CLEVELAND - Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.6 million tons in April, a decrease of 9 percent compared to a year ago.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the unionization of home child-care workers in Minnesota after an all-night debate that saw Republicans trying to block the bill.
GORDON - A smoky wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin spreading to 6,800 acres has destroyed at least 50 structures and forced dozens of residents to leave their homes.
ST. PAUL - A significantly scaled back bill to revise Minnesota's gun laws is headed for a vote in the state Senate, with the blessing of a vocal gun-rights group.
ST. PAUL - Democrats who lead the Minnesota Senate are predicting victory for a measure that would make the state the 12th in the nation to allow gay marriage.
ST. PAUL - A new study finds that chemicals from household products, prescriptions and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes.
TWO HARBORS -Mother’s Day is one of the top gift-giving retail holidays, after christmas, but Saturday, coupled with another event, made for an extra busy day for local stores in Two Harbors.
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans are asked to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity as part of a new Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) ad campaign.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Friday that, as a result of the 2010 health reform law, 16 community health centers across Minnesota will be eligible to apply for more than $1.6 million to support efforts to enroll uninsured Minnesotans in health coverage.
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.