Minnesota
  • DennisFredrickson1

    Former State Senator Dennis Fredrickson of New Ulm was recently presented the 2011 Carlson-Minge Award by the conservation group Friends of the Minnesota Valley. The annual award is given to a current or former elected …

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    06 Dec 11
  • Vikings

    Minnesota state senators are meeting for another Capitol hearing on the Vikings’ stadium push, this one to discuss how the state might raise money for a portion of the cost. Two Senate committees convene a …

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    06 Dec 11
  • Dayton1

    Governor Dayton is telling leaders of Minnesota’s counties that he’s sympathetic to their financial difficulties, but he’s not promising any relief. Dayton spoke today (MON) at the annual convention of the Association of Minnesota Counties …

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    05 Dec 11
  • Flu

    The state Health Department is kicking off its “Ban the Bug” campaign today (MON) urging Minnesotans to get vaccinated for influenza. Infectious Disease Division Director Kris Ehresmann says the first week of December is a …

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    05 Dec 11
  • Republicans

    The Minnesota Republican Party is moving forward with an interim leader after it’s chair resigned on Friday. Activist Kelly Fenton was elected interim leader of the state’s GOP party, filling a seat vacated by Tony …

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    05 Dec 11
  • WinterDriving

    Final weekend snow tallies from the National Weather Service show that Nicollet, Blue Earth, Steele and Dakota Counties all received more than 5 inches of snow.

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    05 Dec 11
  • Flu1

    The flu season continues on a mild course. Minnesota is among about half of all states showing what the Centers for Disease Control terms “sporadic” influenza activity. The other half of states have reported few …

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    02 Dec 11
  • PaulTorkelson1

    State officials on Thursday announced that Minnesota has a projected budget surplus of $876-million for the current biennium, which ends on June 30th, 2013. This is in contrast to the $5-billion deficit announced a year …

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    02 Dec 11