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Deputies from the Dakota County Sheriff's office responding to a reported fire in the woods located burning rolls of copper wire. The fire was reported in the area of Cooper Avenue and Cannon River Boulevard, in a remote area commonly referred to as the "Cascades" in the City of Randolph. According to sheriff Dave Bellows, upon their arrival deputies located rolls of cooper wire with the plastic insulation burning. This is a common method used to remove the plastic insulation prior to selling the wire for scrap.
Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division are returning to Fort Lewis, Wash., following their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their exact return dates to Minnesota will be released as soon as they become available. The 34th Infantry Division Soldiers will undergo medical and administrative processing at Fort Lewis before they return to Minnesota. Since May 2009, the 34th Infantry Division (34th ID) provided command and control of military forces in the southern third of Iraq.
GRANITE FALLS -- A handful of people came out to pore over maps and see how plans to invest $700 million and build a high-voltage line from Brookings, S.D., to Hampton in the southeast corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area might affect them. The public hearing on Monday afternoon at Prairie's Edge Casino Resort near Granite Falls was an opportunity for residents living along a separate section of that corridor -- running from Marshall to Granite Falls -- to review a draft of an environmental impact statement on the CapX2020 project. Currently, H-shaped power poles hold a 115-kilovolt l
DULUTH, Minn. - A repeat of student fan behavior that included bigoted and offensive chants during a University of Minnesota Duluth men's hockey game will result in removal from the game and possible revocation of season tickets, UMD officials say. A group of fans in the UMD student section at the Oct.
The remaining partners in a South Dakota coal-fired power plant that was to provide electricity to Upper Midwestern states announced Monday they were killing the project. Big Stone II participants were Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Heartland Consumers Power District, Missouri River Energy Services and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Otter Tail Power Co., coordinator of the project, dropped out this summer. Environmentalists who fought the plant were happy with Monday's announcement. "This represents the end of our four-year battle to defeat the plant we proved was unneeded, enviro
RED WING, Minn. -- Eagles, hawks, water fowl and other creatures are on their way. "This is the time. They are coming south," said Alison Springer. And the National Eagle Center in Wabasha is ready for them. A migration celebration lifts off this weekend at the center, which is situated on the Mississippi River, and continues through Nov. 22. This area sees the largest population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. "It's not just a single weekend," added Springer, who is the new marketing manager for the eagle center.
Minnesota's first-ever copper mine came a step closer to reality Wednesday after the state's Department of Natural Resources and U.S.
The landmark Two Harbors Honking Tree that was cut down by vandals in April will be cut again, but this time by a chainsaw artist who will turn it into a lighthouse that will stand 10 feet or even 20 feet high. Those plans, unveiled by Mayor Randy Bolen at a Two Harbors Trees and Trails Commission meeting Thursday, should lay to rest any fears of what might have happened to it. The carved lighthouse would stand on Seventh Avenue in Two Harbors, across the street from the Dairy Queen.
Lawmakers from Minnesota and Wisconsin asked the states' governors Thursday to "immediately resume negotiations" on a potentially doomed income tax reciprocity agreement. In a joint letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Gov.
Ever since her twin great-grandchildren were born prematurely, Marjorie Sordahl has spent nearly every day doing something to help other preemies. Using donated yarn, Sordahl crochets soft stocking caps. Some are so tiny they would barely cover a walnut. The hats are given to premature babies born at St. Cloud Hospital, where her great-grandchildren were born 16 years ago. "The twins were just so little," she said.