The brightest minds at the State Fair on Friday could be found in the back corner of the Education Building showing off their 100-pound made-from-scratch robots. Precocious ingenuity collided with full-on nerdery at the High School Robotics Competition as the science class savants from Mahtomedi, Becker and Fergus Falls showed off what six weeks of electrical engineering, innovative 3-D printers and zealous ambition can spawn.
Xcel Energy says it plans to keep burning coal in the two oldest units at its Sherburne County power plant in Becker in central Minnesota. In a report to regulators, Xcel says sticking with coal is the smartest course, rather than switching to natural gas, at least until the future of environmental regulations becomes clearer.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ordered the owner of a Minnesota construction company who allegedly failed to get the required licenses to stop doing business
Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.
It’s hard to believe that we’re just less than two weeks away from the 2012 prep football season being over. By next Saturday, state champions will be crowned in seven classes across the state.
If the quarterfinal round of the state football playoffs is any indication, any team get beat anyone on any given day. At the risk of sounding cliché, it’s true. Just ask anyone who played football for Edina or St. Croix Lutheran.
This is one of the best times of the year to be a high school football fan. With only three regular season games left, teams have that many more opportunities to win and get positive momentum going heading into the playoffs.
Xcel Energy Inc. says it will cost as much as $200 million to repair the damage from a catastrophic turbine failure at Minnesota’s largest power plant last November.
Authorities arrested a 29-year-old man from Becker, Minn., Thursday for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
An environmental group is warning Minnesotans to beware of mercury emissions in the fish they eat.
The Sherco 3 power plant near Becker remains out of service after a weekend fire. A spokesman for Xcel Energy says the coal-fired plant had been down since mid-September for routine maintenance.
A 20-year-old Becker man is in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities are investigating a train-vehicle crash that killed a Chaska, Minn. man in Sherburne County Tuesday.
It’s Week 2 of the high school football season, and by the time games wrap up Friday night most programs will have an idea how their season will go compared to the expectations they set when fall practices started.
Week 1 in the Minnesota high school football season is in the books. There were some blowouts and some nailbiters, expected standouts had big nights and some unknowns made a name for themselves. When it was all over, four performances stood out from Friday night.