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ST. PAUL – Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year and many questions to answer.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- The attorney for a man accused of murdering his nephew over a $20,000 drug debt will get more time to prepare for the case. Michael Alan...
ST. PAUL — A proposal to increase Minnesota fuel taxes by the equivalent of 15 cents a gallon is similar to a proposal that lawmakers may consider after the 2014...
Residents in Ely, Hibbing, Bemidji, parts of Virginia and several other northern Minnesota communities are being asked to keep a cold water faucet running for the rest of the winter to prevent incoming water lines from freezing
BRAINERD, Minn. - A snowmobiler died Sunday after colliding with a train in east Brainerd, the Brainerd Police Department reported. Emergency personnel were called to the crash about 1:35 p.m...
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Bemidji on Monday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1997 Chrysler Town and Country was entering...
WILLMAR — No need to raise a fuss or a holler about working all hours for that $6.15 minimum wage. Minnesota’s DFL lawmakers are optimistic that an increase in the...
Olympic medals will be headed back to Grand Forks and Warroad again.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Rep. Andrew Falk went on the attack when a PolyMet Mining Corp. official appeared in a House committee.
DULUTH — The argument gets repeated by people opposed to metals mining in Northeastern Minnesota: A mere 20 years of mining and mining jobs aren’t worth 200 to 500 years of toxic pollution, opponents say again and again.