Even though it looks like it will be a windy and stormy weekend, some unstoppable fun is underway! Giant turkey legs are back along with the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! It’s grown to be the largest Renaissance fest in the U.S. with an annual attendance of 300,000 people! There are 250 shopping booths, 16 stages for live entertainment, jousting, food and much more. It goes from Saturday through Oct. 4.
Steve Poppe loves plants. And with a name like “Poppe,” it is almost like he was destined to work with them. “I research horticulture, looking at and studying various aspects of growing veggies, flowers, fruits, raspberries, apricots, that sort of thing,” he said.
Officials said an elementary school in western Minnesota suffered major damage Friday when heavy rain caused it to collapse. The roof at St. Mary’s School, part of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Morris, collapsed late Friday night after heavy rain came through the area.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will host a series of listening sessions for deer hunters to learn more about the state of deer after this year’s winter.
A deputy in western Minnesota has shot and wounded a man suspected of armed robbery. The Swift County sheriff’s office says the 55-year-old was taken to a hospital. His condition wasn’t immediately known.
The driver who died Wednesday after colliding with a train in west-central Minnesota has been identified. Police said that Lisa Daleo, of Alberta, Minn. was killed in the crash, which happened just after 2 p.m. on West 5th Street, about 150 feet west of Atlantic Avenue.
A driver died Wednesday after colliding with a train Wednesday in west central Minnesota, authorities say. The Morris Police Department says the driver was the only person in the car and that the crash happened on West 5th Street, about 150 feet west of Atlantic Avenue.
There aren’t many foods that bring back more memories than the grilled cheese sandwich. But who makes Minnesota’s best grilled cheese? Viewers’ votes sent Matt Brickman to Don’s Café in Morris, Minn.
A tornado watch is out until 9 p.m. across Minnesota’s midsection as intense thunderstorms pop up across the area. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning after radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado north of Willmar in west-central Minnesota about 5:15 p.m., but there were no immediate reports of a touchdown.
The National Weather Service says several communities in west-central Minnesota are experiencing flash flooding following severe thunderstorms. Meteorologist Chris Franks says streets in Morris, Glenwood and Starbuck are among those that flooded after big downpours.
University of Minnesota researchers will collaborate with organic dairy farmers on a new study aimed at improving the dairies’ profitability.
A helicopter crash in remote northwest Wyoming has killed one of the three people aboard who were trying to help a snowmobiler, and sheriff’s officials say the snowmobiler, from Minnesota, also has died.
Authorities were searching well into Labor Day for a boater who went missing on Sunday evening.
The National Farmers Union is bringing its Renewable Energy Tour to the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota.
Two of our state’s public colleges are being recognized as some of the best, in terms of value, in the nation.