ALBERT LEA — Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin reached tentative three-year contracts with general group and skilled maintenance workers Monday after a nearly two-year negotiating process that included a strike last December.
ALBERT LEA (TNS) — One day after Gov. Mark Dayton said he was "very, very concerned" about Mayo Clinic's consolidation plans in Albert Lea, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith called on Mayo to hit pause on a process that has sparked fierce opposition across Freeborn County.
ALBERT LEA (TNS) — Mayo Clinic officials expanded on their review and rationale for the decision to consolidate most inpatient services to Austin on Wednesday in a letter sent to the Attorney General’s Office.
Hurricane Harvey made its greatest impact over 1,000 miles away, but locals in Rice County are sending aid from a distance.
Attorneys for a Northfield man charged with promoting prostitution say a quick trial will help them move the case on to the state Appellate Court.
For several months this spring, St. Olaf College was convulsed by a series of hate incidents. More than half a dozen racist notes were found across campus, including one slipped into a student’s book bag that said, “Go back to Africa.” Then, in late April, an African-American senior reported…
FARIBAULT —The St. Paul Port Authority and the Minnesota Wild had a cool idea for a window façade on the Wild’s new practice facility in St. Paul, but they also had a cool problem.
The city of Northfield, Carleton College and St. Olaf College issued a joint statement Thursday affirming that all three are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive community for all in the wake of last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Jodi Greene, a Northfield native, returned home this week to talk about the Navy and the commissioning of the future USS Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Keepsake Cidery owners Nate Watters and Tracy Jonkman say the best way to get an idea of the approach Keepsake Cidery takes to producing its hard cider is just to come out to the cidery.
With the sun shining brightly Saturday morning, hundreds of bikers set off from Faribault Harley Davidson for the Second Annual Heaven’s Angels Bike Run.
Minnesota’s largest individual health insurer and its largest children’s hospital system have ended a standoff affecting more than 66,000 patients.
OWATONNA — When Tyler Morgan and Zach VonRuden were children visiting the Blast Softserve after school concerts and sporting events with family and friends, they never in their “wildest dreams” imagined owning it.
Liz “Betty Wall” Strohfus touched a lot of people in her 96 years. Evidence of that was clear Saturday in Faribault, as hundreds packed into a municipal airport hangar to honor the World War II veteran and women’s aviation pioneer.
OWATONNA — Local BMXers and skateboarders will have the opportunity to showcase their skills Saturday during the Owatonna Freestyle Series.
Donald Blom, the man who kidnapped and killed 19-year-old Moose Lake convenience store clerk Katie Poirier in one of the state’s most-publicized crimes, has returned to Minnesota.
OWATONNA — The banquet room at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Owatonna was filled with cheers and applause Thursday night as Medford’s Straight River Days celebration kicked off with the Miss Medford Pageant.
OWATONNA — More than 100 adults and children sought relief from the heat and humidity Saturday afternoon at the River Springs Water Park in Owatonna.
MEDFORD — Nearly 15 area vendors dotted the Christ the King Church parking lot beneath the sunshine Thursday for the grand opening of the Medford Farmers Market.
No matter the Paris Climate Agreement, Minnesota officials said Thursday that the state’s march to reducing greenhouse gas emissions will go on.
OWATONNA — Dozens of Lincoln Elementary School students gathered around picnic tables at a nearby pavilion Wednesday afternoon to decorate painted rocks with encouraging words and phrases.
OWATONNA — Three men played table tennis in the multipurpose room at SeniorPlace in Owatonna Wednesday afternoon, while rooms on the second floor of the building were occupied with the week’s usual pinochle and bridge card game participants.
The Minnesota State Senate on Sunday passed a $3.28 billion higher education budget that provides funding increases for Minnesota’s higher education institutions.
The Northfield Police Department confirmed Monday that it is investigating an alleged sexual assault which stemmed from a reported hazing incident on the Carleton College campus in late April.
The state’s economic development and commerce departments fared financially better in the second go-around of the omnibus job growth and energy affordability finance bill.
The students responsible for a prank that closed New Prague High School on Friday have been identified, a statement from the school district said on Monday.
A group of Minnesota sex offenders has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to examine whether the state is violating the Constitution by confining people indefinitely in prison-like treatment centers after they have already completed their criminal sentences.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed five additional deaths were related to a drug so strong that even a few grains can be deadly.
One by one, members of the Janesville Fire Department greeted Devan Donahue with smiles and hugs. Nine years earlier, first responders saved her life and this was a celebration they didn’t want to miss.
OWATONNA — For Owatonnans Marcy Fenske, Terri Grose, Nick Larson and Matt Ratzloff, the attendance at the From the Heart festivities held over the weekend was a reminder that they’re not alone in their cancer journeys.
OWATONNA — More than 400 motorcycles lined the parking lot of the Steele County Fairgrounds Sunday morning as the Owatonna Bike Blessing returned to its original location after eight years.
OWATONNA — Dozens of friends, family and community members filed in and out of the Owatonna Arts Center Performance Hall Friday afternoon to celebrate Harvey Ronglien.
OWATONNA — For Lee Nordgren, it was a World War I photograph of his father adorned in a leather helmet and goggles that piqued his interest in aviation as a child.
OWATONNA — For nearly four months, Jeff Brooker has been immersed in a culture much different from his own as a Rotary Youth Exchange student more than 9,000 miles away from home.
MEDFORD — Beneath clear skies and sunshine, more than 10 people gathered at the corner of Third Street Northeast and Second Avenue Northeast in Medford Wednesday morning to witness the placement of two monuments at the city’s veterans memorial.