- Judge nixes bail for Minnesotan accused of trying to join IS Updated: May-22-15 7:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge on Friday ordered a Minnesota man held without bail after he was accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
- Dayton takes preschool pitch to Minnesota's tiniest students Updated: May-22-15 5:56 pm
APPLE VALLEY, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton took his pitch for statewide preschool directly to Minnesota's smallest students on Friday as he gears up to convince legislators to fund one of his top priorities.
- For Senate leader Bakk, session's end exposes divisions Updated: May-22-15 3:26 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - All eyes heading into this year's legislative session were on new House Speaker Kurt Daudt, under pressure to hold together 71 fellow Republicans back in power and eager to slash government spending.
- Dayton signs 4 budget bills, still weighing other vetoes Updated: May-22-15 12:53 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton has signed four budget bills into law but is leaving tougher veto decisions for later.
- Man accused of squirting blood on nurses Updated: May-22-15 11:26 am
ANOKA, Minnesota - A Rochester man is accused of using a needle and syringe to squirt his own blood at nurses at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
- Counties try local approach to resolving water runoff fight Updated: May-22-15 9:33 am
FERGUS FALLS, Minnesota - As Minnesota moves toward tougher enforcement of buffer strips intended to keep farm runoff from fouling streams and lakes, Otter Tail and other counties are showing how a less confrontational approach can work.
- Synthetic drug seller loses latest property appeal Updated: May-22-15 8:18 am
DULUTH, Minnesota - An appeals court has denied the latest attempt by a former Duluth store owner who sold synthetic drugs to keep his property.
- Earmark hands Annandale $2 million in rural broadband money Updated: May-22-15 7:13 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The central Minnesota city of Annandale would get one-fifth of the new money available statewide for broadband Internet build-outs in an earmark that passed the Legislature this week with no time to spare.
- Franken part of delegation headed to Cuba Updated: May-22-15 7:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken will travel to Cuba this weekend.
- St. Paul man gets 5 years in prison for church fire Updated: May-22-15 4:26 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A 27-year-old man who pleaded guilty to starting a fire at a St. Paul church has been sentenced to five years in prison.
- Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats Updated: May-22-15 12:22 am
MINNEAPOLIS - One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.
- Environmental advocates picket at governor's mansion Updated: May-21-15 7:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Environmental advocates picketed outside the governor's mansion to demand a veto of some policy provisions in the budget bill.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:37 pm
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- Largest Minnesota farm hit by bird flu to lay off 39 workers Updated: May-21-15 5:55 pm
RENVILLE, Minnesota - The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees.
- Lynx plan 2 weeks of events before June 5 home opener Updated: May-21-15 5:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx have multiple events planned over the next two weeks as they gear up for their June 5 home opener against the Tulsa Shock.
- Bird flu crisis slows in Minnesota, focus now on recovery Updated: May-21-15 5:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota has notched six straight days without a new bird flu case. And though state officials aren't ready to say the outbreak is over, they're beginning to stand down.
- Twins reinstate pitcher Tim Stauffer from disabled list Updated: May-21-15 4:40 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins are reinstating right-handed pitcher Tim Stauffer from the disabled list.
- Funding impasse has schools preparing for possible crisis Updated: May-21-15 3:59 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of an education funding bill means that administrators around the state have to plan for a possible crisis starting July 1.
- Best Buy jumps after 1Q sales, profit top Wall St. views Updated: May-21-15 2:51 pm
RICHFIELD, Minnesota - Best Buy's stock jumped in trading Thursday after its first-quarter sales and profit managed to top analysts' expectations.
- Minnesota man pleads not guilty in North Dakota police chase Updated: May-21-15 2:33 pm
JAMESTOWN, North Dakota - A Minnesota man accused of leading police on a chase through the North Dakota city of Jamestown and prompting officers to shoot into his car has pleaded not guilty.
- Indicted police officer arraigned in federal court Updated: May-21-15 2:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis police officer has pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges of perjury, falsifying records and civil rights violations by using excessive force.
- Sharp-tongued Democratic Rep. Winkler to resign, move abroad Updated: May-21-15 1:24 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota Democratic legislator who fought to raise the minimum wage and is known for speeches that mocked Republican rivals as well as politicians in his own party said Thursday he will give up his seat in the state House as his family moves abroad.
- Minnesota adds jobs while unemployment rate barely budges Updated: May-21-15 12:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's employment rolls grew by 7,400 last month but the unemployment rate barely budged.
- Minnesota attorney general sues Savers over charity claims Updated: May-21-15 12:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it's misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.
- Deadline budget rush leaves out money for critical staff Updated: May-21-15 10:54 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The rush to Monday's budget-setting deadline has a price.