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With 2,000 miners facing layoffs as rest of state rebounds, the Range is slumping again.
Hospital officials say the number of nurses and aides injured by patients or visitors spiked last year.
The right to fish and hunt is protected, and harassment can end in a fine.
Kermit Larson helped feed the world.For eight years, the soil scientist with the bright smile and the kind eyes traveled the fields of India and…
Health commissioner will decide by year’s end whether to expand cannabis program.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that the raving, hallucinating, suicidal patient didn’t get proper psychiatric care.
Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger is giving the public more time, and more opportunities, to weigh in before he decides whether to expand Minnesota’s medical marijuana…
A state panel that spent months studying whether to expand Minnesota’s medical marijuana program to pain patients came out in opposition to the idea Wednesday.…
Task force members will make a recommendation next week.
Family members, neighbors and about 2,000 law enforcement officers from across North America gathered Friday to honor Deputy Steven M. Sandberg.
Broader eligibility rules could enroll thousands in state’s program, which now has 618 participants.
After City Council resolution vote, officials say they may consider calling for similar protection under state law.
Both of state’s medical cannabis companies offer lower prices.
Cost savings win out over concerns about longer response times.
After abandoning the idea in 2010, rising costs prompt another look at staff cuts
Bruce Renville will face council over his order to surprise-check administrative employees.
The proposed Fargo-Moorhead Diversion has been a source of tension between the Minnesota and North Dakota sides of the river
Minnesota has the second-lowest patient numbers in the country.
Report finds 200,000 Minnesotans under 6 live in counties with pockets of poverty.
Noting that the boy was “treated with particular cruelty,” the Pine County attorney said he’s prepared to change the charge to murder should the crushing head injuries prove too much for the little victim.
Dante Sears, 3, suffered a catastrophic brain injury after a brutal beating.
Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Thursday Ye Old Mill day in honor of the ride’s first century.
Dire news from dairy land: The price of All the Milk You Can Drink at the Minnesota State Fair just doubled.The Midwest Dairy Association dropped…
Crop art, livestock barns, butter sculptures, rides and, of course, food, are State Fair staples that draw us back year after year.
One vendor at the Minnesota State Fair calls a planned protest by Black Lives Matter valid, and its organizer says he sees few who look like him at the annual gathering. The fair's director says race isn't part of the vendor application process.
Racial equity group plans march down Snelling Av.
Man shot video of himself smiling as he tortured his girlfriend’s pet, Draco.
Baseball and cat videos came together in weird harmony for the 4th annual Internet Cat Video Festival at CHS Field.
The farm is one of the nation’s largest pork producers.
Elaine Davis — mother, author, dancer and teacher — made the most of every moment of her too-short life. Davis, a longtime professor at St.…
More than 500 certified to use new treatment.
Nearly $45K in relief is from a new state fund for less costly disasters.
City sought $10 million in back payments from Fond du Lac band over downtown casino.
Patients struggle to find doctors willing to help.
It takes a lot of patience to rename one of Minnesota's 11,842 lakes.
Fewer than 100 patients have signed up so far for the new program.
When it became legal at the stroke of midnight, the first patients in the state were hopeful and happy.
Wyatt Hauser suffered seven seizures in the time it took his parents to explain why they’ve already booked an appointment to buy cannabis oil for their son this Wednesday, the first day it will be legal.
With legalization days away, state has just 65 patients enrolled.
Only 41 patients are certified for program that launches July 1.
LeafLine Labs shows off 42,000-square-foot medical marijuana manufacturing plant.
As of last Friday, 14 patients have enrolled in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program.
LeafLine Labs, which is growing half the state’s supply of medical marijuana, announced Assistant Health Commissioner Manny Munson-Regala as its new chief executive.
Many physicians, or their practices, are reluctant to certify people, and one storefront was shut down.
104 want to register patients for marijuana.
Videos showed Princeton man viciously attacking his girlfriend’s husky mix.
In a survey, 68 percent of doctors said they were not planning to certify patients to participate in the state’s medical cannabis registry.
A handful of patients and practitioners signed up for the program on its first day.
With one month to go before doors open, patients can now get certified in the tightly regulated medical marijuana program
Drug traffickers “have profited by poisoning a lot of people,” tribal police say, after 41 people were indicted on a charge of running drugs to Indian Country.
Doctors won’t write the prescriptions or decide how strong a dose of cannabis a patient will receive. Their only role will be to confirm that a patient has a qualifying condition.
Court says Minnesota should be allowed to finish environmental impact review of $2 billion plan.
No one was hurt in the spectacular derailment and blaze near the tiny town of Heimdal, but it comes as Minnesota officials debate spending for rail crossings.
Medical marijuana firms say they’re on track as legalization nears
People are unhappy on both sides of the river over plans for a $2B flood control project not yet approved by Minnesota.
South Dakota is the only state President Obama hasn’t visited since taking office. But to residents, that just means the president was saving the best for last.
Goal is to ensure the state’s cannabis supply is accurately labeled and free of contaminants.
Charges made Browns the “face of medicinal cannabis.”
Hundreds turned out to “Yes We Cannabis” rally to support legalization of recreational pot.
The crash in oil prices hasn’t turned Boomtown, U.S.A., into a bust, but life has changed.
Angela Brown agrees to plea that will drop the child endangerment charges.
The school held a pep rally to honor a team engulfed in controversy and school officials were celebrating the dance team’s victory during a high school basketball game later in the evening.
Katelyn Pauling and her family traveled to St. Paul and made their presence known as the state moved toward legalizing medical cannabis. Her father is on the state task force.
The workforce housing shortage stretches across Minnesota, where many employers kept hiring even through the recession. Now that the economy is picking up, employers are ready to expand — if their hometowns are.
When the price of oil dropped by half, North Dakota cut its budget in half. But even that grim forecast may have been off by…
The Lake Superior Ice Project came tumbling down again this week, this time on purpose, and this time for good.A Minnesota sculptor worked for months…
Victor Barnard, through his Brazilian attorney, says he’s innocent of abusing girls.
Getting Victor Barnard extradited could take years, Pine County officials say.
Barnard to return to Minnesota on sex-crime charges. Woman was arrested, released.
A Minnesota cult leader who has been the subject of a global manhunt was arrested Saturday in Brazil, according to Brazilian media reports. Victor A. Barnard, 53, faces 59 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a flock of young "Maidens" as part of a camp in Pine County.
At an age when some careers and dreams start winding down, Lucille Broderson took up a pen and found her voice. Broderson, “a poet of…
State survey offers first look at cannabis program.
For decades, the Minnesota and Maine communities have hosted rival Paul Bunyan statues and made dueling claims to be the birthplace of American folklore’s largest lumberjack. Now, Bangor wants to close the Babe gap.
A vehicle the 14-year-old was riding in hit a tree.
Legislators propose ways to ensure low-cost fuel; others say they’re not needed
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