The state's chilly temperatures and geological stability could be just what the growing data industry needs to keep its "server farms" cool and reliable. Legislators this year passed a package of tax incentives in hopes of luring companies scouting out places to build data centers.
2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win
With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.
Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0
Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.
Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home
The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.
What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday
The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.
Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic
The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.
Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair
An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.
St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress
The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.
Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster
The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.
1 dead in crash at Lake Street intersection in south Minneapolis
There have been 465 deaths on Minnesota roads this year, according to the state's traffic division.
St. Paul restaurateur's businesses burglarized a 6th time
The owner of The Gnome and Hope Breakfast Bar is asking politicians to help St. Paul business owners.
Teen suffers life-threatening injuries in head-on crash in southern MN
The 18-year-old was airlifted to a Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester.
Foo Fighters abruptly cancel Gophers stadium show hours after announcing it
The band is looking for a new venue because of a disagreement over COVID protocols.
U of M researchers join effort to help cold-climate wine industry thrive
A grant from the federal Agriculture Department is helping researchers in cold-climate states look at ways they can help develop the region's wine industry. The University of Minnesota says the state has more than three dozen wineries and the industry is growing fast.
Will Minnesota be the new hub for the robotics industry?
From surgical robots to farming automation to unmanned aircraft, robotics is spreading across the Midwest. And some technologists think Minnesota is poised to become the industry's regional hub. A conference at the U of M this week will look at how to make that happen.
New data shows little change in Minnesota student test scores
Data released by the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday revealed that reading and test scores among students in the state have remained relatively flat over previous years. Also, while the scores showed a wide achievement gap between white students and students of color, state officials are hoping a change in how testing data is evaluated will help them fix the persistent disparity.
Broker's collapse hits rural Minnesota's grain industry
Trading services firm MF Global collapsed at the end of October after a disastrous bet on European debt. While few people in Minnesota did business directly with the broker, many of the state's farmers, co-ops and grain elevators are finding their accounts frozen and their money at risk.
Improved data zero in on farm drainage as key river problem
More studies with improved data collection point to farm drainage as the key problem for the Mississippi River and waterways upstream. The findings set up conflict between environmentalists and farm groups, who are ramping up campaigns to point the finger elsewhere.
Fairview: Patient data on laptop was not encrypted because of 'human error'
Fairview and North Memorial are notifying more than 16,000 patients that they're private data is at risk after someone stole a contractor's laptop computer. Fairview's director of privacy says the information was supposed to be encrypted but was not.
St. Paul man caught cold-handed stealing ice cream truck
An ice cream truck owner left his van running outside a St. Paul gas station to keep the frozen treats cold in the 100-degree heat when another man hopped in and made a cool getaway.
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