St. Cloud Hospital is now using an innovative system that grinds up and dehydrates its food waste, USA Today reports. A half-eaten blueberry pancake pushed aside by a patient 12 hours earlier ends up as a dirt-like substance mixed into plants on the hospital grounds.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
St. Cloud Hospital nurse: 'You’ll get a bed if the timing is right'
She says staff at the hospital are stretched to the limits.
Fargo hospitals expand emergency rooms
Sanford Medical Center plans a new hospital in 2016 but could not wait that long to expand its emergency room. The emergency room was built to accommodate 25,000 patients a year but served 57,000 last year. Meanwhile, Essentia Health says it's bursting at the seams and an ER expansion is in the works.
Nurse charged with stealing meds at St. Cloud Hospital
A nurse at St. Cloud Hospital was charged for allegedly stealing pain medication from 23 patients and is also accused by hospital staff of introducing bacterial infections to patients from syphoning from IV bags.
Waste not, want not. More trash signals stronger economy
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the amount of waste material brought to landfills is up, which historically has signaled economic growth.
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