Greater Minnesota

  • DNR to kill cormorants on Lake Vermilion
    Fisheries officials plan to kill part of the cormorant population on Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota because the lake's perch population has been falling, and they're worried that the decline could eventually harm the lake's walleye numbers.April 22, 2013
  • Battening down in Fargo-Moorhead as possible record flood looms
    Flood preparations will move into high gear this week in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Construction crews and volunteers will build emergency sandbag dikes and earthen levees as the communities prepare once again for a possible record Red River flood.April 22, 2013
  • Snow in northern Minn. followed by record cold
    A storm that left 17.7 inches of snow in the city of Duluth is followed by record low temperatures.April 20, 2013
  • Minnesotans in new book on Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal
    As the state Legislature nears a vote on a controversial bill that would give victims of sexual abuse more time to sue, a new book chronicles the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, including some key characters and cases from Minnesota.April 19, 2013
  • 60 rifles seized from unlicensed gun seller
    The federal government has seized 60 military-style rifles that prosecutors believe were bought by an unlicensed gun seller in Minnesota.April 18, 2013
  • Once-lost Minn. Indian portraits on display
    Once-lost images have now gone on display at Bemidji State University, where they'll be part of the permanent collection at the American Indian Resource Center.April 18, 2013
  • Reroute of Highway 53 riles Iron Rangers
    Officials on the Iron Range are meeting with Minnesota Department of Transportation officials to discuss how to relocate a major highway in the region. Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia must be moved to make way for an open pit taconite mine expansion. But a newly proposed option would completely bypass both towns, and that's raised the ire of many local business owners.April 18, 2013
  • St. Cloud worried about shutdown of air traffic control tower
    The Federal Aviation Administration has slated 149 air traffic control towers around the country to close later this year because of federal budget cuts know as sequestration. Two of the towers are in Minnesota.April 18, 2013
  • FEMA to assess ice storm damage
    State officials have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess ice storm damage in southwest Minnesota, the first step towards a possible presidential disaster declaration for the region.April 17, 2013
  • Fargo-Moorhead's flood risk bumped up
    The National Weather Service is increasing the flood risk along the Red River because of the delayed spring melt, and nearly double the normal precipitation in the southern Red River Valley in recent weeks.April 17, 2013
  • Dropped long-distance calls irk rural Minnesotans
    Rural phone customers in Minnesota have complained about dropped or uncompleted long-distance calls for several years. The problem stems from third-party long distance carriers that are trying to save money, FCC officials say.April 17, 2013
  • Two Hopkins High School students charged after protest over alleged 'ghetto spirit day'
    Two Hopkins high school students face misdemeanor charges stemming from a confrontation with school administrators that police say turned physical, after the students, who are African-American, were protesting the school's handling of an incident where they say several white students mocked African American culture.April 17, 2013
  • Dayton pitches budget on Iron Range
    Gov. Mark Dayton continued his budget-selling swing across Minnesota with a town hall meeting Tuesday in the Iron Range town of Virginia, Minn.April 16, 2013
  • SE Minn. now on hook for more costs in Mayo plan
    If the Mayo Clinic is to expand in Rochester, city and county residents must contribute a larger share of the $500 million needed for public transit and other improvements, state lawmakers said this week.April 16, 2013
  • 21 more people charged over fish poaching in Minn.
    More than 40 people now face charges in Minnesota's worst fish black marketing case in the last 20 years, state and tribal officials said Monday.April 15, 2013

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