Local
October 13

Driver who hit Hutchinson High School team bus in Carver County has died, patrol says

The crash occurred just west of Norwood Young America.
Business
October 13
Amber Cox shovels snow from the porch roof at her home in Auburn, Maine, on March 8, 2018. With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas

Winter heating bills are set to jump as inflation hits home

Get ready to pay sharply higher bills for heating this winter, along with seemingly everything else.
Duluth
October 13
Proctor high school football head coach Derek Parendo resigned Monday amid a team investigation.

Ex-Proctor football coach says he's a 'scapegoat' as investigation continues

Derek Parendo, who resigned this week, said he's been the target of death threats in the wake of the investigation and slanderous taunts by students.
Local
October 13
State leaders continue to encourage unvaccinated Minnesotans to seek shots against COVID-19.

Average age of COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota is getting younger

Latest CDC ensemble modeling forecast predicts level coronavirus infection numbers in Minnesota through October.
Nation
October 13
Lev Parnas leaves the courthouse in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

Prosecutor: Foreigner fueled Giuliani associate's donations

Lawyers opened the trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday with plenty of talk about $1 million from a Russian financier that prosecutors contend was aimed at illegally influencing U.S. politicians, but there was little mention of Giuliani and other prominent political figures whose names will arise later in the trial.
Local
October 13

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. October 13, 2021.
Local
October 13
Rocker Ted Nugent joined with more than 20 Wisconsin Republican lawmakers in advocating for a package of hunting bills that would, among other things,

Wisconsin Republicans enlist Nugent in push for sandhill crane hunt

Wisconsin Republicans brought in rocker and avid hunter Ted Nugent on Wednesday to publicize a package of bills that would declare open hunting season on sandhill cranes and allow anyone age 18 or older to carry concealed firearms without a permit.
Business
October 13
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, center, speaks before he signs into law a major energy bill, listened to, from left to right, by Senate leader Phil Be

Climate change: North Carolina governor signs major energy law

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina signed a milestone energy bill into law Wednesday that aims to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state's power plants by 2030, celebrating the legislative accomplishment with Republican lawmakers.
Local
October 13

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

St. Cloud Times. October 8, 2021.
Business
October 13

Mayor: Just 15 businesses fined over NYC vaccine mandate

New York City's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues is going so well that only 15 businesses have been fined for not enforcing the policy, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.
Local
October 13
Medical marijuana at Montana Advanced Caregivers, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Billings, Mont.

Minnesota court: Workers' comp can't cover medical marijuana

Workers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Local
October 13

Minnesota Zoo searches for lost owl

The Minnesota Zoo is searching for a lost owl.
Local
October 13

Man charged with homicide in possible case of wrong identity

A Brainerd man faces a homicide charge after he allegedly shot and killed a woman he may have thought was his ex-girlfriend, investigators say.
Nation
October 13
A poster advocating union solidarity hangs from a Costume Designers Guild office building, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Burbank, Calif.

Film TV workers union says strike to start next week

The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.
Business
October 13

Maine utility corridor 75% cleared of trees as vote looms

Workers have cleared trees from three-quarters of a proposed $1 billion power line route ahead of next month's referendum on the conduit for Canadian hydropower to reach the New England grid.
Local
October 13
Cameron O. Clark,30, and Tanisha A. Dunn, 37

10 years in prison for Minneapolis man whose kicking of woman nearly killed their unborn child

Charges said the woman was carrying their unborn child, and he wanted her to get an abortion.
Local
October 13
A family walked into a St. Paul YMCA with a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in August.

Judge won't block vaccine mandate for Minnesota health care workers

A federal judge won't block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for scores of Minnesota health care workers, at least for now.
Local
October 13

Detroit man given 7 years in prison for fatal shootout near Minneapolis bus station

"Surveillance video showed drivers and passersby fleeing the area" as the bullets flew from three shooters, according to court filing.
Local
October 13

Wisconsin woman enters plea for hiding son's body in trunk

A Wisconsin woman has entered a plea agreement for neglecting her 5-year-son until he died and hiding his body in the trunk of her car for months.
Local
October 13
While vaccines might be losing some effectiveness at preventing any infections, studies show they remain protective against severe illness, hospitaliz

Rising COVID-19 numbers returning to pre-vaccine levels in Minnesota

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach 960 in Minnesota, a 2021 record that includes 254 people in intensive care, state data shows.