But rescuers are still searching the surface, and dive teams will reevaluate the scene on Saturday morning to determine whether they can safely restart the underwater rescue. Twenty-one people are still missing, including a couple from White Bear Lake, after the cruise liner capsized off the coast of Italy.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota state colleges boosting tuition again by 3.5%
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
92-year-old driver killed in rural Scott County crash
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Big-time rain totals flood Highway 10 in central Minnesota
More rain and storms are expected Friday and Saturday morning.
Decision looms on when to end cruise ship rescue
Rescuers are wrestling with the question of when they end the rescue and begin the recovery operation, which would allow them to start pumping fuel out of the ship and potentially avert an environmental disaster. About two dozen people, including a couple from White Bear Lake, are still missing after the cruise liner capsized off the coast of Italy.
Bodies of White Bear Lake couple confirmed in cruise ship wreck
Authorities have recovered and identified the bodies of Jerry and Barbara Heil, who were among 30 people killed when a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy in January.
Church holds vigil for White Bear Lake couple missing in cruise ship crash
The Church of St. Pius X is holding a 24-hour vigil for an elderly couple missing since Friday, when the cruise liner they were aboard capsized off the shore of Italy.
White Bear Lake couple missing in Italian cruise ship crash
Friends and neighbors say they've not heard from Gerald and Barbara Heil, who were aboard a cruise ship that crashed and tipped over off the Italian coast. At least five people were killed in the accident.
Family of White Bear Lake couple thank rescuers, accept search's end
Emergency crews in Italy called off their search for victims of a capsized cruise ship because of the dangers to rescue workers. The Associated Press reports 16 people are still listed as missing and presumed dead.
Fund established for White Bear Lake couple still missing after cruise crash
Relatives of Jerry and Barbara Heil of White Bear Lake said in a blog post they have not received any news about the whereabouts of the couple. A fund has been set up to help with the costs of searching for the pair. Rescuers temporarily suspended their search for survivors because of safety concerns.
White Bear Lake family accepts decision as search of cruise ship waters is called off
Family members of Barbara and Gerald Heil say they're disheartened by the decision to end the search of waters around the shipwrecked Costa Concordia. But they say they understand the decision. "The conditions are no longer acceptable," a fire brigade spokesman told the AFP news service.
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