Several teams of teenagers competing in Minnesota's 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge may be the next generation of agricultural scientists in a country facing a critical shortage. One team is developing GPS ear tags so cattle farmers can track herds from afar. Another thinks drones can protect livestock from predators.
Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano both homered for a third straight game and the Minnesota Twins polished off a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-4 victory on Sunday. Mauer and Sano hit back-to-back home runs off Taijuan Walker into the bullpens behind left field for a 3-2 lead in the fourth.
The Duluth Fire Department says one person was killed Sunday in a morning apartment fire. Crews responding to an automatic fire alarm arrived at the Meridian Apartments about 9:20 a.m. Sunday and found smoke in the hallway amid reports of a person who was possibly still in the apartment.
A Navy sailor who died on the beaches of Normandy during World War II nearly 72 years ago has been laid to rest in Willmar. Navy Machinist Mate 1st Class John Anderson died on D-Day in the engine room of a landing craft tank that was destroyed by enemy fire.
Military veterans say a last-minute provision slipped into a $260 million package of tax breaks at the end of the legislative session is a major win for Minnesota service members. The legislation that awaits action from Gov. Mark Dayton includes a provision exempting military retirement pay from being taxed by the state.
Police in Alexandria say a 31-year-old Glenwood man died after a reported fight in a park. The Alexandria Police Department says officers responded just before 1 a.m. Sunday to a call of a fight with a man down and seizing at Legion Park.
A 34-year-old St. Paul woman hit by a car while crossing the street last week has died. HealthPartners confirmed on Saturday that Erin Durham died. Durham has suffered severe head trauma in the accident.
Prosecutors in St. Paul are dropping kidnapping and sexual assault charges against a man accused of chaining up a teen in his basement for days because the alleged victim doesn't want to cooperate with them.
Thousands of people who work in Minneapolis will gain eligibility for paid sick time starting next summer. The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously Friday to require employers with six or more workers to provide paid time off.
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