A nonprofit health care provider based in the Twin Cities area says it's cutting back on sugary drinks at its hospitals and clinics. Bloomington-based HealthPartners said Monday that it would take out at least 80 percent of all sugary drinks in its network next year.
The driver of a Jet Ski involved in an accident on a Blue Earth County lake is accused of fleeing after the crash that left a girl severely injured. Authorities say the 16-year-old girl and another female were on an inner tube and were being pulled by the watercraft when it slammed into a dock on Loon Lake near Lake Crystal last Friday.
Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall. Chobani, a manufacturer of Greek yogurt, announced Monday it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to supply the yogurt as part of the federal school lunch program.
A survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources finds ruffed grouse drumming counts this spring unchanged from the year before. DNR grouse project leader Charlotte Roy says this follows a significant increase of 34 percent from 2013 to 2014.
Two people have been arrested in Minnesota in the death of their 4-week-old daughter in western Colorado. Matthew Ogden and Phyllis Wyatt were arrested Monday in Cass County. It wasn't immediately clear why the were there.
Lightning strikes have injured three people in two separate incidents in Minnesota. Duluth police say a 12-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by lightning at the Enger Golf Course Sunday shortly before 4 p.m. as a thunderstorm swept over the city.
The one-day window for Gov. Mark Dayton to raise the pay of state agency commissioners arrives on Wednesday. Dayton said Monday he will base his pay-raise decisions on the need to attract and retain top-notch managers.
The occupants of a residence in Chisago County were taken from the home by an armored vehicle after a man began firing gunshots into the house. Sheriff's officials say dispatchers received a 911 call from the home about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Two people were hurt when a helicopter was accidentally powered up at Mankato's weekend air show. Authorities say the two suffered minor injuries when a sun shade structure tipped over as the Mayo Clinic helicopter started.
A St. Cloud police officer has placed second in an international powerlifting competition in Finland. Thirty-six-year-old Nick Tylutki was runner-up in his weight class at the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships earlier this month.
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