Some property owners along the route of CapX2020 tell Minnesota Public Radio they're not happy with some of their interactions with the utility companies behind the project. One man who says he'll lose more than an acre of mature oak trees says the companies are trying to low-ball landowners. Others are being told they're not "directly affected" so they aren't entitled to compensation.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
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.
Property owners along Central Corridor use legal muscle to boost land prices
Some property owners are finding out they can fetch a better price than the government's early offer if they contact their own lawyers or appraisers.
State again delays decision on whether to lease private property to mining companies
Some residents were surprised and upset to learn that while they might own their land, they don’t own what’s under the surface. Laws dating to the 1870s allow the state to own the minerals under property owners' land. Gov. Dayton says the state is taking time out to reconsider the rules.
Officials: Be on alert for companies claiming to sell ash borer treatments
The city is warning residents to be on alert for companies going door-to-door that claim they have products that will stop or prevent emerald ash borer infestations.
Judge recommends alternate CapX2020 route
An administrative law judge says the CapX2020 project should cross the Zumbro River at the Lake Zumbro hydroelectric dam in Wabasha County. The Rochester Post Bulletin reports the 93-page ruling, regarding the 90-mile section between Hampton, Minnesota and Wisconsin, will go the the Public Utilities Commission for a final vote. Developers hope to complete the 700-mile project by 2015.
North Dakota is suing to sell coal to Minnesota, but utilities don't want it
North Dakota is suing to force the state of Minnesota to drop restrictions on coal-generated electricity, but big utility companies here have already conformed to the rules and say they're not interested.
Minn. agriculture land boom means shift in property tax burden
Counties in southwest Minnesota are seeing record land prices with rates expected to keep climbing. Officials say rural landowners should expect a 2012 property tax increase of 20 to 30 percent.
CapX power line worries neighbors who are close, but not close enough
Many Minnesotans who live next to the CapX 2020 project worry it will tarnish their landscape and hurt their property values, maybe even their health, but because the project isn't touching their property, they aren't eligible for any compensation and have no power to negotiate.
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