ST. PAUL - Fire deaths have decreased over the past 40 years even as the state's population grows and more fires have been recorded every year since 2010, according to the latest Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division report.
DULUTH - Work begins this week on a pipeline that will bring water from Lake Superior to the Lutsen Mountains ski area.
ST. PAUL - In Gov. Mark Dayton's ideal scenario, the focus for next year's Minnesota legislative session will be on pruning old, unneeded laws from the books.
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) - Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's optimistic that Congress will pass a farm bill this year.
LITTLE FALLS - Wet, windy weather made it challenging for participants in Camp Ripley's 12th annual archery deer hunt for youth.
DULUTH - The northbound/duluthbound right lane on the Blatnik Bridge, which has been closed all summer, will reopen at approximately 6 p.m. today, Friday, October 18.
BOVEY - The Canisteo Mine Pit, located north of Coleraine, Bovey and Taconite, in Itasca County, will be open to liberalized fishing regulations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
DULUTH - Minnesota regulators will review the proposed expansion of a taconite mine after environmentalists warned of potential water pollution.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - Following the late-night 285-144 House vote affirming the bipartisan agreement to fund the government and end the shutdown, Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan released the following statement:
BAXTER - Fatal and serious crashes have increased this year and the trajectory continues. In an effort to reverse the trend, the Minnesota State Patrol is implementing enhanced enforcement plans in every district from now through December.