Authorities believe alcohol played a role in the death of a motorcyclist from Maple Grove. The Minnesota State Patrol says 54-year-old Robert Zirbes was likely intoxicated and was not wearing a helmet when he ran a red light early Saturday and broadsided a car in Brooklyn Park.
A new lawsuit alleges top officials at Starkey Laboratories were fired weeks ago in retaliation after the stepson of the company's chief executive wasn't promoted. The lawsuit filed Friday alleges breach of trust, defamation of character and spying. It also alleges that chief executive Bill Austin created a hostile work environment.
General Mills is recalling 60,000 bags of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria, the second time this year the company has found the bacteria in its green beans.
Police say the victims in a double-shooting in Chaska are the suspect's father and the suspect's former girlfriend. Officers arrived at the home around 9:30 p.m. to find the 60-year-old father down in the front yard with multiple wounds and the 29-year-old ex-girlfriend inside the home with a neck wound.
Xcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker. The Minneapolis-based utility says it's part of a strategy to cut its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030.
Gov. Mark Dayton is criticizing Republicans' call to abolish MNsure as a way to counter hefty health insurance hikes. State officials announced this week that premiums on the individual market would rise between 14 percent and 49 percent on average in 2016.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is downplaying the prospect for significant gun law changes in the wake of the latest mass shooting at an Oregon community college. Dayton said Friday he was "abhorred by" the campus shooting that left more than a dozen people dead or wounded, including the suspected gunman.
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