Land managers say some deer hunters are making themselves a little too at home on public land. "Hunting shacks on stilts" sometimes include roofs, carpeting, heaters, even generators. County officials want to set limits on the size and type of stands permitted on public land.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND
Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Floodwaters sweep through restaurant in Waite Park
The Sauk River crested on Monday.
City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement
Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.
St. Louis County backs copper mines after contentious Ely hearing
Critics warn new copper and nickel mines will harm northeastern Minnesota's land and water. But St. Louis County commissioners sided with those who say mining can be done well and bring economic prosperity.
Million dollar lotto ticket sold in St. Louis County
Someone in St. Louis County could be much, much richer. Northland News Center reports that a Gopher 5 ticket worth $1.2 million was sold recently. Nobody has stepped forward yet to claim the prize.
Family of accused courthouse shooter preparing lawsuit against St. Louis County
Daniel Schlienz died of a bacterial infection while he was an inmate in the St. Louis County jail. Family members say he failed to get prompt medical attention. But the sheriff defends his staff's handling of the situation. Schlienz was awaiting trial on charges of shooting two people in the Cook County courthouse in Grand Marais.
Some turned away for vaccines in St. Louis Co. for registering before it's their turn
The county is focusing on people in Phase 1A, as well as educators and child care workers.
St. Louis County gets $900,000 in mining royalties
The money comes from companies that are mining taconite on tax-forfeited land managed by the county. The royalty check will cover nearly one percent of St. Louis County's budget for next year. It may not be reliable income, though. A county official offers the reminder that taconite production can vary dramatically from year to year.
Watchdog group cites big pensions paid to some former Duluth, St. Louis County workers
The group United Taxpayers of America says 17 retired employees of Duluth and St. Louis County are bringing in pensions of more than $100,000 a year. The watchdog group argues that defined-benefit pensions should be replaced by contributions to accounts such as 401 (k)s. Union officials point out, though, that the vast majority of public retirees have much smaller pensions than the relatively few cases highlighted by the group.
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