In the high-turnover world of rock radio dee jays, Tony Fly was the rare bird with a longtime home at a single station. Even a format change didn't knock him out of his morning spot at 96.3 FM in the Twin Cities. But now disappointing ratings and management's yen for a 'different direction' have Fly looking to land elsewhere in the market.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."
Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half
Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.
Stillwater teen drowned while helping save friend struggling in river
The 17-year-old was identified Friday.
Nation's first city-owned EV car share service gets official Twin Cities launch
Subscriptions cost between $0-$30 a month.
Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms
The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.
3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday
One person also faces life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened in Olmsted County.
Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days
A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.
Local DJ fighting for citizenship
Local DJ Sothiphakhak and his family fled to the United States from a refugee camp in Thailand when he was just 2-years-old. Now, he has discovered that his father -- who passed away when he was a young boy -- never completed the process of making him a U.S. citizen.
Grand Forks lab sniffs out top spot in K-9 competition
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.
Dark Star, former longtime WCCO Radio personality, found dead
A longtime member of the WCCO Radio family has died. Dark Star, whose real name was George Chapple, was found dead Friday. The former radio personality was on the station for 25 years and hosted "Sports Night with Dark Star." He was 66.
Ecolab claims new product will keep flies out of restaurants
According a press release: The STEALTH Fly Station is a dark, reflective device that uses multiple stimulating characteristics to attract and eliminate flies around the exterior of a facility before they can become a problem inside. The device can be placed near common fly areas, such as dumpster corrals, to discreetly keep flies from interrupting daily operations.
Longtime Minneapolis movie theater demolished
A fixture in Minneapolis' Stadium Village is being demolished. The Oak Street Cinema went under the wrecking ball Friday. The Star Tribune reports a 60-unit apartment building will take its place. In recent years the theater showed classic films and was the primary venue for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.
Fly fishing authority James Humphrey dies at age 91
James Humphrey had a fly-fishing cast that was breathtaking. His knowledge of Upper Midwestern trout streams was equally impressive. In some circles, the two editions of Humphrey's book "Trout Streams of Wisconsin and Minnesota" are known as the old and new testament.
Storm knocks out power to thousands, downs trees in Twin Cities metro
A day of record-breaking temperatures on Saturday was followed by a late season thunderstorm and damaging high winds overnight. The National Weather Service is still working to confirm whether it was straight-line winds or a rare late-season tornado that knocked out power to about 12,000 customers, the Star Tribune reports.
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