A memorial service will be held this weekend in Minneapolis for a teenage boy who fell to his death from a fire escape. Kevin Fannin said Thursday his 16-year-old son, Blake Fannin, died Sunday after falling four stories from an Uptown condominium building about a block from where he lived with his mother.
Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet. In a series of steps beginning Friday, the lottery will stop selling Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Gopher 5, Powerball and instant-win tickets online.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has moved to defuse a treaty rights challenge by issuing a group of Chippewa Indians a special permit to harvest wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake. Members of the 1855 Treaty Authority had planned to harvest wild rice on the lake in Nisswa on Thursday without state licenses to try to assert rights they contend they hold under an 1855 treaty.
Records show a subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Viking stadium construction site has received numerous citations for violating safety standards at its worksites. Berwald Roofing Co. has a $3.4 million contract for work at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Sheriffs in the Twin Cities area have set up spots where people can safely complete online trades. Sheriff's offices in Hennepin and Anoka counties have recently joined other departments across the U.S. in providing places for people to make deals on camera and near police officers.
The Minnesota State Fair is opening its gates for its annual 12-day run through Labor Day. The 2015 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together starts Thursday. It features 40 new foods and 11 new frozen treats, from BBQ Pickle Ice Cream to Stuffed Italian Meatloaf On-a-Stick.
A 19-year-old college student from Howard Lake has been crowned the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Kyla Mauk, who represented Wright County, won the title in a ceremony Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
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