Traffic stalled, schools closed, travel discouraged. With bitter temperatures and repeated snowfall dumps, the harshest winter in decades kept millions of people home, and the economy stagnated as a result. The Los Angeles Times reports the winter economic slowdown was much worse than had originally be estimated.
Authorities have recovered the body of the man who leapt into the St. Croix River in an attempt to save his nephew, according to the Chisago County Sheriff's Office. Officials said they recovered the body of Tou Hu Vang on Friday morning, just south of the Osceola Landing, roughly 8 miles downriver from where he went missing.
Food pantries are experiencing high demand as the end of the year approaches. More than one-third of the state's children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches at school. But when school is out, many families struggle to find enough food to feed their children.
Delegates at the Minnesota Republican Party's state convention in Rochester have endorsed candidates for Minnesota State Auditor and Attorney General. The delegates have chosen Randy Gilbert to run for state auditor, and State Sen. Scott Newman for State Attorney General. They will be choosing to endorse, which of the Senate candidates will challenge Sen. Al Franken later.
The tension between Minnesota and Wisconsin has been ratcheted up another notch. It seems our neighbor has not return our bowling ball. According to the Brewers' website, the story began at the Major League Baseball Industry Meetings in Orlando, Florida last November.