Central MN Community News

Woman Brought to Minnesota as Nanny Treated Like Slave

The nanny from China was forced to work up to 18 hours a day doing child care, cooking and cleaning. Police calculate her pay at about $1.80 an hour.

  • 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
Flooding at the Moose Lake campground
  • Storm Damage, Flooding Info in Carlton County

Top Stories

  • 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.       

  • 44-year-old Steven Lee Meier, of Hastings, was charged Wednesday with criminal vehicular homicide in the June 10 death of Caylin Donovan. Hastings Man Charged in Death of 10-year-old

    Steven Meier, of Hastings has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the June 10 death of 10-year-old Caylin Donovan. Donovan had been walking along Highway 18 near Lake Mille Lacs when she was struck.