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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — An American eel — far, far away from its natural home in the North Atlantic Ocean — was found in a southwest Minnesota lake late last month. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries workers conducting a lake survey on Cottonwood Lake about 16 miles southwest of Granite Falls captured a female, 37.4 inch American eel in their trapnet late last month.
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- A Rosemount, Minn., man was arrested on suspicion of his 10th drunken-driving offense Tuesday in western Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Patrol identified the suspect as Lawrence M. LaPole, 47. According to a news release, a trooper stopped a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix for a traffic violation just after 10 p.m. on U.S. 29 in Dunn County.
LUTSEN, Minn. — Historic Lutsen Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior is up for sale for a cool $9.95 million. Lutsen is Minnesota's oldest active resort, founded in 1885, according to the resort's website. The property sleeps 700 guests in 209 rooms with a variety of accommodations and includes two swimming pools, a spa, restaurants and ballroom overlooking Lake Superior. The resort was with the ski hill just a few miles away. The ski hill and neighboring properties are no longer associated with the business operation of the lakeside resort.
The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was shot five times during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year by a police officer, reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, according to media reports. The Minnesota city said in a statement acquired by CNN that "the parties moved expeditiously to resolve potential civil claims resulting from this tragedy in order to allow the process of healing to move forward."
He is to be sentenced on the felony kidnapping with intent to terrorize conviction June 30.
A man was transported to the Ely Community Hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the buttocks Thursday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that it was called to the Angleworm Lake area off the Echo Trail for a man who had accidentally shot himself while camping at about 3 p.m.
The storms are capable of producing wind gusts to 35 mph, dime-size hail, lightning and torrential rainfall.
CANDO, N.D. - A 18-year-old Cando man was arrested Sunday night, June 11, and is being detained on potential attempted murder charges. Towner County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Doug Howard said the man was arrested after a domestic incident about 9 p.m. Sunday in Cando. He was booked into the Lake Region Correctional Center at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, jail records show. Nobody was injured in the incident, Howard said.
GRAFTON, N.D. - They've been warning the public not to use it. Now police are being told to watch out for it, as just touching fentanyl could kill them. Officers are having to change their approach to the dangerous epidemic so they don't fall victim. Cases across the country have been reported of police and emergency personnel being treated for accidental fentanyl overdoses. And they aren't even using it.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office searched Friday for a possible missing boater on Nokay Lake, east of Brainerd. Capt. Scott Goddard of the sheriff's office said the boat and water division and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were searching for a 54-year-old Brainerd man. The DNR and later the Minnesota State Patrol assisted from the air, although the man was not located by 7:30 p.m. Friday. Officials withheld the name of the missing man while attempting to contact family members. Goddard said responders would continue the search at daybreak Saturday.