An administrative law judge says the CapX2020 project should cross the Zumbro River at the Lake Zumbro hydroelectric dam in Wabasha County. The Rochester Post Bulletin reports the 93-page ruling, regarding the 90-mile section between Hampton, Minnesota and Wisconsin, will go the the Public Utilities Commission for a final vote. Developers hope to complete the 700-mile project by 2015.
Broncos hiring Packers OC sparks speculation Rodgers could follow
What about both Rodgers and Davante Adams teaming up in Denver?
Fire tears through House of Charity building in Minneapolis
The charity serves hundreds of meals to those in need daily.
Here’s what the Vikings owners say about new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
The Vikings announced his hiring on Wednesday night.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Property owners along CapX power line route angry with utility companies' treatment
Some property owners along the route of CapX2020 tell Minnesota Public Radio they're not happy with some of their interactions with the utility companies behind the project. One man who says he'll lose more than an acre of mature oak trees says the companies are trying to low-ball landowners. Others are being told they're not "directly affected" so they aren't entitled to compensation.
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.
Staff to recommend Minneapolis move to single-sort recycling
The city’s recycling program requires residents to separate recyclables into separate bags. That has led to an 18 percent recycling rate in Minneapolis, well below the national average and stagnating, according to a city study. A move to single sort could improve the city's recycling rate and reduce costs.
Judge approves Otter Tail's half a billion dollar proposal
Fergus Falls-based Otter Tail Power has the support of an administrative judge to add $489 million in new air pollution controls to a South Dakota power plant co-owned by the utility instead of replacing it.
Oakdale teen planning an alternative "porn prom"
This after school officials at Tartan High School told Mike Stone porn actresses aren't welcome to attend the dance. The 18-year-old's search for a prom date became an Internet sensation after tweeting hundreds of porn stars. The Pioneer Press reports Stone is now organizing his own party at a hotel.
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