Minn. Law Enforcement Looking To Adopt 21st Century PolicingThe events in Ferguson, Missouri and State Island, New York exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect. In the Twin Cities, fatal police-involved shootings -- like those of Terrence Franklin and Marcus Golden -- have led to a growing distrust between officers and the public, especially among people of color.
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.
4 Things To Know: State Of Emergency In Ferguson, 'Lady' On Mars & MoreFrom more developments in Ferguson to an interesting image captured on Mars, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Q&A: A Look At Climate Change Plan And Its Impact On StatesPresident Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.
July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead For MidwestA July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from 53.0 in June.
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.
Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of 10 StatesA new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.
Cereal Maker Post To Move HQ From Missouri To MinnesotaPost Holdings says it is merging two of its cereal businesses, moving its headquarters from St. Louis to Minnesota and closing a New Jersey office, affecting about 200 employees.
Twins Bumble Way To 7-1 Loss To Royals In Series OpenerEdinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night.
Amid Bird Flu Outbreak, Turkey Farmers Increase SecurityPoultry producers in the nation's top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.
Weakening Economy Seen Ahead For Rural Parts Of 10 States A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states.