Hennepin County has been testing new streamlined applications for renewing some public benefits, and there seems to be a lot to love. The old form for Medical Assistance could be up to 20 pages. The new one is just one page and four questions. The state plans to adopt similar processes next year.
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.
Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota
The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.
Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle
Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.
Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building
Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.
BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN
Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.
Teen paddle boarders rescued after 'abrupt wind change' on Lake Superior
The rescue happened off Park Point Beach Saturday.
DNR shakes up forestry leadership, hopes to streamline timber industry
The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that the agency is transferring the state's top two foresters and launching a national search for a new chief. DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr says the timber industry has become more dependent on state lands and the agency wants to streamline its process for turning over land to loggers and mills.
Heating assistance applications now available in Minnesota
Applications are now available for low income families that need help taking care of their heating bills. The program runs from October through May.
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