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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thirty-one Line 3 oil pipeline protesters were arrested Tuesday in Hubbard County. The sheriff’s office says protesters began arriving at the Enbridge Energy equipment site in Henrietta Township just before 7:30 a.m., with the first carload of protesters allegedly forcing a semi-truck to stop on County Road 11. Protesters then attached themselves to the truck’s rear axle...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A red flag warning has been issued for several counties in northern Minnesota. Due to the strong winds and low humidity, the National Weather Service has issued the warning for Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. NWS asks that people do not burn while the warning is in effect, and to check any recent burns to...
                        The Northern Lights Task Force in Minnesota arrested several people protesting Line 3 last weekend. Comments on social media led officers to believe that the protesters would be trying to confront law enforcement, leading to the arrest of up to 1,000 people. The Northern Lights Task Force said...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man and a woman from northern Minnesota were sentenced Wednesday to decades behind bars for abusing minors to produce child pornography. Matthew Gunderson, 31, of Sturgeon Lake, and Amanda Walsh, 39, of Aitkin, were sentenced to 30 years and 19 years in prison respectively, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. According to court documents, in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — At least one person was killed and two people were seriously injured Tuesday when an ambulance collided with a dump truck in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the T-bone crash happened around 10:20 a.m. in Lawrence Township, about 30 miles west of Hibbing. Investigators say the dump truck was traveling east on County...
    Dave Kolpack writes for the Associated Press: “Hundreds of protesters vowing to do whatever it takes to stop a Canadian-based company’s push to replace an aging pipeline blocked a pump station Monday in northern Minnesota, with some people chaining themselves to construction equipment before police began making arrests. Environmental and tribal groups say Enbridge Energy’s plan to rebuild Line 3,...
    More On: protests Fauci, First Lady Biden tour Harlem COVID-19 vaccination site Protests hit Minneapolis for third night after fatal shooting of wanted man New Mexico governor dismisses protesters as ‘QAnon lizard people’ Minneapolis unrest continues as police shooting victim’s family demands video SOLWAY, Minn. — Environmental and tribal groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s ongoing effort to replace its...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of people are in northern Minnesota Monday to protest construction of Enbridge Energy’s replacement pipeline. The Canadian-based energy company continued its replacement project of the aging Line 3 pipeline last week amid growing resistance. READ MORE: 2 Men Found Guilty Of Kidnapping, Killing Realtor Monique Baugh Indigenous people, and those in support of the...
    SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Environmental and tribal groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s ongoing effort to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline are planning large protests in northern Minnesota as the Canadian-based company gears up for a final construction push. Organizers say they expect hundreds of people to participate in the “Treaty People Gathering” on Monday, which they are...
    SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Environmental and tribal groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s ongoing effort to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline are planning large protests in northern Minnesota as the Canadian-based company gears up for a final construction push. Organizers say they expect hundreds of people to participate in the “Treaty People Gathering” on Monday, which they are...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The heat is here, as temperatures in the Twin Cities broke a record on Saturday and are looking like they will continue to climb. Temperatures in the area are expected to reach 98 degrees. The previous record, set in 1911 and 1925, stood at 92 degrees. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Twin...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in northern Minnesota are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Monday morning near Upper Red Lake, just south of Waskish. READ MORE: Family Of Man Who Died In Loring Park Pond Seeks Help Covering Funeral Expenses (credit: Beltrami County) The suspect...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man died Monday in a rollover crash in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 11 a.m. on Highway 72 near Upper Red Lake in Beltrami County. A Jeep Wrangler heading south on the highway went off road and rolled into a ditch. The driver, Shaun...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 51-year-old man drowned Monday in a northern Minnesota lake, marking the third water-related death over the long Memorial Day weekend. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the man, of rural Morrison County, drowned Monday afternoon in Trout Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. According to investigators, the man fell overboard...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man was seriously injured in a single-car rollover crash near Biwabik, Minnesota on Friday night. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at Vermillion Trail, south of East Raymond Road around 9:15 p.m. They found the man unresponsive and severely injured; he was taken to a Duluth hospital by Link Life air medical with...
