Dayton, Pawlenty Join Groundbreaking At State's Newest ParkGov. Mark Dayton and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty were among the government officials who grabbed shovels to help break ground for Minnesota's newest state park. Construction began Friday on the campground at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota.
DNR Extends Burning Restrictions In Northern MinnesotaAs the fire danger increases, authorities are extending spring burning restrictions to more north-central and northeastern Minnesota counties effective Wednesday.
Wolf Season To Close Friday In NE MinnesotaWildlife managers are closing the wolf season in northeastern Minnesota at the end of shooting hours Friday. Hunters and trappers had registered 30 wolves when the Department of Natural Resources decided Thursday to close the northeast zone.
DNR Closes NE Minnesota's Early Wolf SeasonThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is closing the early wolf hunting season in the northeastern part of the state. Wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the rest of the 2014 early firearms season at the end of shooting hours on Friday.
Mine Plan Spurs Sharp Jabs In Governor Debate A mining project under regulatory review has fueled a sharp exchange among Minnesota's candidates for governor. At a debate Wednesday night, Republican challenger Jeff Johnson accused Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's administration of "slow-walking" a regulatory review of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine project in northeastern Minnesota.
DNR Closes Wolf Season In Northeastern Minn.The 2014 wolf hunting and trapping season in northeastern Minnesota will close at the end of the day Wednesday, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR posted a notice of the season closing on Tuesday evening -- after hunters and trappers had harvested 30 wolves.
Heavy Snow Closes Schools In Northern MinnesotaAnother wintry blast has buried northeastern Minnesota under more than a foot-and-a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.
Findings Mixed In Iron Range Lung Cancer StudyUniversity of Minnesota researchers say taconite workers face an increased risk of a rare form of lung cancer, and it's higher the longer they're on the job. But they can't say for certain if dust from the state's iron mining and processing operations causes it.
Minn. Gives Flood Victims A Break On Tax Deadlines Minnesota's tax collectors are waiving their deadlines for northeastern Minnesota businesses affected by flooding.
Firefighters Working To Put Out Hot Spots In Ely FireFirefighters are still working to extinguish hot spots in that wildfire in northeastern Minnesota, but have allowed residents back into their homes.