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Fall tourism season is about to swing into high gear.
We fairgoers go through a staggering amount of cookies, milk, hot dogs and other comestibles. And those animals really pile up the pies, too.
Opening day is Thursday, offering the state some respite-on-a-stick. The fair is a nostalgic retreat to a place where butter is sculpted, livestock is within easy patting range, and all-the-milk-you-can-drink is a legitimate beverage choice.
Virtually everything will be searched at the fair's 11 gates. The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts Aug. 25 and runs through Labor Day.
Security and emergency teams head out once again to assess the damage.
Heavy rains brought flooding and power outages to the metro while a mighty wind gust knocked over the Babe the Blue Ox statue in Brainerd.
Name of victim, officers still not released in shooting by agents in Alexandria, Minn.
Enrollment spiked in July after the pain patients were admitted to state program ahead of Monday's expansion.
Floods, tornadoes and scorching heat have battered the state
Gov. Dayton visited towns hit by tornadoes, said it's a 'miracle' no one was hurt.
As small towns from the Brainerd Lakes area to Bayfield, Wis., braced for high water, homeowners and survey crews in the towns of Litchfield and Watkins began to take stock of the damage.
A multimillion dollar cleanup repaired resorts and communities.
Minnesota's program got off to a slow start, but will open its doors to pain patients next month.
Minnesota finishes environmental review of big flood-control project on N.D. border.
Tuesday was an opportunity for Minnesotans to celebrate the legendary lumberjack's birthday and to reflect on how wrong the entire state of Maine is about where he was born.
Court halts work on ring levee until Minnesota agrees to build dam
Barnard didn't make bail, faces 59 sex-abuse counts.
Companies rush to meet July 1 deadline to open eight storefronts.
Hemp was a booming cash crop in Minnesota before the federal government banned hemp production in 1957, and the plant still grows wild all around the state.
New commercial spins the tale of a young South American who finds himself in the wrong Montevideo.
The former director of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender services at the University of Minnesota Duluth is suing, saying the school retaliated against her for…
Almost all those enrolled in Minnesota's medical marijuana program say the treatment helps — if they can afford it.
Supporters say the $2 billion project is going ahead with or without Buffalo-Red District.
Nearly half who work in the city lack the benefit; cost concerns are raised.
EVELETH – The steel industry was still booming when Logan Rozinka's brother graduated from high school. He got a car as a graduation present.…
Proposed project would keep Fargo dry by sending water into Minnesota.
The DNR wants to count squirrels, but it has to catch them first.
Minnesota company is petitioning search engine giant to accept ads.
It will be the state's fourth dispensary, and four more must open by July 1.
More than a year since the first layoff notices went out across the Range, the job losses have cut across the region like a riptide.
Ralphie May appearance canceled, refunds offered.
Shock comic's profane rant caught on YouTube sparked intense outrage on social media.
Proposed change to program would include more IBD sufferers.
Victor Barnard is accused of sexually abusing young girls in his congregation in Pine County, before fleeing to Brazil.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald is in Minnesota on a morale-boosting trip to embattled facilities in St. Paul and St. Cloud. “We have and must…
Google says no ads for medical pot because it's "dangerous."
The state scrambles to carve a new path for an Iron Range highway.
"The last thing an Iron Ranger wants is to ask for help." But the Iron Range is asking now. When the Legislature returns to work, extending a helping hand to the Iron Range is expected to be at the top of its agenda.
Manny Munson-Regala has stepped down less than a year after he took the job.
Sister Anne Condon lived much of her long, joyful, prayerful life apart from the world. But the cloistered nun saw more of the world, and…
The first months of medical marijuana in Minnesota have seen quiet success stories but also questions of cost and access.
Deputy Travis Sebring faces multiple felony and misdemeanor counts.
Ice fishing enthusiasts edge back onto the lakes after the slowest start that most people remember.
In the aftermath, much of the focus is on those who died. But for the survivors, the grief and horror endure.
Most tell task force they don't enough about it.
The agency said witnesses couldn't ID who might have been involved and that Palmer and others associated with the land chose not to assist the DNR.
They say price is worth it for relief they've gotten from the drug.
For years, chimes rang out across this small college town, tolling the hour and playing hymns and patriotic songs at funerals. Now the Navy vet who set them up will move them to Arizona.
St. Paul and Mpls. get perfect scores; other cities beat the national average
One expert says the thick sheets of ice that blanketed Lake Superior for the past two winters did nothing to change the fact that it, too, is growing ever warmer.
Plants that are richer in key compound could be better for patients, less expensive.
When town scene was forced to move out of city park, residents responded.
State health commissioner said that intractable pain will be added to the shortlist of conditions that allow Minnesotans to legally use medical marijuana.
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.
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