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MN Overdose Drops 17% From 2017 to 2018

MINNESOTA – The North Star State saw a big drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018. Preliminary statewide data shows that overdose deaths dropped 17% from 733 in 2017 to 607 last year. Officials say the numbers are promising, but that overdose deaths remain at historic highs and more work needs to be done to prevent and treat substance abuse….

Strongmen Show Off Viking Strength in Moorhead for HISTORY Show

MOORHEAD, Minn –¬†Four of the world’s strongest men want to figure out if they’re as strong as Vikings. What’s a better place to test their might than Minnesota? It’s all part of the History Channel show The Strongest Man in History. Courtesy: HISTORY Four-time World’s Strongest Man champion Brian Shaw pulled a Viking ship weighing 12,000 pounds in the Hjemkomst…

Authorities Release Name of Victim In Fatal Hit-And-Run Near Ottertail

21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning.

OTTERTAIL, MN — The state patrol has released the name of a Wahpeton, ND man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Hwy. 78 south of Ottertail. 21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning. Wohlers was walking with two friends when he tripped into the traffic lane. The car, heading north, left the scene. The patrol…

Parkers Prairie Woman Hurt After Her Motorcycle Collides With Small Deer

The crash happened around 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon on Highway 67, just north of Butler

BUTLER, MN — A Parkers Prairie, Minnesota woman was taken by LifeLink helicopter to the hospital after hitting a small deer with her motorcycle. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Jennifer Pullins’ injuries do not appear to be life threatening. The crash happened around 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon on Highway 67, just north of Butler. Pullins was wearing a…

“Operation Dry Water” Targets Drunk Boaters Over Holiday Weekend

More officers will be patrolling Minnesota lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. –If you’re headed to the lakes in Minnesota this holiday weekend, make sure you’re not being reckless on the water. The DNR, State Patrol, and Sheriff’s offices are all teaming up to stop people from boating while drunk. It’s part of a campaign called Operation Dry Water. Many boaters are also keeping safety top of mind. “Of…

Building Housing Semi, Hay And Other Items Destroyed By Fire

Crews arrived to find the building in Parnell Township was fully engulfed in flames

POLK CO., MN — An early morning fire on Tuesday destroys an outbuilding and all of its contents including a semi, spray trailer, two pay-loaders and hay. The fire call came in to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office around 3:30. Crews arrived to find the building in Parnell Township was fully engulfed in flames. The building and the contents inside…

Former Senator Coleman To Have Section Of His Lungs Removed During Cancer Fight

Coleman says he underwent five weeks of intensive radiation, but a follow-up scan found a spot on his lungs

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he plans to have part of his lungs removed after a re-emergence of cancer. Coleman posted on his Facebook page Tuesday that he will have surgery on July 15. He says the procedure will remove about a quarter of his lungs and cut his lung capacity by up to 20%. Last…

Erskine Man Arrested For Impaired Boating On Union Lake

Emelian Frolov was located on the lake around 8 o'clock Sunday night with seven other people in his watercraft

POLK CO., MN — An Erskine, Minnesota man is arrested after Polk County authorities get a report of a reckless boater on Union Lake. 23-year-old Emelian Frolov was located on the lake around 8 o’clock Sunday night with seven other people in his watercraft. Frolov was escorted into the public landing and arrested for boating while impaired. No injuries were…

MN Nurse And Pilot Die In Medical Helicopter Crash

North Memorial Health says no patients were on board when the crash happened about 1 a.m. Friday at the Brainerd airport.

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) _ A nurse and a pilot are dead and a crew member injured after a medical helicopter crash at a regional airport in Minnesota. North Memorial Health says no patients were on board when the crash happened about 1 a.m. Friday at the Brainerd airport. The injured crew member was taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in…