Scott Olson, the top academic officer at Minnesota State University-Mankato, will be Winona State University's 15th president. A Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees committee unanimously recommended Olson at its meeting Wednesday, and the full board unanimously confirmed the recommendation.
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.
19-year-old dies after stabbing in northern Minnesota
A 34-year-old man was arrested.
Three new Grandstand shows added for Minnesota State Fair 2022
The Beach Boys and Portugal. The Man are among several acts booked.
St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels
Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.
Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis
The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.
Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September
The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.
Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash
The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.
Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea
The three victims are related, according to police.
50,000 gallons of toilet wastewater leaks into Twin Cities lake
You may want to avoid this body of water.
Stolen urn filled with mom's ashes recovered at Winona State
Police say a stolen urn holding a woman's ashes has been recovered at Winona State University. A student said she had left the urn -- containing her mother's ashes -- in her unlocked car last month. The Winona Daily News reports the urn was found in a backpack on campus.
Audit finds overcharges and underpayments at Metro State University
The Minnesota Legislative Auditor found a series of bookkeeping and financial mistakes at the St. Paul university. Metro State's president says turnovers and vacancies in the financial and human resources offices have left staff stretched thin.
Winona State grad wounded in Colo. theater shooting
A 2008 graduate of Winona State University, recently married to his college sweetheart from Stillwater, posted on his Facebook page that he was shot in the leg at "The Dark Knight Rises" screening in Aurora, Colo., just after midnight Friday.
Coed bathrooms coming to Minnesota university dorm
West Snarr Hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead is getting a $4.7 million renovation and will open in August 2014 with some noticeable changes, including coed bathrooms. Students were a little skeptical at first, but designs for the new shower/restrooms actually include more privacy for everyone, planners say.
State GOP's money woes lead to eviction papers
Massachusetts-based Hub Properties Trust filed paperwork in Ramsey County on Wednesday to evict the state GOP for failing to pay more than $96,000 in rent at its St. Paul office, Politics in Minnesota is reporting. This move is the latest in long line of financial troubles for the party.
St. John's University names first lay president
The Catholic St. John's University in Collegeville announced Michael Hemesath as the institution's first full-time lay president. Hemesath is an economics professor at Carleton College and a 1981 graduate of St. John's. The Rev. Robert Koopmann announced he will step down at the end of this academic year.
Stingless wasps to be released in Winona County to fight ash borers
The wasps will be released in Great River Bluffs State Park in Winona County, where a recent borer infestation was reported. The state has released the wasps on four separate occasions since the pest was first discovered in 2009.
Bucking trend, Concordia University slashes tuition
As other colleges and universities continue to increase tuition, Concordia University in St. Paul is dramatically cutting undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 year by one-third – about $10,000 – the school was to announce Wednesday. Financial aid would get smaller, though, too, so actual savings for students may not be as dramatic, the Pioneer Press reports.
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