Greater Minnesota

  • Priest jailed, accused of fondling girl
    The Diocese of Winona says a Blue Earth priest has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with sexually assaulting a young girl.June 11, 2013
  • Minn. man dies in tractor rollover
    A 53-year-old Parkers Prairie man has died in a tractor accident over the weekend.June 10, 2013
  • Members become lenders at Wrenshall produce farm
    After a financial crisis, a farm owned by Rick and Karola Dalens is back on solid ground. With more than 100 member-customers, Northern Harvest Farm is one of 15 Community Supported Agriculture produce farms that have sprouted in the Northland. CSA farms are different than traditional market farms because farmers earn an established income from members buying shares at the beginning of each growing year.June 10, 2013
  • Boat flip kills 2 at Lac qui Parle Lake
    Two people died after their boat overturned on Lac qui Parle Lake, near Montevideo in west central Minnesota.June 9, 2013
  • Farmers warned after anthrax kills Minn. cow
    A cow in northwest Minnesota has died from anthrax, the first case in Minnesota in five years. Anthrax spores occur naturally in the ground, and recent heavy rains may have brought the anthrax to the surface.June 9, 2013
  • Charges: Tax preparer failed to file his own
    A tax preparer who has completed hundreds of returns over the years, is charged in Aitkin County with failing to file his own tax returns.June 6, 2013
  • Northern Minn. woman recovering after bear attack
    The Department of Natural Resources says an Aitkin County woman is OK after being involved in something that almost never happens in Minnesota -- an attack by a black bear.June 5, 2013
  • Duluth runner's pain is no pulled muscle, rather, a baby
    A Duluth woman training for a half-marathon says she thought she had pulled a muscle or ruptured a disc in her back before she ended up in a hospital emergency room.June 5, 2013
  • Photos: Farmers scramble to buy feed for cattle
    Farmers in the upper Midwest are scrambling to buy feed from Colorado, South Dakota and other states. They're also stretching what they have now while they plant more seed. But even that's proving to be a challenge.June 5, 2013
  • Lawsuits challenge EPA over MN iron plant
    Two lawsuits are seeking to overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to grant a water quality variance to the Mesabi Nugget iron processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, saying regulators violated the Clean Water Act and other federal laws when they approved it late last year.June 4, 2013
  • Cancer claims a mom, but spirit lives in toy library
    Missy's Toy Library opened in March, operating out of the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. The stock of toys was started from the collection of Melissa Gahler, a 32-year-old mom of two from rural Pierz, who died in June 2011.June 3, 2013
  • Lake Superior level rises fast
    A new report says the level of Lake Superior has made a big jump.June 1, 2013
  • New Minn. segment added to 4,600-mile trail
    Minnesota organizers of the North Country Trail are celebrating the newest trail section with events at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes on Saturday.June 1, 2013
  • SW Minn. town watching Smithfield sale closely
    The sale of one of the nation's largest meatpackers to a Chinese company is being watched closely in a southwest Minnesota community.May 29, 2013
  • As bees perish in large numbers, a search for causes and solutions
    Across the nation, large numbers of bees -- about one-third of colonies each year -- have been dying for the past six years. Scientists believe the cause is a combination of pesticides, disease and poor nutrition, and some are concerned the annual bee losses are unsustainable. As soon as this year, some warn, there might not be enough bees to pollinate some crops.May 28, 2013

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