So far this year, farmers have applied for 466 irrigation permits -- more than twice the number of applications in all of last year. And data compiled by state officials show many farmers hope to irrigate even more of their fields.
Minnesotans' enthusiasm to hunt wolves appears to be down from last year, when 23,000 applied for licenses. This year it's 13,000.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making fewer wolf licenses available this year. The hunting season begins November 9.
The Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for Jordan Sands, an affiliate of Coughlan Companies, which is planning to mine 70 acres and use another 40 acres just north of the city for processing the sand.
Schools across southern Minnesota on Tuesday canceled or postponed athletic practices and released students early from school buildings without air conditioning as a heat wave continued.
Minneapolis police said the shooting happened just before 8:30 p.m. in an alley between the 2600 blocks of Cedar and 18th Avenues South.
Groups opposing Minnesota's wolf hunt launched a petition drive Wednesday to stop the hunting season set for November. They also pledged not to disrupt the hunt if it happens.
A troubled wind energy proposal in Goodhue County has missed a deadline imposed by state regulators to make its intentions known, and opponents of the project are preparing to celebrate its defeat.
Minneapolis schools need to get better at vetting job candidates, the district's chief executive said Tuesday.
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Pines and other conifers in northern Minnesota are dying in slightly larger numbers than usual. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the trees have been stricken by drought. Eight of the last 11 summer and fall seasons have been very dry in northern Minnesota.
Xcel Energy told its investors Friday that Minnesota regulators have approved a rate increase of about 3.8 percent for the company, which would bring it $103 million.
A fungus that can prove devastating to bat communities has been found in a cave at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park and at the mine at Soudan Underground Mine State Park.
Arbitration hearings are taking place between Minnesota State University-Mankato and the school's former football coach.
Part of Minnehaha Avenue in south Minneapolis will be closed to vehicles on Sunday as part the city's series of Open Streets events.
Xcel Energy will be able to raise electricity rates by less than half what the utility requested and will face additional scrutiny for cost overruns on its project to upgrade the Monticello nuclear plant, state regulators ruled Thursday.