More than 520,000 Minnesotans now receive food stamps. The numbers have soared across the country since the economic downturn, and MPR reports that some of the new names on the food stamp rolls are people you might not expect: recent college graduates.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND
Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Floodwaters sweep through restaurant in Waite Park
The Sauk River crested on Monday.
City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement
Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.
Supervalu properties chasing food stamp users
Supermarkets around the country moving their opening hours, adding products and revamping merchandise assortments to grab a share of the nearly $72 billion per year in food stamps doled out by the federal government. Bloomberg says Eden-Prairie-based Supervalu is leading this charge.
Officials try to get fresh produce to food stamp recipients
The Minnesota Department of Human Services will consider Friday how to best use recently received federal money to put more fresh produce on the tables of the state’s food stamp recipients.
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