ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a 700-pound black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota and removing its head pleaded guilty Thursday, although his lawyer alleges...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A small plane crashed at a private grass airstrip near Brainerd on Wednesday, injuring two people on board, authorities said.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A 39-year-old man died while being held in the Crow Wing County jail., authoiriteis said
According to the sheriff's office, the man died early Friday. Authorities say...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brainerd man was charged Friday with federal misdemeanor counts of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian lands after he allegedly shot and killed a bear on the Red...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials are investigating the death of a 9-month-old boy at a home day care in central Minnesota.
State regulators have suspended the license of the...
WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota man faces multiple charges after a weekend chase in Iowa in which he allegedly crashed into a county sheriff's squad car.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — In a story Oct. 8 about disposing of deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease, The Associated Press may have left the impression that Crow Wing County has...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court says the city of Brainerd violated state labor laws when it restructured the fire department and dissolved the firefighters union.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating cases of salmonella and hepatitis A at the Crow Wing County Jail.
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Nearly 13 months ago, Virginia's Gus Phillipich underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery in a nine-hour procedure.
His health was, of course, the main concern, but...
PILLAGER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northern Minnesota say a freight train struck and killed a man over the weekend.
The Cass County Sheriff's Office was notified Saturday morning that the...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Leah Pritchett ended a 26-event winless streak Sunday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota driver Jason Line raced to his second Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier of the season and 55th overall Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Matt Hagan led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Hagan had a 3.890-second run at 328.46 mph in his Dodge...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hot and humid weather that triggered severe thunderstorms in Minnesota is sticking around for now.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Twin Cities...
BAXTER, Minn. (AP) — A paramedic who survived a fatal medical helicopter crash in Minnesota has told investigators the pilot reported foggy conditions on approach to the airport and that they...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota have released the names of a pilot and a nurse who were killed and a paramedic who was injured when a medical helicopter crashed at a regional...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed Friday at a regional airport in Minnesota, killing a nurse and pilot and injuring a crew member, according to the health care provider that owns...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government's...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A University of Minnesota study links the decline of walleye in Mille Lacs Lake to a loss of habitat resulting from clearer water, which doesn't favor walleye...
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Brainerd man is accused of attacking a woman with a machete in St. Cloud before using the weapon on himself.
Police say the man went to the woman's apartment...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A second person who died from injuries sustained in an avalanche at a northern New Mexico ski resort is a Minnesota native.
The deceased skier has been identified by family as 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari, who was raised in Brainerd. Borg-Massanari moved to Vail, Colorado from Minnesota to attend Colorado Mountain College. He worked for an outdoor equipment company and as a zipline tour guide in the summer.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida coast. Jed Copham was 46.
Raceway officials say Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat on Sunday near Fort Myers when he went missing. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, authorities recovered his body near a boat ramp Monday morning.
BECKER, Minn. (AP) — The State Patrol says a man is dead after he was struck by a car while walking across a highway in central Minnesota.
Authorities say 66-year-old Francis Pittman of Big Lake was crossing Highway 10 in Becker when he was struck and killed Friday night.
The 23-year-old Brainerd woman who was driving the Honda Accord that struck Pittman was not seriously hurt.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Late summer temperatures in northern and north central Minnesota rose to record-setting levels during the weekend.
The mercury climbed to 89 degrees Sunday in Brainerd, beating a record of 82 set in 2015.
The National Weather Service says the average high for Brainerd this time of year is 69.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Billy Torrence raced to his first career Top Fuel victory Sunday at age 60, winning the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Torrence, the father of Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence, beat three-time season champion Antron Brown on a holeshot in the final round, finishing in 3.756 seconds at 329.99 mph. Torrence won in his 27th start in the division.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Robert Hight raced to his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and the 59th overall Saturday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Hight had a 3.959-second run at 324.67 mph in the third Funny Car qualifying session. The Chevrolet driver is the defending Funny Car season champion.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Antron Brown led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Coming off his first victory of the season two weeks ago outside Seattle, Brown had a 3.789-second run at 325.45 mph. He has 49th career No. 1 qualifiers.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Residents in the northern half of Minnesota are being warned about poor air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.
