Pentagon Ready To Send Troops To Minneapolis If State AsksThe Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov. Tim Walz has not requested federal troops.
Minnesota Remains 2nd Most Bike-Friendly StateFor many, this comes as no surprise: Minnesota has retained its ranking as the second most bike-friendly state in the United States. Since 2008, Minnesota has consistently ranked in the top five of the annual list from the League Of American Bicyclist.
Wisconsin Republicans Plan Vote On Right-To-Work Next WeekIn a surprise announcement, the Republican leader of the state Senate says he will schedule a vote for next week on a yet-to-be-introduced bill that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.
State Holding Onto More Than $600M In Unclaimed Assets The state is apparently holding onto more than half billion dollars in unclaimed assets. And they're not making a big effort to return that money.
Meet Mr. Clutch: Jack Teske, The Oct. 25 ASPIRE Athlete Of The WeekEastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they're in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren't for this week's ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.
Savvy QB/WR Combo Leads S. St. Paul, Maybe To A State TitleOne team that makes the WCCO High School Sports Rally highlights often is South St. Paul. The Packers are unbeaten (6-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, and have a senior class and passing combination that makes the Metrodome the obvious goal.
Which MN Town Has The Best Drinking Water?Which Minnesota town boasts the best glass of water? Duluth, apparently, as the northern Minnesota town came in first at the MN American Water Works Association's Annual Conference, taking the 2013 Best in Glass title in Tuesday's drinking water taste test.
Minnesota Orchestra To Return Nearly $1M To State The Minnesota Orchestra says it will return nearly $1 million to the state arts board as its lockout of musicians continues.
Statehouses Buck Catholic Church On Gay MarriageFrank Ferri made peace with God years ago. Last month, Ferri defeated the Roman Catholic Church. The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation's most Catholic region.
Lee Bares: Lakeville South's Fearless FlierHockey players tend to get the most credit for being tough. Football players pride themselves on taking a pounding. But it takes a truly special kind of athlete to fearlessly fly 16 feet into the air.
Beyond Bounds: Dribbling 400 Miles Across MN For Social ChangeI'll be honest. Yes, it's my job to research and report on amazing stories such as the duo who'll traverse Minnesota's 400 miles by dribbling from International Falls to the Iowa border, as part of a fundraiser to construct an inner city soccer pitch, complete with urban gardens to promote a community's health, and even pride.
Are They Biting At Fishing Opener In Park Rapids?Ron Stahl is glad to be taking part in the annual tradition, despite the fact the weather is not ideal. "It was cool," he said. "It was windy, and we saw some snowflakes."
Minnesota House Passes Education BudgetEvery school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.
Marshall Makes State Hockey Tournament DebutThere's a new team making an unlikely appearance. The Marshall Tigers qualified for state this year for the first time ever for boys hockey.
State Pension Funds Underfunded By Over $16B Public pension plans for Minnesota government employees are underfunded by more than $16 billion — a deficit that's $4 billion larger than it was when lawmakers tried to shore up the problem in 2010.