Sanford Medical Center plans a new hospital in 2016 but could not wait that long to expand its emergency room. The emergency room was built to accommodate 25,000 patients a year but served 57,000 last year. Meanwhile, Essentia Health says it's bursting at the seams and an ER expansion is in the works.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota state colleges boosting tuition again by 3.5%
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
Fargo woman 'marries' herself
In a symbolic ceremony before friends and family, the bride gave her vows: "I, Nadine, promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self." Nadine Schweigert says she has struggled for years with self-acceptance. Today she's on her honeymoon in New Orleans.
Beer maker seeks brewery site in Fargo
The owners of Fargo Beer Co., makers of Wood Chipper Indian Pale Ale and Stone’s Throw Scottish Ale, are in the process of acquiring a place to brew beer in Fargo, the Forum reports. Right now, Fargo Beer is brewed in Wisconsin at Sand Creek Brewery. According to the newspaper, city officials are working on a brewery license ordinance, but it might be early next year before it's finalized.
Hospital food waste fed to flowers
St. Cloud Hospital is now using an innovative system that grinds up and dehydrates its food waste, USA Today reports. A half-eaten blueberry pancake pushed aside by a patient 12 hours earlier ends up as a dirt-like substance mixed into plants on the hospital grounds.
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