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BRAINERD, Minn.— In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we feature northeast South Dakota veteran trapper John Almquist who for 50 years, regardless of the weather conditions, has walked his prairie trapline, not for the money, but to connect with the outdoors on a very personal basis. And join the crew as they travel to the southwestern Minnesota town of Hendricks to see how Bank Brewing Co., a successful private craft beer business, is working to preserve quality wildlife management areas and create new, premiere wildlife habitat by serving up beer.
MINNEAPOLIS --It is a month before the presidential election and not all Minnesota Democrats are fully behind Hillary Clinton. Minnesotans embraced U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders when picking a presidential favorite last March, and on Tuesday, Oct. 4, he asked those supporters to back his former rival. But he did not win over everyone during Minneapolis and Duluth visits. Recent University of Minnesota Duluth graduate Josh Muhich, 23, captured what likely brought out most of the Duluth crowd Tuesday night.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we put a couple of shotgun experts—the Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting Team—to the test by introducing them to mourning dove hunting in Minnesota. And the crew also visits the Kicking Bear outdoors camp for kids in West Salem. Wis. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV." Northland Outdoors TV debuted on Fox Sports North and many other local ABC affiliates across North Dakota in July. The show is hosted by veteran outdoors radio host Brett Amundson.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance was unsolved until this month, when his killer confessed in court. Click here for the live stream of the funeral from St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Zebra mussels have now been confirmed in two popular recreational lakes in western Minnesota. They were found in Lake Sallie and Lac qui Parle Lake the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported on Thursday. The department also confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake Andrew in Douglas County and Big Birch Lake in Todd and Stearns counties.
ST. PAUL — While drunk driving-related deaths continue to rise across Minnesota, a new report shows a steady decline for DWIs and drunk driving-related deaths over a 10-year period. There were 95 drunk driving fatalities in Minnesota in 2015, up from the 88 reported in 2014, the report issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. However, there has been an 8 percent decline over the last five years since 103 were killed in drunk driving accidents in 2011.
BRAINERD, Minn. — Repeatedly yelling racial slurs, threatening to blow up a bar and threatening to kill and eat the families of police officers were the alleged actions that landed...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said his third-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a "significant knee injury" during a non-contact drill during Tuesday's practice and said it's possible Bridgewater could be lost for the season. "Possible, yeah," Zimmer said during an afternoon news conference to discuss the injury. The third-year quarterback didn't appear to be touched when he went down in the pocket and grabbed his left knee.
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Department of Health on Monday reported a Yankton County resident died from causes associated with West Nile virus, the state's first death related to the virus this year.. The individual was in the 80 to 89 age group. To date this season, South Dakota has reported 74 cases of human West Nile with 12 percent having had the most serious neruoinvasive disease while 88 percent have had the West Nile fever. Twenty-five percent of cases have been hospitalized.
BRAINERD, Minn. — In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, we explore the phenomenal growth of the Minnesota Clay Target League, the fastest growing high school sport in the state...