A silica sand processing plant in eastern Minnesota has agreed to pay a fine for air quality and noise violations. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency levied a fine of $85,000 for Tiller Corp. which has been operating a processing and shipment center in Chisago County for nearly two years.
A burglar in St. Cloud stole more than $10,000 worth of gold collector coins, along with a large amount of cash.
Here’s a perk-me-up. The Uptown Coffee Festival is celebrating its 25th year this weekend. Quite a bit has changed in the world of coffee since the festival began, according to Kitchen Window owner Doug Huemoeller.
Junior high can be a tough time for a kid. Many young teens struggle with challenges at school, at home, and among friends. Some students in Burnsville are lucky enough, though, to have a teacher who everyday gives them little life lessons to help them through the rough times.
Both teams are coming off losses, but the vibes around Nebraska and Minnesota couldn’t be more different.
Like every other business in Excelsior, John Klick is preparing to open for the day. But there’s none like this in the area. It’s not just a brewery, and not just a bar. It’s a taproom! “It’s an awesome environment that a brewery can create all their own beers, they can only serve their own beers, you can’t serve hard alcohol, you can’t serve anybody else’s beer,” Klick said.
This holiday season, retailers are expected to send us nearly 13 billion catalogs. According to the American Catalog Mailers Association, that’s down from the peak in 2007 — 20 billion — but it’s still 41 catalogs for every man, woman and child in the U.S. every year.
By now you may have seen the video. Seventy seven inches of snow in less than 48 hours. Buffalo, N.Y.’s winter wonderland has many layers, layers that are providing many headaches for people like Lisa McEwen.
An American Indian band in northeastern Minnesota is joining a government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership. The U.S. Interior Department says the Fond du Lac Band of Minnesota Chippewa is among 21 Indian communities in 12 states that will join the land buyback program by 2017. That brings the number of locations in the program to 42.
Music lovers bundled up and headed to stores early this morning to get a copy of the Cities 97 Sampler, volume 26. One of the reasons some of the fans get up so early is because there are only 35,000 copies available.
Macalester College’s football program has had a breakthrough season and a very special fall. The Scots are winning games, but the season has turned into a different kind of education – one on life. They drafted 4-year-old Caleb Maaske to join the Scots. It’s part of a program called Team Impact, where kids that have a disability align with a team.
A moose that wandered hundreds of miles away from its Northwoods habitat has died. The Department of Natural Resources told WCCO the moose was found in the backyard of a home in Sleepy Eye, a place it had been hanging out for the last week and a half.
Minnesota’s top two political leaders met face to face Thursday for the first time since the election. They’re pledging cooperation, not division. Minnesota’s top two political leaders met face to face Thursday for the first time since the election. They’re pledging cooperation, not division. Over a luncheon of pork loin and potatoes, the Republican Speaker and Democratic Governor met face to face at the official Residence.
inneapolis Police have recovered two stolen vehicles used in a crime spree across the Twin Cities. Now they’re looking for those who are responsible. The van and car were stolen from the Summit Neighborhood in St. Paul sometime late Friday night. The thieves used the vehicles to store other stuff they had taken.
Frustrated with tighter fishing restrictions on Lake Mille Lacs, resorters and sport fishing groups had their day in court. They’re suing the Department of Natural Resources for ignoring a constitutional amendment.
Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.
The Zombie Pub Crawl is in its tenth year.
See all the photos as Steve Forbes discusses his new book Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.
Here’s a collection of some of the best pictures of fall colors this year around Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Check out these viewer-submitted photos of storm damage from Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.
Check out images from the high school robotics competition at the Minnesota State Fair.