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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Traffic on Interstate 94 just west of here has been reduced to one lane Friday after a tanker truck carrying de-icing material rolled into the ditch about noon because of icy road conditions. Eastbound I-94 is down to one lane for about a mile near Evansville, which is about 20 miles west of Alexandria. Crews are working to transfer the de-icing material, which is used by airlines, from the overturned tanker into another vehicle, said Sgt.
ST. PAUL -- People in the eastern two-thirds of Minnesota are under an air pollution health alert today. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the alert this morning, saying air quality is unhealthy for groups of people such as those with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, the elderly, children and people who participate in activities requiring extended or heavy exertion.
DULUTH -- Two teenage males were taken into custody at the University of Minnesota Duluth on Thursday morning after police responded to a report that a gun was seen on campus. The weapon turned out to be an air pistol, said Sgt. Tim LeGarde of the UMD Police Department. No one was injured.
ST. PAUL - A long-discussed bill to regulate pet breeding made some progress Wednesday. The House Agriculture Policy Committee approved the measure, which includes a provision that requires commercial pet breeders be inspected and licensed.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to further cut into the sale of synthetic drugs. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, is in reaction to the problems associated with synthetic marijuana and other drugs produced from bath salts and other chemicals.
Two people were taken into custody at the University of Minnesota Duluth this morning after police responded to reports of individuals with a gun on campus. The weapon seen by witnesses turned out to be an air pistol, officials said. No one was injured. A “shelter in place” notification was sent to students and staff until police were able to confirm that there was no threat to public safety. UMD police reported that two males, ages 15 and 19, are facing charges of disorderly conduct, underage consumption, and possession of drugs.
Teaser trailers for the new FX network original series “Fargo” appeared online Monday night, and one preview featured one of the metal sculpture attractions along the Enchanted Highway, the road from Interstate 94 to Regent in southwest North Dakota.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - A small child died in a house fire Sunday night south of Grand Rapids, the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said. Firefighters were called to a home...
FRIDLEY, Minn. - Authorities are investigating after a woman's body was found near a trash bin in the northern Twin Cities suburb of Fridley on Monday morning. Police responded about 10:30 a.m. after a refuse driver reportedly spotted a body lying on the ground near the garbage area outside of a building, according to Lt.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate's finance chairman wants more money in the state budget reserve. Sen. Richard Cohen, D-St. Paul, introduced a bill to put an additional $340 million into the reserve this year, raising the total to $1 billion. The current reserve is 1.7 percent of state revenues. Minnesota Management and Budget, the state's financial department, suggests 4.9 percent. If that were done, the reserve would be $1.9 billion.