Del Monte Foods plans to close southern Minn. plant, affecting more than 360 workers

Aug 20, 2019

Del Monte says the action will affect 69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees. The Sleepy Eye, Minn., plant was established in 1930.

Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments over St. Paul’s trash collection

Aug 20, 2019

The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday over whether St. Paul residents should be able to vote on the city's new centralized trash collection in a ballot referendum.

Warren highlights criminal justice plan in Minneapolis

Aug 20, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing a long list of changes including lower incarceration rates, marijuana legalization and the decriminalization of truancy in schools.

Minnesota public employee union official taken off job

Aug 20, 2019

A top AFSCME official is off the job pending an outside investigation into unspecified allegations. The union is a power player in Minnesota Democratic politics.

2015 North Dakota liquid gas spill much bigger than reported

Aug 20, 2019

A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said.

A fair challenge: Preventing spread of animal diseases

Aug 20, 2019

As farm animals from across Minnesota head to the State Fair, the Board of Animal Health is asking everyone to help limit the spread of disease.

As immigrants stream to suburbs, leaders dig deep to meet their needs

Aug 20, 2019

In recent years, several first, second and even some third-ring suburbs in the Twin Cities have seen their populations of foreign-born residents spike. The latest census data has shown double-digit increases over the past two to three decades in many comm…

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Aug 20, 2019

Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

Poll: Americans, including Republicans and gun owners, broadly support red flag laws

Aug 20, 2019

People are hotly divided about many gun restrictions — but not on extreme risk protection orders. They allow police to temporarily take guns from people seen to be a risk to themselves or others.

For black mothers and babies, prejudice is a stubborn health risk

Aug 19, 2019

African-American women are more likely than white women to die in childbirth or have their infants face complications. They’re also more likely to encounter demeaning behavior while getting care. Some in Minnesota are working to change that.