N.D. Looking To Clean Up Waste Land In OilfieldsA half-century after it held saltwater and other oil-drilling waste, an abandoned pit near the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota was dug out and filled with fresh soil this week with hopes that the site will someday be capable of producing vegetation again.
Twin Cities Recognize Indigenous People’s DayIn most cities around the country, Monday was Columbus Day. But in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as a few other cities, it was Indigenous People’s Day.
'Bde Maka Ska': Minneapolis Park Board Adds Dakota Name To Lake Calhoun SignsThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will add placards bearing the Dakota name "Bde Maka Ska" to all entry signs surrounding Lake Calhoun Friday afternoon.
Wander Minnesota: Mille Lacs Kathio State ParkLast week, I talked about the wild rice demonstrations at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum. Not far from the museum is Mille Lacs Kathio State Park. The park's two-fold name has two roots. "Mille Lacs" is the term French explorers used to describe the area, and it is an apt term, meaning "1,000 lakes" in English.
Wander Minnesota: Minneopa State Park
Good Question: How Did Minnesota Get Its Name?On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.
About 35,000 Apply For Section 8 Housing In The MetroNumbers from the Metropolitan Council show that nearly 40,000 people applied last week seeking Section 8 housing in the metro area.
Officials: More Than 65 Heroin Distributors Charged Or Arrested In Bust Operation State and federal officials announced Thursday that more than 65 heroin distributors have been arrested and/or charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota as part of a crackdown called "Operation Exile."
Man Gets Life In Prison For Photo Shop Double MurderThe Minnesota man who killed a father and son inside their La Crosse, Wis. photo shop last fall has been sentenced to life in prison. Forty-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota was convicted in July for the killings of 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J.
Minn. Man Convicted In Wis. Double Murder A jury convicted a Minnesota man Tuesday for the murders of a father and son inside a Wisconsin photography store.
Highly Potent Heroin Has Tight Grip On MetroHeroin deaths in the Twin Cities are on pace to hit a new record this year. So far in 2013, 15 people have died from heroin overdose in Hennepin, Scott, and Dakota counties. It isn't a new problem, but is far more dangerous than a few years ago.
Hwy 3 In Rice, Dakota County Re-OpenedDowned power lines have closed Highway 3 at the Rice and Dakota County line, said the Minnesota Department of Transportation.