Eagan will be home to a new data center--helping to establish the city as a major telecommunications hub in the state. The Pioneer Press reports a North Carolina company is behind the project.
State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence
The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.
Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test
The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.
Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'
The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.
Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student
The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.
Proctor investigation: Senior charged with sexually assaulting teammate
The criminal charges come after a monthslong review of the allegations.
Ordway will require vaccinated audience members also be boosted
If someone has not gotten a booster shot, they will have to show a negative COVID test.
U of M to require vaccine or negative test proof for large events
The policy doesn't go into effect until late-January.
Massive ice maze to open in Stillwater on Saturday
Last year's event attracted 31,000 people.
Man indicted for first-degree murder in ex-wife's death
He's accused of killing her days after she remarried.
Crashes, spinouts piling up as snow blankets southern MN
Snow is expected to continue throughout the day.
CentraCare pausing COVID tests for asymptomatic people
It's due to a low supply of tests and staff.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 14
More than 11,000 cases for a second day in a row.
Conservation groups vying for slices of $100 million
The council that evaluates which conservation projects should be allocated almost $100 million next year in Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment dollars is sifting through 32 proposals. Competition for the state money is fierce as groups aim to protect various grasslands, wetlands and the golden winged warbler.
New jobs possible at Postal Service's processing facility in Eagan
More mail will soon be processed in the Twin Cities under a plan to consolidate facilities in Rochester, Duluth, Waite Park, Mankato and Bemidji. Some of the positions will be eliminated, but the Pioneer Press reports more than 200 new jobs could be available at the St. Paul Processing and Distribution Center in Eagan.
Minnesota pitches cold climate to data industry
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.
Twins want stake in future light-rail transit hub at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins are negotiating a deal with Hennepin County to get a stake in a new light-rail transit hub near Target Field that connects the Hiawatha, Northstar and future Central Corridor lines, the Pioneer Press reports. The $79 million project also includes an entertainment plaza on the north side of the ballpark.
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.
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.
Eagan approves preliminary plans for upscale outlet mall in Cedar Grove area
The Pioneer Press reports the city's Economic Development Authority unanimously approved plans for the $100 million open-air retail center. The 400,000 square-foot mall would be composed of 90 to 100 high-end retailers. Another developer also wants to build a 500,000 square-foot retail center on the Lockheed Martin site.
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