The Superior National Forest's archaeologist says recently recovered evidence of human activity may be more than 11,000 years old. That's not long after the last glaciers left northeastern Minnesota and scientists had not thought the region could sustain people that long ago. A Legacy Amendment grant will pay for testing that will date the artifacts.
Latest storm track, snow forecast for weekend winter storm
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch.
These Twin Cities restaurants have heated patios for outdoor winter dining
From bonfires to igloos, Twin Cities restaurants have you covered as temperatures drop.
Man fatally stabbed in St. Paul, marking record 35th homicide this year
Police have identified a person of interest.
Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past
A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..
Man fatally shot by police at Mounds View liquor store is identified
The 21-year-old died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread
It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.
MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200
The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.
Mayor Frey unveils workgroup to develop public safety recommendations
There are 35 members in the workgroup.
MN city named best ice fishing destination in the US
A lake in Wisconsin also made the top 8.
'TODAY Show' surprises Minneapolis youth nonprofit with toys
It's part of the program's Season of Giving toy drive.
3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota
There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.
150 years after Dakota War, battlefield artifacts collected
On the 150th anniversary of the battle that ended the U.S. Dakota war, collectors were displaying the artifacts they've salvaged from the western Minnesota battlefield. One Spicer man is the proud owner of a cannon ball, knife blade, and more than fifty other artifacts.
Flood of trash replaces flood waters in NE Minnesota
Now that the waters have abated in northeastern Minnesota following last week's storms, area residents are dealing with a flood of trash. The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District's Materials Recovery Center in Duluth is one of the destinations for the trash, which is coming in from a 530 square mile area covering St. Louis and Carlton counties.
Dayton to request $108M in disaster aid for NE Minnesota floods
Gov. Mark Dayton announced in Duluth Friday that he will ask President Barack Obama for a $108 million disaster declaration stemming from last week's floods in northeastern Minnesota. The money will be used to repair damages sustained by public infrastructure in the 13 counties and three tribal areas affected by the flooding.
Courts set timeline for Minnesota's redistricting battle
The five-judge redistricting panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court released an outline Thursday. All parties must have their proposed maps to the court next month. The court will then have a hearing on the plans in January.
Long-delayed Elk Run biotech development may get first tenant
An unnamed firm appears to be interested in building a 200,000-square-foot building at the long-delayed biotechnology business park north of Rochester. The Star Tribune reports the company would bring roughly 200 biotech jobs to Pine Island after the first phase of construction. Project officials hope to break ground early next year. City administrator for Pine Island told the Minneapolis-based newspaper that he is cautiously optimistic.
Franken tours flood damaged cities in NE Minnesota
U.S. Sen. Al Franken had a busy Saturday visiting several areas damaged in recent flooding in northeastern Minnesota. Franken -- who co-sponsored the state's $108 million disaster declaration with Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar -- made stops in Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood, Barnum, Moose Lake and Willow River.
Authorities say arson likely in $750,000 NE Minn. bridge blaze
Arson is the suspected cause of a fire Thursday that caused $750,000 in damages and all but destroyed an old wooden bridge that spanned the Pike River in northeastern Minnesota, authorities say. Located about 15 miles northeast of Virginia, the bridge was on a road that saw little traffic -- but without it, a fire chief says, there could be delayed response times for emergency vehicles.
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