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    Algae blooms In Lake of the Woods puzzle scientists

    LAKE OF THE WOODS- In the dog days of summer, Nick Anthony wouldn't swim in Lake of the Woods unless some money was involved. "It gets green," he said. "For sure. It would take a pretty good bet from a buddy to jump in. It's prett ...

    Waseca teen's dad: Son is no killer, prosecutors overreacted

    WASECA – A day after a Waseca County judge dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old charged with planning to kill his family and as many students as he could as his high school, the boy's father said he doesn't believe his son wo ...

    Expanding iron mine returns Minnesota to its road-moving ways

    Virginia- Every day, 10,000 cars zip along Highway 53, one of the Iron Range's most vital transportation arteries. Just a few hundred feet from the roadway, between Virginia and Eveleth, hidden by a strip of trees, the earth falls away into a mammoth ...

    28-year old Bemidji man fatally shot himself after chase, authorities say

    BEMIDJI- A man who led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in his death Monday has been identified as Jared Robert Nash, 28, of Bemidji. The Ramsey County medical examiner identified Nash, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to ...

    Minnesota seeks wider disaster declaration

    ST. PAUL- Minnesota wants federal authorities to add 30 counties and two tribal governments to a flood disaster declaration. Damage and recovery costs continue to be added up from June floods that affected more than half of Minnesota's 87 counties. W ...

    Minnesota man's search for U-boat comes up empty

    A Scanlon, Minn., man’s search for a historic sunken U-boat turned up empty last week. Jerry Eliason, 61, and his crew spent five days using side-scan sonar in an effort to locate the German U-656 off the Atlantic Coast of Newfoundland. The U-boat was the ...

    Woman pedestrian struck on Highway 2

    A woman was struck by a car while walking down the middle of U.S. Highway 2 in Itasca County early Tuesday. Tracy Peterson, 46, of Deer River, was walking in the middle of the roadway about 1 a.m., the Minnesota State Patrol reported, when she was struck ...

    Redby man pleads guilty in meth transport case

    BEMIDJI- A Redby man accused with two other people of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Red Lake Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty. Joseph “Jake” Thunder III, 47, was arrested in May and accused of trying to transport 43 grams of methamp ...

    Minnesota man died from Ebola virus: NBC

    CHICAGO (Reuters)- A 40-year-old man who died in a Nigerian hospital last week from the ebola virus was an American from Minnesota, his wife told NBC News on Tuesday. Decontee Sawyer told NBC that her husband, Patrick Sawyer, who was working for the Liber ...

    Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

    FREETOWN, July 29 (Reuters)- The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treatin ...

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