The state Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for the region through midday Sunday. Officials say the smoke is expected to reach levels considered unhealthy for sensitive people.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a plane crash in Minnesota, the third in as many days.
Officials say no one was seriously injured when a plane went down while attempting to land at an airport in Crow Wing County Monday.
The Federal Aviation Administration says two people were on board the fixed-wing, single-engine airplane when it crashed about 11 a.m. near the Brainerd airport. Investigators were on the way to the crash scene.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A Brainerd man is accused of trying to poison an infant with antifreeze.
Twenty-three-year-old Jeffrey Thomas is charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault. A criminal complaint alleges Thomas tried to poison the 4-month-old girl after his wife because upset that he may have fathered the child with another woman. A paternity test has not been completed, but Thomas says he's not the father.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Organizers of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament says an investigation into possible fraud has cleared three Ohio men who won prizes, including a pickup truck.
The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza says the three family members have passed lie detector tests and will be allowed to keep their prizes, which also includes $1,000 and an ice auger.
Ada-Borup 71, Mahnomen-Waubun 53
Alexandria 77, St. Cloud Apollo 64
Apple Valley 95, Burnsville 60
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 74, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 67
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Officials of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament are investigating some of this year's winners.
Officials with Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza say they're investigating whether three men from Ohio legitimately caught the fish when they say they did, the Star Tribune reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Organizers of the Brainerd Jaycees are investigating whether some competitors in this year's $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza engaged in fraud.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports three of the 150 prize-winners in the Jan. 27 are being investigated to make sure their fish were caught legitimately. One of the men took home a new truck.
This year's event drew an estimated 12,000 anglers to Gull Lake, and organizers bill it as the largest such contest in the world.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A huge annual ice-fishing contest in north-central Minnesota has been issued its event permit for later this month.
On Thursday, the Brainerd Jaycees and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department checked ice conditions on Gull Lake's Hole in the Day Bay for the 28th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. They found 18 inches of ice throughout the 2-square-mile contest site.
Ada-Borup 89, Northern Cass, N.D. 58
Albany 66, Foley 51
Alexandria 70, Brainerd 58
Apple Valley 89, Shakopee 81
Barnesville 65, Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 48
Barnum 68, McGregor 48
Bethlehem Academy 56, Maple River 51
Bigfork 89, Hill City 59
Blackduck 87, Kelliher/Northome 84
Blake 56, St. Paul Academy 54
Blue Earth Area 79, New Ulm 77, 2OT
Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill. 64, Southland 41
Braham 87, Ogilvie 24
Browerville/Eagle Valley 61, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 51
Albany 57, Spectrum 43
Alexandria 73, Rocori 65
Anoka 59, Zimmerman 38
Bagley 89, Clearbrook-Gonvick 35
Battle Lake 65, Underwood 54
BOLD 88, New Ulm Cathedral 60
Brainerd 94, Fergus Falls 57
Cass Lake-Bena 96, Pine River-Backus 64
Chaska 62, Lakeville North 55
Christ's Household of Faith 88, Maranatha Christian 83
Austin 93, Albert Lea 34
Bemidji 83, International Falls 35
Bigfork 95, Cherry 31
Blake 81, South St. Paul 46
Blooming Prairie 63, Kenyon-Wanamingo 41
Brainerd 68, Sauk Rapids-Rice 60
Brooklyn Center 78, St. Paul Johnson 69
Byron 74, Lewiston-Altura 30
Cambridge-Isanti 102, White Bear Lake 66
Cannon Falls 64, Hill-Murray 61
Cass Lake-Bena 94, Mahnomen-Waubun 65
Centennial 68, Roseville 65
Chisholm 79, Lakeview Christian Academy 72
Coulee Region Christian, Wis. 71, Cambridge Christian 37