    REUTERS/Mark BlinchState tax courts earlier this year ruled the Minnesota Department of Revenue had overvalued Enbridge’s property between 2012 and 2016.A group of northern Minnesota counties, cities, towns and school districts are now on the hook for a massive bill from Enbridge Energy after a long-running court saga over the oil and gas company’s property taxes was largely resolved this...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in northern Minnesota are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who robbed a convenience store. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the robbery happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Orton’s Cenex store in Audubon, which is about eight miles northwest of Detroit Lakes. A man entered the store and passed a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Bloomington man was fatally assaulted at a home in northern Minnesota last week, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. Burgess Palmore, 53, died of “homicidal violence” on the 1000 block of Durand Drive Northwest in Puposky, the sheriff’s office said. The assault occurred around 2 a.m. Friday. A 21-year-old Bemidji man was arrested and is...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in northern Minnesota are investigating after a hit-and-run early Thursday morning left a 27-year-old man dead. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office says the hit-and-run happened around 4:20 a.m. on County Road 101, just south of U.S. Highway 2. That’s about 12 miles southeast of Bemidji. READ MORE: Vaccine Shots To Be Available To Twins...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A wildfire burning in northern Minnesota has grown to cover more than 900 acres. A lightning strike started the fire Sunday near Bezhik Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, northwest of Ely. While the U.S. Forest Service says the fire has destroyed one cabin and three sheds, no injuries have been reported. ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in northern Minnesota say alcohol appears to have played a factor in a weekend ATV crash that left a passenger with serious injuries. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Saturday evening at a home in rural Pequot Lakes. The woman driving the ATV made a sharp turn in a driveway, causing the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Due to extreme wildfire conditions, a red flag warning was issued Thursday for much of central and northern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says the no-burn warning will begin at noon last until 8 p.m. The following counties are affected: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Carlton, Cass, Chippewa, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Douglas,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two bald eagles were found dead in northern Minnesota last month. The state’s Department of Natural Resources said the eagles were found in rural Blackduck on April 23. The birds were handed over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which will determine their cause of death.   More On WCCO.com: Derek Chauvin’s Attorney Files Motion...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Alcohol is believed to have played a role in a fatal head-on crash early Wednesday morning in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. on Highway 371 in Wilkinson Township, just northwest of Leech Lake. A Ford pickup truck traveling north on the highway collided with a southbound Pontiac Grand...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Alcohol is believed to have played a role in a fatal head-on crash early Wednesday morning in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened on Highway 371 in Wilkinson Township, just northwest of Leech Lake. A Ford pickup truck traveling north on the highway collided with a southbound Pontiac Grand Prix near the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 5-year-old boy is dead after falling 70 feet into a mine pit in northern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. The Virginia Police Department said officers were called to the pit at Third Street North and First Avenue North just after 4 p.m. They found the boy dead in the pit. Police said it appears his fall was an...
    INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (WCCO) — For the second straight year, Minnesotans are adapting to a closed Canadian border. Many businesses in International Falls rely on tourist dollars coming in from both sides. READ MORE: Man In Custody After Hourslong Standoff In Blaine As a business owner on the border, Mike Jerulle depends on local dollars. But he also depends on...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two people were airlifted to a Duluth hospital Saturday night after a single-vehicle crash in Mountain Iron. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the two — a 40-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman from Virginia, Minnesota — were headed west on Highway 101 when the crash occurred around 10:15 p.m. The 40-year-old man was driving and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say a man is hospitalized with hypothermia after being rescued from an overturned canoe in northern Minnesota Thursday afternoon. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, multiple agencies responded to Elbow Lake in Beatty Township around 4:40 p.m. A 911 caller had seen the man hanging onto an overturned canoe. The caller took the man...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Several protesters were taken to the St. Louis County Jail Thursday after they locked themselves to machinery and an access gate at a Line 3 oil pipeline construction site. The Northern Lights Task Force says 20 to 30 protesters gathered at and near the work site near Floodwood, with six of them locking themselves up. Deputies extricated...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman was killed and a child injured Wednesday evening when a car veered off a highway in northern Minnesota and rolled into a ditch. The Minnesota State Patrol says the single-car crash happened around 6:15 p.m. on Highway 25 in Morrison County, about 25 miles south of Brainerd. A Nissan Rogue SUV traveling south...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two women are dead after an SUV rolled off a highway Tuesday evening in northern Minnesota and slammed into a tree. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened around 6:15 p.m. in Carlton County, at the intersection of Highway 23 and County Road 8, near Holyoke. Investigators say a Chevrolet Blazer was traveling north...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman from northern Minnesota says it only took moments for carjackers to strike during her visit to the Twin Cities. Pamela Goldberg was waiting in her truck outside a Mt. Olivet Careview Homes Wednesday in south Minneapolis at about 4 p.m., when two strangers attacked. She says a man jumped in the driver’s seat of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say a suspected impaired driver struck an elderly pedestrian in northern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the 70-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening head injury. According to the sheriff’s office, a man driving a white SUV hit the woman on Arnold Road in Rice Lake Township just...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 6-year-old girl was killed in a snowmobile crash in northern Minnesota Monday afternoon. A 35-year-old woman was hospitalized after the crash. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred around 3:15 p.m. in Gould Township, near Leech Lake. The two victims were riding the snowmobile in their yard when they hit a stump. The...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 69-year-old northern Minnesota woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to child endangerment for binding a 5-year-old child in her foster care to a high chair for several hours. Martha Ann Smith, who lives on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, pleaded guilty to one count of felony child endangerment, according to the the U.S. Attorney’s Office District...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for much of northern Minnesota extending from Wednesday morning through the weekend. During that period, wind chill factors could be as cold as 40 below zero, with frostbite able to set in on exposed skin in just 10 minutes. (credit: CBS) Starting just north of...
