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Jack Link's to pay $50K to former Minnesota employee

July 22, 2015

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Beef jerky maker Jack Link's has agreed to pay $50,000 to a former Minnesota employee because her supervisor made repeated sexual advances toward her. more »»

Boy, construction worker come to man's aid in dog attack

July 22, 2015

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A construction worker alerted by a neighborhood boy came to the rescue of an elderly man who was being attacked by a dog in St. Louis Park. more »»

St. Jude Medical adds more heart devices in $3.4B buy

July 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Jude Medical Inc. will buy Thoratec Corp. for about $3.4 billion in cash, adding more medical devices aimed at heart conditions to its portfolio.

St. more »»

Duluth firefighters battle apartment building fire

July 22, 2015

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say residents were safely evacuated from a burning apartment building in Duluth. more »»

Farmer dies after getting stuck in combine while harvesting

July 22, 2015

INDEPENDENCE, Minn. (AP) — Police say a farmer has died after getting caught in a combine while harvesting oats in western Hennepin County. more »»

Court overturns decision against sand mine in Houston County

July 22, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned a state Department of Natural Resources decision that prevented a silica sand mine from operating in Minnesota's Houston County. more »»

Safety officials visit psychiatric hospital after attacks

July 22, 2015

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — Officials are investigating a recent assault at Minnesota's largest state psychiatric hospital that left a counselor hospitalized with serious injuries. more »»

Dayton aide: More staff being hired for Security Hospital

July 22, 2015

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — A top aide to Gov. Mark Dayton says more workers are being hired to improve staff security at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. more »»

Thieves steal solar wire from St. Paul Saints' new ballpark

July 22, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thieves have stolen solar wire valued at about $1,000 from the St. Paul Saints' new ballpark. more »»

DNR says it may close walleye season on Mille Lacs Lake

July 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota could be forced to close walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake as early as Aug. more »»

Great blue heron colony pops up in central Minnesota

July 21, 2015

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Dump truck driver sentenced to prison in fatal I-90 crash

July 21, 2015

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A dump truck driver has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a fatal crash on Interstate 90 near La Crosse last year.

Thirty-seven-year-old Francis Rychtik Sr. more »»

DNR will likely close walleye season on Mille Lacs Lake

July 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials say the state is close to exceeding its quota and probably will have to close the walleye season on Mille Lacs Lake as soon... more »»

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

July 21, 2015

Star Tribune, July 20

Minnesota should pursue reasonable strategies to make voting easier

Minnesotans who defeated a proposed photo ID amendment to the state Constitution in 2012 may... more »»

Dayton: Will keep seeking money for early education

July 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is putting lawmakers on notice: They'll have to pony up more for early education programs to unlock money for their priorities. more »»

Minnesota law enforcers net $6.8M from forfeitures in 2014

July 21, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota law enforcement agencies scooped up $6.8 million in proceeds from criminal forfeitures in 201. more »»

Keillor says he's sure: He's retiring from 'Prairie Home'

July 21, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of the popular "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, says he means it this time: He's retiring. more »»

Iowa punishes companies for environmental law violations

July 21, 2015

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — The state Natural Resources Department has punished three companies in northern Iowa, saying they violated environmental laws. more »»

 
 

 

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