The Washington County Sheriff's Office says an officer did nothing wrong when he shot and killed two young deer and that he did so at the DNR's request. A couple living nearby had essentially adopted the fawns, which had been living in their yard for months, and filed a complaint following the shooting.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
DNR orders killing of deer cared for by Forest Lake couple
The couple wants an apology after two deer they were taking care of in their back yard were shot and killed by a DNR officer. The agency maintains the deer were a threat to spread disease.
Shooting of pugilistic deer ruled ‘justifiable’
Mark Christianson, the Fertile, Minn., area farmer who had a boxing match with a whitetail deer and then shot the buck won’t be charged for shooting a deer out of season. As a matter of routine procedure, a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources investigated and declared the deer the aggressor. “The deer attacked him,” Norman County Attorney James Brue said, chuckling. “It was a pretty justifiable shooting."
Suspect in officer assault was charged in sex-with-deer case
The Northland man who made international headlines when he was convicted of having sex with a dead deer has been charged with assaulting a female officer. Bryan James Hathaway, 25, was arraigned Wednesday in Duluth and charged with four crimes stemming from an incident at a Walmart on Monday night.
Deer taking toll on valuable North Shore forest
The animals are munching on young cedar and white pines, leaving few trees that will survive to replace their huge, aging ancestors. A forestry expert who recently led a study on the problem recommends two strategies: plant more trees and reduce the number of deer.
Chronic wasting disease found in northwestern Wisconsin deer
For ten years Wisconsin had kept the disease confined to deer in the southern part of the state. But an infected doe found near Shell Lake changes that. The DNR will look for other sick deer in the area.
Viral photos: Deer covered in large tumors in Minnesota
A photographer spotted the deer in southwest Minnesota.
DNR: Deer harvest down seven percent in 2011
The Department of Natural Resources says the decline is a result of a smaller deer population and a windy opening weekend of the firearms season. Minnesota deer hunters harvested 192,300 deer during the 2011 season. That's 15,000 fewer deer than in 2010. The 2012 deer hunting season begins in September.
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