Mark Christianson, the Fertile, Minn., area farmer who had a boxing match with a whitetail deer and then shot the buck won’t be charged for shooting a deer out of season. As a matter of routine procedure, a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources investigated and declared the deer the aggressor. “The deer attacked him,” Norman County Attorney James Brue said, chuckling. “It was a pretty justifiable shooting."
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
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.
Forest Lake officer cleared of wrongdoing in deer shootings
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says an officer did nothing wrong when he shot and killed two young deer and that he did so at the DNR's request. A couple living nearby had essentially adopted the fawns, which had been living in their yard for months, and filed a complaint following the shooting.
Minn. man's standoff with deer leads to hand-to-hoof combat
Mark Christianson, 66, of Fertile, Minn., bruised and battered with two black eyes, says the deer started it. A gun ended it. “He was pummeling me, standing on his hind legs and hitting me with the front ones. He hammered me good, rapid fire, and I thought, ‘Well, this isn’t good.’ I wasn’t winning, so I grabbed him and tackled him and we both went down on the ground.”
The buck stops here: deer spends night on soccer field, antlers tangled in net
DNR conservation officers came to the rescue of a white-tail buck that hopped a fence onto a college soccer field in La Crosse. Officials say the deer spent the night with his antlers caught in the netting of the goal. They attached a knife to a stick to cut the net from a safe distance, then opened a gate so the exhausted animal could stroll back to the woods.
DNR: Deer harvest down seven percent in 2011
The Department of Natural Resources says the decline is a result of a smaller deer population and a windy opening weekend of the firearms season. Minnesota deer hunters harvested 192,300 deer during the 2011 season. That's 15,000 fewer deer than in 2010. The 2012 deer hunting season begins in September.
New DNR specialist tries to limit damage caused by deer
The first deer depredation specialist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is a busy man. Clint Luedtke says he gets new complaints every day from farmers and gardeners losing hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of food to the state's oversized deer herd. Luedtke says fences and chemicals can help but more hunting is the long-term solution.
Chronic wasting disease found in northwestern Wisconsin deer
For ten years Wisconsin had kept the disease confined to deer in the southern part of the state. But an infected doe found near Shell Lake changes that. The DNR will look for other sick deer in the area.
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