Search teams have located a missing single engine plane that took off from Moose Lake Wednesday night and failed to arrive at its destination in Crystal. The plane was found Thursday morning in a river approximately half a mile west of Carlton County airport. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office says a body pulled from the crashed aircraft is confirmed to be Dr. Thomas Stillwell, 65, of Plymouth. According to a statement from Minnesota Urology, where he worked, Dr. Stillwell would fly to rural communities in Minnesota to provide care to patients that might otherwise not have access to a urologic physician and surgeon.
T-minus one day until the fishing opener! The DNR says conditions are shaping up to be pretty good even with higher water levels and colder water temperatures. "We've been seeing nice blue gills, nice crappies, nice walleyes, nice pike," said T.J. DeBates with DNR. He says the high water levels may even be a positive. Ahead of the opener, officials issued a reminder to wear life vests and take all safety precautions.
A Twin Cities mother who's battling cancer will receive a special honor from the Minnesota Twins this weekend. The Twins named Monice Theis, of Robinsdale, as their Honorary Bat Girl on Sunday. Monica defeated Hodgkins Lymphoma was she was 19, and has since battled breast cancer three times. She's currently undergoing treatment for stage four metastatic breast cancer. The nod from the Twins is part of Major League Baseball's annual "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" initiative.