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WILLMAR, Minn. -- There are now 265,728 valid permit-holders for handguns in Minnesota, an increase of 59 percent over 2105, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report on Wednesday, March 1, said 71,156 permits were issued statewide in 2016, the highest number of permits issued in a single year since the current firearm laws were implemented in 2003. That’s up from 44,696 in 2015.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — The January death of a Montevideo 11-day-old baby is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Thursday. Feb. 16. In a news release, Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said the baby died Jan. 18 at the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital. The baby had been transported there by family around 10 p.m. Rescue attempts by hospital staff were unsuccessful. An autopsy at the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka followed, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called in to assist with the investigation.
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View the live stream here
CHASKA — David Johnson, a 2005 New London-Spicer graduate, got called out by some of the best golfers in the world at Hazeltine National Golf Club. He ended up taking...
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett’s second run with the Minnesota Timberwolves has ended, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting, citing a league source. Garnett, 40, was about to enter the final...
BRAINERD, Minn. — In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we explore the phenomenal growth of the Minnesota Clay Target League, the fastest growing high school sport in the state. Host Bret Amundson and the crew followed the Pillager high team to the state meet in Alexandria, Minn., which is the world's largest shooting sports event, featuring nearly 7,000 shooters. Then Amundson and the crew headed to Clear Lake, Wis., for the North American Hunting Retriever Association's Annual Invitational.
MANKATO, Minn.—On the day players began reporting to training camp, the Minnesota Vikings extended the contract of head coach Mike Zimmer. The team announced the extension early Thursday afternoon, but terms of the contract were not disclosed. Zimmer led Minnesota to an 11-5 record and the team's first division championship since 2009 last season. Zimmer's 18-14 record gives him the second-most wins by a Vikings head coach in his first two seasons, trailing only the late Dennis Green, who had 20 wins.
BRAINERD — In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan's great Tazin Lake to catch a world record lake trout. At this famed trout factory, they caught numerous fish that broke personal bests. They broke rods. They had giants get off the hook near the boat. ... And then, during the final minutes of the trip, they boated a monster. Watch it all unfold on this weekend's episode of Northland Outdoors TV.
DETROIT LAKES — All traffic on Interstate 94 northwest of Fergus Falls will shift to the eastbound lanes starting Tuesday, July 12. Crews have nearly completed work on the eastbound...