The sculpture, nicknamed Nessie, appeared in Eau Claire a couple weeks ago, but the Wisconsin DNR wants the illegal obstruction removed from the river to ensure the public's safety. The artist claiming to be the creator told the Leader-Telegram it will be removed within 10 days. A few years ago, a similar sculpture also appeared in Lake Harriet and Lake of the Isles in the Twin Cities.
Deion Sanders says Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman hadn't spoken "in months"
Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.
Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting
Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots
The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020, resulted in one man's death.
Election officials dismiss conservative group's complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar
The group alleged that she used campaign funds on her future husband's consulting firm.
Reports: 6 names surface in Vikings' search for new head coach
Six names have surfaced Saturday in the Minnesota Vikings' hunt for a new head coach.
Minnetonka approves mask mandate in emergency ordinance
The mandate officially goes into effect Monday night.
Here are the snow totals from Friday's winter storm in Minnesota
There was a sharp gradient around the Twin Cities, with the highest amounts in southwestern Minnesota.
State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence
The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.
Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test
The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.
Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'
The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.
Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student
The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.
Three minors killed in single-car crash
Three Wisconsin teens are dead after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night. The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department told the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed. Two other minors were injured. A toxicology test will be conducted on the driver, but alcohol is not suspected.
Wisconsin minors were 'hill jumping' before fatal crash
The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department says the group of Wisconsin teenagers involved in a deadly single-vehicle crash last month were "hill jumping." Three teens, including the driver, died in the crash. Two other minors were badly injured. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports the 14-year-old driver was traveling 25-35 miles per hour above the 55 mph speed limit. The county attorney will now decide whether to file any charges.
Gander Mountain bows out of political events
A nationwide sporting goods store closed its doors to a pair of politically charged events. A spokesperson with the National Rifle Association said they are up in arms after Gander Mountain canceled workshops at the stores in Rothschild and Eau Claire this week.
Wisconsin reserving part of wolf hunt for Chippewa bands
Wisconsin's DNR is letting hunters take 201 gray wolves this fall. 85 of those will be reserved for Chippewa bands based on 19th Century treaties in which the tribe retained hunting rights in northern Wisconsin.
Chippewa County first to offer bounty on coyotes since 1965
Residents can get $10 per coyote they bring into the Sheriff's Office. Commissioners say they expect neighboring counties to follow suit.
Zebra mussels out-muscle Minnesota DNR
The invasive species has now infested more than 60 lakes across the state, MPR reports. Minnesota has about 3,000 public access points to lakes and rivers, but the Minnesota DNR has only 118 inspectors charged with keeping invasive species out of the lakes and rivers. The DNR says about 20 percent of boaters they check are violating laws by not pulling boat plugs, draining water or removing weeds from their vessels.
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