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DULUTH - Chris Dahlberg, a St. Louis County commissioner and Duluth attorney, announced Thursday that he officially is running in the Republican race for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Al Franken. Dahlberg, 51, made the announcement in the Twin Cities suburb of New Brighton on the front porch of supporters, promoting what he calls a return to “front-porch leadership.” He plans a similar media event Saturday at his Duluth home. Three other Republicans have announced they are seeking the nomination: state Sen. Julianne Ortman, state Rep.
ST. PAUL - A longtime Republican activist agreed Thursday to drop a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination against the Minnesota Senate. Former Senate GOP spokesman Michael Brodkorb will get $30,000 in severance pay in the deal, which already cost state taxpayers more than $300,000 in legal fees.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, pushed by a lawsuit in federal court, moved Thursday to designate additional federal land as critical habitat for lynx, although not in Minnesota. The...
Minnesota’s dwindling moose herd has a year off from human hunters in 2013, but that doesn’t mean life for the big north woods critters is a walk in the park. Moose are still being hit hard by disease, injury and parasites, and they are still prey for four-legged hunters that don’t need licenses. And there are still far more dying than should be. Researchers studying calf moose in Northeastern Minnesota have so far found more than two-thirds of the young moose died during their first four months of life, leaving far fewer young moose than needed to sustain a healthy population. Of
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved Minnesota Power’s plan to add more wind-generated electricity, add some hydro and natural-gas-generated electricity and to continue burning coal as well. The commission...
When Tamara Voll hit her stepson with a broomstick about the Red River High School student’s head and shoulders last spring for not cleaning the house, she committed felony abuse of a child, prosecutors say. After rejecting a plea offer from prosecutors, Voll, 47, was slated Thursday by a judge to go to trial Jan. 14. If convicted she would face up to five years in prison. After the May 19 incident at their home in the 1600 block of S.
ADA, Minn. – After 12 years with her husband, Rebecca Christensen is looking for him again – even though he’s right there beside her. The problem? Her husband, Rob Strand, suffers from amnesia. “He sounds the same, he looks the same, he uses utensils the same – but it’s not him,” the Ada woman said earlier this week. “He’s there, but he’s not there. It’s like a horrible, weird version of ‘Where’s Waldo.’ ” It’s been like this since Sept. 13 – Friday the 13th. That’s when Strand, 36, was in a single-car crash just outside Moorhead as he was driving to work at the U.S.
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WOODBURY, Minn. -- A 2,000-pound bull sprung loose from a trailer taking it to market Wednesday morning and rampaged through rush hour traffic in Woodbury. Police, joined by farmers who...
Authorities are seeking information on a large bull elk that was shot and left last week in eastern Marshall County north of Grygla, Minn. According to 1st Lt. Pat Znajda, District 1 enforcement supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the elk was reported Thursday and appeared to have been shot sometime in the past 24 hours.