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Officials warn drunken boaters: Stepped up enforcement on the way

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is stepping up drunken boater patrols this weekend, despite a major drop this year in drunken boating arrests and accidents.

Flood casualties: Wedding ceremonies, roller coaster, 1840s landmark

Many flood-stricken areas across Minnesota have not yet begun to dry out, but damage is already being assessed across the state. And more rain is on the way.

Green Line already meeting next year’s weekday ridership goal

The newly opened Green Line light rail train is already meeting its 2015 weekday ridership goal in just its first week of operation. Metro Transit says that riders hopped on the Green Line 139,027 times from June 16-20, which comes out to an average daily ridership of 27,805 per weekday.

Obama eats lunch at Matt’s Bar, holds town hall at Minnehaha Park

President Barack Obama arrived in Minnesota Thursday afternoon to kick off a two-day trip during which he’s expected to talk about the economy and strengthening the middle class.

Paul Bunyan and Babe statues ranked one of ‘quirkiest’ landmarks

The signature Bemidji statues were named the fourth greatest Quirky Landmark in the United States in a poll conducted by the newspaper.

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