Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

New Shopping Center in Red Lake

By: News Intern Katherine Jones RED LAKE- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa has opened a new shopping center on its land north of Bemidji. The new Red Lake Trading Post is three times the size of the previous grocery store, including a laundromat and gas station. “Our new bakery will be actually baking breads,…

Highway 371 Construction Through the Week

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BRAINERD- Motorists who drive on Highway 371 between Nisswa and Brainerd could experience delays as crews begin a micro-surface project along nine miles of the highway. There will be alternate lane closures on both directions of Highway 371 between Crow Wing County Highways 77 and 49 in Brainerd and Smiley…

18th Anniversary of 9/11 Tragedy

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ST. PAUL- Flags are flying at half-mast across Minnesota today in observance of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Governor Tim Walz says the state of Minnesota joins the rest of the nation in remembering the Americans who lost their lives and the first responders who died fighting…

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Man Killed in Trench Collapse

By: News Intern Katherine Jones HEWITT- Authorities in central Minnesota are investigating the scene after a man was killed in a weekend trench collapse near Hewitt.   The Todd County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Aaron Broughton was laying water lines Saturday night when the trench collapsed.   He was working with his father on building his family’s…

Garage Fire Leaves Man with Serious Injuries

 By: News Intern Katherine Jones VIRGINIA- Officials on the Iron Range are investigating a fire in Virginia that sent one victim to the hospital.   Crews say a fire broke out in a garage Monday night that destroyed the building and a car inside. One man was taken to the hospital with significant burns.   The flames damaged…

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Fungal Disease on the Rise

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI- A summer of heavy rains has caused a rise in cases of a rare fungal infection in northern Minnesota.  So far this year, more than 45 people have been diagnosed with blastomycosis, which is transmitted through fungal spores in the air. Last year, only 31 human cases were reported…

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