Her lawyer says Susan Thornton will keep her job leading the panel that assigns lottery proceeds to Minnesota environmental projects. Thornton was fired last week with no notice and no specific reason given. A letter from lawmakers apparently rescinds that decision.
Patrick Beverley returns but Jazz rout Timberwolves
The Jazz avenged last season's 0-3 record with a blowout victory.
Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities
Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.
5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified
Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.
Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.
Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."
Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate
That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.
Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?
Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
New Yorker changes mind about Fitzgerald story -- 76 years later
The rejection letter that F. Scott Fitzgerald received from the New Yorker told him that publishing his story "Thanks for the Light" was out of the question. But after his grandchildren rediscovered the one-page story, the magazine's editors reversed their predecessors' decision.
Firing of state agency director raises questions
The Pioneer Press says Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers told the director of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources she was being let go so the commission could go in a different direction. DFLers are shocked and say the commission itself had no complaints and should have sole authority to make firing decisions. The commission helps direct lottery proceeds to environmental and natural resources projects.
Gauthier changes mind, drops re-election bid
State Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, announced Wednesday morning that he was moving ahead with his re-election campaign. By evening he had changed his mind, forced out of the race by the furor surrounding his acknowledgement last week that he met a 17-year-old for sex at a highway rest stop.
Lawyer facing fine over memo files reply with even more anti-Catholic slurs
The lawyer refers to bankruptcy judge Nancy Dreher as "Popess Dreher" and labels another judge a "dastardly Jesuit." The Pioneer Press says the lawyer claims the court is conspiring to liquidate her company's assets and turn over the proceeds to the Catholic Church.
Humphries, Kardashian divorce lawyers to square off in court
Lawyers for Minnesota-born NBA player-turned-reality star Kris Humphries and his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, are scheduled to meet in court Wednesday to tell the judge what they have done to either settle the case or prepare for trial. Humphries has reportedly refused to settle in the case.
Changes to Powerball game in 2012
Each ticket for the multi-state lottery will cost $2 starting January 15. Powerball lottery officials made the announcement this past summer. The starting jackpot will also double from $20 million to $40 million. Powerball is revamping some rules that will slightly improve the odds of winning.
Commission OKs first step toward restoration of State Capitol
The Capitol Preservation Commission allocated $150,000 for a study. It's a first step in a process that could eventually cost $200 million.
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