Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the thrift store conglomerate Savers LLC improperly handles the donations it solicits in the name of several Minnesota charities. Savers uses the charities' names to solicit donations of clothing and household goods that are sold through retail stores.
Two Minnesota turkeys have had an audience with Gov. Mark Dayton before they make their way toward someone's dinner table. Dayton held the ritual pre-Thanksgiving event Monday where turkey growers tout the state's status as the nation's top producer and where a big industry donation gets made to local food shelves.
Minnesota motorists can expect more company on the roads around Thanksgiving due to low gas prices and an improving economy. AAA is reporting that 41.3 million people will drive 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming holiday weekend that runs from Wednesday to Sunday.
Police in Rochester say a father killed his 9-year-old daughter and then himself during his visitation with the girl at his brother's house. Lt. Casey Moilanen said Monday the two were found dead in the basement of the home when the girl's mother came to pick up her daughter Sunday afternoon.
A retired doctor from Alexandria is preparing for a trip to Sierra Leone despite federal warnings against non-essential travel to the county. At age 93, Dr. Lowell Gess doesn't show a bit of hesitation about his upcoming journey to Africa, where he plans to do whatever he can to help combat the Ebola outbreak there.
A medical examiner's report expected this week should shed more light on how a high school student died in a small community near the Twin Cities. Sawyer Moeller was a freshman at White Bear Lake Area High School's North Campus.
Two Twin Cities-area fishermen say they were rescued from Long lake after falling through the ice. Bruce Halverson and Paul Monahan say they were in the water for about two to three minutes Sunday afternoon about 150 yards from the shore.
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