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After allegations of mistreatment, the Humane Society questioned whether the 75-year-old rancher should have such a large herd. The investigator "kept telling me I was old," Ann Bowman said. "Over and over and over."
Thirty people were infected after services for a northern Minnesota man in July.
Community abuzz over request to allow private helicopter pads
North Star Stampede in Effie was warned to limit spectators but didn't comply, complaint says. Also one spectator tested positive for COVID-19.
A business leader has been charged with stealing gaming proceeds, leaving a trail of debt and broken trust.
The plans come after the Minnesota Department of Health and the state attorney general, citing COVID-19 concerns, imposed a spectator limit.
For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly bought an abandoned Lutheran church in Murdock and is creating its third "Hof," or gathering hall to serve believers throughout the Midwest. Religious scholars have identified the Nordic heritage group as a white supremacist organization.
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Injuries are not life-threatening in the latest incident in the tent community that has sprung up in Minnesota's largest city.
Arlan Kaleb Schultz, 31, of Richfield died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.
Police also must report whenever they draw a gun.
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Company says gifts are a response to COVID-19 and an investment in future.
Clara City saw the potential loss of its local market as a danger sign.
Shirley Kittleson has cared for the herd since it was seized from a pony farm two years ago.
Children of Mankato inspired Australian's 135-foot-tall work
MONTEVIDEO, MINN. – When the Rev. Jeff Fitzkappes is preaching about social justice in this western Minnesota city, he knows when he’s pushing the limits.…
A reader wonders: Where are "instate" and "Lesser Minnesota" located?
Sauk Rapids establishment claims protests led by UniteCloud are hurting business.
After losing several large anchor tenants, Kandi Mall looks for boost
The May 25 police killing of George Floyd, and the demonstrations that followed, represent a breaking point between citizens and police. While recognizing the need to maintain public safety and protect the city from danger, many say drastic change is desperately needed.
Sauk Rapids bar delisted twice from state tourism website
After criticism, area visitors bureau says it's committed to "eliminating hate."
Edina Realty's director of marketing confirmed the company ended its relationship with Babette Gillet Bean after being made aware of the Facebook posts.
After objections from area residents, the head of the local tourism organization said nothing in the displays is against the group's policies.
School district criticized her 'troubling' Facebook posts.
And at the area where Floyd was pinned under an officer's knee, flowers and a mural now memorialize him.
In Sauk Rapids, two volunteer firefighters were terminated over social media posts.
Kris Schiffler said he expected to lose this round but plans to take his case to federal court.
After a tense standoff lasting nearly an hour — with concussive devices and tear gas — police boxed in the protesters on all four sides…
Felt oppressed and voiceless, now spurred to action by a brutal and public death.
His shop is rising to the occasion, donating 800 commencement cakes.
They'll sing in Memorial Day celebration at Indianapolis Speedway.
Shady's Tavern in Albany, Minn., is fighting governor's order barring drinking and dining on premises during COVID-19 pandemic.
Three wolf puppies are key to a new theory about how wolves evolved into dogs.
Collector thought he lost it all in Christmas Day fire.
"I'm not standing here in tears because I'm happy to open," said Kris Schiffler, owner of Shady's Hometown Tavern. "I'm standing here in tears because the attorney general has just shut us down."
When the stay-home order is lifted — now set for Monday — and business as usual is allowed, the skyways also are likely to go back to their usual operation. Owners say safety will be stressed in the corridors that carry hundreds of thousands.
Minnesota high schools are manufacturing protective gear
With 50 states and the federal government competing for scarce COVID-19 testing supplies, North Dakota came out on the short end Monday.The state was forced…
For many, the weeks in quarantine have instilled a sense of concern — or fear — that won't be easy to shed.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across Minnesota and much of the globe, several sisters graciously consented to meet and offer their thoughts on how the rest of us can cope with our social isolation during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
One of the Midwest's largest COVID-19 hot spots — with 128 confirmed cases, including 11 Minnesota residents — is linked to LM Wind Power.
A new will signed in the final weeks of Randy Driscoll's life gave his family farm to the local Catholic church.
Erna Zahn says the secret to longevity is a good breakfast.
Local real estate broker's business dried up after members spread false story about cocaine use.
First up, the Guard will assist in Marshall County and in Oslo, in northwest Minnesota.
The massive volunteer effort started with some friends getting together on Facebook to chat about what they could do to help their neighbors during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
A Fergus Falls, Minn., woman was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the death of a 6-year-old boy she abused while taking care…
Despite concerns of year-round residents, some cabin owners head north to wait out the crisis
In a region embarking on a deep lockdown to keep a potentially deadly virus at bay, the mood was solemn and subdued, the landscape a still life largely devoid of humans and hundreds of businesses dark.
In "absolute shock," owner Tammy Grubbs says the city acted illegally in condemning the property.
The COVID-19 crisis has many Minnesotans rushing to help friends, neighbors and strangers.
Weighing only 5 pounds now, the cubs will be freed next spring.
Are its odd markings natural, or carved by someone long ago?
Wisconsin man was high when he ran down three girls and a parent in 2018.
They had been closed Tuesday after a visitor tested positive for the coronavirus.
City has launched marketing campaign to counter Super Bowl spot.
A major fire tore through downtown Alexandria, Minn., Tuesday morning and destroyed historic buildings and forced the evacuation of about two dozen residents who lived above stores.
Northern Metal has been cited for another fire code violation at its north Minneapolis location, where it has been storing junked vehicles during its move to the Becker site.
Chisago County woman found hiding in gun safe, "sweating profusely."
The metal recycler is told to freeze its operations until it assesses environmental damage after a massive fire and gets a cleanup plan.
City now its turns attention to air and water quality concerns.
Firefighting crews were trying to separate a portion of the burning stack of vehicles in hopes that the blaze would eventually die out.
Glen Davis, who drove a school bus for 55 years, will be buried this week in a special yellow coffin.
How much is a smile worth? The city of Freeport, Minn., is about to find out.For half a century now, travelers on busy Interstate 94…
Deneal Trueblood, a 48-year-old senior at Metropolitan State University is directing and starring in "Secrets," a play she wrote abut her life-changing experience.
The Animal Humane Society (AHS) has landed a $3 million gift, the largest donation in the 142-year history of the Golden Valley-based organization. The society…
KBEK in Braham, Minn., is "doing what everyone else quit doing."
Dispute over pay in rural Freeborn County heads to state Court of Appeals.
Hockey sticks are being placed outside homes across the state in honor of 9-year-old Marshall "Turbo" Bader.
Juggling modeling and motherhood, Bush often brought her children to photo shoots, where they sometimes wound up appearing with her in ads.
A pillar of the local Ukrainian community, Michael Karkoc was a top commander of a military unit accused of war crimes.
Humane Society, rural veterinarian haven't agreed on their future.
Meanwhile, the wounded officer's pastor says "there are great chances he will be OK."