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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Sixth child dies from flu in Minnesota
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Avian Flu confirmed in Pope County turkey flock
Regents formally request lawmakers reduce $300 million cut; Assembly winding up all-night debate; 10 more Wisconsin stories
Notification of unusual event at Prairie Island terminated
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State unemployment rate drops to five percent
crime and courts
Prescott, EPC play in regional semifinals tonight
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Defending champs looking to repeat at state team wrestling tournament
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Badgers claim Big Ten title outright after beating Gophers 76-63
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Wild rally to beat Capitals 2-1
Wild Side: Big birds back from verge of extinction
A hunter’s dream: Local fifth-grader bags huge bear
Great River Road Learning Center to host falconry program
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Busting out: UWRF to expand dairy operations
What does it take to lead a great book discussion?
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF MARTELL: 3/10/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 3/10/15 Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/5/15 Highway Committee Special Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: Request for Proposal - Bridge & Trail Project
TOWN OF OAK GROVE: 3/12/15 Plan Commission Meeting
Roxanne Kay Byers, 52
Marjorie M. Lundberg, 88
Dawn Ann Viegut, 54
Mary Colleen Wallace, 88
Warren Petryk column: 93rd Assembly District Budget Listening Session
Kathleen Vinehout column: Economic Development Money Grows - Public Oversight Shrinks
Get Out! Deals
March 5, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target plans changes to corporate culture
MINNEAPOLIS - News that Target plans to change, to a certain extent, its corporate culture and how it sells you products is raising interesting questions on just how that can be done given the retailer's size. St. Thomas University professor Jonathan Seltzer says Target is going...
March 5, 2015 - 4:20pm
March 4, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former Kenosha police detective admits to planting evidence in homicide case
KENOSHA - Three homicide defendants and their lawyers are plotting their next moves, after a former Kenosha police detective admitted planting evidence in the case. Kyle Baars testified on Monday that he took an ID from co-defendant Markese Tibbs -- and he planted the ID, plus...
March 4, 2015 - 7:12pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Man and grandson hospitalized after off-road vehicle breaks through ice
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - A 50-year-old man and his two-and-a-half-year-old grandson are hospitalized in the Twin Cities after they were pulled from Lake Andrew just south of Alexandria on Tuesday night. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says they were reported missing after being...
March 4, 2015 - 6:46pm
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
Wisconsin's right-to-work bill will get 24 hours of debate before the state Assembly takes a final vote on Friday morning. GOP Majority Leader Jim Steineke says the debate will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow, and run no later than 9 a.m. on Friday. Steineke said Democrats wanted 48 hours...
news / government
March 4, 2015 - 9:26am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target letting thousands go at Minneapolis headquarters
MINNEAPOLIS - Target will be letting thousands of people go at their Minneapolis headquarters over the next two years. The company announced the move Tuesday during a meeting with investors and analysts. Target officials plan to save two-billion-dollars annually with the layoffs...
March 4, 2015 - 9:15am
March 3, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Blizzard closes parts of I-94 from St. Cloud to Minneapolis
Multiple crashes are forcing sections of Interstate 94 to be closed between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities this morning. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says all eastbound lanes of I-94 between Highway 24 in Clearwater and Wright County Road 8 in Hasty are closed due...
March 3, 2015 - 4:14pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: March blizzard marching into Minnesota
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- Several counties across western and southwest Minnesota are under a blizzard warning, and the northeast, central, and southeast parts of the state are under a winter weather advisory. Meteorologist Andy Lahr with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen...
March 3, 2015 - 9:20am
March 2, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Opponents of right-to-work outnumber supporters at state Assembly hearing
MADISON - Once again today, opponents of a Wisconsin right-to-work law out-numbered supporters at a public hearing. As of mid-afternoon, most speakers at a hearing by the state Assembly's Labor Committee were against the bill, which would bar employers from forcing workers to join...
March 2, 2015 - 7:29pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Rochester police investigate shooting, man injured
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A Rochester man was shaken up but not hurt early this morning when a bullet struck his vehicle while he was waiting at an intersection. The man told police he had just left the nearby Holiday convenience store and moments later heard three gunshots. Police...
March 2, 2015 - 4:09pm
Mend for tax reciprocity rift underway; Walker now opposes 'path to citizenship'; 11 more Wisconsin stories
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There are signs that Wisconsin residents who work in Minnesota could soon go back to filing just one state income tax return instead of two. The Minnesota House Tax Committee chairman, Republican Greg Davids, has proposed a compromise bill. It would re-write the...
news / region
March 2, 2015 - 9:20am
February 27, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Inver Grove Heights teen accused of trying to join ISIS pleads guilty
MINNEAPOLIS - A Somali-American teen from Inver Grove Heights is facing prison time after authorities say he tried to join a terrorist group in Syria. Abdullahi Yusuf pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday in Minneapolis to conspiracy to provide material and support to a designated...
February 27, 2015 - 8:27am
February 26, 2015
Army Corps of Engineers measuring ice on Lake Pepin again, finds more thickness
CAMP LACUPOLIS, Minn. -- Officials are trying to determine how soon the spring shipping season can begin on the Upper Mississippi, and yesterday...
news / region
February 26, 2015 - 8:22am
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Fire evacuates Rochester library
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Rochester Public Library was evacuated as a precaution last night after a fire broke out in the Bookmobile while it was parked in the garage. The Rochester Fire Department says the fire was confined to the underside of the vehicle near the generator and...
February 26, 2015 - 8:14am
NR man takes home new sled as Freedom Value promotion concludes
A New Richmond man learned recently he was the lucky winner of a Polaris snowmobile that had been the focus of a Freedom Value Center promotion since mid-December. Mark Christianson, who had just celebrated his 53rd birthday a day earlier, was pleasantly surprised to learn his...
February 26, 2015 - 7:57am
February 25, 2015
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: CN train derails near Cotton
COTTON, Minn. - No one was injured after a Canadian National Railway train derailed early this morning southeast of Cotton in St. Louis County. 13 of the train's 107 cars derailed, 30 were empty. Officials say nine cars contained potentially hazardous or dangerous materials,...
February 25, 2015 - 7:20pm