Group Seeks Greater Oversight For Iowa Pipeline PermitsA group that opposes a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa is asking a federal agency's regional office to be more stringent in issuing permits to a private company seeking access to waterways in the path of the project, and members say the request highlights their concern over varied oversight in the approval process.
Top Dogs: St. Paul Police K-9 Unit Wins National CompetitionThe St. Paul Police K-9 unit competed in several competitions in the United States Police K-9 Association's national field dog trials in Illinois.
DEA: Minn. Collects 5,600 Lbs. Of Drugs In Nat'l Prescription Drug Take-Back DayThe State Of Minnesota took in 5,600 pounds of prescription drugs as part of the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative (NTBI) on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the DEA.
Northwestern, Minnesota Meet In Big Ten OpenerUnbeaten and on the rise, No. 16 Northwestern would like to stay that way now that Big Ten play is about to begin.
Maplewood Man Accused Of Killing Wife Captured In Illinois, Charged With MurderA 31-year-old Maplewood man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in August. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says Larry Todd Tennin was arrested in Waukegan, Illinois by U.S. Marshalls and the Great Lakes Regional Task Force. A warrant had been issued for his arrest on Sept. 10 for parole violation.
Buzz Building Around 2016 Ryder Cup In ChaskaIt's still a year away, but buzz is already building around the Ryder Cup. The competition between Team USA and Team Europe will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska next fall.
Survey Suggests Economy Slowing In Rural Parts Of MinnesotaA new survey suggests that the economy will slow down in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states -- including Minnesota -- in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says weak crop and energy prices are hurting profits across the region.
Report Says Mississippi River Commerce Worth $400 BillionA report released at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque finds that commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated the report, which was released Wednesday at a gathering of more than two dozen mayors in Dubuque.
With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers In Region's Top Minimum WageMinnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour, which also will rank among the most-generous state wage floors in the country.
General Mills Plans To Close A Facility In IllinoisGeneral Mills says that it has tentatively decided to close an Illinois plant over the next few years, but will consult first with the union that represents the facility.
A History Lover's Travel Guide To ChicagoThe Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.
Twins Pick LHP Tyler Jay In First-Year Player DraftThe Minnesota Twins have selected left-handed pitcher Tyler Jay from the University of Illinois in the first round of the 2015 first-year player draft.