News & Features Archive

Monday, December 24, 2012

Cookies
Milk and cookies might be the traditional Santa offering on Christmas Eve, but in at least one household, St. Nicholas will be getting smoked salmon and scotch. (12/24/2012)
Bighead carp
The University of Minnesota lab charged with finding ways to fight Asian carp and other invasive species is about to get a makeover. (12/24/2012)
Minnesota's largest doctor group says it is time to raise the state's tax on tobacco products. (12/24/2012)
Workers have planted more than 18,000 native trees and shrubs along streams in Duluth, under a training and conservation project.
Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has started construction on a $30 million renewable energy plant in Le Sueur, 50 miles southwest of the Twin Cities.
Advocates of stronger anti-bullying measures in Minnesota say they'll push again for a new bullying law during the upcoming legislative session.
Retailers are expecting an OK, but not great, holiday season.
Donations to private Minnesota colleges have rebounded from the recession, according to the organization that represents many of them.
A Minnesota court has ruled that local and national environmental groups cannot participate as defendants in a lawsuit filed last year by North Dakota.
The deadline resolve the budget impasse in Washington is now just days away. Without a deal, the slate of budget cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff will take effect.
Company records from Accent Signage released Monday by the Minneapolis Police Department show that Andrew Engeldinger was reprimanded for chronic tardiness just a week before he went on a shooting rampage that left six people dead.
Wisconsin closed the last of its six wolf hunting zones on Sunday evening after reaching its target quota.
Volunteers are pulling on their Santa hats, phone lines are in place and wall-size tracking screens are ready. NORAD Tracks Santa is primed for its 57th annual goodwill mission.
In more than a dozen interviews with The Associated Press, activists said they would rather the nation fall off the cliff than agree to a compromise that includes tax increases for any Americans, no matter how high their income.
In 2011, China banned Minnesota poultry due to an outbreak of avian flu in two flocks in Wright County.
Public health officials are urging good hand-washing this holiday season as the number of norovirus outbreaks in Minnesota surges.
There's a new kid on the block of Christmas characters who is becoming part of the holiday tradition for many families, the Elf on the Shelf.
When deputies arrived, the suspect left the residence and surrendered. Deputies found the body of the father inside.
Northland gun dealers are reporting a spike in military-style gun sales.
They've taken in a little under $4 million so far, disappointing state officials who'd earmarked the electronic pulltabs to pay for a Vikings stadium. But if projections are right, the pulltabs and bingo industry alone may eventually rival Minnesota's 18 tribal casinos in revenue.
He'll hold his sarcasm for another day.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said he thinks the current referendum system has driven up property taxes and created unequal funding for schools across the state.
Environmental reviews of two proposed silica sand mines in Winona County are up for public comment starting Monday.
Military veterans with legal problems or questions can attend a free legal clinic next month. Lawyers who specialize in child support, employment, benefits, debt collection and other issues will be on hand for one-on-one consultations with veterans.

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