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Owl Lands on Squad Car

Owl Eventually Flew Away

Courtesy of Duluth Police DULUTH, Minn.-An owl landed on the hood of a Duluth Police squad car Monday. Originally an officer was flagged down to check on it on the road, according to an officer’s Facebook post. When getting ready to check on it, the owl flew up on the hood of the car. It eventually flew away. Categories: News,…

Forest Lake Police Dog Dies After Helping Make Arrest

Dog Had Been With Department for Seven Years

FOREST LAKE, Minn.(AP)-A police dog from the Forest Lake Police Department has died in the line of duty. Authorities say the German shepherd named Ranger suffered cardiac arrest Tuesday night while helping police and the Minnesota State Patrol with a traffic stop in Forest Lake. Police say Ranger was deployed when the driver did not follow orders. The driver was…

Wisconsin Legislators Set to Return

Will Take on Road Issues

MADISON, Wis. (AP)-Wisconsin legislators will start their next two-year session with plenty of pomp and circumstance but they’ll face some thorny issues almost immediately. Lawmakers return to Madison on Tuesday for inauguration, a ceremony marked by smiles, handshakes and photo opportunities. From there the heavy lifting will start almost immediately. Gov. Scott Walker delivers his state of the state speech…

Reopened Capitol, Big To-Do List Await Minnesota Legislature

$310 Million Renovation at Capital

FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers are ready to return to the freshly renovated state Capitol. They just won’t have much time to soak it all in. The Legislature has a big to-do list waiting when the legislative session begins Tuesday. That marks the first time all 201 lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton will meet…

3 killed in 40-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate

Several crashes reported near Detroit

Authorities say three people have died and 11 others are hurt following a pileup on a snow-slickened Interstate 96 near Lansing, Michigan.Lt. Eric Sanborn of the Livingston County Sheriff Department confirmed the three deaths Thursday in the pileup involving about 40 vehicles. He says 11 other people were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.Sanborn says westbound lanes of the interstate about 55 miles west of Detroit remained closed about 5{ hours after the pileup began Thursday morning.Several crashes also were reported on Detroit-area freeways