The warmer winter weather has its advantages and disadvantages. One disadvantage might be an abundance of deer ticks. According to the Star Tribune, the black-legged insects can survive without an extended cold snap. This is also prompting additional warnings about tick-borne illnesses and the dangers of Lyme disease.
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.
Disease-carrying ticks moving deeper into Northland
Experts tell the Duluth News-Tribune it used to be rare to catch a tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease north of Duluth, “but now it’s a fairly routine thing.” The Associated Press takes a look at a new map showing Lyme disease risk areas, and a video from Howcast can help you recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease, which, if caught early, often doesn't turn into a debilitating illness.
Parents of found Prescott boy extend thanks to searchers
Five-year-old Scott Meyer's autism prevents him from describing what he went through last week when he wandered away from home and spent a night on a Mississippi River bluff. Nurses pulled eighty deer ticks off of him. But apart from countless mosquito bites and a sunburn, he's okay. His parents publicly thanked the 200 volunteers who searched for him and the man whose golden retriever found Scott.
Ticks are spreading more diseases every year in Minnesota
More than 26,000 tick-borne disease cases in Minnesota since 2004.
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