Football fans were reveling over the design of the new Vikings stadium this week, but bird watchers remain skeptical because of the amount of glass included in the design. Glass, they say, kills birds.
State officials are turning to cigarette taxes and tightening up corporate income tax enforcement to pay most of the state's share of the nearly billion-dollar project. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson about the story.
So long electronic gambling taxes, hello cigarette taxes and additional corporate income taxes.
The Green Valley Fire has burned about 7,100 acres, and threatened 50 homes in the area south of Park Rapids. In addition to the homes that burned, the fire has destroyed two commercial buildings and more than 40 other structures. The fire is now 65 percent contained.
High temperatures and desert-like humidity readings are helping to drive an outbreak of wildfires in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
A massive, 5-block, nearly $400 million development is headed for the area just west of the planned new Vikings stadium.
Authorities in Minneapolis say they're upping the reward for information about a toddler who was shot to death in his home two years ago.
Stadium builders have unveiled their vision for Minnesota's new NFL stadium: It's part fluoroplastic, part Viking sailing ship and an angular nod to other Minneapolis landmarks.
The driver of a truck carrying anhyrdous ammonia hit by a train last week has died. Eric Westin, of Pine City, was being treated at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Some major interstate routes through the Twin Cities will be closed for roadwork this weekend.
The Minnesota Vikings have struck a deal to play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium for two years. A 70-page document hashes out details of the agreement, including the cost of the Vikings' lease on the stadium to what players can drink on the sidelines. The team even makes peace between Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating a fatal semi-trailer crash just east of the state line on Interstate 94.
Target launched a new digital retailing venture on Facebook that the company hopes will link the rapidly growing social media phenomenon with shopping at its stores.
Long-time Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has apparently been released by the team. The 8-year veteran of the team said "So long, Minnesota, and thanks for all the fish!," via his Twitter account Monday.
Authorities say family members were concerned about Alyssa Mariel-Lorraine Lafountain because she requires a feeding tube and a special diet.