A chocolate lab named Gypsy beat out law enforcement dogs from five states in a K-9 competition at Camp Ripley. It involved searching and tracking, too, but her sheriff's deputy partner says Gypsy's specialty is sniffing out drugs from cars.
Ant's fast start can't snap Grizzlies winning streak
Memphis extended its streak to 11 games with a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves.
Popular Italian eatery in Uptown to permanently close
The owner of Trattoria Mucci said it "just didn't work out this time."
MN popcorn shop gets Times Square billboard via 'The Late Show'
The last time Redmon's Popcorn got national attention, it shut down two days later.
Frey backtracks on dining mandate: Kids age 2-4 won’t need test
The mayor told Chad Hartman the city is already working to change its just-announced regulation.
11 staff members on leave after refusing Willmar district's COVID policy
The staff members were placed on leave after they "opted not to comply."
Man charged with stealing van with dog inside in South St. Paul
He apparently said he didn't realize there was a dog inside.
African cat found in Massachusetts is coming to Minnesota
The cat has to have its leg amputated.
Duluth becomes first non-metro city to bring back mask mandate
The omicron variant is surging across Minnesota.
Here's where COVID-19 case rates are the highest in Minnesota
The highest rates can be found mainly in southeastern Minnesota and around the Twin Cities metro area.
After staff got COVID, someone sent Al's Breakfast a letter mocking its vaxx requirement
"So sorry to hear your fully vaccinated staff is sick with Covid and you are forced to close," the letter begins.
NWS releases snowfall forecast for specific Minnesota cities
Here's how much snow is forecast for more than 50 cities in Minnesota, including the majority of the metro area.
Crime-fighting K-9 battling cancer
Fox 9 has the story of New Hope police officer Todd Black, and his 8-year-old K-9 partner, Jack. The German shepherd spent six years at Black's side, chasing down suspects and sniffing out narcotics. But veterinarians had to remove a mass on his spleen and is now battling blood cancer.
Students converge on Grand Forks for unmanned aircraft competition
About 100 students from around the world are taking part in the competition at the University of North Dakota. All the drone planes have to do is sneak into a simulated enemy compound and retrieve a flash drive. Within five minutes. A couple of other similar competitions have been held and they yielded no winners.
SE Minn. winery takes top honors at University of Minnesota competition
Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery in Spring Valley took top honors at the fourth annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition at the U of M on Thursday, the Post Bulletin reports. The Four Daughters 2011 La Crescent beat out more than 325 wines from 12 states and Canada to win the Minnesota's Governor's Cup trophy and "Best of Show" for the top white wine.
'U' opens one-of-a-kind neutrino lab
The NOvA far detector building in Orr, Minn., will use a 15,000-ton particle detector to measure the interactions of neutrinos beamed all the way from a lab outside of Chicago. The lab is one of two neutrino detectors that the University operates in northern Minnesota.
Number of reported crimes in Grand Forks hits 15-year low in 2011
The Herald reports the North Dakota city had about 9,200 crimes last year. That's the fewest since the year of the 1997 floods. However, there was a spike in burglaries and drug offenses from 2010.
St. Paul police chief suspends crime lab drug testing
Drug testing is being temporarily suspended in the St. Paul Police Department crime lab, MPR reports. The action comes after a Dakota County court hearing this week when two crime lab workers and the director of the lab said the lab does not follow any written procedures for drug testing and does not document most of the steps they take when testing evidence for illegal drugs.
Grand Forks area could see accumulating snow this weekend
The Weather Service office in Grand Forks says a storm is set to form in the Colorado Rockies this weekend that could blow through parts of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, leaving accumulating snowfall on the ground.
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