Obama wants to fast-track power-line projects, including one in Minnesota

The White House is trying to streamline the permitting process for new power lines as it works to modernize the electrical grid. The projects should mean new jobs and fewer blackouts.
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The White House is trying to streamline the permitting process for new power lines as it works to modernize the electrical grid. The projects should mean new jobs and fewer blackouts.

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.

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Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

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St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

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Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.

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Minneapolis man sentenced to 30 years for death in robbery gone wrong

James Moore was sentenced in the death of Malik Smith.

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St. Paul homicide suspect arrested by FBI in Chicago

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was killed in the Nov. 14 shooting.

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Sanford Health 'parts ways' with CEO after his face mask comments

Kelby Krabbenhoft had been with the company since 1996.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

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DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

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Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

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Minnesota Regulators OK final portion of CapX2020 project

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has unanimously approved the final route for the new high-voltage power line. The 90-mile segment runs from Hampton to La Crosse, Wisconsin. It's expected to be in service by 2015.

North Dakota sues Minnesota over coal power limits

The state of North Dakota and its coal power industry want to overturn a Minnesota law that limits imports of electricity generated by coal. Critics claim the law is unconstitutional and unfairly limits business between the states.

Power restored in downtown Minneapolis

Xcel Energy says a power outage affected an area of downtown Minneapolis near Block E Tuesday morning, but electricity was back for most areas after noon.

New Public Utilities chair has experience with power line, pipeline cases

Governor Dayton named administration law judge Beverly Jones Heydinger to be the new chair of the Public Utilities Commission. The post has been vacant since the Senate rejected Dayton's first choice, former Senator Ellen Anderson.

Kline: Obama overreaching his power with 'No Child Left Behind' waivers

Kline says states should be allowed to opt out of the controversial law, which sets unachievable goals for some schools. But he says the president is overreaching his power by granting waivers from the program.