Dayton Sets Up Office To Target Economic Disparities Among MinoritiesGovernor Mark Dayton is creating a new office to help workers and businesses of color find jobs and opportunity in Minnesota.
Dayton Out With 10-Point Plan To Rescue Pheasant PopulationGov. Mark Dayton released a 10-point plan Monday for addressing a long decline in Minnesota's pheasant population, with some steps for helping the game bird underway and other goals that will be closely tracked for signs of progress.
Welding Company Worker Killed In Dayton ID'dA welding company employee who was killed in a Dayton explosion last Wednesday has been identified.
Talking Points: Dayton, Daudt Hopeful Ahead Of Special SessionA special session that was expected to be difficult just got a whole lot messier. On Saturday, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the agriculture-and-environment bill, as well the jobs bill. That’s on top of the education bill he also vetoed earlier in the week.
Iowa State Can't Slow Down Hot Shooting Dayton In 78-66 LossIowa State just couldn't overcome Dayton's hot shooting. "It wasn't our day," said senior Brynn Williamson, whose career ends, along with those of fellow seniors Fallon Ellis and Nikki Moody. Moody finished with 17 points while Williamson and Ellis combined for 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Five Things: Miller Brothers Bounced And Florida Is Still The FavoriteKentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.
Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening WeekendBy far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
Good Question ‘Reply All’: March Madness Edition David from Eagan asked: Who picks the 68 teams in the tournament?
GOP Endorses Rival Of Minn. Gay-Marriage BackerWright County Republicans have endorsed Eric Lucero for the state House, bypassing David FitzSimmons after he voted to legalize gay marriage. Lucero won the endorsement Saturday for District 30B, which covers parts of Wright and Sherburne counties. Minnesota Family Council supported Lucero, claiming FitzSimmons "betrayed" his constituents. Council CEO John Helmberger says Lucero will promote the values of life and religious freedom.
MDH: Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo Infects 3 Children With E. ColiThree people have confirmed E. coli infections from a Minnesota pumpkin patch petting zoo, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The three cases are all children – from 15 months old to 7 years old – and one child is hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by kidney failure.
Gourd Slinger A Popular Attraction At Dehn’s PumpkinsThe fall season in Minnesota generally means pumpkin patches are among the most popular outdoor activities to take in for families before winter hits. Dehn's Pumpkins in Dayton has a gourd slinger with a bullseye that's harder to hit than you might think.
Ex-Gov. Pawlenty Campaigns In Ohio For Romney Former Minnesota Gov. and potential Mitt Romney running mate Tim Pawlenty will be in Ohio for a pair of campaign events.