Thousands of Minnesotans are without electricity after powerful storms moved through central and northeastern Minnesota. Strong winds of 50 to 70 mph knocked down trees and power lines overnight Monday.
The FX network is planning a second season of "Fargo" the TV show, but with a new cast and a new story line that will take place a little farther south. Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman shored up the cast for "Fargo's" first season, which recently picked up 18 Emmy nominations.
Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity. Temperatures soared into the 90s, with St. Cloud hitting 94, Minneapolis and Redwood Falls 92 and International Falls — the nation's icebox — reporting 90.
President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state's 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.
Authorities say the man who died when his motorcycle collided with a golf cart in Wright County was a doctor from Monticello. Dr. Eric Lefebvre is credited with delivering hundreds of babies during his nearly two decades of practice.
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