The Stearns County sheriff's office says 57-year-old Bonita Schwandt had been sitting alone by the fire pit. Her boyfriend found her body when he went to check on her.
2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35
The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.
Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales
The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.
Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club
It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.
Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin
There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.
Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car
A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.
BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021
The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.
Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park
Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Utility firms blocked from passing on extra $60M in 2021 gas crisis costs to Minnesotans
But the companies will still be able to recoup $600 million.
St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts
Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.
Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus
According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.
Man dies after falling from party bus in Otter Tail County
The Fergus Falls Journals reports 24-year-old Raul Patino died from a traumatic brain injury suffered in the fall. The Otter Tail County sheriff's office says alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.
Woman, 63, died after tripping and falling into fire pit
The incident happened at her home in central Minnesota.
18-year veteran of Stearns County Sheriff's department gets jail time
A longtime Stearns County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail and fined more than $3,000 stemming from allegations by three minors in 2009. Phil Meekam pleaded guilty last month to one felony count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and two gross misdemeanors for providing alcohol to minors.
Moorhead woman rescued after fall onto Boston subway tracks
Tamara Woodard was talking with her husband and friends and misjudged the edge of the subway platform. Fortunately, there was no train in sight and bystanders who jumped to her aid pulled Woodard back onto the platform. She was treated at a hospital for minor injuries. The accident was caught on a transit video camera.
Woman, 72, burned in grass fire
Patricia Pauna, 72, was air-lifted to a hospital in Duluth after she received severe burns to her arms and legs when when she tried to put a grass fire with a shovel in rural Itasca County, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The fire had started in a pit and spread to nearby tall grasses. Local fire crews and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources put it out.
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