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New Book Showcases Historic Photographs, Stories of Highway 61

Explore the Photographic History of Minnesota's Most Storied and Scenic Highway

DULUTH, Minn. – Driving on Highway 61 through Minnesota provides a rare opportunity for one to see virtually every type of landscape in the North Star State. Along the highway’s path are pastoral farms and towering bluffs, as well as the largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior. There are picturesque small towns and populous cities, yet stretches of the…

One Killed, One Severely Burned in Dakota County House Explosion

Sheriff's officials say a house explosion in Dakota County has killed a woman and severely burned a man.

HASTINGS, Minn.-Sheriff’s officials say a house explosion in Dakota County has killed a woman and severely burned a man. Firefighters and deputies were dispatched to a house south of Hampton about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies found a man wandering the scene of the blast with severe burns over much of his body. The man said he was looking for his…