SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is beginning to break the ice on Lake Superior and officials say the process will be difficult this year. The director of the Coast Guard's Vessel Traffic Services, Mark Gill, says it's the most ice he's seen on the lake in 25 years. Gill tells Wisconsin Public Radio the record-setting cold winter has ice exceeding 42 inches on the Superior side of the harbor and up to 36 inches of plate ice on the Duluth, Minnesota side.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Representative Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage. At their convention on Saturday, Minnesota Public Radio reports the Eden Prairie GOP delegates decided not to endorse anyone for the 48B District race.
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (AP) - Four young men are dead after a car lost control on an icy highway near Sleepy Eye. The State Patrol says a Pontiac Grand Prix was westbound on Highway 14 on Friday when it crossed into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Dodge pickup. There were five people in the car. The driver, 19-year-old Kansas Adams of Sleepy Eye, was seriously injured. The four passengers were killed.
INDEPENDENCE, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-old woman is dead after her car was hit by a train in Independence. The West Hennepin Public Safety Department says Paulina Lang of Buffalo was struck and killed around 1:15 a.m. yesterday at the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 92.
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