Rather than cash in on a large chunk of prime land overlooking the Mississippi River, Joan Greshik will preserve the land for generations to come. She placed the 400 acres of picturesque bluffland near Fountain City into the Mississippi Valley Conservancy. The agency officials say its among the most important easements in their history.
2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win
With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.
Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0
Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.
Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home
The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.
What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday
The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.
Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic
The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.
Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair
An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.
St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress
The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.
Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster
The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.
1 dead in crash at Lake Street intersection in south Minneapolis
There have been 465 deaths on Minnesota roads this year, according to the state's traffic division.
St. Paul restaurateur's businesses burglarized a 6th time
The owner of The Gnome and Hope Breakfast Bar is asking politicians to help St. Paul business owners.
Teen suffers life-threatening injuries in head-on crash in southern MN
The 18-year-old was airlifted to a Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester.
Foo Fighters abruptly cancel Gophers stadium show hours after announcing it
The band is looking for a new venue because of a disagreement over COVID protocols.
Minnesota lawmakers have rare opportunity to preserve piece of land
The 2,000-acre site is just north of Brainerd along three miles of undeveloped Mississippi shoreline. It's owned by Potlatch Corp., the timberland management company. The Star Tribune reports the DNR first identified the Mississippi Northwoods ten years ago, but then the land wasn't for sale and the state didn't have the funds to buy it. Now, lawmakers have the option to purchase the property for $14 million from the Legacy Act's Outdoor Heritage Fund.
Minnesota company recalls 400+ pounds of 'No Name' meat
J&B Group out of Pipestone, Minn., is recalling more than 400 pounds of steakhouse burger meat because of misbranding and allergens.
How many acres of land were destroyed in the July 4, 1999 windstorm in the BWCA?
On July 4, 1999, a monstrous windstorm devastates the BWCA. How many acres of land were destroyed? A) 175,000 acres B) 478,000 acres C) 824,000 acres For the answer, click on the headline above.
Conservation trust buys 417 acres in northwest Minnesota to protect prairie
The Nature Conservancy says it will set aside the land for hiking, hunting and birding. The land is home to game species including pheasants and deer. The group's director says the state's grasslands must be preserved because they provide habitat for wildlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation.
State confirms 400 whooping cough cases in past month
Minnesota's number of whooping cough cases continues to grow. The state confirmed about 400 new cases of whooping cough in the past month, raising the total in Minnesota to nearly 2,400 infections this year. The number of confirmed cases is the highest since vaccines were introduced in the 1950s.
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