Central MN Community News

Free Range Film Fest Offers Unique Way to Watch Films

Big cities aren't the only places for film festivals; Wrenshall is playing host to the 13th annual Free Range Festival in a barn.

A truck drives through a flooded area of County Highway 61 in Willow River.
  • Waters Dropping in Moose Lake, Willow River
  • Wednesday Report: Moose Lake Prepared for Cresting Floodwaters
Floodwaters inundated the campground in Moose Lake on Tuesday morning.
  • Tuesday Report: Floodwaters Still Rising in Moose Lake
People were wading in floodwaters in the Aitkin area on Tuesday.
  • Aitkin Officials Declare State of Emergency after Flash Flooding

Top Stories

  • Former Pine County religious sect leader Victor Barnard is charged with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct. Defense Raises Timing Issue in Case Against Religious Leader

    Attorneys for a religious sect leader charged with sexually assaulting girls at his compound in rural Minnesota are questioning whether the statute of limitations has expired in the case.

  • 21-year-old Angelique Zaharris was last seen Monday in Pine City.  Anyone with information is asked to call 320-629-8380. Pine County Woman Missing

    Twenty-one-year-old Angelique Zaharris was last seen on Main Street in Pine City around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's office says Zaharris has a medical condition that requires medication.

  • A tranquil Hartley Pond is seen in this photo from Saturday. Conservation Officers Report Busy Fourth of July Weekend

    Conservation Officers report a busy Independence Day weekend on northeastern Minnesota lakes.  Fishing was said to be slow on Lake Vermilion, where there were a number of noise complaints.

  • Northland Dance Team Shares #DoTheLivi at Moose Lake Parade

    Signing the Declaration of Independence back in 1776 is what makes our country still special today by guaranteeing us certain rights or freedoms. One Northland dance team took that to heart.

  • Graduates On Their Way to Becoming Police Officers

    After six weeks of hard work, 43 students graduated from the Law Enforcement Skills Training Program at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet on Friday.

  • Public Tours Newly Restored Thomson Hydro Station

    It's been a long road, but Jay Cooke Sate Park and Thomson Hydro Station are slowly getting back to normal after the 2012 flood. Since the river flooded over the Thomson Dam gates, Minnesota power has spent $90 million to repair damages and make upgrades to the whole Thomson Hydro system, and now the public is getting an up-close look.