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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a measure allowing Xcel Energy to convert a coal-fired power plant to natural gas. In signing the bill on Tuesday, Feb. 28, Dayton said that the Becker conversion will save jobs in the central Minnesota community. "This is a really important day for Becker, Minn. ... and really for the entire state," Dayton said.
CARRINGTON, N.D.—The father is in a Twin Cities burn unit with serious injuries, while the mother and another survivor have been treated and released after a tragic mobile home fire Saturday took the lives of three east-central North Dakota children. There were three adults and three children in the home when the fire started in a front bedroom. The father, Brandon Tufte, 32, was first taken to CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington Medical Center and then airlifted to the Twin Cities.
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- A construction worker was killed Monday afternoon in Minnetonka when a large steel pipe rolled off a semitrailer, crushing the Missouri man. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the workman was helping to unload the pipes from the trailer when a pipe came lose shortly after 2:30 p.m. The workman was pronounced dead at the scene, the southbound U.S. 169 ramp to Londonderry Road.
FARGO—For the first time in about eight years, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would improve the 4,600-mile North Country Trail that runs from North Dakota to New York. The proposed improvements on the nation's longest trail are the focus of a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
WINGER, Minn. -- A Fertile, Minn., man has been arrested on drunk driving charges after investigators said he drove a car through a bank wall early Friday and caused “heavy damage” to the building. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department responded at 12:42 a.m. to Ultima Bank at 9 Minnesota Ave. in Winger, where a 2006 Chevy Impala was driven into the east side of the building.
KERKHOVEN, Minn. — At midnight Friday, 83 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School band members and their chaperones will load onto buses and begin their trip to Hawaii for the 75th anniversary observance...
WALKER, Minn. -- Authorities are searching for a Federal Dam, Minn., man after a canoe was found capsized Tuesday night on Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a...