Minnesota health officials say the small increase in the state's obesity rate is disappointing, given the investments in walking paths, farmers markets and other strategies to promote healthy living. New government data shows that in 45 states, the rate of adult obesity stayed about the same last year.
Minnesota propane supplies are expected to be adequate this winter, easing any concerns about a repeat of the shortages that hit much of the Midwest in 2013-14. The Energy Information Administration said Monday that U.S. propane inventories are at an all-time high.
Safety officials are urging motorists to safely share the road with farm equipment as the harvest gears up. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says drivers need to watch out for slow-moving farm machinery transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, especially on rural two-lane roads.
The Minnesota Vikings have parted ways with longtime mascot Ragnar the Viking. The Vikings said Monday their contract with Joe Juranitch, the man who played Ragnar, expired during the offseason. The team says it has had "multiple conversations" with Juranitch but has not been able to reach an agreement on his role with the Vikings.
A male nursing assistant at a Minneapolis nursing home has pleaded guilty to raping an 83-year-old woman suffering from severe dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Seventy-seven-year-old George Sumo Kpingbah of Brooklyn Center entered his plea Monday in Hennepin County court.
Two people are dead after their car collided with a dump truck in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened just after noon Monday at the intersection of state Highways 65 and 107 in Isanti County.
Two people are under arrest after an Edina police officer was assaulted during a traffic stop. Edina city officials say the traffic stop happened just before 1 p.m. Monday near an intersection in the Minneapolis suburb.
State attorneys defending the Minnesota sex offender confinement program are urging a judge to exercise restraint when ordering fixes to a system he ruled is unconstitutional. In a federal filing Monday, a team led by Deputy Attorney General Nathan Brennaman warns against costly and "unfettered intrusion into state administrative affairs."
Minnesota's fall harvest is running well ahead of last year's pace for most crops. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that farmers took advantage of dry weather last week.
Minnesota has a verbal commitment from a Twin Cities player who's one of the country's top recruits, swingman Amir Coffey. Coffey said Monday he has picked the Gophers over several Big Ten and national competitors.
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