Attorneys for a man who was committed to Minnesota's sex offender program for crimes he committed as a child say his confinement violates his rights. The man's attorneys want a federal judge to declare that he is being held unconstitutionally.
Como Zoo posted on Twitter that although the gorilla left, it was "always in gorilla proof barriers" and that "no people or animals [were] ever at risk."
The DNR says it's ramping up enforcement this weekend as a result.
The crane will be going up and down for testing in the next few days. It will stand nearly 400 feet high when it is up all the way.
The bridge work was supposed to be finished by 5 a.m today. MnDOT spokesman Kevin Gutknecht says there were problems with the equipment that was pushing the 3.5 million pound bridge into place.
Minnesota is trying a new bridge construction method today on Interstate 35E.
The State Patrol said Alyssa Grimm was riding in the west bound lane of Mille Lacs County Road 8 about 10:20 p.m. when a car westbound on the road struck her.
Authorities have not named the victim yet. The body was turned over to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
MnDOT says that Highway 36 between Rice Street and Highway 61 will close on either side of Interstate 35E in Roseville and Maplewood this weekend, and more closures are expected.
The Mississippi River has started to ease back from its flood crest, and water is receding elsewhere as well today.
Rivers are continuing to crest through central Minnesota as the runoff from last week's storms moves through the region.
President Barack Obama's visit to Minnesota will mean road and park closures around south Minneapolis, starting before a Town Hall event in Minnehaha Park this afternoon.
The traditional Fourth of July festival has had a checkered history. After starting successfully at the State Capitol, it moved to Harriet Island in St. Paul. A reboot of the event in 2009 met with mixed success, and went bankrupt amid acrimony with the city of St. Paul and vendors in 2010.
There's a landslide on the street above Mark Proctor's Mendota, Minn. house. It might get bigger. That means he and his neighbors had to leave.
Gov. Mark Dayton is visiting Warroad today to look over flood preparations. The lake hasn't spilled into town yet, but east winds threaten to push lake levels higher -- and more rain is expected.