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Almost 11,000 people have bought health insurance policies through the new state MNsure program. The politically sensitive program is picking up steam after its Oct. 1 launch. More activity is expected as a Dec. 15 deadline nears to have policies in place by Jan. 1. Minnesotans may buy policies through mnsure.org through the end of March.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota voters passed a record 88 percent of school operating levies in Tuesday’s election, the Minnesota School Boards Association reports. Unofficial returns indicate that 50 of 57...
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — A 57-year-old New Ulm woman was killed Monday in a car-truck crash in west-central Minnesota. According to the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, Susan Kay Achman was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus on a county road east of Redwood Falls just before 4 p.m. Monday when the accident with the semi-tractor occurred. Achman died at the scene and the driver of the truck, Steven Gieseke, 42, of New Ulm, suffered minor injuries. The 2008 Peterbilt was registered to MR Paving & Excavating Inc.
Voters in the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported an increase in spending per student. Residents in the district were asked to decide two questions on a referendum. In...
HAWLEY, Minn. – Voters in the Hawley School District decided by a wide margin Tuesday that it’s time for the high school and elementary school to get a revamp. The...
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – Voters approved a $21.9 million bond referendum to repair and renovate its middle school and high school with 51.9 percent of the vote Tuesday despite efforts...
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DULUTH -- Duluth’s Last Place on Earth is to remain closed for at least one year, a judge ruled Tuesday. Sixth Judicial District Chief Judge Shaun Floerke issued a permanent injunction in the city’s nuisance suit against the downtown head shop, ordering owner Jim Carlson not to sell synthetic drugs within the city. Carlson cannot reopen his store for one year, and is prevented from selling synthetics out of any other location within the city. The store has been closed since Floerke issued a temporary injunction July 19.
STILLWATER, Minn. - A former Washington County sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing prescription drugs from the department’s drug drop-off bin awaits sentencing after a jury convicted him Monday. Ricky Harry Gruber, 43, of Oakdale, was convicted of misconduct by a public employee and illegal possession of prescription drugs. The former deputy was captured on surveillance video in February removing the secure “drug drum” from the county’s pharmaceutical drop-off box at the sheriff’s office in Stillwater.
I have told you about my son’s love of steak, but there is one other food that he can’t get enough of, and that’s sausage. He likes it in all varieties and would eat it at every meal if I let him. As an easy way to keep him happy and start our day out right, I make him sausage for breakfast, but the other morning I noticed the label. I was making a healthy choice by preparing turkey sausage, but they’re loaded with sodium and several other ingredients I can’t pronounce.