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Two Recounts Set For Minnesota House Districts 3A and 3B, Other Races Certified

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Minnesota election officials will be conducting two recounts starting Monday. Contests in House Districts 3A and 3B fell within the limits for a publicly funded recount and candidates have filed for recounts. Election officials will conduct them in those races in Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis counties. The State Canvassing Board met Tuesday to…

Tractor Driver Dies After Landing in Pond

Family members attempted to rescue the driver, but couldn't locate him.

COOK, Minn. (AP) _ Sheriff’s officials say a man has died after the tractor he was driving fell into a pond in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office got a call Sunday night about a skid steer tractor that landed in a man-made pond. Family members attempted to rescue the driver, but couldn’t locate him. A rescue crew…

Loon Counters Needed In 8 Minnesota Counties

The DNR says its annual count is a critical process to protect the loon population

ST. PAUL, MN —┬áThe Minnesota DNR is looking for a few good loon counters. Volunteers would be required to dedicate a morning between June 28 and July 8 to count loons on at least one of 150 lakes. Counties include: Aitkin, Becker, Crow Wing, Cook, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Lake and Otter Tail. The DNR says its annual count is a critical…

Missing Hunter Found Suffering from Hypothermia

They say he spent the evening in his vehicle after it became stuck about 10 miles northeast of Cook, Minnesota

  COOK, Minn. — A man who went missing after going on a hunting trip in northern Minnesota has been found. Authorities say a 72-year-old man is being treated for hypothermia after he failed to return home from a hunting trip. They say he spent the evening in his vehicle after it became stuck about 10 miles northeast of Cook,…