NEVIS - The number of hunting fatalities in Minnesota has dropped substantially in the past few decades, a trend that state officials attribute to effective firearm-safety programs.
DULUTH - Residents and visitors of Duluth's Park Point are asked not to feed the wild foxes that have become a more common sight in that area in recent months, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.
CHASKA, Minn. AP - State and county officials have begun phasing out traffic signs such as "Deer Crossing'' and "Slow, Children at Play.''
MADELIA - The festivities begin Friday as the south-central Minnesota city of Madelia hosts the third annual Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener.
ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota officials say they'll review an offer from the Obama administration to let states use their own money to reopen national parks that have been closed by the federal government shutdown.
EVELETH - A Minnesota Crime Alert has been issued for a missing Eveleth woman.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota pheasant hunters will find less land available when the season opens Saturday.
ST. PAUL - Rod Grams, a former Twin Cities anchorman who went on to serve as a Republican U.S. senator from Minnesota, has died at age 65.
ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota state legislators are struggling with how to craft new laws that would effectively combat the growing use of synthetic drugs.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS - Gov. Mark Dayton heads to International Falls to try to calm anxiety over the sale of Boise to Packaging Corp. of America and recent layoffs.