Governor Mark Dayton met with legislative leaders in the latest step toward a Vikings stadium solution. Both sides emerged from the more than two hours behind closed doors to say there are no breakthroughs in their efforts to find an adequate financing plan to build a new facility.
Nine police agencies called in for crowd control after 2 shot in West St. Paul
Police say a large group "attempted to take control" of part of the crime scene.
Brooklyn Center approves $1.3M public safety budget, including policing reforms
The city will use some money from the police department for the new programs.
Snow impacting morning commute across southern Minnesota
A quick inch could make a bit of a mess on the roads.
Minnesota United star allegedly hit teen with gun in Argentina
The 26-year-old could face charges in Argentina.
Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator
The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.
Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights
Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade
Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning
The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.
1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue
The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.
MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care
The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.
Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department
The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.
Vikings VP: Delaying stadium vote would free team from lease, add to project's cost
Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers sent an e-mail to colleagues saying a vote on a plan to finance a new stadium should wait until the 2012 regular session. But Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley says putting off legislative action could leave the team operating without a lease and add to the project's already hefty costs.
Google provides a day of training to Minneapolis high school students
"We hope these students create the next Google," said one of the company's executives. The Google crew worked with 75 Minneapolis students who will be summer interns for Twin Cities businesses through the Step Up program. It was Google's first youth entrepreneurship summit.
Blood shortage nearing emergency levels
Officials with the American Red Cross say the blood supply has reached emergency levels with about 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. Donors of all blood types are urged to give as soon as possible, especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative.
Panel recommends tougher requirements for at-home daycare providers
An increase in child deaths has prompted a state panel to recommend tougher safety requirements for at-home daycare providers. Three-fourths of the 96 deaths reported since 2002 involved sleeping infants. The panel says more training and consequences for providers is needed. Lucinda Jesson, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is trying to get legislative leaders on board after seeing resistance to legislation in the past.
Northern Minn. high school coach charged with providing liquor to players
An assistant golf coach with Hermantown High School in St. Louis County has been charged with providing beer and wine coolers to some of team's players. Kyle Gordan Ernst, 26, who is also a former Hermantown High School golfer, faces one count of gross misdemeanor furnishing alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
Dayton to meet today with NFL officials on Vikings stadium
The governor says he'll schedule a special legislative session to pass a bill for a new stadium. He's holding a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, team leaders and NFL officials, and lobbying businesses to back the stadium.
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