Life 97.3 radio station and St. Luke’s are giving back to families in need across the Twin Ports with the Northland’s Largest Baby Shower effort. Diapers, baby wipes, baby clothing can be dropped off at a number of locations throughout the month.
Investigators have traced a deer on a western Minnesota farm that was infected with chronic wasting disease to a farm in Pine County that supplied the animal. Eight deer at the Pine County farm will be destroyed.
Authorities say a Minnesota man accused of kidnapping his 6-month-old son from the boy's mother after assaulting her has been arrested. The suspect is identified as 38-year-old Ben Tietz, who is the father of the child but does not have custodial rights.
Minneapolis officials have ordered the partial demolition of a downtown homeless shelter heavily damaged by a Christmas Day fire. The city used its emergency authority to order demolition of part of the Francis Drake Hotel.
The Minnesota DNR is banned the movement of all farmed white-tailed deer within the state for 30 days to try to limit the spread of a fatal brain disease. The DNR issued the order after the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in a deer at a hobby farm in Douglas County.
At the Damiano Center, a Community Connect was held to help set up a shop of several resources for those experiencing homelessness, as well as being part of a homeless count with the rest of Minnesota.
Two people died in a home explosion in northern Itasca County on Thursday morning. 92-year-old Roy Earl Halverson and his daughter, 62-year-old Christie Lee Kurtz of Milaca, were found dead at the scene on Turtle Lake near Bigfork.