Special sessions aren't special in Minnesota, at all
The Minnesota Legislature is heading for another special session. But that's nothing new here.
Farmers testing new fertilizer alternative: bacteria
Farmers across the country are putting a genetically modified bacteria in the ground this spring to help corn plants use naturally occurring nitrogen. The goal is to eventually replace synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.
University of St. Thomas booted from MN sports conference
The St. Paul university, one of seven founding members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, will be "involuntarily removed" from the league in 2021. St. Thomas football has dominated the conference in recent years.
Rivers rising in waterlogged central U.S.; more rain to come
Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. braced Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths.
Firefighters use CPR after newborn fawns pulled from a creek
It's not the kind of rescue they're called to every day, but firefighters in Andover and Oak Grove made the best of what they had -- on a pair of newborn fawns.
Minneapolis park system drops to third best in the nation; St. Paul stays at No. 2
The percentage of residents within walking distance of a park has fallen as the city's population has grown, causing Minneapolis to lose its top spot in the Trust for Public Land's annual ranking of park systems.
Governor signs bill to fight opioid epidemic
Walz says the compromise bill "will help more families access the treatment they need and prevent addiction in the first place."
Judge allows copies of Noor trial evidence
A judge ruled Wednesday that evidence in the trial of a former police officer convicted of murder, except five graphic videos, will be released to the public this week.
Healing incarcerated women through storytelling and song
A group of storytellers and musicians recently brought their performance to a new venue -- the women's prison in Shakopee.
3M, Lake Elmo settle for $2.7M, land transfer in drinking water lawsuit
3M will pay $2.7 million into the city's water account, which pays for maintaining its water system, and will transfer 180 acres of farmland to the city.
Nevada poised to become 15th state to ditch Electoral College
The state Senate voted along party lines to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would give the state's six electoral votes to the winner of the presidential popular vote.
Mpls. cops seek 2 in connection to Bde Maka Ska pavilion fire
Minneapolis police posted photos of a man and woman allegedly at the lakeside pavilion around the time the fire started and asked for the public's help identifying them. Investigators ruled out an early theory of a lightning strike.
Higher ed got less than requested, but also real money
Funding for higher education was the only budget bill state lawmakers passed before the end of the session. For the state's higher ed systems that means an end to the uncertainty over funding.
More than 1,000 Holocaust victims are buried in Belarus after mass grave discovered
The remains emerged at a construction site in January. "I think it's very late, but better late than never," said Marcel Drimer, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor.
Red Nose Day 2019: How does it work, why is it being criticized?
The goal is to raise money to fight child poverty by selling red foam noses and staging celebrity events. But some critics are raising questions about the campaign.
Self-harm is up sharply among girls -- what's behind it and how to help
The rate of self-harm went relatively unchanged prior to 2009, and then shot up threefold among girls ages 10 to 14 between 2009 and 2015.
Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
Surprise medical bills are driving people into debt: Will Congress act to stop them?
Lawmakers are discussing several measures to solve the problem of unexpected medical bills, which can wreak havoc in consumers' lives. Here's our guide to the current roster of proposed legislation.
Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
Trump scorches Democrats as Pelosi broaches prospect of 'impeachable offense'
The only agreement that followed a White House meeting between the president and Democrats was that the other side was responsible for the breakdown in infrastructure negotiations.