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Opinion: Audio recordings - Omarosa, President Trump and Billy Graham

Perfect people will never work in government. People make promises and look good in television advertisements but people are people and that always means human error. A good person can ...

Northern Minnesota man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting children two decades ago

DULUTH -- A Grand Rapids man accused of sexually assaulting his young nieces two decades ago pleaded guilty Tuesday, Aug. 14, in State District Court in Itasca County.
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Primary Election 2018

Primary Election 2018, County Races, Statewide Races Check back often as this page will be updated sporadically thorughout election night (or longer) with new totals. County Elections: Crow Wing County ...

Looking for a snack

Green Heron looking for a snack near Grand Oaks Drive in Baxter in late July. Cis Pecarich1 / 2
Green Heron looking for a snack near Grand Oaks Drive in Baxter in late July. Cis Pecarich2 / 2
Area nature photographer, Cis Pecarich, found this Green Heron looking for a snack near Grand Oaks Drive in Baxter in late July. According to the Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas, the ...
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Why hiker's rash happens, and how to make it less likely

Jen Theisen pauses in a hike through Cascade River State Park. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com1 / 4
Jen Theisen hikes a trail in Cascade River State Park in late July. Theisen occasionally suffers from exercise-induced vasculitis, commonly called hiker’s rash, a harmless but painful condition marked by lesions and spots on legs, swelling, and intense itching, stinging, pain, or burning. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com2 / 4
Jen Theisen soaks her legs during a recent hike on the Superior Hiking Trail. Dipping them in cold water seems to help her hiker’s rash. Medical authorities believe hiker’s rash occurs when temperature regulation mechanisms within leg muscles break down, leading to reduced blood flow. Photo courtesy of Jen Theisen3 / 4
A case of hiker’s rash on Jen Theisen’s lower right leg. Photo courtesy of Jen Theisen4 / 4
Jen Theisen was at the 10-mile mark of a 16-mile July hike at Afton State Park southeast of St. Paul when it happened. "My lower legs felt a little prickly," ...

Officer responds to naked jet skiers call - CO Reports: August 13, 2018

MnDNR Conservation Officer Tim Collette (Brainerd) also responded to a call of naked jet skiers circling pontoons full of people. The officer contacted the jet skiers and the boat operating dangerously with them. Multiple charges are pending.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports District 9 - Brainerd area CO (Conservation Officer) Tim Collette (Brainerd) checked anglers and boaters on area lakes, issued nuisance beaver permits and handled ...

Minnesotans caught in the act of kindness at WE Fest

Christy and Tim Jolly with their newfound friends at WE Fest 2018 / Submitted photo.1 / 3
Tim and Christy Jolly, left, stand with the Andersons whose property was offered up to them when they had nowhere else to sleep at WE Fest / Submitted photo2 / 3
Christy and Tim Jolly had some travel mishaps on their journey from Tampa, Florida to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, but found that several people were willing to help them out / Submitted photo3 / 3
DETROIT LAKES—For Minnesotans, digging a stranger's car out of a snowbank is standard procedure. They would rarely second guess it. For travelers, this may seem like some form of bribery, ...

State Patrol stops over 1,000 cars during WE Fest

As usual, WE Fest kept law enforcement officers busy this year. Citations issued by the Becker County Sheriff's Office at WE Fest include 23 minor consumption, seven disorderly conduct, three ...

Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - August 8, 2018

District 4 - Walker area CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week monitoring angling, boating, and ATV activity. Anglers continue to reported limited success. Broughten investigated multiple aquatic plant violations ...

Opinion: Colonoscopy - Avoid colon cancer - please

I had my fourth colonoscopy recently. The best part of the procedure is when it's over. Honestly, it's not that big of a deal but it's always easier to say ...


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