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KEYL and Hot Rod Radio wish the LPGE/Browerville Wolves best of luck as they begin Section 5A Tournament matches. Be listening for the opening round tonight (2/13/19) on 99.7FM Hot Rod Radio and on the internet at

Please be safe on the ice! 

Be careful on the ice whether you are ice fishing, snowmobiling or anytime you are on a lake or river. We want you to stay safe! Many factors other than thickness can cause ice to be unsafe. White ice or "snow ice" is only about half as strong as new clear ice. Double the thickness guidelines shown below when traveling on white ice. The Minnesota DNR does not measure ice thickness on Minnesota lakes. Your safety is your responsibility. Check ice thickness at least every 150 feet.

Temperature, snow cover, currents, springs and rough fish all affect the relative safety of ice. Ice is seldom the same thickness over a single body of water; it can be two feet thick in one place and one inch thick a few yards away. Check the ice at least every 150 feet.




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A Brainerd woman and a Motley woman suffered injury in a two-vehicle crash in Nokay Lake Township just before 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. 70 year old Marilynn Puetz, of Brainerd, was driving a 2009 Toyota Camry westbound on Highway 18 when it crossed the center line and collided with a 2009 Dodge Dakota driven by 74-year-old Bonnie Brown of Motley. Both Puetz and Brown were transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd for non-life-threatening injuries. Brown's passenger, 72-year-old Dan Arthur Brown, was not injured. Road conditions were dry, and all occupants were wearing their seat belts. The Minnesota State Patrol was assisted on scene by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office and North Memorial Ambulance.




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STAPLES, Minn. — The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, consulting with the Humane Society, is investigating a Facebook video of a dog being shot near Staples.On Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11:07 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual finding a dead dog at McGivern Park campground north of Staples in Wadena County. The caller stated there were several shell casings around the dog. A deputy with the sheriff’s office arrived on scene and located the dog on the river. The dog had a collar and leash attached, but no tags. At the time of the call, it was unknown who the dog owners were.The sheriff’s office started getting more calls Tuesday, Feb. 19, at approximately 2 p.m., related to a video posted on Facebook that showed an individual shooting a dog. The dog was wearing a collar, connected to a leash and laying down in the snow. In the video, it shows an individual shooting the dog one time and then another person kicking snow on the dog. The dog appeared motionless before and after the gunshot. There were names attached to the Facebook post and follow up was conducted with said individuals.



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