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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.




Latest News

deputies identified

NEVIS, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has identified two Hubbard County Sheriff's Office deputies involved in a shooting incident on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the north-central Minnesota city of Nevis. A suspect shot and killed two people, wounded a deputy while fleeing in his vehicle and later turned a gun on himself after entering a ditch and exchanging gunfire with a deputy. The Hubbard County deputy who fired his weapon during the incident was Deputy Seth Kuhn, who is a law enforcement veteran of nine years, spending the last year with the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, according to a news release. Kuhn was placed on standard administrative leave, the sheriff's office said Friday after the shooting. Deputy Erick Rypkema, a 13-year law enforcement veteran who has been with the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office for four years, was injured when fired upon by suspect Bryce Bellomo while pursuing him. Rypkema was struck by bullet fragments, and his car went into a ditch. He was treated at St. Joseph Hospital in Park Rapids and then Essentia Health in Fargo and is now back home, according to the sheriff's office.



CLOQUET, Minn. -- The railroad north of Cloquet has reopened to train traffic as crews continue to clean up a 40-car train derailment that dumped more than 4,000 tons of coal along the track and onto the frozen St. Louis River Saturday, Feb. 16. The tracks reopened to traffic at about midnight Sunday and crews will spend the next week or two scrapping the derailed cars and moving the spilled coal out by rail, BNSF Railways spokesperson Amy McBeth said Monday. No injuries were reported, but several derailed cars had landed on the frozen river and along its banks. The exact amount of coal that spilled is unknown. McBeth said of the 121 loaded coal cars and three locomotives, 40 coal cars derailed at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday several miles north of Cloquet and along the St. Louis River. The cleanup process will be led by BNSF.


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