The region has lots of work available but few people and little housing. The lack of workers is holding back production at Arctic Cat and driving Digi-Key to the ends of the state and beyond in a desperate search for employees.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy
The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.
After 60 years in one job, Thief River Falls man finally hangs it up
When Winton Dahlin started working at Forsberg's Inc., Harry Truman was president. Sixty years later the 82-year-old Dahlin has finally decided to walk out of the Thief River Falls machine manufacturer for the last time. In between he earned the respect of a host of co-workers and supervisors who admired a work ethic that was straight off the farm.
Improved data zero in on farm drainage as key river problem
More studies with improved data collection point to farm drainage as the key problem for the Mississippi River and waterways upstream. The findings set up conflict between environmentalists and farm groups, who are ramping up campaigns to point the finger elsewhere.
Stray cats causing problems for businesses in Waseca
As many as 30 cats are roaming the streets and digging in dumpsters for food in the small southern Minnesota town. KEYC reports the cats have also cost a local lumberyard thousands of dollars in ruined product. Police say feeding the animals makes the problem even worse. The city is now teaming up with the Waseca County Animal Humane society to trap the cats.
Group led by Norm Coleman collects many dollars from few contributors
The American Action Network is a non-profit group that has touted its grassroots advocacy. But USA Today reports more than 80 percent of the revenue it took in over the course of a year came from just eight donors, including one who contributed $7 million.
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