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Minnesota Wants say in Red River Diversion Lawsuit

Photo: KSTP/File -

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to participate in a lawsuit challenging a Red River diversion project so it can be heard on arguments about state regulation.

23K Lose Power as Storms Hit N.D., Minnesota

Cary Schmies snapped this picture around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Duluth as the storm passed through. - Photo: Cary Schmies

A line of severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail came through North Dakota and continued into central and northern Minnesota overnight.

The National Weather Service reported 69 mph winds at the Grand Forks Airport at 8 p.m. Monday. KSTP Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow also said Grand Forks had about 3-5 inches of rain in six hours.

13-Year-Old Among 2 Campers Injured from Falling Trees in BWCA

Falling trees injured two campers, including a 13-year-old girl, early Tuesday morning as storms rolled through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

They were part of a group of 17 people who were camping near Lady Boot Bay on Lac La Croix Lake.

17-Year-Old Girl Shot Several Times in Northern Minn., 1 Arrested

Chad Eric Pickering - Photo: Beltrami County Sheriff's Office

A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly shooting a 17-year-old girl several times while she was standing on her deck in northern Minnesota.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. at a home in Beltrami County. The 17-year-old girl called police and said she had been shot multiple times, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.

8 Minnesota Counties Get Federal Flood Aid

Flooding in Rock County after June storms. - Photo: Rock County Star Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Minnesota has officially been declared a major disaster area on Monday, which comes after widespread flooding across the state this summer.

Minor Injuries after Car Crashes into St. Cloud Apartment

There were just minor injuries after a car crashed into an apartment building in north St. Cloud Sunday night.

According to St. Cloud police, the incident happened on the 1400 block of 12th Avenue North around 10:30 p.m.

Aliya Ali Mohamed, 24, of St. Cloud drove into a lower level apartment, crashing through the wall and into the living room area.

Jurors Interviewed in Trial of Cook County Attorney

Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell -

The trial for the Cook County prosecutor accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl started Monday at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth.

The court interviewed potential jurors on Monday in the trial of Tim Scannell.