Minnesota officials are offering to pay farmers who leave corn stalks standing along highways this winter to help keep snow from drifting. The state Department of Transportation says stalks can break the wind's force and limit snow from blowing onto roads.
An Eagan man has been charged with 27 misdemeanor counts in connection to thousands of online photographs of girls. Egan police said Tuesday that 20-year-old Tyler Sauve was charged Monday in Dakota County court with counts including disorderly conduct, defamation and public nuisance.
The Hennepin County medical examiner's officer has identified a body pulled from a Plymouth lake as that of a missing kayaker. The medical examiner says 31-year-old Paul Myklebust of St. Louis Park apparently drowned. His death was ruled accidental.
Pine County sheriff's officials are calling in specialists to help with the discovery of human remains. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a state archaeologist and a forensic anthropologist are assisting with the investigation.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are dueling over whose policies would make life easier for average Minnesota families. In their first one-on-one debate Tuesday, the candidates both grabbed for the mantle of middle-class champion.
A local Internet company plans to expand high-speed service outside of the Twin Cities after it finishes wiring in Minneapolis. The vice president of technology at US Interne says the company hopes to begin reaching out to other communities next year.
State and local authorities have focused their investigation on a farm in McLeod County in their search for a man missing since August. The farm southwest of Hutchinson is near the home of a man charged with kidnapping 25-year-old Christopher Rossing of Albion Township.
Police have cited a 21-year-old man who they say entered a St. Paul home while drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie. St. Paul police said Monday the University of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing and taken to a detoxification center Saturday.
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