Thirty-three-old Rich Mertz was skating with friends at Amsoil Arena in Duluth when he got tangled up and an ice skate cut him deep in the face and neck. The wound severed two arteries, and blood was gushing when two quick-thinking maintenance workers rushed to his rescue.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Cops called to arena to pull over weaving driver ... on Zamboni
Apple Valley police found the Zamboni driver struggling to get his machine off the ice. When he flunked a field sobriety test, he was arrested. The driver has previous arrests for drunk driving -- in a car.
Winfield puts his chances of playing at Chicago at 80 percent
Antoine Winfield missed Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a neck injury, but he's doing everything he can to get back on the field when the Vikings play at Chicago Sunday night. In an interview on KFAN radio, Winfield said he's feeling much better and put his chances of playing at 80 percent.
Mother of injured hockey player hopeful after he moves his arms
Jack Jablonksi's mother says the 16-year-old athlete moved both his arms. The development offers some hope in an otherwise difficult situation. Jablonski was paralyzed after a check from behind slammed him into the boards during a hockey game.
Man electrocuted in freak accident at northern Minnesota boatlift
A 22-year-old man died in northern Minnesota Tuesday after a freak accident on Lake Pokegama in Cohasset. The Itasca County Sheriff's Office says Robert Stoen of Owatonna was electrocuted after an extension cord fell into the water from a boatlift. Two other people were injured in the mishap.
Wild put Nystrom on waivers
The Minnesota Wild are saying so long to veteran center Eric Nystrom. He was put on waivers today. If another team doesn't claim him -- he'll be sent to Minnesota's minor league affiliate in Houston. Nystrom has two years left on his contract at $1.4 million per year.
Paralyzed hockey player knows what Jablonski is facing
Pioneer Press columnist Bob Sansevere interviews Travis Roy, a former Boston College hockey player who was paralyzed from the neck down after a hit he took during a 1995 game.
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