Alec Brown, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and his girlfriend Erica Klintworth are safe after being trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm. The Associated Press reports the two students, on a foreign study program in New Zealand with University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, planned to hike and camp when heavy rains and a snowstorm prevented the couple from being able to cross a river and return. Their nine-day ordeal finally ended Monday when Alec and Erica, both 21, met up with members of a search team Monday.
17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday
The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3
The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.
Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago
Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.
7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle
Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.
Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson
Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Suspected lightning strike causes gas fire in St. Paul street
Nearby properties are being evacuated.
Charges: Woman was drunk when she caused crash that killed father-of-four
Anoka's Adam Madsen was killed in the crash.
Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant
Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.
Man in shower survives house explosion
Peter Hansen, 67, had just mowed his lawn and ducked inside his Vergas home to take a shower, which might have been the safest place for him given what happened next. Hansen made a remarkable escape after an explosion brought his burning home crumbling down around him.
New 'ACO' health care model settles into Minnesota
A new push for accountable care organizations -- called ACOs -- is driving a consolidation trend among health care companies that's increasingly being felt in Minnesota, the Pioneer Press reports. One recent example: the combination of HealthPartners and Park Nicollet health systems into one of the state's largest nonprofit health companies,
Cain's 9-9-9 plan: The price of pizza or mark of the devil?
Bachmann ripped the former Godfather's Pizza CEO of his '9-9-9 plan' for fixing the federal tax code. The GOP Congresswoman pointed out when you turn it upside down, it represents 6-6-6 -- a symbol associated with the antichrist.
Donations building new home for southern Minnesota veteran
Jack Zimmerman lost both his legs and a few fingers when he stepped on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. He's been through 20 surgeries and is learning to walk with prosthetic legs. To thank him for his sacrifice, supporters have contributed enough money and in-kind donations to build him a new specially equipped house in Elysian.
New state program will help businesses tap export markets
New dollars from the federal government are supporting the launch of the State Trade and Export Promotion Program. It'll help business making their first foray into foreign markets.
Minnesota hires new chief of sex offender treatment program
Nancy Johnston has officially been named the new executive director for Minnesota’s Sex Offender program. The Mankato Free Press reports she will permanently oversee the treatment facilities in St. Peter and Moose Lake. Johnston took over as interim director when Dennis Benson retired in June.
Man found after getting lost in northern woods for 4 days
A man got lost in extremely thick woods north of Two Harbors for days without food or water. Forty-eight-year-old John Koepsell of Two Harbors was scouting for hunting season when his car overheated. After taking a short walk while the car cooled down, Koepsell got turned around. A rescue squad found the man dehydrated and hypothermic four days later.
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