The Department of Natural Resources suspects the Newcastle disease is responsible in the deaths of hundreds of birds on Pigeon Lake in west-central Minnesota and on Minnesota Lake in southern Minnesota. The DNR says around 700 cormorants, 100 pelicans and some gulls, herons and egrets have been found sick and dead at Pigeon Lake, near Litchfield, alone.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
Newcastle outbreak closes islands in Minnesota, Pigeon lakes
The Department of Natural Resources is closing islands in two Minnesota lakes until the Newcastle virus is no longer a threat.
Deadly mosquito-borne virus found in northeastern Minnesota
The Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus had not been found in Minnesota until recently. The virus can be fatal to humans, as well as wildlife. Its mortality leads one veterinarian to call it "the evil twin sister of West Nile Virus." Officials are studying whether the virus might be related to the disappearance of moose from the region.
Death of Stevens County woman is state's first West Nile Virus fatality of year
The death is Minnesota's 16th West Nile Virus fatality in Minnesota since 2002. The virus showed up unusually early this year - in late May - and health officials say twenty cases have been confirmed in the state so far.
Bankrupt tannery in Minnesota leaves hundreds of hunters in legal limbo
More than 700 people who own thousands of animal hides have found themselves in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings. The Pioneer Press reports the century-old Uber Tanning Co. in Owatonna is no longer in business after the owners, Jared Rinerson and his wife, Shawna, walked away from the operation this summer and filed for personal bankruptcy in August. "We ran out of money," Rinerson told the newspaper. It's unclear if or when customers will get their hides back.
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