MN State News

Police: 1 man dead, 1 arrested in Plymouth stabbing

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) — Plymouth police say a 25-year-old man is under arrest in a fatal stabbing at an apartment complex in the Minneapolis suburb. Authorities say someone at the Stoneleigh at the Reserve apartment complex called 911 early Tuesday. When officers arrived they found a ...

Keillor in mediation with Minnesota Public Radio over firing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Humorist Garrison Keillor says he is in negotiations with Minnesota Public Radio after the radio network cut ties with the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host over unspecified allegations of inappropriate behavior. Keillor wrote on his Facebook page Friday that a second ...

Walz, Coleman release fundraising totals in governor’s race

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The rush for cash is on in the crowded race for Minnesota governor. Democratic candidate and Rep. Tim Walz said Monday his campaign had raised more than $1.1 million in 2017. Fellow Democrat and former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said he'd raised more than ...

Worker dies while make repairs at Minnesota school dome

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — An employee working at a Chaska middle school has died after he fell off a ladder. A spokesman for the Eastern Carver County School District says 51-year-old Daniel Buesgens was trying to repair a heater in a maintenance room of a domed athletic center when he fell off ...

Minnesota man sentenced to 61 years for killing parents

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Eden Prairie man has been sentenced to 61 years in prison for killing with parents with a screwdriver. Thirty-eight-year-old Nathan Lehman was sentenced Monday after earlier pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. He was charged in the deaths of Robert ...

Smith’s Senate odyssey begins with sprint toward November

STACY, Minn. (AP) — Just days after being sworn into the U.S. Senate, Tina Smith is on a crash course to find her way in the chamber and find time for a 10-month campaign sprint toward a special election to keep her new job. The Minnesota Democrat's first weekend back home after replacing Al ...

1 dead, another wounded in shooting near U of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say one man is dead and another person wounded after a shooting near the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Officers were called just after 2 a.m. Sunday to the shooting in the Dinkytown area. Police found a man dead in a front yard of an apparent ...

Police: 2-year-old boy killed in 4-vehicle crash in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Moorhead police say a 2-year-old boy was killed in a four-vehicle crash. The crash happened at an intersection on Highway 10 around noon Saturday. Police say an eastbound pickup struck the rear of a vehicle occupied by two adults and the child. Both vehicles continued ...

Minnesota may see smoky skies due to western wildfires

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota could see a repeat of smoky skies next summer as huge fires continue in the western United States. Daniel Dix, an air quality meteorologist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, told Minnesota Public Radio that wildfires, such as the recent blazes in ...

House fire kills man in west-central Minnesota

LAKE LILLIAN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after a house fire in west-central Minnesota. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says the fire was report shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday at the house east of Lake Lillian. When deputies arrived, the man who lived in the home was ...

More people moving to Minnesota after 15-year exodus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Census Bureau estimates say more people moved to Minnesota than moved out of the state last year. The state gained about 7,500 residents through domestic migration for the year ending July 1, the Pioneer Press reported . The numbers break a 15-year streak of more ...

Man pleads guilty to killing mechanic working on food truck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 32-year-old man who shot and filled a mechanic who was working on a food truck in north Minneapolis has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The Hennepin County attorney's office says the plea deal calls for Henry Cousins, of Minneapolis, to serve 21 years in prison ...

Minnesota releases crucial draft permit for disputed mine

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A contentious copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota took another step forward Friday when state regulators released a crucial draft permit for public comment. "It's a major milestone for the project," Brad Moore, PolyMet ...

2 people die in Alexandria residential fire

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in a mobile home fire in Alexandria. Police say firefighters were dispatched to the home about 5 a.m. Friday and found the home fully engulfed in flames. First responders were told there were possibly two people ...

North Dakota’s first urea plant to start production

BEULAH, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's first urea plant is on schedule to start producing the solid-form fertilizer this month. The $740 million plant near Beulah is acting as a boon to regional farmers and transforming operations at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant. Plant Manager Dale Johnson ...

Smith hits the road as Minnesota’s newest senator

STACY, Minn. (AP) — Sen. Tina Smith is hitting the road to kick off her new job. Minnesota's newest senator returned to Minnesota Friday for a swing through state, with stops scheduled in Stacy, Duluth and the Iron Range before returning to Minneapolis. She was sworn in Wednesday to replace ...

2 arrested in death of woman found in Columbia Heights

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Police have arrested two men in the death of a St. Paul woman whose body was found in a running car in Columbia Heights on New Year's Day. Authorities say the man suspected in the death of 29-year-old Linda Pa Vue was her companion and has been booked into the ...

Driver of horse-drawn buggy struck, killed by semi

OSSEO, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin State Patrol says an Osseo man operating a horse-drawn buggy was struck and killed by a semi. The crash happened on Highway 10 east of Osseo about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say 26-year-old Moses Petersheim was the only person in the buggy when it was hit ...

Minnesota crews harvest ice for winter carnival ice palace

SPICER, Minn. (AP) — Crews are busy making thousands of big ice blocks at a lake in central Minnesota that will be used to build the ice palace at a winter carnival later this month. Workers need about 3,700 blocks to build the 70-foot-tall palace for the St. Paul Winter Carnival, which ...

Man suspected of abducting ex-girlfriend arrested

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Minnetonka two weeks ago. The City of Minnetonka said on Twitter that 37-year-old Jahon Douglas of Burnsville was arrested about 1 p.m. Thursday in Minneapolis. Douglas is accused of ...