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.
Developer plans 'modern European' condos for Minnetonka
City planners are set to review a concept plan Thursday.
Expect up to 8 inches in Twin Cities; another snowstorm next week?
The latest from Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Northern long-eared bat moved from threatened to endangered list
Populations affected by white-nose syndrome have declined by 97% or more.
Early closures at growing number of schools as snow falls in Minnesota
There are concerns over the afternoon commute.
Court: Ex-cop who fatally shot Philando Castile had teaching license wrongfully denied
The Court of Appeals sent the application back for reconsideration by the board.
Multiple crashes, spinouts in Twin Cities as snow falls Tuesday morning
The metro could get up to six inches of snow throughout the day.
Couple critically injured in Kanabec County home attack identified
Jeff and Becky Ponto were found critically injured in their home Sunday morning.
Assault charges filed against Red Wing man shot by deputy
The reportedly suicidal man crashed his van into a power pole before he allegedly began chasing a deputy at the scene.
Winter storm warning for Twin Cities: 6+ inches possible
The heaviest snow could move through the Twin Cities.
Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake
The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.
41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch
The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.
Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake
Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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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