Greater Minnesota

  • Minn. delays Lake Superior ballast water rules
    Minnesota is giving Great Lakes freshwater freighters known as "lakers" that enter the Minnesota waters of Lake Superior an extra two years to install ballast water treatment technology.August 13, 2013
  • Planned St. Cloud mosque faces opposition
    Members of St. Cloud's planning commission will hear testimony today on a proposed mosque, school and retail complex that's facing some opposition from neighbors in a quiet, residential part of the city.August 13, 2013
  • New Ulm tourism chief admits faking 'Herman the German' story
    The tourism chief in New Ulm admitted Monday his office faked a story of finding a mysterious concrete cast footprint that the southern Minnesota city promoted as that of Herman the German, the statue of a Germanic warrior that stands guard over New Ulm.August 12, 2013
  • Holistic moms in St. Cloud focus on healthy living
    The Holistic Moms Network in St. Cloud is a nonprofit with about 30 members. It explores all aspects of holistic living, from using chemical-free products to understanding family dynamics. But food is always a topic that parents want information about.August 11, 2013
  • At 100, Greaney church is memorial to homesteaders
    For a century, the steeple of St. Bridget's Catholic Church has stood sentinel over the fields in this corner of northern St. Louis County. Although the church closed 30 years ago, the building still is lovingly tended by a group of former parishioners. St. Bridget's has remained as a memorial to the Slovenian immigrants who settled the community -- and to Thomas Feigh, an Irish immigrant who donated the money to build the church.August 10, 2013
  • State regulators writing new frac sand rules
    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and other state agencies are beginning to write new rules for frac sand mining as part of a plan ordered by the Legislature.August 9, 2013
  • Duluth mayor proposing big changes for waterfront
    Hoping to create a large waterfront pedestrian plaza, Duluth Mayor Don Ness on Thursday unveiled plans on to build a walkway.August 8, 2013
  • Goodhue Co. extends frac sand moratorium
    Goodhue County commissioners voted today to extend the county's moratorium on frac sand mining by 180 days when the current ban expires next month.August 6, 2013
  • Students press for youth city council in Duluth
    Some high school students in Duluth want a voice in the future direction of the city.August 5, 2013
  • Enrollment flat at NE Minnesota colleges
    Several colleges in northeastern Minnesota say enrollment is flat this year, perhaps because the economy is improving.August 5, 2013
  • Body recovered from Minn. gravel pit pond
    Authorities have recovered the body of a Fargo man they believe drowned while swimming illegally in a water-filled gravel pit across the border in Minnesota.August 2, 2013
  • Charges filed in fatal Bemidji hit-run
    A man accused of fighting with officers investigating a fatal hit-and-run case in Beltrami County is charged with obstruction.August 2, 2013
  • 3 arrested in slaying of Willmar church volunteer
    Authorities say two people have been arrested in the slaying of a 79-year-old church volunteer who was found dead in her Willmar home.August 1, 2013
  • Legality of same-sex marriage still issue for Minn. border residents
    Gays and lesbians who live and work in Minnesota's border communities know they must deal with some practical realities of love and the law.August 1, 2013
  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Otter Tail Co. shooting
    Otter Tail County sheriff's officials say one man is dead of gunshot wounds and the apparent shooter is on life support at a hospital.August 1, 2013

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