Some property owners along the route of CapX2020 tell Minnesota Public Radio they're not happy with some of their interactions with the utility companies behind the project. One man who says he'll lose more than an acre of mature oak trees says the companies are trying to low-ball landowners. Others are being told they're not "directly affected" so they aren't entitled to compensation.
Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million
The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.
Child riding bicycle killed by suspected drunk driver near Elko New Market
A 72-year-old Lakeville man has been arrested.
Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly
The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.
Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake
Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.
Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.
Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.
Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'
The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.
Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus
Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.
Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus
An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.
Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN
One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.
New Public Utilities chair has experience with power line, pipeline cases
Governor Dayton named administration law judge Beverly Jones Heydinger to be the new chair of the Public Utilities Commission. The post has been vacant since the Senate rejected Dayton's first choice, former Senator Ellen Anderson.
Property owners along Central Corridor use legal muscle to boost land prices
Some property owners are finding out they can fetch a better price than the government's early offer if they contact their own lawyers or appraisers.
State again delays decision on whether to lease private property to mining companies
Some residents were surprised and upset to learn that while they might own their land, they don’t own what’s under the surface. Laws dating to the 1870s allow the state to own the minerals under property owners' land. Gov. Dayton says the state is taking time out to reconsider the rules.
Officials: Be on alert for companies claiming to sell ash borer treatments
The city is warning residents to be on alert for companies going door-to-door that claim they have products that will stop or prevent emerald ash borer infestations.
Judge recommends alternate CapX2020 route
An administrative law judge says the CapX2020 project should cross the Zumbro River at the Lake Zumbro hydroelectric dam in Wabasha County. The Rochester Post Bulletin reports the 93-page ruling, regarding the 90-mile section between Hampton, Minnesota and Wisconsin, will go the the Public Utilities Commission for a final vote. Developers hope to complete the 700-mile project by 2015.
North Dakota is suing to sell coal to Minnesota, but utilities don't want it
North Dakota is suing to force the state of Minnesota to drop restrictions on coal-generated electricity, but big utility companies here have already conformed to the rules and say they're not interested.
Minn. agriculture land boom means shift in property tax burden
Counties in southwest Minnesota are seeing record land prices with rates expected to keep climbing. Officials say rural landowners should expect a 2012 property tax increase of 20 to 30 percent.
CapX power line worries neighbors who are close, but not close enough
Many Minnesotans who live next to the CapX 2020 project worry it will tarnish their landscape and hurt their property values, maybe even their health, but because the project isn't touching their property, they aren't eligible for any compensation and have no power to negotiate.
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