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Ron Gardenhire, the former Twins manager who spent 13 seasons with the club, has been hired as bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Arizona Republic reported Thursday. Gardenhire had...
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ST. PAUL—State officials say they know who made a vague threat to northern Minnesota schools, causing dozens to be locked down on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced Thursday that agents identified a juvenile who on Wednesday posted a message in an online chat room threatening violence at an unnamed northern Minnesota school. The BCA says there is no threat to schools. No problems were reported Wednesday as many law enforcement agencies sent officers to guard schools with outside doors locked as a precaution.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - The North Dakota National Guard is sending approximately 40 additional members to assist law enforcement at Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The number of Army National Guard and Air National Guard members will grow to about 130, up from a recent estimate of 90 members, Guard spokeswoman Amber Balken said Thursday, Nov. 17. The soldiers and airmen will provide support to law enforcement, such as staffing traffic control points and doing health and welfare checks with residents of Morton County, Balken said.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn.—A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered by a private party for information that leads to the identification of the person who shot and killed a 41-year-old Little Falls hunter during deer hunting season. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office Wednesday determined Terrance Brisk died of blood loss due to a gunshot wound. Investigators believe Brisk was shot between 2:15-4:30 p.m. Nov. 7 on wooded property northwest of the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road in Belle Prairie Township, east of Little Falls.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials still do not have answers to why two technology issues hit MNsure on the first day it sold individual health insurance policies two weeks ago...
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- White Cloud, the rare albino American bison that attracted millions of visitors to Jamestown, has died. The North Dakota icon that lived in the rolling hills near...
BISMARCK — A soft lockdown was ordered Monday, Nov. 14, at the North Dakota Capitol after a group of protesters congregated on the building grounds. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said those with key card access could still enter the building and while those inside are allowed to leave if they choose. Protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline gathered on three sides of the Capitol late Monday morning.
WASHINGTON — More discussion is needed with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the agency announced Monday, Nov. 14. The Army Corps invited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to engage in discussions regarding conditions that could be placed on an easement that would reduce the risk of a spill, increase detection and response to a possible spill and enhance the protection of Lake Oahe and the tribe's water supplies.
MOORHEAD - An investigation has been launched into a racist and political message left outside a dorm room at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The note read "Trump Hates N******" on...