ST. PAUL - Minnesota finance officials are predicting a state budget surplus of more than $1 billion.
TWO HARBORS - Live in Two Harbors where they were already seeing 33.2 inches of snow, with still a night full of snow ahead of them.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) has responded to 175 crashes statewide since midnight, Dec. 4. Of those, 137 occurred in the Twin Cities Metro area. There were no serious or fatal crashes.
Ashland Schools- Closing at 1pm
Barnum Public Schools- Closed
Bois Forte- Bus Run Canceled
Butternut School District- Closing at 2pm
Carlton Schools- Closed
TWO HARBORS - On December 3, 2013 at 1:25 p.m., The Lake County Sheriff's Office received a report of a snowmobile accident on the Hefflefinger Road west of Finland.
ST. PAUL - A state task force is recommending a major overhaul of Minnesota's laws governing sex offenders with a goal of creating more options to get them out of forced, indefinite treatment.
DULUTH - The Duluth Police Department, St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, UMD Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Hermantown Police Department, Proctor Police Department and Floowdwood Police Department are taking part in a statewide DWI crackdown and will be serving up extra helpings of DWI enforcement on Thanksgiving Eve through December 28th.
HERMANTOWN - Hermantown Police Investigators, Duluth Police Department, St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and members of the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force apprehended four (4) adult suspects who were committing a burglary at a Rice Lake Township residence.
BAXTER - Planning ahead for a sober ride now might be a good choice as troopers, deputies and officers plan to crack down on drunk drivers during a stepped-up statewide and nationwide DWI enforcement effort, Nov. 29 – Dec. 28.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's unemployment rate has dropped below 5 percent for the first time in nearly six years as the state climbs further out of the deep hole caused by the Great Recession.