The Memorial Day explosion and fire at Verso Paper in Sartell was caused by overheating in one of the mill's air compressors, according to a report by investigators. The explosion killed one employee and injured four others.
Parts of the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis will be closed starting Monday as crews resurface the bike path.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Gov. Mark Dayton's appeal for emergency assistance for individual victims of June flooding in northeast Minnesota.
Following a five-fold increase in the number of swine flu cases nationwide in the last week, Minnesota county fairs are taking precautions against the spread of the disease.
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating after a child died of a suspected amoeba infection.
The U.S. Forest Service has issued a directive to urge fire managers to move more quickly to extinguish wildfires this season. The agency's usual policy is to let many small fires burn themselves out.
Another Minnesota woman was attacked by an otter while swimming last weekend. It was the second attack in a month. An animal expert said the attacks could be due to pressures on otter habitats caused by development.
With one day notice, the State Theater announced Wednesday that Chappelle will perform in Minneapolis on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 9 p.m.
Authorities in three metro area counties announced today that they will re-test evidence in about 350 pending drug cases that were previously tested at the St. Paul Police Department crime lab.
Washington County authorities will offer defendants deals that include less jail time and more emphasis on drug treatment in just under 100 cases affected by the closing of the St. Paul Police Department crime lab.
A crackdown on synthetic drugs on Thursday led to 91 arrests in 30 states across the country, according to federal law enforcement officials.
Federal and local law enforcement officers raided a shop that sells synthetic marijuana in Duluth Wednesday afternoon.
Summit Brewing Company is opening what appears to be St. Paul's first taproom.
There are more cases of whooping cough in Minnesota than at any time in 65 years, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Health.
A federal judge has certified a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program as a class action on behalf of everyone committed to the program.