Minnesota News

Lawmakers propose ‘radical’ change at DHS after leadership exodus

Jul 18, 2019

Recent resignations have renewed a push from Minnesota legislators to break up the sprawling, $18 billion Minnesota Human Services Department.

Minneapolis refines affordable housing requirement

Jul 17, 2019

The City Council is working toward finalizing an ordinance requiring that 10 or 20 percent of apartments in many developments be affordable for low-income renters. An interim ordinance is now in effect.

Minnesota man who hacked state databases gets probation

Jul 17, 2019

A Minnesota man who admitted he hacked into state government databases in 2017 because he was angry after a police officer was acquitted of fatally shooting Philando Castile has been sentenced to five years of probation.

Minnesota, South Dakota cities wait on shrimp farm proposal

Jul 17, 2019

Tru Shrimp had planned to build a multi-million-dollar shrimp production facility in Luverne, in southwestern Minnesota. But in January, the Minnesota-based company told Luvene officials it was building in South Dakota instead.

2nd Democratic primary debate: See which candidates made the cut

Jul 17, 2019

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will make the stage, taking the place of California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who dropped out last week. The lineup for each night of the July 30-31 event will come Thursday.

Crookston Diocese reaches $5M settlement with 15 victims

Jul 17, 2019

As part of the settlement, the diocese agreed to make public the names and files of clergy who have been accused of abuse. That information will be released at a later date.

CenturyLink under state investigation after hundreds of complaints

Jul 17, 2019

The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety is investigating CenturyLink over hundreds of complaints that the utility failed to respond to requests to locate underground cabling.

East River Parkway, trail closed by mudslide near U of M

Jul 17, 2019

Minneapolis park officials have closed a portion of a popular recreational trail and parkway after a mudslide. East River Parkway and nearby path are closed from the Washington Avenue bridge to Arlington Street, just below the University of Minnesota cam…

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo an international health emergency

Jul 17, 2019

The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,650 people, according to the World Health Organization. About 12 new cases are reported daily.

Minnesotans targeted by 'go back' taunts say the sting never leaves

Jul 17, 2019

When President Trump tweeted that four congresswomen of color should “go back” to other countries, we asked our readers and listeners if they had ever been told the same.