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Xcel Energy salvages North Dakota wind project

May 1, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy continues to add wind power. more »»

Report: HIV cases increased slightly last year in Minnesota

May 1, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials say Minnesota reported more than 300 new HIV cases last year, bringing the number of residents living with the virus that causes AIDS to nearly 8,00. more »»

April economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest

May 1, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. more »»

Mother of slain boy, 10, thanks Minnesotans for concern

May 1, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The birth mother of a slain 10-year-old boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River nearly a month after he disappeared thanked Minnesotans on Thursday for their concern... more »»

Regulators approve Wisconsin Energy acquisition

May 1, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin regulators have approved a $9 billion transaction that combines Wisconsin Energy Corp. and Integrys Energy Group.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit. more »»

Iowa: 5 additional bird flu cases; chicken losses total 15M

April 30, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Five more Iowa farms likely have been affected by the deadly H5N2 bird flu virus, including an egg-laying operation with 5. more »»

2nd San Diego terrorism case to be sent to Minnesota

April 30, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has ordered a man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group to be sent from California to Minnesota to face charges.

U.S. more »»

Somali group, state band and butterflies win in House budget

April 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's state band, a Somali youth group and monarch butterflies all have allies in the state House. more »»

Mother of slain boy, 10, thanks Minnesotans for concern

April 30, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The birth mother of a slain 10-year-old boy is thanking Minnesotans for their concern. more »»

Bird flu losses likely to top 20M with new cases in Iowa

April 30, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agriculture officials say five more farms likely have been affected by the deadly H5N2 bird flu virus, including an egg-laying operation with 5.5 million chickens. more »»

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

April 30, 2015

Star Tribune, April 29

Minnesota House GOP takes a shortsighted shot at the U's budget

We can't think of a good reason for the GOP-controlled state House to send a higher-education... more »»

Head of famous Minnesota theater to depart after 2 decades

April 30, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To see the legacy Joe Dowling is leaving after 20 years as artistic director of one of the nation's premier regional theaters, look no further than the Mississippi River. more »»

Head of famous Minnesota theater to retire after 2 decades

April 30, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Artistic director Joe Dowling is leaving a monumental legacy as he prepares to step down after two decades of leading Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. more »»

GOP senators grill commissioner over MNsure, nonprofit woes

April 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Senate Republicans are putting pressure on one of Gov. Mark Dayton's commissioners.

Mike Rothman has served as commissioner of the Department of Commerce since 2011. more »»

Minnesota reports 3 more presumed flocks with bird flu

April 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say the state has three more presumed cases of bird flu.

One flock is in Otter Tail County and the other two are in Stearns County. more »»

Bird flu funding on way to Dayton's desk

April 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The first slice of emergency funding for the state's response to a deadly bird flu outbreak is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton. more »»

Woman killed by light rail train was Senate staffer

April 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman struck and killed by a light rail train in St. Paul was a longtime state Senate staff membe. more »»

Group to open Minnesota's only tool-sharing library

April 30, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new kind of library is coming to Minneapolis that lets members borrow tools such as hedge trimmers and power saws. more »»

Bird flu found in hawk in western Minnesota

April 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials say a hawk in the western part of the state has tested positive for bird flu. more »»

 
 
 

 

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