As spring turns to summer there’s a lot to be excited about. Bike rides, picnics and beach visits — many Minnesotans are already out exploring nature and soaking up the sun.
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota woman whose then-uncle raped her nearly three decades ago faced the man again Tuesday, June 25, and advocated for reforms to the state’s pardon system that could relieve the trauma for survivors asked to come forward.
BRAINERD, Minn. — Minnesotans will have a chance this week to weigh in on a proposal to end federal protection for nearly all gray wolves in the lower 48 states.
MINNEAPOLIS — This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York. The raid and arrest of patrons at a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn ignited multiple days of protests and garnered the attention of the media across the country.
Monarchs — Minnesota’s state butterfly — spend the summer across North America and migrate to Mexico in the fall to avoid freezing temperature up north.
WAHPETON, N.D. — The Amity brand of seeding tools is reintroducing the Concord brand, a storied name associated with the original development of air seeding technology.
CARLTON, Minn. — It was fitting when talking with Kevin Browne about his new residential solar array earlier this month that the sun would finally come out as he strolled in the yard.
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Minnesota National Guard heads invited media outlets to Camp Ripley the afternoon of Friday, June 21, to announce a number of sexual assault prevention and response initiatives.
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has struggled to stand out in a crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls. Klobuchar is in ninth place nationally and eighth place in Iowa, according to an average of public opinion polls compiled by RealClearPolitics.
In emotional testimony, the surviving relatives of Spencer Johnson and Nicholas Petrick described their loss as a result of opioid overdoses, as a convicted drug dealer faced sentencing in a Hennepin County courtroom Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach trial in October.
Four invasive carp were found in southeastern Minnesota rivers this month, and the state Department of Natural Resources says this spring’s flooding and high water could have eased their journey upstream.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves, under new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, have embarked on a roster revamp to improve their defense and 3-point shooting in an attempt to thrive in the current pace-and-space era in the NBA.
Following her passion for sharing the story of agriculture, Kyra Flom is spending her summer interning with the Minnesota Pork Board.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a “surprise” medical bill, according to a study released Thursday. And depending on where you live, the odds can be much higher.
On Thursday, people are marking World Refugee Day. The United Nations said last year a record-high 71 million people were forced to flee their homes.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz was at Rochester’s Zumbro Valley Health Center on Wednesday, touting state funding of a program that holistically treats mental health and substance abuse issues.
There’s little or no rent control in Minnesota. But many people are finding Twin Cities rents unaffordable. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Minneapolis is $1,840, according to Apartment Trends, a publication of Marquette Advisors. The average rent for a studio in St. Paul is …
The environmental benefits of Connexus Energy’s solar-plus-storage project are obvious enough, but this time of year, you’ll notice something more: prairie grasses and flowers planted under and around the sea of solar panels.
MINNEAPOLIS — In-state undergraduates at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus will pay another $337 in tuition and fees during the next school year, pushing the price tag to $15,027.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — At first glance, it looked like just another homemade wedding video — a little fuzzy with the camera work slightly shaky as it zoomed in on two ushers standing by the door, holding a stack of wedding programs.
LANESBORO, Minn. — A Lanesboro hemp farmer who sued the Department of Agriculture for revoking his license now faces criminal charges after the psychoactive ingredients in his products were found to be above the legal limit.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farm and food industry groups on Tuesday, June 18 pressed U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky for answers about a possible end to ongoing trade fights between the United States and China, as well as Canada and Mexico.
A University of Minnesota survey indicates sexually transmitted infections among Minnesota adolescents climbed to record levels last year.
The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources told a group of lake advocates on Tuesday that it’s her personal mission to connect more people with the outdoors.
MINNEAPOLIS — The attorney for the Maplewood woman imprisoned for murder in the drug overdose deaths of three men says she will plead guilty Friday to the remaining two murder charges she faces.
DULUTH — Federal prosecution of new criminal cases involving human trafficking in Minnesota and Wisconsin remained steady or dropped slightly from 2017 to 2018, according to an international organization tracking such numbers.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota hunters and farmers could soon carry handheld tools to test deer for fatal brain disease in the field.
Corn and soybean prices are rising as a result of wet conditions that delayed spring planting in much of the Midwest, creating uncertainty about this year’s harvest. The situation may be propitious for Minnesota crop farmers because they’ve been able to plant.
Minnesota ranks fourth in the nation for overall child well-being, according to the 2019 Kids Count Data Book — an annual report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
It took more wrangling with lawmakers than expected, but the state’s chief election official now has access to $6.6 million in federal funds to implement his plan for warding off hackers and potential cyberattacks.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing his place among the franchise's all-time greats.
ST. PAUL — A recent spike in drug overdoses can serve as a reminder for Minnesota businesses about an opioid response toolkit unveiled last year geared to them.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For decades, Minnesota has resisted allowing cameras in courtrooms for the usual arguments — lawyers would grandstand, witnesses would be intimidated, decorum would be disrupted if public proceedings were recorded and broadcast.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democrats said they’d redouble their efforts to pass an ambitious clean energy bill Friday and vowed to take the issue to the campaign trail if Republican lawmakers stood in the way of their efforts in 2020.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota regents have voted to allow beer and wine sales in the general seating sections of the school's basketball and hockey arenas.
Sustainable diets have many benefits in having a minimal impact on the environment, contributing to food security and promoting healthy life for present and future generations.
Rosemary Johnson has three pill bottles in her refrigerator, each with different mixtures of THC and CBD — marijuana chemicals used in medicine.
The first time Dawn Peel tried to get help in the mental health clinic at the Minnesota’s women’s prison in Shakopee, she brought a stack of papers 8 inches thick, she said. They were records documenting more than 150 appointments she’d had with her psychologist before she went to prison.
Federal prosecutors say that an Illinois man accused of firebombing a suburban Twin Cities mosque tried to escape from custody while being transported to Minnesota.
There’s a little island in the St. Louis River Estuary between Minnesota and Wisconsin that’s almost completely covered with thousands of white ring-billed gulls.