    GLASGOW, Mont. (AP) — Forecasters said Monday that dangerously cold wind chills reaching as low as 55 degrees below zero will set in across the Northern Plains this week, as an arctic air mass lingers over the central U.S. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill warnings and advisories for large areas of Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A northern Minnesota woman died Monday after a pickup truck passing another vehicle on Highway 200 slammed head-on into her SUV. Investigators say the driver of the pickup had been drinking. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. at the two-lane highway’s intersection with 44th Avenue Northwest, near Walker in Cass...
    When Enbridge Energy began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline in northern Minnesota last month, opponents of the project said the influx of workers could spike COVID-19 rates in rural areas and strain the health care system. Some asked Gov. Tim Walz to pause construction as the pandemic raged and while legal challenges to Line 3 were still...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One driver is dead and another seriously injured following a head-on crash Sunday morning on Highway 169 in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. near Greenway Township, which is just northeast of Grand Rapids. Investigators say a Ford Explorer traveling east on the highway crossed the center...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Emergency crews in northern Minnesota rescued an UTV passenger Saturday after the vehicle broke through the ice. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office says the rescue happened around 12:45 p.m. after officials received a call about an UTV breaking through the ice on Daggett Channel in Crosslake. While the vehicle’s driver was able to get...
    HILL CITY, Minn. (AP) — Eight people were arrested in a protest to oppose construction of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline replacement in northern Minnesota, authorities said. More than 150 people gathered in Aitken County on Saturday to protest the project, the Northern Lights Task Force said in a news release. They blocked a road in one area,...
    HILL CITY, Minn. (AP) — Eight people were arrested in a protest to oppose construction of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline replacement in northern Minnesota, authorities said. More than 150 people gathered in Aitken County on Saturday to protest the project, the Northern Lights Task Force said in a news release. They blocked a road in one area,...
    PALISADE, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — More than 4,000 workers are expected in northern Minnesota over the next couple weeks to build the contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. Opponents of the pipeline, many calling themselves water protectors, have escalated their efforts to block construction, while local law enforcement is focused on keeping the peace. Construction has ramped up quickly...
    PALISADE, Minn. (AP) — More than 4,000 workers are expected in northern Minnesota over the next couple weeks to build the contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. Opponents of the pipeline have escalated their efforts to block construction, while local law enforcement is focused on keeping the peace. Construction has ramped up quickly on Line 3 since Enbridge Energy received...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans across the state will have a chance to see the northern lights Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. The Space Weather Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a geomagnetic storm watch extending from late Wednesday and into Friday. Storm levels are expected to be at their strongest on Thursday. According...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Tribal and county officials in northern Minnesota say a 10-year-old girl reported missing has been found safe and reunited with family. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Leech Lake Tribal Police said that Miikawaadizi “Mika” Whitefeather was located safe Tuesday morning and reunited with her family. On Monday, a missing person alert was issued for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Tribal and county authorities in northern Minnesota are asking the public’s help in finding a 10-year-old girl. (credit: BCA) The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Leech Lake Tribal Police are searching for Miikawaadizi “Mika” Whitefeather. She was last seen Sunday afternoon in Cass Lake with her father, 29-year-old Jonathan...
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