Gov. Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers to authorize a better pension for the family of a state transportation worker who died after his backhoe was swept into the flooding Minnesota River last week.
Hundreds of volunteers spent Saturday morning in Hastings filling sandbags to protect homes near the Mississippi River, which hit flood stage Friday night.
Minnesota is getting another $7 million in federal aid to help low-income customers pay their heating bills.
Requests for heating aid are on a record pace for central Minnesota.
Michael J. Fox has a foundation that fights Parkinson’s disease. Lance Armstrong fights cancer. Celebrities and charities have been working together for more than eighty years in the United States. But do celebrities cause us to donate more to charity?