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A northern pike caught by Woodbury fisherman Matthew Swanson this past May on the Rainy River is now the largest on record in the state's new catch-and-release record program. Swanson reeled in the monster pike — measuring 45 and 1/4 inches long — while on an annual fishing trip with his father and brother up north along the Canadian border, according to a news release Monday, Nov. 19 from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
CARE Clinic is looking for volunteers to help move the free community clinic to its new location at the Mayo Clinic Health System Seminary Professional Building, 906 College Ave. The move is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Lunch will be provided. In addition to a moving crew, volunteers also are needed to help pack Dec. 5-10. To volunteer with the move, contact Julie Malyon at 651-388-1022 ext. 1.
The bodies of a 24-year-old Goodhue man and 26-year-old woman from the Salt Lake City area were recovered from a Utah reservoir over the weekend, authorities said. The two appeared to have drowned after their canoe capsized while on a camping trip. Benjamin S. Magalis and Chenoa L. Plank were fishing at Utah's Strawberry Reservoir southeast of Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 12 when their canoe capsized, according to a Wasatch County Sheriff's Office statement Sunday night. The water temperature was reportedly around 38 degrees.
Prescription drugs including opioids were responsible for the most overdose deaths of any illicit drugs since 2001, according to a report the Drug Enforcement Administration released this month. How did it get to this point? The truth is, many Minnesotans who have an opioid addiction were once just a patient dealing with pain. In fact, each one of us is just a broken arm, a bad back or a slip on the ice away from being handed a prescription that, if abused, could become incredibly dangerous and possibly life-threatening. Take a look at these statistics:
Minnesota-based food business Schwan's Company will sell a majority stake to a South Korean firm, according to a news release Nov. 15. CJ CheilJedang of Seoul, South Korea will purchase 80 percent of Schwan's and its subsidiaries in the retail and grocery food sector and food services. The Schwan family will retain full ownership of Schwan's Home Service Inc., its legacy home-delivery business launched in 1952.
As temperatures fall in Minnesota, the number of people who become seriously ill from carbon monoxide poisoning goes up, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health. Illness and deaths from CO poisoning can be prevented when people take certain steps to prepare for heating season, say state health and public safety officials.
The Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division assumed responsibility for mission command and control of Task Force Spartan from Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, according to a news release. The Minnesota National Guard division is on a nine-month deployment to lead nearly 10,000 soldiers from subordinate brigades conducting theater security operations across the Middle East.
The annual National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association conference held in Bloomington, Minn., this year featured a tour of Wieser Concrete in Maiden Rock. The tour group included engineers, designers, installers, pumpers, manufacturers, and regulators who were able to see the entire 101,000-square-foot facility in action and the expansive product inventory.
World War I officially ended when the Allies and Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. That centennial is still eight months away. Fighting had ceased seven months earlier, however, when an armistice — a temporary cessation of hostilities — went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Namely, Nov. 11, 1918. Blessedly, that armistice held and today that's when we consider the end of what was known then as "The Great War."
Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, the state will hold a second online auction of unclaimed property from abandoned safe deposit boxes. The auction will include more than 400 items such as jewelry, coins and collectibles. A Randy Moss sports card will be up for bid, the commerce department says.