Blondie's Butcher Shop in Wanamingo choose an unusual color for its decor: hot pink. And it's only going to get more pink.
<&firstgraph>Americans continue to shop, vacation and buy cars at a brisk clip. But corporate America is starting to worry out loud that President Donald Trump’s tariffs will depress consumer spending and undermine the economy.
Elizabeth Warren drew thousands of Minnesotans to St. Paul’s Macalester College for a campaign speech Monday, her first trip to the state as she seeks the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
ST. PAUL — Cities, counties and townships that charge building fees on new homes banked $75 million more than what they needed for inspection costs over the last five years, a study released Tuesday showed.
<&firstgraph>KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan was departing Tuesday for Qatar to resume the talks, the State Department said, amid concerns about a growing threat by an Islamic St…
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Attorneys for a man suspected in the firebombing of a suburban Twin Cities mosque two years ago say that the most serious charges against their client should be dismissed. Michael Hari is accused of hate crimes in the attack on the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomingto…
ST. PAUL — Of all the changes in the world and at the Minnesota State Fair in the past 50 years, one thing has remained the same: the lure of the Giant Slide.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.
NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it’s pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.
<&firstgraph>ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — There was a time, just a few decades ago, when it was rare to see a bald eagle in this area. Now, eagles are becoming so common that seeing one flying overhead or perched on a tree hardly seems like that big of a deal anymore.
A change in security checkpoint configuration got off to a rough start at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday. Screening lines and wait times were longer than usual and some travelers reported confusion about which security line they were supposed to use.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — New guidelines for Minnesota’s “Snowbate” film and television incentive program would deny incentives to shows built around a national event held in Minnesota and projects featuring candidates for political offices, a board that governs the program announced Monday.
Average U.S. farmland values and rental rates rose in 2019, according to two new annual reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Sally and Tom Kopacek are walking through the lobby of Applewood Pointe, pointing out the many amenities that attracted them to the Eagan senior living cooperative.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic’s Biobank is preparing to start sending the genetic code of 100,000 patients to a private drug maker as part of an “exchange.”
RED WING, Minn. — Visitors to the fantasy kingdom at Renaissance Festival in Shakopee each year see dozens of interesting characters walking around the grounds. One of those characters is the Dragon Lady.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in submitting a comment letter in opposition to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule which that gives health care workers leeway to refuse to provide services, including abortio…
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court’s ruling Friday will allow the Trump administration to begin rejecting asylum at some parts of the U.S.-Mexico border for migrants who arrive after passing through a third country.
The Trump administration announced this week new rules that would penalize legal immigrants who rely on public benefits, but many low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota already started withdrawing from social welfare programs months ago, according to several nonprofits serving refug…
Sept. 12 marks the 20th anniversary of the grand opening service of New Life Church in Wanamingo. Twenty years seems like a drop in the bucket compared to the longevity of most of the other churches in the area. Those New Life members who had a part in starting the church find it hard to bel…
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court this week limited the use of body cavity searches that police are authorized to perform in their attempts to obtain evidence.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that it would “show great weakne…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia rowhouse for 7½ hours, firing on police and wounding six in a standoff that trapped two officers and paralyzed a neighborhood, all while the commissioner and the shooter’s attorney tried to negotiate a surrender.
WASHINGTON (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The U.S.-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany’s economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this fall.
Kenyon-Wanamingo High School may not be big, but its musicians consistently perform alongside the top players from across the state.
Wildlife managers from across Minnesota say Department of Natural Resources leadership is mismanaging the upcoming timber harvest in a way that risks altering state forest lands for the animals that depend on them and for people who recreate there.
Among the lesser-known stories from the Dylan and Duluth mythology is the Rolling Thunder Revue group vacation, as Louie Kemp describes it in his memoir “Dylan and Me: 50 Years of Adventures.” Dylan and friends, fresh from the mid-1970s carnival-esque pop-up cross-continent small-venue road …
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan criticized the state Department of Human Services on Wednesday for not meaningfully consulting two Native American tribes that the agency allegedly overpaid $25.3 million.
Aug. 15, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Woodstock, the huge three-day concert that came to symbolize the 1960s’ counterculture. Two now-Minnesotans who attended went on to very different lives, but have fond memories of the event, which shaped a generation.
U of M researchers are working to develop smart vehicle technology to help drivers merge more safely and reduce crashes at potentially dangerous locations.
ST. PAUL — Advocates pushing for emergency access to insulin sent a clear message to Minnesota lawmakers on Wednesday, Aug. 14: get it done.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming “huddled masses” of immigrants to American shores, was referring to “people coming from Europe” and that the nation is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own…
Hy-Vee, Inc. is investigating what it's calling "a data incident involving its payment processing systems" at some of its fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants.
Despite meeting a renewable energy standard passed a dozen years ago, some Minnesota elected officials from both parties are trying to figure out how to do more to cut emissions that contribute to climate change.
Calonna Carlisle’s bright blue bedroom in the Twin Cities suburb of Lakeville is draped in gymnastics medals and pageant sashes, including one from the time she was in the Miss Black Minnesota competition. On display is a porcelain Native American doll from a trip to South Dakota. At her hig…
A nonprofit Minnesota law firm is suing DFL state Attorney General Keith Ellison over the arrangement that brought a particular lawyer into his office in June.
ST. PAUL — Four cases of severe lung injury in Minnesota that may be related to vaping have state health officials concerned that what’s been billed by some as a relatively harmless substitution for smoking has hidden dangers, especially among young people.
The opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives across Minnesota over the last two decades, but there are some signs the situation may be improving. The number of prescriptions for a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses rose dramatically last year.
ST. PAUL — The state shouldn’t look to the Legislature to help it pay a $25 million bill to the federal government, the chair of a key committee said Tuesday.