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March 9, 2015
House OKs ‘blue alert’ to catch police attackers
ST. PAUL — Suspects in police attacks could be caught quicker if statewide alerts were issued, the Minnesota House decided Monday. Representatives voted 129-0 to establish a “blue alert” program to notify the public when a law enforcement officer is killed or seriously injured. “This...
March 9, 2015 - 9:21pm
March 5, 2015
What is the real cost?
SIBLEY, Iowa — Last week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into a law an increased gas excise tax. Motorists felt the effect at the pumps this week, with gas prices in Sibley reaching $2.39 for unleaded gasoline at Jackrabbit Junction. The increase is the first for the state...
March 5, 2015 - 8:29pm
February 15, 2015
How vulnerable is Minnesota to climate change?
Drought. Extreme heat. Heavy downpours. Air pollution. Vector-borne diseases like tick-borne and the West Nile virus. Flooding. Those climate hazards present major challenges to the quality of life in Minnesota, and Wadena County has some of the most vulnerable populations in the...
February 15, 2015 - 8:34pm
February 5, 2015
WORTHINGTON — With one confirmed case of measles in Minnesota and the continued spread of the highly contagious disease in California, the Minnesota Department of Health’s Southwest District Epidemiologist says the potential for an outbreak in our corner of the state is “really...
February 5, 2015 - 7:23pm
February 2, 2015
Super Bowl DWIs down dramatically in Minnesota
DULUTH — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Monday said that law enforcement officers across the state arrested fewer people for DWI on Super Bowl Sunday than past years. Across Minnesota law enforcement officers made 65 DWI arrests Sunday — that’s down from an average...
February 2, 2015 - 8:29pm
January 22, 2015
Business tax cuts on table
ST. PAUL — Improving the Minnesota economy will be difficult, a representative sponsoring the Republican House’s top priority says. Even so, Rep. Ron Kresha said Thursday, “there is no excuse to throw up our hands and admit defeat.” The Little Falls lawmaker took members...
January 22, 2015 - 8:12pm
January 7, 2015
DWI crackdown results in 2,537 arrests statewide
ST. PAUL — More motorists saw the back seat of a squad car for drunk driving last month in a statewide DWI enforcement campaign, increasing over the same period in 2013, according to preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Eighty-four...
January 7, 2015 - 9:01pm
November 10, 2014
Early winter storm dumps several inches of snow on Minnesota
An early blast of winter in the Upper Midwest unloaded several inches of snow across a wide swath of Minnesota and Wisconsin Monday, causing...
November 10, 2014 - 8:50pm
November 2, 2014
At the top, times two
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Windom High School Junior Spencer Wolter was on his way home from Louisville Saturday afternoon with a $1,000 scholarship...
November 2, 2014 - 8:49pm
September 23, 2014
Two local officers receive statewide recognition
WORTHINGTON — Two local law enforcement personnel received statewide recognition earlier this month at the 2014 Jail Administrator’s Conference...
September 23, 2014 - 8:46pm
August 28, 2014
Study examines how funding cuts, testing emphasis affect Minnesota education
DULUTH — The past decade saw Minnesota school districts weather deep state funding cuts, putting a greater burden on local property tax payers to make up the difference, according to a study by progressive group Minnesota 2020. The St. Paul think tank released the report this...
August 28, 2014 - 9:08pm
July 22, 2014
Pitching horseshoes and ideas
WORTHINGTON — As part of the statewide “Pitch the Commissioner” event series, Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger stopped...
July 22, 2014 - 9:30pm
July 20, 2014
RAGBRAI draws cyclists
SHELDON, Iowa — Amid corn and soybean fields that stretched as far as the eye could see, bicyclists from all over the country set off on a...
July 20, 2014 - 8:46pm
May 29, 2014
DFL to open low-key convention with an eye to engaging voters
Heading into the state convention weekend that marks the kickoff of campaign season, the re-election pitch from Minnesota’s dominant Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is clear: Keep us in charge. “I think the biggest message is promises made, promises kept,” said Ken Martin,...
May 29, 2014 - 8:01pm
Republicans look for an opening
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats. Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson and become the first Republican...
May 29, 2014 - 7:59pm