Lawmakers approved naming an official state soil. The provision is part of the agriculture bill on it's way to Governor Mark Dayton. Lester soil is named after Lester Prairie. It's the type of soil formed in woody areas of the state. Much of it has been removed in Minnesota for agricultural uses.
2 men die at the scene of shooting in north Minneapolis
Both men died at the scene.
NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN
Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."
Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half
Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.
Stillwater teen drowned while helping save friend struggling in river
The 17-year-old was identified Friday.
Nation's first city-owned EV car share service gets official Twin Cities launch
Subscriptions cost between $0-$30 a month.
Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms
The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.
State universities meeting with ag businesses on what skills they need
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system wants to ensure that it's churning out graduates who have the skills the agricultural economy needs. That's what's behind a seven-stop listening tour for the rest of the month that will take educators to Crookston, Austin, and Little Falls among other places.
Survey: farming helps economy grow in rural states
The economy remains strong in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of the health of agricultural businesses there. The overall economic index on the new monthly Rural Mainstreet survey rose to 58.5 in May from April's already healthy 57.1. Any score above 50 on the index suggests growth in the months ahead.
Gov. Dayton proclaims March 4-10 Minnesota Ag Week
It's in conjunction with National Ag week. State officials say nearly one in five jobs in Minnesota are linked to the agriculture industry. According to the USDA, Minnesota generated $15 billion in farm income and $5 billion in exports in 2010.
SHELBY SHARES: As planet temperatures rise, Minnesota farmers watch soil vanish
Minnesota farmers have seen an increasing amount of their rich soil washed and blown away in recent years. As the planet gets hotter, and Minnesota gets warmer and wetter, soil erosion is critical problem. But farmers have part of the answer, and it is right outside their windows.
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