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ST. PAUL -- Chronic Wasting Disease has been identified in a farmed deer herd north of Brainerd in Merrifield, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Friday, Dec. 30. The herd of 33 mule deer and 100 white-tailed deer is registered with the Board of Animal Health. Two 2-year-old female deer were slaughtered on the farm and both tested positive for CWD. The deer showed no clinical signs of illness.
The biggest headlines left Minnesotans stunned in 2016, with three stories clearly standing alone as the most shocking. But politics, new stadiums, health care and a drug epidemic also made their mark statewide. These are the top 10 stories compiled by Forum News Service and ranked by editors across the state.
BRANDON , S.D. – A Valley Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash east of Brandon. Corey Johansen, 24, was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon Denali was eastbound on Interstate 90. The vehicle had just merged onto the Valley Springs exit ramp when the driver lost control on the ice-covered road. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- An anonymous donor has given $3,500 to Sioux Falls police officers to give to the needy in the city. The money will be handed out in various denominations to needy families who officers identify through their work. The money has been given to patrol, detective, and school resource officer teams, and the officers decide when, how, and to whom to give the gifts.
DAVIS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man, 73, has died from injuries received in a Nov. 30 two-vehicle crash east of Davis in southeast South Dakota.. Lynn Nelson died Dec. 15.. He had sustained life threatening injuries in the crash. A John Deere tractor with a loader was traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 when it was struck in the rear by an eastbound 2000 Chevrolet pickup.
UPDATE: PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Vergas man died and several others, including emergency response personnel, were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning at a home early Monday night, Dec. 19, authorities said. A faulty furnace vent likely caused the buildup of carbon monoxide in the garage, which killed Tom Elkin, a cabinet maker, authorities said. Elkin’s identity was released Tuesday afternoon by a family friend.
ST. PAUL -- With ice forming on Minnesota lakes, outdoor enthusiasts may be tempted to get out before ice is thick enough to support foot traffic. The Department of Natural...
ST. PAUL — Four Greater Minnesota communities have been selected to share in a $2.87 million grant to fund construction of rental workforce housing. Glenwood, Worthington, Warroad and Lutsen will...
PERHAM, Minn. – Authorities are still in the early stages of an investigation into a fire that destroyed OK Tire in Perham late Tuesday, Dec. 13. A Minnesota fire marshal...
FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is President-elect Donald Trump's No. 1 choice for Agriculture secretary, POLITICO reported Saturday, Dec. 10, citing sources close to the transition team. Heitkamp, who’s...