After $60 million has been spent to buy and replace flood-prone homes along the Red River with permanent levees and floodwalls, Moorhead officials hope to kick-start the local housing market early next year with a mix of marketing and financial incentives.
Many Minnesota residents expect a bigger bill when their property tax statements arrive this month. But across the border, North Dakota residents are considering a proposal to make the state the first in the nation to abolish property taxes.
American Crystal Sugar Co. has begun
advertising that it's seeking workers for its sugar factories,
signaling a new phase in the company's lockout of its 1,300 union
workers, which is in its fourth month.
Several small communities near Fargo-Moorhead are joining forces in an effort to stop a proposed Red River diversion.
Four new radio stations are on the air across northern Minnesota, and each is eager to serve American Indian audiences.
After years of legal wrangling, the Minnesota DNR will allow Kittson County to open a road through a wildlife refuge.
The lawsuit contends an environmental assessment completed earlier this year by the Fish and Wildlife Service was not adequate. That review found no environmental risk to planting genetically modified crops on refuges.
North Dakota and the state's coal industry is suing the state of Minnesota to overturn a law that restricts imports of electricity that's generated by coal.
Locked out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Company Tuesday rejected a second contract offer. The lockout of 1300 union workers is now entering its fourth month.
Mayor Mark Voxland said by the end of 2013 the city will have purchased and removed 280 flood-prone homes and will have 12 miles of new or improved levees.
To make searches for lost people more efficient, White Earth tribal conservation officers are learning an ancient skill called man tracking.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with northwestern Minnesota reporter Dan Gunderson about the 3-month-old labor dispute at American Crystal Sugar and the oil boom in neighboring North Dakota.
A spokesman for American Crystal Sugar Co. says negotiations with representatives of locked-out union workers have not resulted in a major breakthrough.
Union leaders say they have new proposals to offer company officials that could end the lockout that's dragged on for more than two months.
Minnesota DNR crews are battling a large grass fire in northwest Minnesota.