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Governor's Residence Christmas Tree Cut from Nemadji State Forest

The Christmas tree for the governor’s official residence in St. Paul is making a 155 mile-long journey to the Twin Cities from the Nemadji State Forest.

The tree is a 50-foot balsam fir. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources staff and the Conservation Corps Minnesota cut the tree down Friday.

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Vigil Planned to Honor Anniversary of Cold Spring Officer Death

Cold Spring-Richmond Police Officer Tom Decker -

The city of Cold Spring will hold a candlelight vigil to honor a police officer killed while on duty in 2012.
    
The memorial at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 will mark the two-year anniversary of Cold Spring-Richmond Police Officer Tom Decker's death. The 31-year-old was ambushed, shot and killed outside of a Cold Spring bar.
    

Duluth Airport Opens Parking Garage, Skyway

Travelers driving to Duluth International Airport will stay a little warmer with the opening of an $8 million parking garage and glass-enclosed connecting skyway.
    

Court of Appeals Hears Mille Lacs Lake Lawsuit

The Minnesota Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group of Mille Lacs Lake resort owners and anglers upset with how the Department of Natural Resources manages the big lake's walleye population.

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Moose that Wandered into Southern Minn. is Found Dead

A wandering moose spotted in the unfamiliar habitat of southern Minnesota has been found dead.
    

Multiple Structure Fires Reported Around the State Overnight

A fire destroyed a home in East Bethel.  - Photo: KSTP-TV/Jeff Ganahl

Several fires were reported overnight outside of the Twin Cities metro area.

Firefighters from five different departments were called to a home in Montrose, Minnesota, which is about 35 miles west of the Twin Cities. Fire officials say flames were shooting from the roof, and the home was severely damaged. One person was in the home at the time but escaped uninjured.

Revealing Report on What Works, What Doesn't with Minn. DWI Courts

Every single day, 70 Minnesotans are arrested for drinking and driving. If you look at the bigger picture, that means nearly 26,000 DWI arrests last year, according to Minnesota Safe Driving.

Some of those people have been arrested before for the same thing. And they have a decision to make:  DWI court or jail.