Minnesota counties issued nearly twice as many permits to carry a concealed firearm last year compared to the year before, law enforcement agencies say.
The fates of former Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä and President and CEO Michael Henson are being discussed by the orchestra's board Friday in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune reports.
A pileup involving up to 50 vehicles closed northbound Interstate 35 in Lakeville near County Road 50 for more than two hours on Friday afternoon, but the interstate was reopened around 3 p.m. Emergency responders were on the scene, but injury reports were not immediately available.
The Minnesota twins won their opening game in Grapefruit League action, beating the Boston Red Sox 8-2, Friday afternoon.
Last year, Sauk Centre store owner Jeremy Weber built a flowerpot snow sculpture in the park across from his gift shop, with a "Think spring" theme. This year, the bitter winter cold inspired him – that, and a recent viewing of a "Harry Potter" movie.