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Free meals for kids available at 2,500 sites in Minnesota this summer

The state has teamed up with the USDA to provide healthy foods for all children in Minnesota.

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St. Paul planners gives OK to 5-story development at Dixie's on Grand

The property would include four commercial spaces, but not Dixie's on Grand.

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Family identifies man who died at Menards in Golden Valley

Three people were "temporarily detained" at the Menards on Thursday, police say.

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Gallery: Home near the Boundary Waters on the market for $1.1 million

The home's wall of windows affords views of McFarland Lake and the wilderness.

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Firefighters find body in rubble after Princeton home explosion

Two others were also injured by the blast and fire Thursday.

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No campfires allowed in BWCAW or Superior National Forest

The campfire ban applies to all campsites in the forest, including those in the BWCAW.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, July 23

The newest data from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Police: Illegal fireworks wipe out portable toilet in Medina

Officials are seeking the public's help in identifying those involved.

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MnDOT: Deadline for plan to replace St. Croix bridge 'no longer valid'

Earlier this year, Gov. Mark Dayton set a Sept. 30 deadline to having a plan in place. A MnDOT spokesman now tells MPR News that the date is 'no longer valid' and haven't established a new deadline.

MnDOT proposes new bridge over Mississippi in Winona

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has recommended building a new two-lane Highway 43 bridge across the Mississippi River, adjacent and just upstream from the existing span, the Winona Daily News reports.

Addressing controversy, MnDOT to put flags on metro bridges

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Friday that it will install U.S. flags on a number of bridges in the northwest Twin Cities metro area. The move comes after MnDOT faced numerous complaints from the public and a VFW in Brooklyn Park over the removal of flags illegally placed on bridges in the metro.

MnDOT pays $30K in worker death

Michael Struck, 39, was swept away by floodwaters last March while clearing debris from culverts on Highway 169 near Cleveland, Minnesota. An investigation found that the Minnesota Department of Transportation failed to ensure that the safety equipment Struck was using was positioned correctly.

MnDOT: Construction on new St. Croix River bridge to begin next spring

MnDOT officials tell MPR that foundation work on the new bridge crossing the St. Croix River downstream from Stillwater will begin next spring, rather than in 2014. The proposed four-lane bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin will replace the 80-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge. The entire project is estimated to cost up to $676 million and take about three years to complete.

Wis. lawmaker tries to explain ‘easy rape’ comment

A freshman state lawmaker in Wisconsin is trying to offer some context for what he had described as advice his father once gave him, that "some girls rape easy." State Republican Rep. Roger Rivard tried to explain that his father only meant it as a warning that a woman could agree to sex but later say it wasn't consensual. Criticism has come fast and fierce. Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has withdrawn his support for the lawmaker.

MnDOT chief steps down to run AAA Minneapolis

Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Thomas Sorel is leaving the 5,000-worker agency that he has guided since April 2008, and on Dec. 1 will become the new leader of AAA Minneapolis, a 200,000-member auto club.