A man who killed a cougar in southwest Minnesota over the weekend told the Pioneer Press that he shot the animal because children and horses lived nearby. It's unclear if that's an acceptable reason under Minnesota law. The DNR raised the possibility of legal action after hearing the initial reports and does not believe the animal posed any threat to the shooter.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
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.
Three separate people report seeing cougar near Duluth
Among the reports, a mother says her young daughter reported seeing a "big cat" that may have been "stalking her" on her way to the school bus. Experts caution that nine out of 10 reports about cougars turn out to be something else, and that if it is a cougar, it will likely move along.
Trail cams capture another cougar moving across northland
Trail cams up north have captured another cougar making its way across toward Michigan. Experts with the Wisconsin DNR says three separate cameras have captured what they think is the same animal.
University of Iowa apologizes after calling Bachmann a 'cougar'
The message was supposed to be a joke in reference to a recent cougar sighting in Iowa City. Bachmann rolled with the punches and said she's just grateful the school didn't call her 'the old lady in the shoe.'
Otter Tail County reports its first cougar sighting
Department of Natural Resources officials say its the first cougar documented in Otter Tail County. They believe the big cat is traveling from the Black Hills in South Dakota.
Harvin doubtful for Sunday
Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Detroit. Harvin missed a third straight practice Friday for an ankle injury. Coach Leslie Frazier says Harvin will continue to receive treatment and isn't ruled out for Sunday. His replacement is rookie Jarius Wright who's active for the first time in his NFL career.
Round Lake man will pay fine and restitution for shooting cougar
Daniel Hamann admitted to shooting the 125-pound male cat last November. The Pioneer Press reports the 27-year-old waived his appearance in court and has until March 30 to pay $2,000.
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