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Former NFL player, Wisconsin star is accused of assault

Jun. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A former NFL player and University of Wisconsin football star is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Thomas Allen Burke, 44, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in St. Louis County, Minnesota. According to a...

Man dies while helping rescue 2 children in Minnesota river

Jun. 09, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 31-year-old man who along with a group of bystanders came to the rescue of two young children struggling to stay afloat in a northeastern Minnesota river has died, authorities said Wednesday. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday...

Duluth teenager saves family from house fire

Jun. 08, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Duluth say a teenage girl saved her family when their house caught fire. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. Tuesday, KARE-TV reported. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames showing in a second-story window. A search of the house...

Fisherman dies after falling into Boundary Waters lake

Jun. 01, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A fisherman has died after falling from a boat into a lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota, according to sheriff's officials. St. Louis County sheriff's deputies received a 911 call about a water emergency on...

Duluth records 1st homicide of year; suspect arrested

May. 23, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was shot in Duluth has died, police said Sunday, The shooting occurred in the city's downtown area just after 7 Saturday night. It's the city's first homicide of the year. Police said a 17-year-old boy has...

Paroled killer charged with kidnapping, sexual assault

May. 19, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A paroled killer is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in rural St. Louis County. Dennis Hannuksela, 62, picked up the 20-year-old woman he has known for several years last Saturday, according to a criminal complaint. ...

Free offices with a view: 4 lighthouses, courtesy of feds

May. 14, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dreading your eventual return to the office? The federal government is making available — for free — some waterfront workspaces with killer views that are sure to entice. But there's a catch. The General Services Administration says the U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 12, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 9, 2021. Editorial: Focus should be on a safer University of Minnesota campus Student activists seem more focused on a number of unhelpful demands. Tensions are running high between some University...

Minnesota health officials get creative with vaccinations

May. 09, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are trying various strategies in an attempt to get people vaccinated and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Volunteer physicians are working with a brewery in St. Paul on a pop-up event that rewards those who get shots with...

Minnesota community vaccination sites now taking walk-ins

May. 07, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vaccine-eligible Minnesotans can walk in for a COVID-19 shot without an appointment at the state’s Community Vaccination Program locations effective immediately, the governor's office announced Friday. "We want Minnesotans to pile in the car,...