Minnesota Public Radio News
A Republican state senator faced with more than $900,000 in debt has filed for bankruptcy. Sen. Sean Nienow, of Cambridge, and his wife, Cynthia, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month, according to court records. The Nienows will sell off their nonessential assets, putting the money toward about $931,000 in debts.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the seasonal closing of the Soo Locks in the Upper Peninsula city of Sault Ste. Marie a few days later than normal.
Twin Cities home building ended 2010 on a down note.