Financially squeezed cities generally try to avoid cutting back on public safety. That means many turn to libraries, where shorter hours, fewer staff, and smaller acquisitions budgets are becoming common.
Eden Prairie-based crypto company files for bankruptcy
The company operates crypto-mining centers.
1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash
The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.
School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo
None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.
Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting
Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium
Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube
Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.
Gunfire outside stadium halts Richfield/Kennedy football game
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K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop
A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.
Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student
The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.
Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others
The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.
Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation
The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.
Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.
Rybak: federal cuts could cripple city services
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was in Washington D.C. with the US. Conference of Mayors Thursday to denounce federal budget cuts that could cripple city services across the nation. Federally funded programs in Minneapolis like STEP-UP and SAFER along with youth violence prevention initiatives are at risk.
Poll: 60 percent of Twin Cities residents cutting back on holiday spending
The poll from Country Financial found nearly 9 in 10 residents fear another economic recession -- resulting in nearly 60 percent to cut back on their holiday spending this year.
Rural areas considering how to deliver library services in a post-Bookmobile age
Beltrami County - like other rural areas around Minnesota - has decided the venerable old bookmobile is no longer the most cost-effective way to provide library services to residents far from any brick-and-mortar library. OK, then what is? There's not exactly any consensus on that yet.
'Little Free Libraries' spread through Minnesota
Little libraries no bigger than a mailbox are catching on in neighborhoods across the state. "It's take a book and return a book," Todd Bol of Hudson tells KSTP. Bol started the trend and says he hopes to build more libraries than Andrew Carnegie did.
Some libraries leery of erotic bestseller; it's Hennepin's biggest hit
The bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" is a little too steamy for some public libraries around the country. But up here in the northland we like steam. The Hennepin County Public Library tells the New York Times more people have requested holds on that book than any other the staff can remember. They've even offered a list of other spicy novels to read while you wait for "Shades of Grey" to be returned.
Library security to breast-feeding mom: 'Take it outside'
A Minneapolis mother says a security guard told her to leave the Minneapolis Central Library because she was breast-feeding in public, despite Minnesota law that allows breast-feeding in public. The security company says it is turning the incident into a teachable moment for employees.
Mobile service for veterans to tour southern Minnesota
A mobile service van from the Disabled American Veterans is offering free help during its upcoming tour. The mobile office staff can answer questions on everything from filing claims to addressing problems with medical care.
Orchestras, musicians mull deep cuts
The management of the Minnesota Orchestra on Wednesday said that musician salaries would have to be dramatically slashed to put the orchestra on a solid financial footing, MPR reports. The average musician's wage would drop from $135,000 to $89,000 under management's proposal.
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