Although there's a small chance of severe weather in the Twin Cities this weekend, officials with the Minnesota State Fair say they are prepared for severe weather in the event something happens. Fair officials tell MPR that the fairgrounds are equipped with storm shelters and tornado sirens should any emergencies pop up.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."
Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half
Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.
Stillwater teen drowned while helping save friend struggling in river
The 17-year-old was identified Friday.
Nation's first city-owned EV car share service gets official Twin Cities launch
Subscriptions cost between $0-$30 a month.
Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms
The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.
3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday
One person also faces life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened in Olmsted County.
Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days
A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.
CDC confirms swine flu case linked to Minnesota State Fair
The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that one case of swine flu has been linked to the Minnesota State Fair and two possible additional cases are pending. Minnesota Public Radio reports that in the three cases, people were either exhibiting hogs or were in the swine barn at the state fair before falling ill. The strain is different that the one that has caused 289 illnesses and one death nationwide so far this year.
St. Paul artist tapped for 2012 State Fair poster
St. Paul artist Joe Heffron beat out 50 others in a competition to design the Minnesota State Fair's 2012 Commemorative Art, which was unveiled Wednesday at the Fairgrounds. His design, which includes a rooster and flying cheese curds, captures the whimsy of the annual end-of-summer event.
Dangerous storms hit Midwest; chance of severe weather in Minnesota this weekend
The National Weather Service says the focus of the severe weather in Minnesota will be in the southern part of the state Saturday night. Parts of Minnesota could also see a mix of rain and snow Sunday night and early Monday morning.
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