An invitation from Hennepin County has Goodhue County commissioners considering the benefits of a merger. The Red Wing Republican Eagle reports extra space — whether for storage, offices or autopsies — was presented as the primary advantage. Goodhue County has also reached out to Mayo Clinic, but it has not yet provided a proposal about offering morgue services.
25-year-old arrested after multi-city police chase in western suburbs
Police were called for a welfare check but learned it was a domestic violence incident.
After getting COVID, Harrison Smith still not considering vaccine
The Vikings safety says he doesn't plan on getting vaccinated.
Minnesota sheriff bashes MPD, 'disgusted' by officers' actions
The sheriff said he will no longer defend the Minneapolis Police Department.
More than 2 years after announcing, Duck Donuts finally opens at MOA
The grand opening of the new location took place Wednesday.
St. Paul is closing 6 schools amid declining enrollment
The board revised the plan after the school communities voiced concerns.
Pedestrian dies after being struck by motorist in Rosemount
It happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
X-rays negative after Karl-Anthony Towns takes scary fall
Towns crashed hard to the ground late in the game Wednesday night.
2 more homicides push Minneapolis closer to record set in 1995
The deadly shootings happened on the city's North Side Wednesday night.
KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards
Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.
Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries
It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.
Mayo Clinic and Fairview Red Wing continue merger negotiations
The two health care providers began reviewing the potential merger about five months ago. A Fairview Red Wing official told the Republican Eagle that a final decision is expected to be made in the next several months. Lake City and Cannon Falls are already part of the Mayo Clinic Health System.
Court overrules Goodhue County plan to block wind farm
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned a Goodhue County ordinance that would have prevented construction of a 50-turbine wind farm. But the project remains on hold until the developer comes up with a plan to protect eagles and other birds.
Hennepin Co. medical examiner: Police interaction tipped Floyd 'over the edge'
Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed Floyd's autopsy, testified Friday in the trial of former MPD officer Derek Chauvin.
Medical examiner: Death of Wis. girl accidental
A preliminary autopsy report indicates 3-year-old girl Renna Williams died of accidental drowning near her home in northwest Wisconsin, the Star Tribune reports. The girl went missing Tuesday evening. Divers found her body late Wednesday afternoon in a canal. Burnett County Medical Examiner Mike Maloney says, "There were no signs of foul play,"
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