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Gov. Walz discourages North Dakotans to travel to Minnesota lake cabins

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Governor Tim Walz disagrees with Governor Doug Burgum’s office saying it’s ok for North Dakotans to go to their lake cabins in Minnesota. Walz says it’s not wise for anyone to be traveling right now. He adds he wouldn’t ask Minnesotans to travel to North Dakota or elsewhere. Walz says since there’s no federal stay at…

Aerial video shows flooding in Roseau County

ROSEAU COUNTY, Minn. – Unusually high water for this time of the year continues in many rivers and lakes across the area. The lake is dry most of the year and typically only sees water during the spring melt. According to the Roseau River Watershed, this is the highest the lake has ever been in the fall in the 87…

Body Recovered from Lake in Polk County

An autopsy is pending, but no criminal activity is suspected.

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man face down in the lake at 34433 140th Avenue SE at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Mentor Fire and Rescue and County EMS helped the officers pull 69-year-old Steven Wayne Sveningson from the lake. First responders attempted to resuscitate Sveningson, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced…

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…

Suspects Plead Guilty in Carla Yellowbird Murder

2016 Robbery Turned Murder on Spirit Lake Reservation

SPIRIT LAKE RESERVATION — Suspects in the murder of 27-year-old Carla Yellowbird plead guilty to murder and robbery charges. 21-year-old Daylin St. Pierre pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Felony Murder. 24-year-old Dakota Charboneau pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder. In 2016, Yellowbird went to Spirit Lake to sell drugs. After being driven to a remote location on…

Otter Tail County is Celebrating 150 Years…On Ice!

It's about embracing your culture, celebrating your culture, celebrating your history

OTTER TAIL LAKE, Minn. — Otter Tail County is celebrating 150 years by honoring Minnesota culture…and their celebrating on ice! This weekend’s party on Otter Tail Lake is the beginning of a yearlong celebration. Most people can’t say they’ve been to a party on ice. “For anybody that’s never been on ice yeah they just wouldn’t believe it,” said Jim…

Three Escape After Vehicle Breaks Through Ice on Little Detroit Lake

A vehicle being driven on Little Detroit Lake fell through the ice into about 11 feet of water

  BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — Three people escape unharmed after their vehicle went through the ice on Little Detroit Lake in Becker County. The sheriff’s office responded to a call for help just before 7 o’clock Sunday night. A vehicle being driven on Little Detroit Lake fell through the ice into about 11 feet of water. The people inside the…

Authorities Need More Resources in Search for Missing Red Lake Fishermen

Their boat capsized and one man was able to swim to shore

  RED LAKE, Minn. — More help is needed to find two missing fishermen on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The Northeast Regional Water Rescue Team and the Stutsman County Dive Team will begin searching Lower Red Lake on Tuesday. The Grand Forks Regional Team will provide airboats since conditions on the lake have changed since the fishermen went missing…

Non-Tribal Cabin Owners Forced from Leech Lake Properties

Leaders want to reclaim the land to address the reservation's homelessness problem

  LEECH LAKE, Minn, — Some cabin owners are being forced from Leech Lake in northern Minnesota. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has decided not to renew nearly 350 waterfront lot leases, meaning non-tribal cabin owners will have to vacate their cabins. Leaders want to reclaim the land to address the reservation’s homelessness problem. Nearly 75 cabin owners will have…

Detroit Lakes Attractions Quiet this Labor Day

The temperature is getting lower and the water is getting colder, but that isn't stopping people from soaking up their last days of summer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Labor Day signals the last day of summer vacation for many people and that means they are pulling out all the stops to make it last. The temperature is getting lower and the water is getting colder, but that isn’t stopping people from soaking up their last days of summer. “It’s very sad that summer’s almost…