Dan Steffen, 55, Crosslake, died Sunday morning after his small airplane crashed into Upper Whitefish Lake near Crosslake. His long-time friend Frederick “Rick” Hammer Jr. tells the Brainerd Dispatch, "When we hit the water, it came pouring into the plane and everything hurt like crazy. I grabbed my safety belt and got out. I was trying to get to Dan but I couldn’t get to him. I was helpless. My arms and legs weren’t working.”
Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run
He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.
Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve
The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.
Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?
A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.
Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park
The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.
Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother
The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.
Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts
His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.
Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI
The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.
Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal
Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.
Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse
Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home
The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.
1 dead, 1 injured after small plane crashes near Brainerd
The Federal Aviation Administration confirms a single-engine aircraft crashed in Upper Whitefish Lake near Brainerd early Sunday morning. The Pioneer Press reports the pilot was killed and a passenger was injured. An FAA spokesman said the small plane is submerged about 75 yards offshore, but had no future details as of noon Sunday.
Trick planes not for faint of heart -- or weak of stomach
Pioneer Press reporter Jessica Fleming spent the morning riding along in a high-performance aerobatic airplane. She writes: I kept this affirmation running on a loop in my head: "If I have to die, this is a pretty cool way to go." Her pilot and many others will perform at the Minnesota Air Spectacular June 9-10 in Mankato.
Up to 20 anglers get trapped on floating ice chunk on Mille Lacs
Thee fire departments were involved in the rescue, the Brainerd Dispatch reported on Wednesday night. "Stay off the ice, that’s just a huge thing," said the Brainerd fire chief.
Minnesota man critically injured after being struck by lightning
Jamie Harris, 23, is hospitalized in critical condition after he was driving a four-wheeler at Brainerd International Raceway on Wednesday night, the Brainerd Dispatch reports. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office says the Madelia man was unresponsive at the scene and was flown to HCMC in Minneapolis.
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