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Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza Set for Jan. 24

It's a "go" for the 25th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
    
The Crow Wing County sheriff's office met with representatives from the Brainerd Jaycees on Gull Lake's Hole in the Day Bay on Wednesday to verify ice conditions.
    

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Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota owes Overdue Property Taxes

Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota owes more than $37,000 in overdue property taxes.

The nonprofit says it bought a new Goodwill building in June and Executive Director Joline Hovland said there was a miscommunication about the building's tax-exempt status.

That it’s resulting in the massive fees, which are not in its budget.

Man Found in Fish House on Waseca Lake Died From CO Poisoning

A 41-year-old Austin man found dead in his fish house on Clear Lake in Waseca died from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner.

According to the Waseca County Sheriff's Office, the man's father found him shortly after noon Thursday. The man has been identified as William Blom.

Minn. National Guard Soldiers Head to Kuwait for Year-Long Deployment

Detachment 1 has a MEDEVAC mission similar to Company C, 2-211 General Support Aviation Battalion, who conducted UH-60 Blackhawk MEDEVAC operations during their annual training period at Camp Ripley, Minn. July 19. - Photo: Minnesota National Guard

A departure ceremony is scheduled Saturday for Minnesota National Guard soldiers who are headed overseas.

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Hutchinson School Board Member Refuses to Resign after DWI Arrest

Hutchinson School Board Member Lori Hornick-Lindell  - Photo: Hutchinson Public Schools

A Hutchinson school board member is refusing to resign after being arrested on suspicion of DWI last week.

The school board conducted a special meeting Wednesday and approved a motion calling for Lori Hornick-Lindell to resign, saying she violated the Code of Ethics for board members.

Fitch Jurors Watch Video From Officer Shooting

Jurors watched video of a Mendota Heights police officer being shot on the first day of the trial of Brian Fitch Sr.

Fitch is accused of the July 30 shooting of officer Scott Patrick in West St. Paul. The trial is in St. Cloud because of pre-trial publicity.

1 Charge Dropped against Minnesota Mom Who Gave Son Cannabis Oil

Suporters of Angela Brown protest in Lac Qui Parle County - Photo: KSTP/File

A judge has dismissed one of two charges against a Minnesota woman who gave her son cannabis oil for chronic pain.
    
Judge Thomas Van Hon tossed out a charge of child endangerment against Angela Brown of Madison.
    
Brown still faces a charge of contributing to the need for child protection or services.