A DNR fisheries manager says organic material washed into Big Sandy Lake by last month's flood helped deplete the lake's oxygen during the hot weather and led to the die-off of some species of fish. The heat has also caused a number of fish kills in southern Minnesota lakes. Officials say fish populations are resilient and should bounce back.
Thunder selects Chet Holmgren 2nd overall in NBA Draft
The Minneapolis native becomes the highest-drafted Minnesotan in NBA history.
One airlifted after crash on rural Scott County highway
The State Patrol shut down Highway 282 in both directions Thursday afternoon.
Police investigating after two men found dead in Maple Grove
Few details are known about the investigation.
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Eden Prairie 19-year-old killed in crash near Valleyfair is ID'd
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, involving a 26-year-old driver from Hopkins.
Man pleads guilty for threatening to kill Hennepin County employees
Peter Robert Berry has a criminal history dating back to the 1970s, according to court records.
Fourth person sentenced for murder of Minneapolis realtor
Lyndon Wiggins is the fourth person that has been sentenced in the kidnapping and killing of Monique Baugh.
Paraglider airlifted to hospital after winds cause crash
Winds impacted the paraglider's ascent.
Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora
The crash occurred in Brunswick Township just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Low oxygen levels blamed for mass fish kill on Pelican River
Thousands of fish, including game fish like northern pike and bass, have turned up dead on a 2-mile stretch of the Pelican River, the Duluth News Tribune reports. A DNR officer says a lengthy drought led to low water levels in the fall, which likely exacerbated low oxygen levels.
Flood claimed house 100-year-old woman lived in for 62 years
Hazel Lafler says she had no flood insurance for her home on Hunter Lake and does not plan to rebuild. She's philosophical about the loss, saying there's nothing she can do about it. "It's like spilling milk; you can't pick it up," she says.
Metro rivers high but not flooded
All the water that flooded the Duluth area is not bound for the Twin Cities, KARE 11 reports. The numerous lakes and marshes of northern Minnesota are holding a lot of the water in place. And much of the rainfall made its way to Lake Superior either directly or through its many tributaries. But communities closer to Duluth are still watching rivers rise.
PETA demands Duluth zoo be prosecuted for animal flood deaths
The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth was negligent in allowing 13 or 14 animals to die during the flood Wednesday. PETA called on Duluth City Attorney Gunnar Johnson to bring cruelty charges against the zoo.
Dayton plans visit to Moose Lake, other flooded NE Minnesota cities
Following his trip to flood-ravaged Duluth, Gov. Mark Dayton says he will survey damage in other cities hit by floods in northeastern Minnesota, including Moose Lake and Carlton. He was going to visit as soon as Saturday, but was asked to hold off because of continuing clean-up efforts in the area.
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