The sculpture, nicknamed Nessie, appeared in Eau Claire a couple weeks ago, but the Wisconsin DNR wants the illegal obstruction removed from the river to ensure the public's safety. The artist claiming to be the creator told the Leader-Telegram it will be removed within 10 days. A few years ago, a similar sculpture also appeared in Lake Harriet and Lake of the Isles in the Twin Cities.
Bloomington PD announce what's likely 'largest fentanyl bust in Midwest'
The case is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Sept. 27
This week's report represents data collected Sept. 21-27.
MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases
A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.
Four-year-old boy dies in accident on western Wisconsin farm
The boy was struck by a skid steer, according to police.
Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge hits the market for $6M
The restaurant will remain open while the property is on the market.
Apartments, brewery proposed for site of former Minneapolis lumberyard
The developer is proposing two buildings connected via skyway.
'Exceptionally rare' meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro
Had it struck in today's world, much of the Twin Cities would've been wiped out.
Organizers seeking ideas for 'reimagining' of Grand Old Day
A task force is set to begin meeting next month to reimagine the event.
Police hunt carjacker who shot father as he protected daughter at Cub Foods
The incident happened Saturday.
Eveleth man gets 11 years for selling woman fentanyl that led to fatal OD
Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 39, was sentenced to 134 months in prison in U.S. District Court in Virginia Thursday.
Man seriously injured after being struck by driver while skateboarding
The crash remains under investigation.
Authorities identify construction worker killed in downtown St. Paul
The crash remains under investigation.
Three minors killed in single-car crash
Three Wisconsin teens are dead after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night. The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department told the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed. Two other minors were injured. A toxicology test will be conducted on the driver, but alcohol is not suspected.
Wisconsin minors were 'hill jumping' before fatal crash
The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department says the group of Wisconsin teenagers involved in a deadly single-vehicle crash last month were "hill jumping." Three teens, including the driver, died in the crash. Two other minors were badly injured. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports the 14-year-old driver was traveling 25-35 miles per hour above the 55 mph speed limit. The county attorney will now decide whether to file any charges.
Gander Mountain bows out of political events
A nationwide sporting goods store closed its doors to a pair of politically charged events. A spokesperson with the National Rifle Association said they are up in arms after Gander Mountain canceled workshops at the stores in Rothschild and Eau Claire this week.
Wisconsin reserving part of wolf hunt for Chippewa bands
Wisconsin's DNR is letting hunters take 201 gray wolves this fall. 85 of those will be reserved for Chippewa bands based on 19th Century treaties in which the tribe retained hunting rights in northern Wisconsin.
Zebra mussels out-muscle Minnesota DNR
The invasive species has now infested more than 60 lakes across the state, MPR reports. Minnesota has about 3,000 public access points to lakes and rivers, but the Minnesota DNR has only 118 inspectors charged with keeping invasive species out of the lakes and rivers. The DNR says about 20 percent of boaters they check are violating laws by not pulling boat plugs, draining water or removing weeds from their vessels.
Chippewa County first to offer bounty on coyotes since 1965
Residents can get $10 per coyote they bring into the Sheriff's Office. Commissioners say they expect neighboring counties to follow suit.
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