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Cougar or mountain lion attacks horse

August 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A horse owner whose 900-pound mare was attacked by a mountain lion or cougar wants other animal owners in Aitkin County to be on the lookout for the big cats. Continue Reading

Heavy rain swamps Northland

June 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Torrential rains caused flooding Tuesday evening in parts of the Northland, causing police to close a portion of scenic Highway 61 and Duluth police to ban all but emergency travel.
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20 rescued from ice island on Mille Lacs Lake

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

On Wednesday evening, an ice sheet about a quarter-mile from shore broke off and began drifting toward the center of the lake, eventually putting 150 yards of open water between about 20 ice anglers and shore. Local authorities mounted a four-hour rescue effort with hovercrafts, private boats and a State Patrol helicopter that finished about 10 p.m. Continue Reading

More than 12 people rescued from Mille Lacs ice island

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A group of people fishing on the ice of Mille Lacs Lake in Aitkin County found themselves stranded when a huge piece of ice broke away.
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