Major League Soccer has reached a stage of "advanced discussions" with a group of investors seeking an outdoor stadium for an expansion team in Minnesota, eliminating the Vikings owners who wanted an MLS club to play in the covered NFL venue set to open next year.
This frustrating season is over for the Gophers, without an opportunity to defend their National Invitation Tournament title. The 32-team NIT field filled out on Sunday night did not include Minnesota, which finished 18-15.
Xcel Energy says one employee was hurt and about 50 others were evacuated after fire broke out at generating station in Burnsville. Fire in the Unit 4 coal bunker at the Black Dog generating station was reported about 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Minnesota's Poison Center says it needs more funding from the state, or else it will have to scale back its 24-hour emergency call center. The state legislature created the call center as part of an integrated poison-control system.
Federal reports cite state inspectors' high caseloads for safety and health hazards found during random visits to 23 Minnesota child care facilities. The audit reports released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Services say federal inspectors accompanying their state and county counterparts on the visits last year found one provider had four workers whose background checks were incomplete and another facility that was overcapacity.
The caravan of vehicles drove from the Minnesota Capitol to a liquor store in neighboring Wisconsin to make a point. The 19-mile trek by about 30 vehicles was staged in support of legalizing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota.
A dangerous new bird flu strain has affected turkey flocks in Minnesota, Missouri and Arkansas. That's sending experts and farmers scrambling to determine how it arrived - and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild waterfowl and doesn't normally hurt them.
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