>>Search Resumed Today for Missing Canoeists in BWCA

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(St. Louis County, MN) — Search efforts resumed today for two missing canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after being hampered Wednesday by heavy rainfall. The two canoeists, 41-year-old Jesse Haugen of Cambridge and 40-year-old Reis Grams of Lino Lakes, have been missing since Saturday night when two canoes carrying four people crossed Curtain Falls along the Canadian border. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up for the families of the two missing men. Campaign organizers say every contribution will make a meaningful difference in helping cover expenses and unexpected financial challenges. As of early Thursday morning, the effort had raised over $9,000 of the $20,000 goal.

>>BCA Issues Alert for Missing St. Cloud Teen

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a crime alert for 14-year-old Cilia Langoya, who ran away from 180 Degrees Youth Shelter on April 24th. Langoya has a history of running away and drug use. She’s described as black, five feet three inches, with brown eyes, and weighs 150 pounds. She was last seen with blonde hair but may have removed it. If located, please get in touch with the St. Cloud Police Department.

>>Arrest Made in Owatonna Hit and Run that Injured Woman and 2-Year-Old

(Owatonna, MN) — The Owatonna Police Department says an arrest has been made in a hit-and-run crash that injured two pedestrians Tuesday night. Officers say an S-U-V hit a woman walking across an intersection with a two-year-old and then fled the scene. The woman was hurt, and the child was airlifted to a Rochester hospital with unknown injuries. Investigators are expected to release more information about the case today (Thurs).

>>Parts Of Minneopa State Park To Remain Closed Until Later This Summer

(Mankato, MN) — A state park in Blue Earth County is currently closed to the public due to a deadly landslide that occurred last year. Officials are still evaluating the safety of the trails and steps leading to the waterfalls at Minneopa Stae Park Creek, and they anticipate that the area will reopen later this summer. The closure was prompted by the tragic death of a 19-year-old MSU student in a landslide at the bottom of the falls in early December. As of now, there is no specified timeline for the possible reopening.

>>New MN Law Makes Flying Cars Legal

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota has become only the second state in the U.S. to legalize flying cars. A provision in the recently signed transportation bill carves out a place for “roadable aircraft,” described as airplanes “that can be driven to and from an airport or landing strip.” The provision was hailed by a company that makes a street-legal airplane that can fly up to 500 miles on a single tank of gas. New Hampshire passed a similar bill in 2020.

>>MN National Guard Fighter Wing To Deploy Overseas

(Duluth, MN) — The 148th Fighter Wing, a National Guard unit based in Duluth, will be deployed overseas this summer. The destination will not be released until after the unit is deployed. The unit has been sent to various locations, including Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The deployment will last about three months and involve approximately 300 unit members.

>>T-Wolves To Host Block Party Ahead Of Game Two

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting a block party for fans before Game Two of the Western Conference finals. The “Wolves Back” event will start at 4:30 tomorrow (Fri) afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, near the Target Center. A large-screen TV will be set up outside Gluek’s Bar and Restaurant so fans who cannot enter the arena can still watch the game. There will also be live entertainment, food, drinks, and activities. Tickets for this free event can be found online at timberwolves.com.

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