Gov. Mark Dayton is urging the federal government to step in on railroad delays hitting Minnesota grain farmers. A growing backlog of railroad shipments cost corn, wheat and soybean farmers $109 million in lower prices this spring, according to a University of Minnesota study.
The city of Shakopee is giving the all-clear after a plant explosion rocked the city south of Minneapolis.
Small grain planting is advancing at a strong pace in Minnesota, aided by warm, dry weather.