Landowner Asks For Reroute Of Lake Superior Hiking TrailA private landowner, fed up with disrespectful hikers, is forcing a reroute of the Lake Superior Hiking Trail. The landowner gave permission for the trail to go through his land between Gooseberry Falls State Park and Blueberry Hill Road.
Sheriff: 27-Year-Old Man Falls Ill, Dies While Hiking In BWCAAuthorities are investigating after a 27-year-old Duluth man fell ill and died while hiking in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Monday.
Hike Under The Moon At Lake Elmo ReserveThe Lake Elmo Park Reserve is hosting moonlight hikes all month long. The reserve offers over five miles of lighted trails for people, and their dogs, to walk.
Lawmakers Reach Deal To Hike Minimum Wage To $9.50Minnesota legislative leaders appear to have reached a deal to raise the state's minimum wage. No details have been announced, but top lawmakers called a news conference for Monday morning to discuss an agreement.
Postal Service Eyes Another Stamp Price IncreaseThe financially strapped U.S. Postal Service wants to raise stamp prices again. It could soon cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The post office said the 3 cent price hike is a last resort to deal with extreme financial challenges.
Good Question: How Many Smokers Will Quit With The Cig Tax Hike?Starting Monday, Minnesota's tax on tobacco is the sixth-highest in the country. The tax just jumped to $2.83 from $1.60, making the average pack of cigarettes in Minnesota now $7.51. Lawmakers who upped the tax said they did it not only to raise money, but to get people to quit.
Minn. Tax Bill Includes Cap On Property Tax Hikes Many Minnesota cities and counties will see a big bump in their state aid, and for that they're being required to tamp down property taxes.
MN Has Most Expensive Gas In The NationMinnesota's No. 1 in the nation, in a category few are rejoicing over. The Twin Cities' average price for gas is the most expensive in the nation at $4.32 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. Chicago is second ($4.28), Honolulu is third ($4.25) and Santa Barbara is fourth ($4.17).
Klobuchar Seeks Energy Dept. Help Over High Gas PricesAs gas prices in Minnesota reached record high prices of about $4 per gallon, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called on the Department of Energy to take action. The gas price spike came after the closure of oil refineries in the Midwest for maintenance.
Gas Prices Increase 30 Cents, Hit $4.19 In Twin Cities"When did that happen?" is the question most motorists are asking Wednesday, after seeing the latest price for a tank of gas.
State Questioning Xcel's Bill IncreaseThe state says Xcel Energy is charging Minnesota families too much for electricity.
ASU Student From MN Who Went Missing On Solo Hike Found SafeA 21-year-old Arizona State University student from Minnesota who went missing on solo hike has been found Sunday evening, according to authorities.