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MILWAUKEE -- Today’s Minnesota Twins matinee game against the Milwaukee Brewers will only be available to watch on Facebook. The online-only game on July 3 is of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled as part of league’s partnership with Facebook, mlb.com reports. The 3:10 p.m. matchup from Miller Park in Milwaukee can be found on Facebook by searching “MLB Live” and follow that to the “ MLB Live” show page.
FOSSTON, Minn.—A Polk County deputy located a "small herd" of 10 to 14 cows running down U.S. Highway 2 in northwest Minnesota east of Fosston Monday. Local law enforcement and the Fosston Fire Department attempted to stop the cattle as they continued to run around the east side of town for more than two hours. Most of the cattle have been caught and brought back to their owner, Mike Halland, without incident, but as of Monday evening, some of the cows were still unaccounted for.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Zebra mussels were found in Jewett Lake in Otter Tail County and Floyd Lake in Becker County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. According to a DNR news release, watershed district staff alerted the DNR of an adult zebra mussel attached to a native clam in Floyd Lake. DNR invasive species specialists found several adult zebra mussels in three areas of the lake. Swimmers reported finding two of the invasive species on Jewett Lake. DNR specialists also found three areas with zebra mussels on that lake.
ST. PAUL -- The Fourth of July is statistically one of the worst holidays of the year for drunk driving in Minnesota, figures for the past five years show. Law enforcement has made an average of 3.9 arrests per hour for driving while intoxicated, 2013-2017 statistics from the Minnesota Department Public Safety show. Labor Day and St. Patrick’s Day follow at 3.8 per hour.
GLYNDON, Minn. – A popular swimming area at Buffalo River State Park in northwest Minnesota east of Moorhead is closed as officers investigate the drowning of a juvenile. Emergency responders were called to the swimming area around 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, on a report of a person there who was unconscious and not breathing.
DULUTH -- Families crossing the American border illegally will be kept together, but President Donald Trump promises to remain tough on immigration. In front of 9,000 people in Duluth, the Republican president said American businesses need immigrants.
DULUTH -- Hundreds of people were in the dark in what was described as excruciating heat in a section of skywalk as they waited in line Wednesday afternoon to see President Donald Trump at Amsoil Arena. The passage has no air conditioning and some estimated the temperature inside at more than 100 degrees. The line of Trump supporters ran from Amsoil Arena across the Northwest Passage and Interstate 35 into the Duluth Transit Center and then out into the Duluth Transportation Center ramp. A power outage exacerbated the sweltering conditions
MELROSE, Minn. -- A teenager suspected of setting fire to a historic church in Melrose confessed to the crime in early June, ending more than two years of investigations into the 2016 fire that destroyed the church as well as a German-made wood altar that was installed there in 1899.
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz hired his former backup at North Dakota State to help lead his A01 Foundation. Operating AO1 is a three-man job between Wentz, his brother Zach Wentz and Davis. Davis’ job as director of operations carries a multitude of responsibilities with fundraising and organizing various events at the top of the list. Davis graduated from NDSU last December and finished his career less than a month later with the Division I FCS national title win over James Madison.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Police are searching for the suspect after a 24-year-old man was shot early Sunday morning, June 10, inside a Bemidji apartment building. Police Chief Mike Mastin said Monday afternoon that the man was shot once in the leg and remains hospitalized at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Multiple shots were fired, Mastin said. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. Police have not yet identified a person of interest, Mastin said.