North Dakota's Tax Department says the state recorded $5.3 billion in taxable sales during the first three months of 2012, the Associated Press reports. Commissioner Cory Fong says, "We are growing at a level beyond what we could have expected." North Dakota also has the nation's lowest unemployment rates.
Twin Cities lake reopens following toilet waste spill
About 70,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the lake in mid-May.
MN lake sturgeon spawning event marks first of its kind in over a century
Conservationists celebrate a huge milestone for the living fossil of the fish world.
Police: 18-year-old woman carjacked outside Plymouth Target
The armed carjacking occurred just before 10 p.m. in the parking lot Wednesday.
St. Paul man pleads guilty to robbing Penn Lake Roast Beef, shooting owner
Devon Dwyane Reginald Glover, 22, shot Kevan Tran during the June 2020 robbery.
Charges: Man shot brother in the eye, let his body decompose in camper
James Robert Hess faces second-degree murder charges for the shooting death of his brother, William Harold Hess Jr.
Coupled charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Video: Plane with blown tire makes emergency landing at MSP Airport
An aviation enthusiast caught the moment on video.
St. Paul man charged in online 'sextortion' scheme targeting at least 500 girls
Yue Vang, 31, was charged in U.S. District Court Wednesday.
Emaciated Great Danes rescued after being found living in minivan
Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted that two of the dogs are in "rough condition" and "barely hanging on."
2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing
The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.
NoDak named country's fifth best state for business
The oil boom helped North Dakota move from No. 13 last year to No. 5 in the most recent survey by CNBC. Minnesota ranked No. 11, down from the No. 7 spot last year. Texas was named the best state for business.
Study: NoDak oil output could jump threefold by 2025
The new study by Bentek Energy LLC of Colorado shows North Dakota's oil production could jump to more than two million barrels a day by 2025, the Associated Press reports. Natural gas production could also more than quintuple. Unfortunately, about a third of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is wasted because there's a lack of pipelines.
Minnesota honey production down 25 percent in 2011
The Associated Press reports honeybees produced 6.4 million pounds in Minnesota last year. Wisconsin also had an off year, down 12 percent. North Dakota is the nation's leader producing nearly 33 million pounds of honey in 2011.
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