One-hundred-fifty years after the government exiled most Dakota from Minnesota following the U.S. Dakota War of 1862, more than 250 people made a symbolic return to the state.
Minnesota ranks near the bottom in the country for affordable center-based child care, according to a study released today.
There haven't been any reported cases in Minnesota yet, but more than 150 people nationwide have already gotten sick this summer with the newest strain of swine flu. It was mostly spread from county fairs in Indiana and Ohio.
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan has won the Democratic primary in the 8th Congressional District over two opponents, according to the AP. In the 1st District, former state Rep. Allen Quist made a political comeback as well, beating his Republican primary challenger.
Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett lost his bid for re-election to the County Board in Tuesday's primary election, after serving 16 years in office.
Minnesotans headed to the polls today to choose the candidates who will appear on the general election ballot in November for each party. Balloting has gone smoothly, but turnout is very low.
Police charged a man today with the shooting death of a teenager who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cell phone.
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.