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Health officials: Flu widespread in Minnesota

December 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health says flu is now widespread in Minnesota, a sign that this year's influenza season will be harsher than most. more »»

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

December 11, 2014

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dec. 10

Torture report: We are better than this

The long-overdue release of the U.. more »»

Former Wisconsin teacher gets jail in sex case

December 11, 2014

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who formerly taught in a western Wisconsin high school has been sentenced to four months in jail for having sex with two female students. more »»

Monday deadline looms for health insurance exchange

December 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials are reminding Minnesotans to sign up through the state's health insurance exchange by Dec. 15 to ensure they're covered at the start of the New Year. more »»

Gustavus conductor up for a Grammy

December 11, 2014

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — The newly appointed wind orchestra conductor at Gustavus Adolphus College is up for a Grammy. more »»

Simple goal of pheasant summit: How to get more birds

December 11, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's pheasant population has been on a long-term decline. Gov. Mark Dayton is hoping the first Minnesota Pheasant Summit this weekend can change that. more »»

Ex-Minnesota House page in line to be chief clerk

December 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota House staff member who began as a chamber page 36 years ago is on the verge of becoming its chief cler. more »»

Owatonna teen dies after experiencing flu-like symptoms

December 11, 2014

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — Owatonna High School has made grief counselors available to students following the death of a senior who experienced flu-like symptoms. more »»

Power plant shut down by fire being repaired

December 11, 2014

BEULAH, N.D. (AP) — A western North Dakota power plant that was shut down after a fire last week should be running at half capacity by Christmas.

No one was hurt in the Dec. more »»

Bemidji police investigate nursing student's death

December 11, 2014

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Police say a criminal investigation is under way into the death of a Bemidji State University nursing student from Bloomington. more »»

Police: Man arrested in Bloomington stabbing

December 11, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a gas station stabbing in the Twin Cities area. more »»

St. Paul highway lanes to close for bridge work

December 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 in St. Paul will be closed for bridge work over the weekend.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit. more »»

Police: Man dies after Minneapolis shooting

December 11, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say a man found shot and critically hurt in north Minneapolis last week has died from his injuries. more »»

Corn Plus ethanol plant in Winnebago fined

December 11, 2014

WINNEBAGO, Minn. (AP) — The Corn Plus ethanol plant in the south-central Minnesota city of Winnebago has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty and take steps to reduce its air pollution and noise levels. more »»

Congress losing last WWII vets, a tea party fave

December 11, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is saying farewell to its last two veterans of World War II, the member whose lodgings inspired TV's "Alpha House," a founding firebrand of the tea party, one of the... more »»

St. Cloud woman, 85, dies after Nov. house fire

December 11, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Police say an 85-year-old woman hospitalized since a St. Cloud house fire last month has died. more »»

Man charged in stabbing at light-rail station

December 11, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say an argument near a Minneapolis light-rail station preceded the fatal stabbing of a homeless man over the weekend. more »»

New House committees focusing on rural Minnesota

December 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The new Republican majority in the Minnesota House has created several committees to address the concerns of rural lawmakers. more »»

U of Minnesota med students hold 'die-in'

December 11, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 100 medical students at the University of Minnesota have staged a "die-in" to protest the killings of black men by white police officers. more »»

Big numbers shape outgoing budget official's work

December 10, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state's top finance official announced Wednesday that he plans to leave Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet, vacating a job that he jokes he still has trouble explaining. more »»



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