Women have been essential to Upper Midwest agriculture since the first homesteaders arrived. They’ve tended livestock, driven tractors, kept books, cared for their children and much more, traditionally concentrating on their family operation.

Minnesota has so far missed targets it set for itself 11 years ago for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But a new study released this week by the McKnight Foundation shows the state can still meet a longer-term goal to reduce emissions by 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050.

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (AP) — Some of the bunnies bumbled. Some of rabbits raced. And all of about 25 hopped through an agility course at the Stearns County Fair last month.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced on Wednesday that a horse in Pine City, Minn., has contracted the West Nile virus, marking the first equine case in Minnesota in 2018.

Many kinds of crops are grown in Minnesota — corn and soybeans, of course, also wheat, sugar beets, flax and oats, to name a few of the most popular. Rye is one crop that we hardly grow at all anymore, but it’s starting to mount a comeback because it makes some fine young whiskey.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Union leaders representing Minnesota corrections workers called for more prison officers and changes to inmate discipline rules following the death of a prison guard last month.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican political groups might be waiting to see which Democrat emerges in an Aug. 14 primary in the race for governor, but campaign finance reports released Tuesday make clear that Democratic organizations believe former Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the GOP nominee.

Laddie, an elderly toy poodle, lost a leg in a car accident. Her kidneys are failing. Her prior owner had loved her but was forced to give Laddie up when she entered a nursing home. No one knows how long Laddie has left to live.

DULUTH — Minnesota family child care providers are embracing some small regulatory changes that could make a big difference in a profession that is shrinking fast.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Friday the future of a vocational program that teaches welding and other skills at a state prison is uncertain after a prison officer was bludgeoned to death.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 in 10 Hispanic adults have had a difficult time communicating with a health care provider because of a language or cultural barrier, and when they do they often turn to outside sources for help, according to a new study conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center…

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - It's a picture-perfect summer day in the woods of central Minnesota: 71 degrees, humidity around 73 percent, sunshine dappling the trees and glinting off glimpses of the Mississippi River.

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Just before he was attacked and killed by an inmate at the Stillwater prison on July 18, corrections officer Joseph Gomm reached out to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota to check on two American kestrels he had helped rescue.

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s financial health appears to be in top shape, according to two national bond rating agencies and Gov. Mark Dayton.

Paul C. Thissen was sworn in as the 95th associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court during a public investiture ceremony Tuesday. The ceremony was held at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul where Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea welcomed the almost 400 guests.

A group of utilities, state regulators and environmental groups released a report Tuesday showing it’s possible — with existing technology — for electricity generation in the midcontinent to be carbon-free by 2050.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday joined a chorus of politicians calling to address police departments’ handling of sexual assault cases, forming a new task force in light of a Star Tribune investigation that discovered widespread failings.

LAKE CITY, Minn. (AP) — A greenhouse can be a serious investment in a farm. So, when a greenhouse is designed for winter growing, what do you do with it in the summer?

Minnesota businesses are starting to feel the impact of the trade war. And they’re feeling pain from two directions. Exports are declining, and the cost of some key imported materials are rising. Some are looking for federal help to offset the tariff impacts.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of an Australian woman who was killed by a former Minneapolis police officer last year after she called 911 to report a possible assault filed a lawsuit Monday alleging the officer was unfit for duty and conspired with his partner to hide what really happened.

ST. PAUL — Minnesota is inching forward on a years-long major project to beef up security for everyone with a driver’s license, tax form or Social Security number stored on a state computer.

ST. CLOUD (AP) — She doesn’t have wings or a wand, glitter or a tutu. She doesn’t look like actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson either.

DETROIT LAKES (AP) — It’s 7:30 in the morning, and Tanner Smedley has already been up for an hour. He’s eaten, prayed twice and exercised.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is joining a nationwide lawsuit seeking to protect a program for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

ST. PAUL — Elected officials seeking re-election, or hoping to win another office, often make announcements that make it unclear if they are handing out official information or campaigning.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has banned a Florida charity from fundraising in the state because the group allegedly misrepresented its efforts to help disabled and wounded military veterans.

When St. Paul’s Summit Brewing Co. hit a bump in the road at the end of 2017 and was forced to lay off employees for the first time in its 32-year history, founder and president Mark Stutrud looked back home to get the company back on track.

If you peruse social media sites like Nextdoor, you’ll find a good number of photos and videos of people caught stealing stuff or seemingly casing a house, garage or vehicle for a break-in. People love sharing and looking at that stuff.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for people with sickle cell disease are criticizing Minnesota's lack of care, saying the number of related deaths in the state is unclear because officials don't track adult cases.

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