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This March 20, 2016 photo shows Hart family of Woodland, Wash., at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash. Authorities in Northern California say they believe all six children from a family were in a vehicle that plunged off a coastal cliff. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allmon told reporters Wednesday, ...
General operating funds are obtained by the SWCD from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, counties, fees for service and grants or partnership agreements with the federal government or other conservation organizations. "Commissioner Houge, I believe that years ago, there used to be a ...

Washington County Public Health and Environment Deputy Director David Brummell pointed to farmers markets and the parks and trails system as ... Washington County has traditionally ranked near the top of Minnesota counties in the County Health Rankings report, though Brummel cautioned against ...
The significant rise in demand in Nobles County hasn't been as pronounced in the other four counties that comprise the agency: Cottonwood, Jackson, Pipestone and Rock. Though it's difficult to say what's happening locally to warrant the increase, Johnson said anxiety and depression account for more ...
Pillager, MN (KFGO) - Snow and ice covered roads were a factor in a deadly crash in Cass County, Minnesota Monday evening. The state patrol says around 5:15 p.m., a car was westbound on Highway 210 when the driver lost control, crossed the center line and was stuck by an eastbound pickup.
Washington and Carver counties were the only Minnesota counties to crack the top 20 in US News & World Report's annual list of the healthiest counties, which is a little odd given that Minnesota regularly emerges near the top in ranking of healthiest states. Carver County, west of the Twin Cities metro, ...

WILLMAR, Minn. – An elderly couple that went missing Wednesday was found dead Thursday in their vehicle in Kandiyohi County. Their grandson was arrested Thursday night and is currently in the Kandiyohi County Jail. According to a news release, the bodies of Wilbert “Willie” A. Scheel, 93, and his ...
CENTER CITY, Minn. — A Minnesota prosecutor says no charges will be filed against seven law officers in the fatal shooting of a North Carolina man last year. Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter says the officers were justified in using deadly force against 39-year-old Gregory Thrower of Kinston, North ...
I don't need to say it to people living in northern Minnesota, but $50 million is a lot of money. The cost of repayment would leave a huge hole in the budget of many counties in our state, including Carlton County, among many other significantly smaller counties further west. These small counties would take ...
Counties on the outskirts of the state often fared worst. Across Minnesota's northern border, Kittson, Koochiching and Lake of the Woods each lost more than 5 percent of their populations the past seven years, according to the estimates. So too did Faribault County along the state's southern border and Lac ...
In the southeastern Minnesota counties of Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Mower and Winona, a ban on deer feeding and deer attractants remains in effect through Wednesday, June 27, and will likely be extended because of ongoing disease issues. In Fillmore County, 17 wild deer have been found to have ...
The annual list providing a county-by-county breakdown of American health has been released – and it's not good reading for northeast Minnesota. The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps claim that the Northland is home to several of the most unhealthy counties in Minnesota – with St. Louis County, ...
The DNR says the ban will stay in place until at least June 27 for Fillmore, Olmsted, Mower, Houston and Winona counties and will likely be extended. 17 deer have been found with chronic wasting disease in Fillmore County since it was first detected in the fall of 2016 near Preston. A feeding ban will ...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants tougher regulation on construction debris disposal, but counties that run many of the landfills are ... to do," said John Helmers, past president of the Minnesota Solid Waste Administrators Association and director of environmental resources for Olmsted County.
Bounty Hunter, MPD Help Catch Suspect Connected To Delano Dog KillingA man is in jail in connection to a pet dog that was shot dead in Wright County. Sheriff: Missing Woman, 19, Last Seen In Grand RapidsAuthorities in northern Minnesota are seeking the public's help in finding a missing woman.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 21-year-old St. Paul man is in the Ramsey County Jail, accused of repeatedly assaulting his girlfriend's baby. St. Paul police say Eric Mercado Magana was arrested Friday during a traffic stop. Investigators say his girlfriend took her 9-month-old son to a clinic on Thursday.
Dakota County recently became the first county in Minnesota to roll out the service, which was developed by Vitals Aware Services, a Golden Valley-based tech company, in partnership with the Autism Society of Minnesota. Nancy Nelson has enrolled her 21-year-old son, Jacob, who has a developmental ...

