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NWS: Tornado, downburst winds hit Elysian area

NWS: Tornado, downburst winds hit Elysian area

Mar 21, 2012 at 6:06 am

ELYSIAN, Minn. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a tornado combined with downburst winds knocked down trees and damaged sheds near Elysian in south-central Minnesota. Read More...

State House passes photo ID amendment proposal

State House passes photo ID amendment proposal

Mar 21, 2012 at 6:06 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A proposal to make Minnesota voters show a photo ID at the polls is now halfway to a spot on the November ballot. Read More...

Superintendent: Book pulled from Rochester library in error

Superintendent: Book pulled from Rochester library in error

Mar 21, 2012 at 6:06 am

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - The Rochester school superintendent is apologizing after a book was pulled from the shelf at an elementary school library. Read More...

Sheriff declares ice out on Lake Minnetonka

Sheriff declares ice out on Lake Minnetonka

Mar 21, 2012 at 6:06 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Thanks to the balmy weather, the Hennepin County sheriff's office already has declared an "ice-out" on Lake Minnetonka. Read More...

DNR to resume state campsite reservation system

DNR to resume state campsite reservation system

Mar 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to resume taking camping and lodging reservations for state parks and recreation areas on Thursday. Read More...

High winds damage roofs in southern Minnesota

High winds damage roofs in southern Minnesota

Mar 20, 2012 at 6:06 am

ELYSIAN (AP) – High winds and heavy rain pounded the south-central Minnesota town of Elysian, disrupting power, knocking down trees and blowing some roofs off sheds. Read More...

Stearns County Road 1 portion closed after line break

Stearns County Road 1 portion closed after line break

Mar 20, 2012 at 5:05 am

SARTELL, Minn. (KNSI) - A portion of Stearns County Road 1 between Sartell and St. Cloud was closed until further notice late Monday while county crews worked to fix a suspected sewer line break. Read More...

Cello worth $40,000 stolen in Minneapolis

Cello worth $40,000 stolen in Minneapolis

Mar 20, 2012 at 5:05 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The owner of a $40,000 cello stolen from a sport utility vehicle in Minneapolis is scanning the Internet for any sign of the instrument. Read More...

State Senate committee kills racetrack casino plan

State Senate committee kills racetrack casino plan

Mar 20, 2012 at 5:05 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A state Senate committee has voted down the proposal to permit casino-style games at Minnesota horse-racing tracks. Read More...

Minnesota DNR to impose burning restrictions March 26

Minnesota DNR to impose burning restrictions March 26

Mar 20, 2012 at 5:05 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Department of Natural Resources is imposing burning restrictions over much of Minnesota next Monday. Read More...

Full House to take up photo ID amendment

Full House to take up photo ID amendment

Mar 20, 2012 at 5:05 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment to require voters to show photo ID is headed to the floor of the Minnesota House. Read More...

Senate DFLer files ethics complaint against Michel

Senate DFLer files ethics complaint against Michel

Mar 20, 2012 at 5:05 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Democratic state senator has filed an ethics complaint against Republican Sen. Geoff Michel over his handling of allegations of infidelity against former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. Read More...

Missing Sauk Rapids teen found safe in Rice

Missing Sauk Rapids teen found safe in Rice

Mar 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (KNSI) - A nine-hour search for a missing Sauk Rapids teen who ran away from family members outside a St. Cloud business Saturday ended happily hours later when the boy was discovered alive and well in Rice, a Benton County Sheriff's spokesman said. Read More...

Symposium to discuss invasive species fight

Symposium to discuss invasive species fight

Mar 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Local and national leaders on the front lines of the fight against Asian carp, Eurasian water milfoil and other aquatic invasive species will gather in St. Paul on Monday and Tuesday. Read More...

Company involved in 35W bridge up for new deal

Company involved in 35W bridge up for new deal

Mar 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A California company criticized for its work on the old Interstate 35W bridge before it collapsed is one of two finalists in a $100 million contract to build a proposed light-rail line from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. Read More...

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