Six-year-old Paige Nason woke up in the night to find her pillow smoldering. She get her mother and siblings up and the family escaped the fire that destroyed their home near Deer River, although mom was injured when she went back inside to retrieve the family pets.
Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator
The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.
Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights
Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade
Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week
The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.
Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning
The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.
1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue
The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.
MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care
The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.
Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department
The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.
Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement
The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.
Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.
Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school
The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.
Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd
Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.
Doorbell alerts sleeping family to fire
An overnight house fire in Eagan shorted out the home’s doorbell which alerted the sleeping family to the blaze. Smoke alarms were not working, but the doorbell managed to wake up the mother and two children in the house and they were able to make it to safety.
Farm family discovers livestock were saved from fire by passerby
A family that farms near Watkins in Stearns County came home over the weekend to discover a fire had destroyed their cattle barn -- but not the cattle. The sheriff's office reports a passerby noticed the flames and tried to alert the family. Finding them not at home, he turned the animals loose himself.
15-year-old girl helps save family from burning home
“If she hadn’t woken up, and notified her parents, this could have been a different situation."
Crews still working on restoring power in Itasca County
It's been nearly a week since the first of two windstorms swept through northern Minnesota. Crews working to restore power in the area of Grand Rapids and Deer River say there were still 1,000 customers without electricity Sunday, down from 14,000 at the peak of the outage.
Blaze destroys town's 120-year-old hotel
A fire that likely started early Friday in the basement of the once-grand Columbian Hotel in the small western Minnesota town of Ortonville quickly consumed the structure, firefighters said. The building had been under renovation, the Star Tribune reports.
Rosario: After family deceit, aging couple faces eviction from their home of 35 years.
He's 93 and suffers from dementia. She's 83 and gets by despite a brain tumor and diabetes. They've been married 66 years but are in danger of being turned out of their home at the end of the month after a grandson illegally plummeted them into debt. Pioneer Press columnist Ruben Rosario writes they need 'a miracle' to avoid homelessness.
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