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RED WING, Minn. -- Silica sand mining in Goodhue County will have to hold off for at least another six months. The County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the...
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man broke into a woman's home early Saturday, broke a towel rack in the bathroom of the master bedroom and urinated in the toilet, according...
REDWOOD FALLS -- Top agriculture members of Congress can be ready with a backup farm bill quickly, but it is not clear if it ever will see the light of day. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat representing western Minnesota, is one of the four negotiating what could be a set of new federal farm policies, which he said could be honed within a week. "All I can do is speculate on what's going on," he said Tuesday at Farmfest, an annual southwestern Minnesota gathering of all things agriculture.
DORSET – Hundreds were holding their breath Sunday in Dorset as a member of the audience reached into the vote bin. The ballot determined 4-year-old incumbent Robert Tufts would serve another term as mayor of the village.
WASHINGTON — Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have dimmed.
Update 2 a.m. ST. PAUL -- Minnesota same-sex couples wed both in large groups and intimate settings early today as state law specifically allows gay marriages for the first time...
ST. PAUL -- Here are details about a Minnesota law that allows same-sex couples to marry:
WILLMAR -- The walk through downtown Willmar that had been scheduled for Friday afternoon as part of a historic district feasibility study has been rescheduled to next week at the request of the consultant doing the study, according to a Willmar Design Center spokesperson. The walk has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. Aug. 9. at the request of historian Daniel Hoisington of Hoisington Preservation Consultants of Roseville. Hoisington was hired with a $7,000 state Legacy grant obtained by the Design Center's Preservation and Design Standards Committee.
ST. PAUL — Jack Baker and Michael McConnell began the fight that ends in victory Thursday as gay couples around Minnesota get married. Many news stories will proclaim the Thursday...
DULUTH -- A Duluth woman has had her child foster care license revoked because a child allegedly was sexually abused while in her care.