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Jason Line tops NHRA Pro Stock qualifying at Brainerd

Aug. 17, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota driver Jason Line raced to his second Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier of the season and 55th overall Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Line's Friday run of 6.606 seconds at 207.27 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro help up through the final two...

Matt Hagan leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Brainerd

Aug. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Matt Hagan led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Hagan had a 3.890-second run at 328.46 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. "Rolling here and having two great laps off the bat, there's a lot of confidence right now,"...

Survivor describes Minnesota fatal medical helicopter crash

Jul. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

BAXTER, Minn. (AP) — A paramedic who survived a fatal medical helicopter crash in Minnesota has told investigators the pilot reported foggy conditions on approach to the airport and that they needed to go around. He then noticed the helicopter spin to the right and hit the ground. But the preliminary...

Victims of medical helicopter crash in Minnesota identified

Jun. 29, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota have released the names of a pilot and a nurse who were killed and a paramedic who was injured when a medical helicopter crashed at a regional airport. North Memorial Health of Robbinsdale, the hospital that owns the helicopter, identifies the pilot as Tim...

Nurse, pilot killed in medical helicopter crash in Minnesota

Jun. 28, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed Friday at a regional airport in Minnesota, killing a nurse and pilot and injuring a crew member, according to the health care provider that owns the chopper. No patients were on board when the helicopter crashed about 1 a.m. at Brainerd Lakes Regional...

Federal agency hears testimony on fate of gray wolves

Jun. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government's latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list. The proposal would return...