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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.
ST. PAUL - Better wages mean better health, supporters of a higher Minnesota minimum wage bill said Monday as House and Senate negotiators continue to work on the measure. “This is a moral issue about how we as a community, as a society, support healthy families," said the Rev. Paul Slack, president of a religious coalition known as ISAIAH.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Senate committee Monday approved two similar bills to make it more difficult to send proposed constitutional amendments to the public. Current law requires a simple majority of legislators to approve a proposed amendment. The committee approved requiring 60 percent of each the House and Senate to approve, which then would hand the decision to voters on election day. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, said that it has become too easy to pass amendments, although two did fail two years ago.
CLEARBROOK, Minn. – The American Dream is still alive here because of one man who was celebrated, remembered and mourned Saturday. Cars and pickup trucks lined the blocks surrounding the...
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- A 12-year-old boy pulled from a St. Louis Park Middle School swimming pool Thursday after a physical education class has died, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The newspaper quoted a statement Saturday from city spokesman Jamie Zwilling, who said the boy had died overnight. No other information was available.