Lord help me! One of the last things that Minnesota needs is another county! I couldn't believe it when I read that there is consideration of splitting St. Louis County in two (Minnesota section, March 4). Let's consider a couple things: First, Arizona, with a larger size and greater population, has 15 counties and ...
Bounty Hunter, MPD Help Catch Suspect Connected To Delano Dog KillingA man is in jail in connection to a pet dog that was shot dead in Wright County. Sheriff: Missing Woman, 19, Last Seen In Grand RapidsAuthorities in northern Minnesota are seeking the public's help in finding a missing woman.
A bus crash on Interstate 94 near St. Michael just before 7 p.m. Saturday sent six people to an area hospital with injuries. The driver of the Cheeseman Coach reportedly suffered a medical issue that caused the crash just west of Hwy. 241 at 6:46 p.m. The driver and five occupants were treated at Centra ...
On Friday at 3:37 a.m., deputies responded to the 13000 block of Power Dam Rd. NE in Frohn Township in Beltrami County on the report of a male subject not breathing from a suspected heroin overdose. Before deputies arrived, dispatchers had the occupants of the residence begin CPR on the subject.
It takes more than a diagnosed mental illness for a Minnesota county to treat someone against their will. A person also has to pose a threat to themselves or to others. Even so, commitment is a labyrinthine legal process complicated by emotions and family dynamics. A Stearns County judge in May ...
St. Louis County communications manager Dana Kazel tells the Hibbing Daily Tribune that officials consulted with the county attorney's office, which recommended removing the Ten Commandments based on past court decisions. County Administrator Kevin Gray says the northeastern Minnesota county ...
A revised plan for the F-M Diversion will seek a permit based on changes to the levee, which expands water-holding areas in Cass County while trimming retention in Minnesota's Wilkin and Clay counties. The revisions also increase the amount of river water flowing through Fargo-Moorhead. There would ...
Robert Lloyd Messersmith, the Inverness man who was sent back to Minnesota to face child-sex charges, was released from custody after posting a hefty ... According to court records and Hennepin County, Minnesota, prosecutors, 75-year-old Messersmith posted a $50,000 bond and was released from the ...
Thirty years later, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency knows more — construction debris is contaminating groundwater at landfills around the state. The agency wants tougher regulation, but counties that run many of the landfills are pushing back, arguing the MPCA hasn't justified the need for ...
University of Minnesota researchers report the risks to mothers and newborns rise in remote rural counties that have lost hospital labor and delivery services. The study said 179 rural U.S. counties lost hospital based obstetric service between 2004 and 2014. About 40 percent, or 76 of those counties are far ...
Blue Earth County election judge Leigh Pomeroy said he has been following the high court debate and believes both arguments have some merit. He worries that allowing political displays could provoke confrontations between voters at polling locations. Pomeroy said he also respects the free speech ...
St. Louis County communications manager Dana Kazel tells the Hibbing Daily Tribune that officials consulted with the county attorney's office, which recommended removing the Ten Commandments based on past court decisions. County Administrator Kevin Gray says the northeastern Minnesota county ...
The Dakota County Sheriff's Office and ten city police departments within the county are working together to launch the new technology to help deputies, officers and first responders interact more effectively with vulnerable residents including those with dementia, developmental disabilities and mental ...
Splitting the county would directly contradict other proposals around the state that have favored combining many of Minnesota's 87 counties to avoid duplication of services. One proposal years ago advocated for reducing the number of counties to 10. In the meantime, some counties have started teaming ...
Counties on the outskirts of the state often fared worst. Across Minnesota's northern border, Kittson, Koochiching and Lake of the Woods each lost more than 5 percent of their populations the past seven years, according to the estimates. So too did Faribault County along the state's southern border and Lac ...


 

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