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Only a few hundred without power in Twin Cities after storms

July 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy says crews have restored power to nearly all its customers who were in the dark after storms swept through the Twin Cities metro area over the weekend. more »»

Fond du Lac Band gets $6M in federal broadband grants

July 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is getting $6 million in federal grants to improve Internet service on its northeastern Minnesota reservation.

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Viking stadium more than half way done

July 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Construction of the Minnesota Vikings new stadium is more than half way done. more »»

USDA secretary not ready to declare bird flu outbreak over

July 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's not ready to declare the Midwest bird flu outbreak over. more »»

Motorcyclist hurt, bear killed in collision

July 20, 2015

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — A motorcyclist was injured and a black bear was killed when the two collided on an interstate in Pine County. more »»

2 injured when homebuilt plane crash lands in Vilas County

July 20, 2015

LAND O' LAKES, Wis. (AP) — Two people were injured when a single-engine plane crash landed at a Vilas County airport and flipped ove. more »»

Volunteers help clear storm-damaged orchard

July 20, 2015

WATERTOWN, Minn. (AP) — Residents in Carver County spent the weekend cleaning up debris scattered by a tornado. more »»

Shoreview man, 22, gets prison for kidnapping girl, 15

July 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 22-year-old Shoreview man has received a five-year prison sentence after he was convicted of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in a plan to force her to marry him. more »»

Walker's Iran view shaped by friendship with ex-US hostage

July 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a reason for aggressively opposing the nuclear deal with Iran — and it's personal. more »»

Innovative roof makes Minnesota stadium lighten up

July 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene.

It's not one of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's audible calls, nor is it a term for a three-wide receiver set in the Vikings offense. more »»

Xcel Energy hopes to have nearly all power restored Sunday

July 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers still without electricity after a weekend storm continues to shrink. more »»

Ex-Twin Cities archbishop denies allegations in affidavits

July 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt says he remains "dumbfounded" by allegations of personal misconduct that emerged last year during an internal church investigation. more »»

Man who jumped into river rescued by boat near Red Wing

July 19, 2015

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Emergency responders used boats to rescue a 21-year-old Wisconsin man who was seriously hurt after jumping into the Mississippi River near Red Win. more »»

Zoo's grizzly exhibit reopens after bear cracks barrier

July 19, 2015

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Zoo's grizzly bear exhibit has reopened after one of the bears shattered a glass enclosure pane. more »»

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

July 19, 2015

Star Tribune, July 16

Bring home military dogs after battle

About 2,000 members of the American military have four legs, not two. more »»

Medical marijuana, now legal, still not easy to get for some

July 19, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Maria Botker has to drive 400 miles round-trip to buy the medical marijuana that treats her daughter Greta's rare seizure disorde. more »»

Innovative roof makes Minnesota stadium lighten up

July 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene.

It's not one of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's audible calls, nor is it a term for a three-wide receiver set in the Vikings offense. more »»

Minnesota health care programs mute Medicaid expansion costs

July 19, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The budget implications of expanding Medicaid aren't hitting Minnesota as hard as other states. more »»

Chesney-Aldean concert sets Target Field record

July 19, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Country stars Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean have set an attendance record at Target Field in Minneapolis. more »»

 
 

 

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