People wanting to ship Honeycrisps or SweeTangoes to friends and relatives in some western states will have to get through fruit-sniffing dogs first. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns people that California and four other states have quarantines that prohibit fruit without proper certification. Inspectors and trained dogs are in place to keep the fruit out to prevent infestations of bugs or plant diseases.
Las Vegas man identified as victim killed near 38th and Chicago
The 25-year-old died at the scene Sunday afternoon.
Man indicted for armed robberies of 3 St. Paul grocery stores
The 38-year-old is facing federal charges.
Bridge damage closes westbound Hwy. 62 between Richfield, Edina
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said bridge maintenance work is in progress.
Charges: Drunk driver killed former chair of Hibbing Chamber of Commerce
Michael Miller's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Gallery: Stillwater estate turned into private oasis hits market for first time
The sprawling estate is minutes from downtown Stillwater.
Woman charged with attempted murder in shooting outside Target
The victim is in critical condition.
WalletHub's 'Best States to Live' ranking has Minnesota in top 10
Minnesota finished one place above Wisconsin.
Charges: Man attacked Mystic Lake security with 2x4
A chaotic scene unfolded after the man approached the bell stand late Friday.
SWAT presence in Eagan neighborhood Tuesday morning
There's a developing story out of Eagan.
Orchards are open and apples are abundant
Minnesota’s apple orchards are open for business, and some early varieties are available. But you may have to wait for some, like the best-selling HoneyCrisp. The Agriculture Department says many varieties are ripening later than usual due to the cool weather this spring.
Health officials expect more deaths and illness from contaminated cantaloupes
Up to 16 people have died, and many more have gotten sick, in what federal officials are calling the worst food-borne illness outbreak in over a decade. The fruit, grown in Colorado, was shipped to Minnesota, among other states, but no deaths or illnesses have been reported here.
DNR warns Minnesota's water supply is limited
Some experts say our water use is taking a toll on the state's lakes, streams and wetlands. The DNR says it doesn't have the means to monitor water use across the state, so it's testing a new plan that would give local governments a greater role in conserving the supply. But officials say the biggest challenge is just informing people the supply isn't endless.
An apple a day? He bites 500
For the past 32 years, University of Minnesota apple breeder David Bedford has been keeping the doctor away ... in a big way. He's tasted 500 to 600 apples a day during the apple harvest, the U's Minnesota Daily reports. The university’s 124-year-old fruit breeding program is one of three left in the country. “I don’t eat many apples,” Bedford said. “I taste many apples.”
State officials to release stingless wasps in St. Paul to combat ash borer
Agriculture officials hope the insects -- a natural enemy of the ash borer -- will help combat a newly discovered infestation of the pest near the city's historic Summit Avenue.
Wadena seeks state aid after tornado pushes out residents and businesses
City leaders are asking state lawmakers for $4.75 million to help rebuild facilities destroyed in the 2010 storm. Four businesses have closed in the past six months, and city leaders say they're struggling to attract new ones while lacking public facilities like a community center and swimming pool.
Orchard recalls apple cider potentially carrying toxin
Peppin Heights orchard is urging consumers not to drink their brand of Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed Apple Cider if the expiration date reads Feb. 9.
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