On June 19, 1852, St. Peter's River -- by an act of Congress -- regains its original Dakota name, "Minnesota," translated as either "sky-colored waters" or "muddy water." The river had been known as "St. Pierre" for 150 years, since the days of the explorer Pierre Charles Le Sueur.
Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case
A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.
2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash
Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.
15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested
A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.
3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights
Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.
Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire
Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.
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
This is a developing story.
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.
Which national act debuted at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival?
On Sept. 11, 1971, the first Minnesota Renaissance Festival opens at Lake Grace in Jonathan. Over the years, the festival has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the United States. In those early years, which national comedy act made it's debut there? A) Martin& Lewis B) Penn& Teller C) Burns& Allen For the answer, click on the headline above...
Which famous Minnesota brewer was kidnapped on this day in 1933?
On June 15, 1933, a famous Minnesota brewer was abducted in St. Paul and held for a $100,000 ransom. Who was he? A) Jacob Schmidt B) William Hamm Jr. C) August Schell For the answer, click on the headline above.
Zebulon Pike bought land for which Minnesota fort?
Lt. Zebulon M. Pike received orders on July 30, 1805 to seek the headwaters of the Mississippi River and to buy Indian land for a fort somewhere on the upper reaches of the river. Pike would not locate the source of the river, but he did purchase land for what would become what fort? A. Fort Greene B. Fort Le Sueur C. Fort Snelling For the answer, click on the headline above ...
How did Minnesota get biblical on this day in 1873?
June 12, 1873. In southwestern Minnesota, what event happened that resembled something out of the Old Testament? A) Torrential rains destroy thousands of acres of farmland. B) Locusts cross into the state, and don't leave until 1877. C) A cloud of gnats swarm the Pipestone area, blackening the skies for eight days. For the answer, click on the headline above.
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