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ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton dropped a legislative bombshell Monday when he announced that he is willing to give up $846 million in public works projects around Minnesota if legislators insist on overturning a state requirement for fire sprinklers in larger new homes.
ST. PAUL — How attempts to legalize marijuana will proceed remained unclear Monday.
PILLAGER, Minn. — Coal and crushed metal littered the train tracks early Monday as crews worked to clear the scene of a massive train derailment on a BNSF Railway line near Pillager.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton was joined by lawmakers and advocates on Sunday to sign a new state law aiming to reduce the gender pay gap in Minnesota. The...
DICKINSON, N.D. — North Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has released a BNSF Railway report that says rail cars carrying grain from North Dakota are almost a month behind schedule.
NISSWA — A lot of challenges were thrown out Friday as to who would get the biggest walleye at the Governor’s Fishing Opener.
ST. PAUL — Friday was a good day for Jeremy Pauling and others who long have worked to make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota.
MORRIS — An Appleton man faces several criminal charges after a high-speed chase Wednesday west of Morris.
Two defensive tackles became NFL players Thursday night, but Minnesota’s Ra’Shede Hageman was not one of them. The Gophers’ 2013 most valuable player was projected by many top scouts to become the program’s first, first-round pick since the New England Patriots selected tailback Laurence Maroney in 2006.
BRAINERD — After waiting out what seemed to be a never-ending winter, open-water walleye and northern pike fishing is back. Unlike last year, the threat of ice on lakes won’t be a problem in central Minnesota. Aside from some reports of floating ice, Brainerd-area lakes appear to be wide open heading into Saturday’s fishing opener.