The council that evaluates which conservation projects should be allocated almost $100 million next year in Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment dollars is sifting through 32 proposals. Competition for the state money is fierce as groups aim to protect various grasslands, wetlands and the golden winged warbler.
Tickets still available for Minnesota State Fair preview event
The five-day Minnesota State Fair taster event, featuring over 30 food and drink vendors, is making its return at the end of the month.
Woman critical after boyfriend stabs her in neck at light rail station
The boyfriend of the victim is said to have stabbed her, according to St. Paul Police.
Female wolf illegally killed in Voyageurs National Park
Researchers for the project said this is the fourth collared wolf that has been illegally killed in the past two years by poachers.
Gallery: Beautiful English-style home showcases grandeur of an earlier era
Located across Washburn Park and the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Storm fells tree in Coon Rapids, splitting house in two
The family was reportedly in the basement at the time.
2-year-old dies in farming accident in western Wisconsin
The child was run over by farm equipment, according to the sheriff.
One killed, four injured in I-90 crash after power line falls
The crash occurred just before 6 p.m.
Storms leave wreckage, flooding, tens of thousands without power
Record levels of rain and 80 mph winds caused havoc in the metro.
LIVE UPDATES: Dangerous storms move through Twin Cities
We'll have live updates as the storms move through the metro.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Target pledges 100 percent commitment to sustainable seafood by 2015
The retailer is hiring a nonprofit conservation group to assess all of its seafood products to evaluate their environmental impact.
Minn. father vying for 'Best Dad on Wheels'
As Father's Day approaches, a Maple Grove father of three is a national finalist in a father-of-the-year competition. Steve Laux is a marketing executive and paraplegic who could be dubbed the "Best Dad on Wheels" by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
Conservative group subject of two complaints by Common Cause MN
Common Cause Minnesota argues the American Legislative Exchange Council is a lobbying group masquerading as a charity. The complaints seek to strip ALEC of its tax-exempt status and require it to register as a lobbying group.
Voter ID movement catching on among states, with help from conservative group
Six states enacted voter ID requirements last year and another 31 are considering them this year. A conservative group called the American Legislative Exchange Council - or ALEC - is encouraging states to adopt the idea and providing model legislation.
Press Release: State to provide $100 million in loans to boost small businesses
Gov. Mark Dayton pledges $100 million in new direct lending money to job creators. He makes the announcement after Tuesday's Jobs Summit in St. Paul. The added funds will go to qualifying Minnesota banks to distribute as business loans. Dayton says the move will double the state's investment in Minnesota small businesses.
Minnesota group among those vying to cash in on unmanned aircraft industry
North Dakota is in the running to land an FAA unmanned aircraft test site this year, and the Minnesota Defense Alliance is cheering on our neighbor state. The alliance, a group made up of some heavy-hitters like Lockheed as well as startups, is working to help Minnesota businesses of all sizes score defense contracts.
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