Local fishing enthusiasts reported “catastrophic” numbers of dead fish in Geneva Lake not far from Rochester — perhaps tens of thousands.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
Violent Offender Task Force in standoff with suspect in St. Cloud
Police announced the standoff at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday.
Cause of fire that destroyed Waterville bar remains unknown
The fire destroyed the Funky Munky Bar and damaged several other properties.
Pro athletes to attend opening of Minnetonka Dick's Sporting Goods
The grand opening is set for June 3, with special guests appearing June 3-5.
Death of man found inside Minneapolis apartment ruled homicide
Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call 1-800-222-8477.
Minnesota State Fair reveals its free concert lineup for 2022
More than 900 performances will happen across numerous stages.
Aitkin County fish kill result of flood, heat
A DNR fisheries manager says organic material washed into Big Sandy Lake by last month's flood helped deplete the lake's oxygen during the hot weather and led to the die-off of some species of fish. The heat has also caused a number of fish kills in southern Minnesota lakes. Officials say fish populations are resilient and should bounce back.
Thousands participate in Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Organizers of the 22nd Annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza had to postpone the event last month because of thin ice conditions on Gull Lake. The Star Tribune reports more than 10,000 anglers took part in the event this weekend.
5 injured, 2 critically, in Austin shooting spree
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is helping local authorities investigate a shooting spree around midnight Sunday outside of an Austin events center that injured five people -- two of them critically. Authorities say the shooting took place at the Lansing Corners supper club after a "hip hop-rap"-type event and gang activity was not being ruled out as a factor
Low oxygen levels blamed for mass fish kill on Pelican River
Thousands of fish, including game fish like northern pike and bass, have turned up dead on a 2-mile stretch of the Pelican River, the Duluth News Tribune reports. A DNR officer says a lengthy drought led to low water levels in the fall, which likely exacerbated low oxygen levels.
Austin backyard draws birders hoping for rare glimpse of Spotted Towhee
Experts say it's rare for the bird to wander this far east. But one in Austin has apparently been around since October, enjoying the balmy winter.
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