Investigators believe Brisk was shot between 2:15-4:30 p.m. Nov. 7 on wooded property northwest of the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road in Belle Prairie Township, east of Little Falls.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Franklin Lake in Otter Tail County -- one of several recent confirmations across the Minnesota as lake property owners and lake service provider businesses check equipment for invasive species at the end of the season.