Dan Steffen, 55, Crosslake, died Sunday morning after his small airplane crashed into Upper Whitefish Lake near Crosslake. His long-time friend Frederick “Rick” Hammer Jr. tells the Brainerd Dispatch, "When we hit the water, it came pouring into the plane and everything hurt like crazy. I grabbed my safety belt and got out. I was trying to get to Dan but I couldn’t get to him. I was helpless. My arms and legs weren’t working.”
Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia
Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.
Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect
Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."
Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon
Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.
Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro
The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.
Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI
Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes
“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.
Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure
Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.
Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis
The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.
Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis
He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.
Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America
The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.
1 dead, 1 injured after small plane crashes near Brainerd
The Federal Aviation Administration confirms a single-engine aircraft crashed in Upper Whitefish Lake near Brainerd early Sunday morning. The Pioneer Press reports the pilot was killed and a passenger was injured. An FAA spokesman said the small plane is submerged about 75 yards offshore, but had no future details as of noon Sunday.
Trick planes not for faint of heart -- or weak of stomach
Pioneer Press reporter Jessica Fleming spent the morning riding along in a high-performance aerobatic airplane. She writes: I kept this affirmation running on a loop in my head: "If I have to die, this is a pretty cool way to go." Her pilot and many others will perform at the Minnesota Air Spectacular June 9-10 in Mankato.
Up to 20 anglers get trapped on floating ice chunk on Mille Lacs
Thee fire departments were involved in the rescue, the Brainerd Dispatch reported on Wednesday night. "Stay off the ice, that’s just a huge thing," said the Brainerd fire chief.
Minnesota man critically injured after being struck by lightning
Jamie Harris, 23, is hospitalized in critical condition after he was driving a four-wheeler at Brainerd International Raceway on Wednesday night, the Brainerd Dispatch reports. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office says the Madelia man was unresponsive at the scene and was flown to HCMC in Minneapolis.
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