The Black Bear Casino in Carlton earned Sunday the distinction of cooking up a Guiness World Record. The casino says a Guiness adjudicator was on-hand to verify its 2,014-pound, 10-foot-diameter bacon cheeseburger set the new one-off record for biggest burger, besting the old record by nearly 135 pounds.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND
Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Floodwaters sweep through restaurant in Waite Park
The Sauk River crested on Monday.
City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement
Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.
Warehouse fire at Hinckley’s Grand Casino
Firefighters are still looking into what caused the blaze Sunday evening. The storage and maintenance building is a complete loss. No injuries were reported and the nearby casino was never in any danger. According to WCCO, the pole barn was housing swans, which did not survive.
Block E casino still a longshot, but odds are improving
A plan to develop a casino on Block E in downtown Minneapolis got new life after Mayor R.T. Rybak included it in a plan to finance a Vikings Stadium. Several business leaders are also starting to get behind the deal.
Label issue prompts Minnesota wholesaler to recall a ton of beef
J&B Group Inc. of St. Michael is recalling about 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products. The labels on the products fail to list milk, a possible allergen. The USDA told the Associated Press no illnesses have been reported.
Block E casino supporters tell Dayton: Help us build a casino, we'll help you build a stadium
A group lobbying to put a casino in downtown Minneapolis says they would set aside some revenue to help build a new home for the Vikings. Meanwhile NFL vice president Eric Grubman says he understands the state is struggling with its budget, but now is the time for Minnesotans to decide if it's worth keeping the team. Gruban warns that other cities are waiting to snatch the Vikings away.
Near record-breaking black bear bagged near North Hudson
The Wisconsin record for a black bear is 727 pounds. However, officials say Feia's trophy could weigh more, because they couldn't raise the bear any higher on their scale.
Northern lakes shatter records for earliest ice out
Many northern Minnesota lakes that are usually clogged with ice until May started April ice-free in this crazy weather year. Gunflint Lake broke its record for earliest ice-out by a whopping 17 days. Crane, Winnibigoshish, and Upper Red Lake are among the others that broke records.
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