Windsurfers from around the Midwest are blowing into Worthington for a regatta this weekend. The forecast is for strong gusty winds as up to 100 windsurfers compete in a variety of races on the city's Lake Okabena.
New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients
However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.
Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
The 42-year-old might be in the Floodwood area.
Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant
The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.
Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea
Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.
2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old
The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.
Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible
The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
Fire warning in effect for Twin Cities, southern and central Minnesota
Forecasters say gusty winds and hot, dry weather could spark dangerous and fast-moving fires.
Survey: Midwest shoppers spent the least over Thanksgiving weekend
The report from the National Retail Federation says shopper spent an average of about $400 over the weekend. However, Midwest shoppers may simply be taking their time.
Corn is king this spring in the Upper Midwest
Corn — old and familiar to regional farmers, new and a bit exotic to others — is shining brightly this spring. Prices are strong, and ever-improving varieties allow the crop to be raised in formerly unsuitable areas, the Associated Press reports. (flickr photo from WayTru)
Wind continues to be a problem in Boundary Waters wildfire fight
Strong winds over the weekend made the airborne efforts unsafe. While windy weather is in the forecast for the next few days, rain showers and potential snow flurries will help put a damper on the remaining fires.
Menards to pay $1 million to black workers at Midwest stores
The Eau Claire-based company has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a discrimination case. Black employees claim they were passed over for promotions because of their race.
Bottoms Up: Craft beer sales jump in Upper Midwest
From the August Schell Brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota's oldest craft brewer, to the just-established Mankato Brewery, the craft beer phenomenon continues to explode. The state has about 30 specialty brew labels. According to Advertising Age, sales of craft beer in the Upper Midwest jumped 16 percent last year, greater than the national increase of 15.1 percent.
Midwest home to most romantic cities
The video rental kiosk company Redbox says La Crosse, Wisconsin ranked number one as far as romantic comedy rentals go. Fargo, North Dakota came in eighth on the top-ten list. Mankato also made the list at number 10. The least romantic city was Laredo, Texas.
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