The Civil Air Patrol and more than 60 volunteers continue to actively search for a pilot who has been missing for 10-days. Mike Bratlie, 67, left South St. Paul on June 8 bound for northeastern Minnesota. The Duluth News Tribune reports the search effort has been a challenge because of heavily wooded terrain.
Deadly night in St. Paul sees 3 people killed, 1 arrest so far
The three incidents bring St. Paul's homicide total up to 18 this year.
2 killed in broad daylight drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale
The identities of the victims have not been released.
Road deaths involving unbelted people rose again in 2021
This is the second year in a row that the number has gone up.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson on paid leave for health reasons
The sheriff, who was recently convicted of drunk-driving, is set to stand down later this year.
Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region
Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.
St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty
The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
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.
Officials end search for missing Twin Cities pilot, plane in NE Minnesota
The search for the Lakeville pilot and plane that went missing two weeks ago over northeastern Minnesota has been called off by the Air Force and Civil Air Patrol. Mike Bratlie left a South St. Paul airport on June 8 in his Piper PA-31 Navajo bound for Duluth, and made his last radar contract in the Silver Bay area.
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.
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.
Search for plane resumes near Duluth
The search resumed Tuesday for a Lakeville pilot and his plane, missing since Friday. The Civil Air Patrol continue to scour the area north of Duluth for Michael Arthur Bratlie, 67, and his white twin-engine Piper PA31 Navaho. Six aircraft and two ground teams are involved in the search Tuesday.
Lakeville pilot crashes on highway, walks away
A veteran pilot had just purchased the biplane from a private seller and was on his way home when he noticed the engine quit when he switched over to the craft's auxiliary fuel tank. He decided to risk an emergency landing on a Redwood County highway, but crashed when the plane's wheel hit a ditch. (Photo of Pitts S1S biplane courtesy of Graham Bird. The pilot was flying a Pitts S1C.)
Fund established for White Bear Lake couple still missing after cruise crash
Relatives of Jerry and Barbara Heil of White Bear Lake said in a blog post they have not received any news about the whereabouts of the couple. A fund has been set up to help with the costs of searching for the pair. Rescuers temporarily suspended their search for survivors because of safety concerns.
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