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MERRIFIELD, Minn. — A deer farm in Crow Wing County in north-central Minnesota continues on quarantine for chronic wasting disease, while no further infected cases were found in the most recent batch of tests.
RED LAKE, Minn. —Rescuers braved windy conditions and below-freezing temperatures Thursday during the fourth day of searches for two fishermen who disappeared on Lower Red Lake on Monday. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday it would halt water searches, as the lake had begun to freeze. Ground and air searches continued.
HINES, Minn. — A Hines man died in a home explosion and fire early Thursday, Nov. 9, in Hines Township, according to a press release from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office received a call at about 3:39 a.m. and neighbors reported hearing a loud explosion and a residence engulfed in flames in the 18200 block of Lookout Tower Road in Hines Township, the release said. Hines Township is about 20 miles northeast of Bemidji, Minn.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- An Illinois man was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with the short-lived disappearance of a Bemidji girl. According to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, the 13-year-old girl’s parents reported her missing at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, after discovering she was not home and had not arrived at school.
HASTINGS, Minn. — One of Hastings’ largest retailers is closing and it appears to be among a few in the region destined to shutter. The Target store in Hastings will close in February 2018, store team lead Sari Raway confirmed. Raway said the store’s closure was announced to employees Monday, Nov. 6. The store will remain open until Feb. 3.
RED LAKE, Minn. -- Rescuers are searching for two people who went missing after a boat capsized on Lower Red Lake on Monday afternoon. According to Red Lake staff, law enforcement discovered the commercial Red Lake Fisheries boat capsized at about 3:43 p.m. Three people were originally missing, but rescuers found one person, who was taken to the hospital at about 4:13 p.m. A search and dive team continued to look for the two other missing people as of 5:30 p.m. Police do not yet know why the boat capsized.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College students said multiple signs saying "It's OK to be white" were scattered across campus this week. Some were on light poles, and one was at the business center at the private college in Moorhead, Minn.. Social media this week exposed multiple signs across the country at Tulane University, Purdue and the University of Alberta. The sign is linked to a '4chan' online forum: boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/147370754/its-okay-to-be-white-o
MILLE LACS, Minn.—Mille Lacs Lake resort and business owners and fishermen received some good news Friday as the ice fishing season approaches. The walleye fishing will open on Friday, Dec. 1, with no bait restrictions and a limit of one walleye 20-22 inches or one longer than 28 inches.
PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 29 north of Parkers Prairie in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota on Wednesday morning. The State Patrol hasn’t yet released the name of the 71-year-old victim from Henning, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He was the driver of a 2001 Ford four-door pickup.
NEW LONDON, Minn. — Four young teens were injured early Wednesday, Nov. 1, when their vehicle landed upside-down in a slough south of New London. The names of those involved have not yet been released and the accident is currently under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. The accident was reported around 4 a.m. on Kandiyohi County Road 9 near Nest Lake.