Declining enrollment at Minnesota's state-run colleges and universities has campus leaders drafting new plans to deal with decreased funding. St. Cloud State is among the hardest hit. Enrollment has dropped about 17 percent since 2011 and is expected to decline another 5 percent this year.
Duluth fire officials say four people were rescued from the ice on Lake Superior after one of them fell through. The incident happened Tuesday evening near the concrete structure known as Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum in Canal Park.
Authorities in Minneapolis say they've made arrests and restored order after a large, chaotic group of young people blocked traffic and got into fights amid St. Patrick's Day celebrations in downtown. Minnesota Police Department spokesman John Elder says it appears the group came into town with the intention of causing trouble.
Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend's warmup could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. The weather is similar to the 2012 syrup production season, which is one of the lowest on record.
Investigators in Minnesota say they've finally identified a woman slain by a state trooper nearly 35 years ago. The body of 18-year-old Michelle Yvette Busha was identified over the weekend thanks to DNA testing.
The Minnesota women's basketball team has secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six seasons. The Gophers got an eighth seed and will open the tournament Friday at 4 p.m. CDT against ninth seed DePaul in South Bend, Indiana.
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