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ST. PAUL -- Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature. "It takes just one of these trains at the wrong place at the wrong time for a catastrophe," Rep.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has a small window of opportunity when it comes to aerial mapping, and that window is about to open. The snow is about to melt away (hopefully) and the trees have yet to start budding, leaving a view from the sky wide open. “MnDOT contracts for aerial photography most years to create a record of what is in place now,” District Land Surveyor Tom Harper said. That photography could be used for future projects, determining drainage areas, wetlands and more. “The engineers decide where projects are coming,” he said, adding that they look five
DULUTH — The tenfold increase in Minnesota youngsters poisoned by e-cigarette juice last year is alarming, a local anti-smoking advocate said. “It’s a startling increase and something we should be very concerned about,” said Pat McKone, -based director of tobacco control programs and policy for the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest. But it needs to be viewed in context, said Duluth e-cigarette proprietor Daniel Albrecht, citing a much greater number of poisonings from other products. The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that 50 teens and children were victi
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday used his first public appearance since Feb. 8 to accuse fellow Democrats who lead the Senate of stalling a tax-cut bill until they won approval for a new Senate office building. An hour and a half later, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook and Tax Chairman Rod Skoe of Clearbrook showed off a tax bill they hope senators pass Thursday, without a building agreement. They denied that Dayton's comments changed their plans. Dayton, who has been in a body cast since Feb.
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson had a few things to take care of to prepare for his 13th campaign for Congress: pass a pilot’s physical and get his plane in tip-top shape to fly across northwestern Minnesota. After months of speculation about retirement and an early move by national Republicans to target the 12-term Democrat, Peterson announced Monday he will run for re-election this year.
They’ve existed for about 100 years, but with a major street project coming up, the city says the basements that extend under Washington Avenue in downtown Detroit Lakes now need...
ST. PAUL -- Local Minnesota governments could offer classes instead of fines to drivers ticketed for minor traffic violations, a House transportation committee decided Tuesday. On a unanimous vote, the committee approved a bill by Rep.
Wadena commissioners heard from BKV Group partner Bruce Schwartzman in a special board meeting March 7 about his architect firm's plan to remodel the upper level of the courthouse. BKV...
FARGO – A second woman has come forward to tell authorities she was a kidnapping and rape victim of the accused “vampire trucker” authorities arrested in November at Moorhead truck stop. Timothy Jay Vafeades, 54, appeared Wednesday in U.S.