Minneapolis air base to lose 8 planes in Pentagon budget cuts

The Air Force says eight C-130 Hercules planes will be retired from the Minneapolis base next year. Fears that a Duluth base would close in the cutbacks did not come true.

The Air Force says eight C-130 Hercules planes will be retired from the Minneapolis base next year. Fears that a Duluth base would close in the cutbacks did not come true.

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5-year-old dies 3 weeks after assault, mother's charges upped to murder

The girl died three weeks after the assault took place.

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2 teens, Texas man suffer life-threatening injuries in MN crash

One of the drivers crossed the center line and hit the other vehicle.

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Frey under fire for $359K Agape contract awarded via COVID order

Some council members called it a "misuse" of his powers, but the mayor pushed back.

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Minneapolis DFL fails to endorse a candidate for mayor

Sheila Nezhad and Jacob Frey finished first and second, respectively, in the endorsement process.


Maplewood man charged with DWI after 'guys weekend' ends in tragedy

The 32-year-old was drunk-driving a pontoon, with one of his friends falling off and dying.


Storm reports: Hail the size of tennis balls, baseballs hammered MN

Big-time hailstones slammed Lonsdale and Cannon Falls.

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Man arrested for violent assault, robbery of 78-year-old in Duluth

The victim suffered stab wounds and broken bones in the attack.

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More body parts found in 2nd area of Northeast Minneapolis

Police are looking for additional body parts.


2 killed in head-on crash involving trucks on Highway 23

The crash was reported just before 6 a.m. Thursday.


New air traffic management, planes to cut back on MSP Airport noise

The FAA plans to roll out a new air traffic management system that will cut back on the noise in parts of Richfield, Bloomington and southwest Minneapolis. Delta Airlines is also planning to retire an older fleet of air crafts which are much louder than newer models.

Fleet of Cirrus planes sold to French Air Force, Navy

Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft says the French Air Force and Navy are buying nearly two-dozen single-engine prop planes, the News Tribune reports. The aircraft will be used to teach French military pilots the basic skills needed for flying military planes.

Minneapolis-to-Detroit Delta plane makes emergency landing

A mechanical problem forced the pilot of a 95-passenger Delta Air Lines plane on its way from Minneapolis to Detroit to shut down an engine and land in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Monday afternoon, MLive reports. There were no reports of injury.

Budget cuts will end manned flights for N.D. Air National Guard based in Fargo

WDAY reports that cuts to defense spending mean North Dakota will become the only state without a manned flying mission. The Happy Hooligans will continue to fly unmanned drone aircraft. (Pictured above is a C-21A Learjet taking off from Hector International Airport in Fargo. The budget cuts will end the C-21 mission.)

Civil Air Patrol searches for missing plane in NE Minn. during training

During a training exercise on Saturday, the Civil Air Patrol didn't find any new evidence of a missing plane that disappeared on June 8, the Duluth News Tribune reports. “If you’re training in an area, why not look for something that has not been found yet?” Capt. George Supan, public information officer for the Civil Air Patrol’s Minnesota Wing, told the newspaper. Crews hope the lack of foliage this time of year could help spot something missed in June.

New search turns up no sign of missing pilot, plane

Civil Air Patrol crews conducting a training exercise on eight planes in the Northland over the weekend saw no evidence of a plane and pilot that went missing June 8 on the way from South St. Paul to Duluth, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

Despite safe landing, Allegiant Air customers irked after Duluth incident

Engine problems forced Allegiant Air Flight 449 back to Duluth shortly after takeoff Friday. No one was injured, but some passengers aren't too pleased with the discount airlines' customer service.

Search resumes for missing Lakeville pilot, plane along North Shore

The Civil Air Patrol says a twin-engine Piper PA-31, with one person on board, vanished Friday flying from South St. Paul to the Duluth airport. The News Tribune reports eight Civil Air Patrol airplanes and six ground teams are involved in the search for 67-year-old Michael Bratlie.