The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system wants to ensure that it's churning out graduates who have the skills the agricultural economy needs. That's what's behind a seven-stop listening tour for the rest of the month that will take educators to Crookston, Austin, and Little Falls among other places.
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
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.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
MnSCU surveys employers about needed job skills
MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone announced last month a new effort to better match MnSCU programs to needed skills. Since then, system officials have held more than 30 listening sessions in different fields. Many Minnesota companies report being unable to find skilled labor in their trades, the Information Technology field is especially hard up for talent.
Bemidji State University among America's greenest colleges and universities
The Princeton Review recognized BSU for its efforts to encourage and educate students about being green. This is the second year Bemidji State received national attention for offering and participating in several green initiatives.
Minnesota farmers, ag businesses brace for losses after commodities trader collapses
Regulators say about $1.2 billion is missing from customers' accounts following the collapse of MF Global. Minnesota farmers, ranchers, feed mills and grain elevators are among those customers. Now they're waiting to find out just how much they might be missing.
Gov. Dayton proclaims March 4-10 Minnesota Ag Week
It's in conjunction with National Ag week. State officials say nearly one in five jobs in Minnesota are linked to the agriculture industry. According to the USDA, Minnesota generated $15 billion in farm income and $5 billion in exports in 2010.
Survey: farming helps economy grow in rural states
The economy remains strong in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of the health of agricultural businesses there. The overall economic index on the new monthly Rural Mainstreet survey rose to 58.5 in May from April's already healthy 57.1. Any score above 50 on the index suggests growth in the months ahead.
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