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Minnesota unemployment hits lowest level since '07

July 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials say Minnesota's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2007.

The June jobless rate was . more »»

Farmington likes idea of filling in for Capitol

July 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The suburban city of Farmington is offering itself up as a temporary fill-in for the state Capitol.

State Rep. more »»

Olson, head of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, dies

July 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The longtime president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has died.

David Olson died Wednesday night after struggling with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. more »»

Ash borer infestation found near Caledonia

July 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it's discovered another infestation of the destructive emerald ash borer. more »»

Northern Minnesota zoo celebrates pavilion rehab

July 17, 2014

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 90-year-old zoo in northern Minnesota has restored a historic pavilion built in the 1930s. more »»

Minnesota wildlife area honors local veterans

July 17, 2014

CLEARWATER, Minn. (AP) — A new wildlife management area in central Minnesota has been dedicated to local veterans.

The St. Cloud Times reports (http://on.sctimes. more »»

Minnesota flood damage costs continue to climb

July 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Damage estimates from widespread flooding in Minnesota have continued to rise. more »»

Suspect in bodies-in-suitcases case due in court

July 17, 2014

ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer charged with dumping two bodies in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road is due to enter a plea. more »»

House with 200 snakes passes inspection

July 17, 2014

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis home where more than 200 snakes reside has passed a local inspection. more »»

Ex-officer accused of hiding 2 bodies due in court

July 17, 2014

ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer charged with dumping two bodies hidden in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road is due in court to enter a plea. more »»

Rock County designated primary disaster zone

July 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Farmers in four southwestern Minnesota counties are eligible for federal help with crop damage caused by recent heavy rain and hail.

U.S. more »»

UnitedHealth's 2Q profit slips 2 percent

July 17, 2014

UnitedHealth Group says its second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation's largest health insurer still trumped analyst expectations. more »»

Up or down? Latest jobless figure due in Minnesota

July 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — New figures related to Minnesota's employment rate are being released. more »»

Minnesota hospitals test mental health transports

July 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota hospitals are considering ways to transport mental health patients in unmarked vehicles instead of ambulances.

The Star Tribune reports (http://strib. more »»

Harsh Minnesota winter stomps out grape harvest

July 17, 2014

NORTH BRANCH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota grape growers are reporting a harvest shortage after an especially harsh winter.

Minnesota Grape Growers president Irv Geary tells KARE-TV (http://kare11. more »»

No suspect in Minnesota pharmacy as standoff ends

July 17, 2014

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an hours-long standoff at a western Minnesota pharmacy has ended after SWAT team members swept the building and found no one inside. more »»

Police in standoff at Minnesota pharmacy

July 17, 2014

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Breckenridge police have a downtown drug store surrounded after an attempted armed robbery.

KFGO-AM (http://bit. more »»

Duluth police arrest 3rd escapee

July 17, 2014

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth police have arrested a third man who escaped from the Northeastern Minnesota Regional Corrections Center last week. more »»

Ex-SEAL testifies that he saw Ventura punched

July 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy SEAL testified Wednesday that he saw military sniper Chris Kyle punch former Minnesota Gov. more »»



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