Minnesota
  • US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $328 million for protecting and restoring farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country. The initiative will buy conservation easements from farmers to help wildlife populations …

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    09 Sep 14
  • General Mills buying mac and cheese maker Annies

      NEW YORK (AP) – Packaged food giant General Mills is buying Annie’s, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, adding to its natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers’ tastes change. General Mills Inc., …

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    09 Sep 14
  • Sheriff says Goodhue woman parks in road, bites deputy

      ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Olmsted County authorities have arrested a Goodhue woman who they say parked in the middle of a highway and bit a deputy. Sheriff’s Detective Kirby Long told KTTC-TV¬†Thursday a state …

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    05 Sep 14
  • Former Winona YWCA damaged by fire

      WINONA, Minn. (AP) – A gymnastics training facility in downtown Winona has been damaged by fire. Flames could be seen coming from the top of the former YWCA building Thursday at noon. The building …

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    05 Sep 14
  • Still no sign of Minnesota homicide fugitive

      PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (AP) – A Minneapolis man accused of fatally shooting his former boyfriend at a gas station last month remains at large after the third day of an intensive manhunt. The search …

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    04 Sep 14
  • MNsure (1)

      ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) – Governor Mark Dayton is apologizing for the troubled rollout of Minnesota’s online health insurance exchange. Dayton on Wednesday called the initial glitches with MNsure the single biggest disappointment of his …

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    04 Sep 14
  • Minnesota pheasant harvest drops

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The number of pheasant hunters in Minnesota plunged last year along with the ringneck harvest. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says only 62,000 pheasant hunters took to the fields …

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    26 Aug 14
  • Rains slow Minnesota small grain harvest

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Widespread rains have slowed Minnesota’s small grain harvest but also have improved row crop and pasture conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 4.5 days were suitable for fieldwork …

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    26 Aug 14