Xcel's request of a 4.6 percent interim rate boost for 2014 was approved by the Public Utilities Commission. The increase that takes effect in January will bring the company an estimated $127.4 million.
The locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra announced details of a 10-concert spring season. The musicians hinted at some of the upcoming concerts at their community meeting Monday, but have now announced dates, programs, and ticket details.
PolitiFact's 2012 "lie of the year" was Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's claim that Jeep was moving U.S. production to China. In 2011, it chose a claim by Democrats that Republicans had "voted to end Medicare."
A year after a gunman killed 20 students and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, some Minnesota schools have added new alarms, classroom door locks and security cameras. And some have considered hiring new police officers and security guards.