×

Minnesota News

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board closing 3 schools

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board cites continued declining enrollment and a deep budget deficit in its decision to close three schools at the end of the academic year. The board voted Thursday to close Marion W. Savage Elementary School, Sioux Trail ...

Wisconsin students find recording devices in Minnesota hotel

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some high school students from found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis. The response was a cautionary measure that is standard during a police investigation, Madison ...

Report: Flu season in Minnesota kicking off with Influenza B

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Flu season in Minnesota is off to an unusual start, with the B strain of influenza causing most of the lab-confirmed cases instead of the A strain, which typically emerges first. The Minnesota Department of Health released data Thursday showing that the B strain made up ...

Woman convicted in fatal bus crash now facing federal counts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan woman who was deported after she was convicted in a 2008 school bus crash that killed four children in southwestern Minnesota is now facing federal charges alleging she re-entered the United States illegally, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday. Olga ...

Governor to hire outside experts to study troubled agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov Tim Walz said Friday that his administration will hire outside experts to make recommendations on whether to restructure the state's troubled Department of Human Services. The governor's office said it's engaging the company Public Sector Consultants to determine ...

Governor on refugees: ‘The inn is not full in Minnesota’

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent from states and counties. "The inn is not full in ...

Package thief taunts St. Paul victim with thank you note

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A package thief who made off with a woman's delivery in St. Paul this week decided to leave something behind for the victim — a handwritten thank you note taunting her for the package. Homeowner Hilary Smith said she found the note on her porch after she got home ...

Brooklyn Center police investigate gas station homicide

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Minneapolis suburb are investigating a fatal shooting at a gas station. Officers were called to the Pump N Munch Clark station in Brooklyn Center about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday on a report of shots fired, according to officials. They found a 45-year-old ...

Minnesota man sentenced for shooting deputy with bow

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for shooting a deputy with a bow during a standoff last year. Ramey James Olson, 32, of Alexandria, was sentenced for two counts of first-degree assault against an officer and one count of first-degree ...

Democrat Angie Craig of Minnesota undecided on impeachment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota said Wednesday that she remains undecided on whether to support the articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump. Angie Craig, who represents a suburban Twin Cities district that Trump narrowly carried in 2016, ...

Klobuchar: I’ll repair damage by Trump on US foreign policy

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pledged Wednesday to repair the damage she says President Donald Trump has done in the international community, saying that — if elected — she would negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Iran, rejoin a global climate pact and ...

Longest-serving Minnesota legislator ever says he’ll retire

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The all-time longest serving member of the Minnesota Legislature announced Wednesday that he'll retire instead of seeking a 25th two-year term. Democratic Rep. Lyndon Carlson, who took office in 1973, said in a statement that he looks forward to being an active ...

DNA leads to murder charge in 1992 stabbing in St. Paul

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 1992 stabbing death of a St. Paul woman whose partially clothed body was found near a streetcar tunnel, prosecutors said Wednesday. John Robert Capers, 65, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday. He's ...

Duluth council OKs $235K bailout of Spirit Mountain ski hill

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Duluth City Council has approved a bailout of financially struggling Spirit Mountain ski hill. The council voted 8-1 Monday night to give Spirit Mountain $235,000. The money will come from excess tourism tax dollars that had not been set aside for other ...

Services set for 3 Guardsmen killed in Black Hawk crash

Funerals are set for three Minnesota National Guardsmen killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter last week. Chief Warrant Officers James Rogers Jr., 28, and Charles Nord, 30, and Sgt. Kort Plantenberg, 28, were killed Thursday when their helicopter crashed southwest of St. Cloud during a ...

Baby Jesus missing from St. Cloud nativity scene for a year

A baby Jesus statue has been missing from a nativity scene in downtown St. Cloud for a year. The manger is currently filled by a swaddled toy doll. The statue was stolen last December. The Stearns County History Museum has owned the nativity scene since 1978 and has had it on display near U.S. ...

5 Minnesotans sickened by E. coli linked to salad kits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five Minnesotans have gotten sick from eating salad kits linked to an outbreak of E. coli, state health officials said Tuesday. The state Department of Health says the Minnesotans became ill between Nov. 8 and Nov. 16. Two people were hospitalized. The ill Minnesotans ...

Court rejects Minnesota’s renewal of US Steel mine permit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a decision by state regulators to renew a wastewater discharge permit for U.S. Steel's giant Minntac iron ore mine in the northeast of the state. The court sent the dispute back to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for ...

No major impacts on Lake Superior found from Line 3 pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An updated environmental review released by a state agency Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge Energy's aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota. State regulators ordered the update after the ...

Minnesota deputy says man aimed gun at him before shooting

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota sheriff's deputy who faces trial in the April 2018 fatal shooting of a suicidal man says he had no choice but to shoot because he saw the man aim a gun at him and another deputy. Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Krook is charged with second-degree ...