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Local News Archive

“U” To Discipline Students Involved In Disturbance

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The University of Minnesota has begun disciplinary action against students involved in Saturday night’s disturbance in Dinkytown. A total of 19 people were arrested when a crowd got rowdy in the streets following the Gopher hockey team’s loss at the national championship game to Union College. The University of Minnesota said they are reviewing the [...]

Spring Fieldwork Off To A Late Start

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Spring fieldwork off to a late start because of winter’s stubborn grip on Minnesota. But yields shouldn’t be hurt as long as farmers can get into their fields soon after Easter. Southeastern Minnesota got a fresh dusting of snow Monday. But fieldwork has barely begun. This week’s forecast calls for below-normal temperatures with the possibility [...]

Ten Rescued From Stranded Fishing Boats

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Authorities in eastern Wisconsin rescued 10 people — including three children — from four small fishing boats that became stranded in the rising waters of the Menominee River. Rescuers were called to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The boats got caught in rapidly-rising water and swift currents. Lt. Steve Campbell of the Marinette Fire [...]

Burning Restrictions Go Into Effect

Monday, April 14th, 2014

 

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting burning restrictions in place beginning Monday.

The restrictions will affect the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Hennepin, Isanti, Otter Tail, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright.

On Monday, April 21, these counties will also be under restrictions: Aitkin, Becker, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kanabec, Mahnomen, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Polk and Wadena.

The burning restrictions mean the state won’t give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste, but campfires are still allowed.

Emmer Republican Party’s Choice To Succeed Bachmann

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Republicans made their choice of who should take Michele Bachmann’s seat in Congress Saturday. Tom Emmer is a former state lawmaker who narrowly lost the governor’s race to Mark Dayton in 2010. He celebrated his party’s endorsement for Congress Saturday in Monticello, Minn. getting 76 percent of the vote. “This District has a tradition and [...]

Gov. Dayton To Sign Minimum Wage Bill Today

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the minimum wage bill into law on today, bringing one of the country’s lowest rates to one of the highest in the nation. The bill, which was passed by the legislature last week, will increase Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by the year 2016, and index it [...]

Tax Deadline Approaches

Monday, April 14th, 2014

If you haven’t filed your 2013 income tax return yet, you have about a day to do so and get it in the mail or file paperwork for an extension to meet the April 15 deadline. But officials said the chances of getting audited are the lowest in years. WCCO reports that budget cuts and [...]