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ST. PAUL—The University of St. Thomas is investigating after a racist slur was found scrawled on a sidewalk of the St. Paul campus. Saying in a Thursday statement that they were "deeply saddened" and "this is not who we are and cannot be tolerated," the St. Thomas administration condemned the graffiti, which was a slur against blacks and was reported Wednesday night.
ERSKINE, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating reported trespassing and illegal hunting in Northwest Minnesota Tuesday. According to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, two men were arrested and charged for shooting a deer on private land in the Erskine area near 170th Avenue Southeast and 380th Street Southeast.
BRAINERD, Minn. — For many in the Northland there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of winter than spending the day behind a team of working sled dogs...
ST. PAUL—A St. Paul man is dead after being struck in a crosswalk by a motorist Wednesday afternoon in the North End neighborhood, police say. Police were dispatched about 2:30 p.m. to the corner of Arlington Avenue and Matilda Street, where 78-year-old Ker Par had been hit by a small pickup truck, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman. Par was transported to Regions Hospital, where he later died. The driver is cooperating with police; neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash, Ernster said.
WALKER, Minn.—The body of a Federal Dam man reported missing last week after a canoe was found capsized on Leech Lake was found Tuesday morning, officials said. The man has been identified as Kenneth Gale, 66, of Federal Dam, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of the overturned canoe on the east side of Leech Lake in the Sugar Point area at 6:49 p.m. Oct. 25, according to a news release.
ST. PAUL — Angler Kanchic Yang of St. Paul has caught the state record by weight white bass—and he didn't have to travel to lake country. Yang was fishing with a minnow and 8-pound test line on Oct. 10 at Vadnais Lake in Ramsey County when he hooked the new record white bass.
GILBERT, Minn. -- An 85-year-old woman died in an apparent hit-and-run incident in Gilbert on Wednesday night, and the man accused in the acccident was arrested Thursday. Florence Mannelin, 85, of Makinen was a pedestrian who was had been seen walking across the 100 block of Broadway just before 7 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle that did not stop and continued north on Broadway, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
WALKER, Minn.—Authorities are searching for a Federal Dam, Minn., man after a canoe was found capsized Tuesday night on Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of an overturned canoe on the east side of Leech Lake in the Sugar Point area at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS—A Lakeville family of four missing since Friday was found safe in a car in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning — and the parents were later booked into jail, Lakeville police said. A Minneapolis resident spotted the parents and their two children, ages 4 and 7, behind a building and called police, Lakeville police said in a news release.