CROW WING

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…

One in Custody Over Stabbing Death at Minnesota Senior Living Facility

He is a relative of the female victim

CROSBY, Minn. — A suspect is in custody in the weekend stabbing death of a worker at a senior living facility in Crosby, Minnesota. Police say 37-year-old David Otey was taken into custody. He is a relative of the female victim. The stabbing happened Saturday morning at the Heartwood Senior Living facility in Crosby. The Crow Wing County town has…

Testing Shows Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer Hasn’t Spread in Minnesota

Officials say it gives them confidence that the fatal brain disease has not spread beyond a small pocket in the southeast corner of the state

MINNESOTA — Tests found no chronic wasting disease in more than 11,000 deer shot by hunters in north-central, central and southeastern Minnesota this fall. Officials say it gives them confidence that the fatal brain disease has not spread beyond a small pocket in the southeast corner of the state. The DNR ordered the precautionary testing in north-central and central Minnesota…