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Man Arrested after Hours-Long Standoff in Crow Wing County

A 55-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after an hours-long standoff with law enforcement in Crow Wing County.

The incident started just after 10 a.m., when authorities were called to 20030 Tower Road for a welfare check.

Meeting to be Held in New Brighton to Discuss Mille Lacs Walleye

Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs has been the topic of controversy this summer and an upcoming meeting in New Brighton is aimed at addressing concerns.

11-Year-Old Boy Dies after being Hit by Vehicle in North Branch

Dallas Kasper - Photo: Facebook/Jamie Donahue O'Day

An 11-year-old boy hit by a vehicle in North Branch last week has died from his injuries.

The North Branch Police Department says Dallas Kasper, of North Branch, died Saturday from his injuries. He was hit by a car Thursday around 8 p.m. while walking with his father along Fill Avenue near 375th Street.

Former U of M Mankato Football Player Continues to Make Progress in Recovery

A former University of Minnesota, Mankato football player who is recovering from a severe brain injury after an assault continues to make strides.

Minnesota Pheasant Harvest Drops

Mongolian ringneck-type common pheasant  - Photo: Wikipedia.com

The number of pheasant hunters in Minnesota plunged last year along with the ringneck harvest.
    
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says only 62,000 pheasant hunters took to the fields last fall, and they bagged only 169,000 roosters.
    

Benson Man Crashes to Avoid Hitting Garbage Truck in Stearns County

A 50-year-old Benson man was taken to the hospital after his car went air born while trying to avoid a garbage truck on a Stearns County road Monday morning.

Lightning Strikes, Tornado Cause Damage Across Minn.

A storm system caused damage across the state Sunday night.

A brief tornado touchdown was confirmed in Benton County, just north of Foley, in a mostly-rural area. Damage reports include downed trees, windows blown out of buildings and cars, and a roof torn off a barn.