MINNEAPOLIS - This week's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows more improvement in parts of south-central and eastern Minnesota, where areas that had been abnormally dry are now rated normal.
ST. PAUL - Burning restrictions are in place for several counties in northeastern Minnesota and residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.
ST. PAUL - Safety officials are suggesting a Mother's Day gift for anglers _ wear a life jacket when heading onto Minnesota's icy waters for the fishing opener this weekend.
ST. PAUL - Extra security officers are patrolling Minnesota's Capitol as the House debates the legalizing gay marriage before what is shaping up as a large crowd of spectators.
HOYT LAKES - An investigation is under way after a fire broke out at the Mesabi Nugget plant.
ELY - One of the suspects facing charges after firing off shots from a vehicle while drunk in Ely has pleaded guilty and been sentenced.
MINNEAPOLIS - An antibiotic used to treat Lyme disease is in short supply in Minnesota, forcing some clinics to scramble as the tick season arrives.
CHISHOLM - A St. Louis County prosecutor says no charges are warranted following an investigation into allegations of neglect at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate is ready to vote on a bill to bump up the state's minimum wage, although not as fast as House lawmaking counterparts want.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House has scheduled a Thursday debate and floor vote on the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.