There is so little oversight of a state program that has spent $44 million promoting sustainable forestry on private land that lawmakers should make significant changes to it or scrap it altogether, Minnesota’s legislative auditor said Tuesday.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is facing new accusations of child sexual abuse by a priest. Those claims are part of a new lawsuit filed by a Twin Cities man who said he was molested by Father Francis Hoefgen, who had already admitted to sexually abusing children.
Mikko Koivu scored two goals, including the winner with 3:12 remaining, and the Minnesota Wild extended their winning streak to four games with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.
A man is in critical condition and a St. Paul police officer is being treated after an early morning chase that turned into an officer-involved shooting. Authorities said the incident happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday, when a St. Paul police officer responding to a report of a burglary near the 1700 block of Dayton Avenue, heard gun shots fired nearby.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is picking up a new title: president. Coleman assumes the head role at the National League of Cities on Saturday during the group’s conference in Seattle. It comes soon after Coleman was elected to a third term.
Regulators are holding a series of open houses around Minnesota to give people the chance to review and comment on a proposed statewide strategy for reducing phosphorus and nitrogen escaping into surface and groundwater.
McNally Smith College of Music will present Grammy Camp in St. Paul next summer. The camp is the Grammy Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students. McNally Smith is one of four host sites in 2014.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has named the firm it has hired to review priest files as part of its plan to address clergy sexual misconduct. The archdiocese announced Thursday that Kinsale Management Consulting will conduct the review.
Republican Rep. John Kline is warning of hardship on the nation’s classrooms as they adjust to the new health care law. The Minnesota congressman and chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce voiced the concern as his panel heard about school staffing issues Thursday.
The deadline is approaching to nominate a favorite teacher as the Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Education Minnesota says nominations will be accepted through the end of the day Friday.
University of Minnesota students will create a floral “grave blanket” Thursday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
If there’s anything the kiddos love more than their favorite Disney stars, it’s when those same Disney stars strap on a pair of skates and hit the ice. This year, when Disney On Ice comes to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this December, they’ll have plenty of familiar faces, beyond the stars, in tow.
Another hat in the ring for Governor in 2014?
Preliminary figures from the Minnesota Department of Revenue show cities, counties and school districts could reap an additional $152 million next year from property taxes.
At a vacant house in Center City, firefighters hustle about to place mannequins and tiny cameras. What they’re setting up has all the realism of a Hollywood set.