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The season's first winter storm is forecasted to blow in Friday, Nov. 18, with as much as a foot of snow, though eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin counties should escape the brunt of it. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard and winter storm watch for western and northern Minnesota, with difficult to impossible driving conditions possible by late Friday morning. The east metro, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are forecasted to receive less than an inch of snow.
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. "Minnesota IT Services continues to investigate this situation and is reviewing the data," spokeswoman Cambray Crozier said Tuesday, Nov. 15.
DULUTH, Minn.—Duluth school district teachers will talk with students this week about diversity and tolerance following reports of election-related hate speech coming from several schools, including East and Denfeld high schools. Last week racist and homophobic graffiti was discovered in a girls' bathroom stall at Denfeld, and some East students were targeted by another East student with racist speech on social media.
ST. PAUL—The University of St. Thomas is investigating after a racist slur was found scrawled on a sidewalk of the St. Paul campus. Saying in a Thursday statement that they were "deeply saddened" and "this is not who we are and cannot be tolerated," the St. Thomas administration condemned the graffiti, which was a slur against blacks and was reported Wednesday night.
ERSKINE, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating reported trespassing and illegal hunting in Northwest Minnesota Tuesday. According to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, two men were arrested and charged for shooting a deer on private land in the Erskine area near 170th Avenue Southeast and 380th Street Southeast.
BRAINERD, Minn. — For many in the Northland there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of winter than spending the day behind a team of working sled dogs...
ST. PAUL—A St. Paul man is dead after being struck in a crosswalk by a motorist Wednesday afternoon in the North End neighborhood, police say. Police were dispatched about 2:30 p.m. to the corner of Arlington Avenue and Matilda Street, where 78-year-old Ker Par had been hit by a small pickup truck, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman. Par was transported to Regions Hospital, where he later died. The driver is cooperating with police; neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash, Ernster said.
WALKER, Minn.—The body of a Federal Dam man reported missing last week after a canoe was found capsized on Leech Lake was found Tuesday morning, officials said. The man has been identified as Kenneth Gale, 66, of Federal Dam, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of the overturned canoe on the east side of Leech Lake in the Sugar Point area at 6:49 p.m. Oct. 25, according to a news release.
ST. PAUL — Angler Kanchic Yang of St. Paul has caught the state record by weight white bass—and he didn't have to travel to lake country. Yang was fishing with a minnow and 8-pound test line on Oct. 10 at Vadnais Lake in Ramsey County when he hooked the new record white bass.