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.
LITTLE FALLS - Wet, windy weather made it challenging for participants in Camp Ripley's 12th annual archery deer hunt for youth.
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).
MADISON - A Wisconsin legislator has proposed a bill that would scale back local governments' ability to regulate sand mines and blasting.
DULUTH - Minnesota regulators will review the proposed expansion of a taconite mine after environmentalists warned of potential water pollution.
MOUNTAIN IRON - Operations are resuming at the Iron Range's largest iron ore operation following an electrical accident.
MOUNTAIN IRON - A worker doing a job at Minntac in Mountain Iron is recovering after he was electrocuted.
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.
ST. PAUL - Another race to watch is shaping up in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, judging by early campaign finance reports.
WASHINGTON - The White House is urging quick congressional approval of a deal to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown.