When you think of Minnesota’s tourism industry, you probably think of our lakes or the north woods. Few people consider this wine country. But over the last 40 years, more and more vineyards and wineries have opened up in Minnesota.
Anyone heading out onto the St. Croix River will have to abide by a new rule. The new bridge construction is underway and a no-wake zone is in effect for nearly a mile along the river. The St. Croix River offers an easy getaway during the summer months. Gail Plewacki of Stillwater takes out her pontoon whenever she can.
Washington County authorities say a device that was left in a bank by a robbery suspect appears to be inactive, but they’re maintaining an evacuation of a two-block radius as a precaution.
Big changes are in store for a program meant to help law enforcement take impaired drivers off the streets. State leaders are revamping the Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) training program after allegations of misconduct during the Occupy protests at Peavey Plaza last spring. Witnesses posted videos online, and claimed an officer was offering drugs to protesters to get them to participate in the program.
Drive down any major freeway around the metro and you’re bound to hit some type of road construction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has dozens of projects underway in the Twin Cities, but this construction season is off to a slow start. The dreary weather is putting a damper on how often crews are able to get to work.
LL Cool J, the actor and Grammy Award winning recording artist, is in the Twin Cities for the Kings of the Mic Tour. LL Cool J stars in the CBS show NCIS: Los Angeles but, during the summer months, he’s focusing on music.
On Monday, our nation will take time to remember those who’ve lost their lives while serving our country. Memorial Day ceremonies and parades are scheduled throughout Minnesota. One of the largest was at Fort Snelling Cemetery, where thousands attended Monday morning’s event. Many noted that, to be at Fort Snelling on Memorial Day served as a reminder that the holiday isn’t about taking the day off from work, setting up a picnic or firing up the BBQ. It’s a day to honor the military members who’ve lost their lives while serving.
Authorities have confirmed that a body has been recovered in the search for a 2-year-old girl who went missing at an Elk River campground.
A Hudson Wis., businessman is holding a donation drive he hopes will fill a rental truck with supplies for the victims of the Oklahoma tornado. Paul Rode has filled 26 foot trailer trucks before when disaster strikes. He’s trying to do it again and has the trucks parked across the street from his restaurant Agave Kitchen in Hudson.
With the session officially ending on Monday, state lawmakers have been debating for the last 16 hours trying to wrap up some of the most contested issues this year.
Now that the weather has finally warmed up, farmer’s markets are back in business. But, you may not see some of your favorite foods right away. Fresh fruits and the honey supply will be delayed this year. Step into the packing facility for Ames Farm Unlimited, and it seems like business as usual. But owner Brian Fredricksen says all the jarred honey, candles and honeycomb are leftovers from last summer.
With time running out in this year’s session, Minnesota lawmakers appear to be close to a deal for the next state budget. It doesn’t involve taxing clothing or any changes to the alcohol tax, but there will be some noticeable changes for some people.
The simple act of breathing is something many of us take for granted. But for the 30,000 people dealing with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the U.S., taking a breath can be a task in itself.
The man who shot himself outside of the Eden Prairie police station yesterday is alive but unresponsive.
Every year, police arrest thousands of people on suspicion of drunk driving in Minnesota. The majority of those arrests happen on weekends and in the overnight hours.
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