City pools across Minnesota often end up losing money despite the number of people who flock to them to beat the heat during the summer months. The Free Press examined pools in the Mankato area and found that many of them are operating with a loss, supplemented either by city money or other sources of revenue.
Sightings of Hollywood stars are suddenly easy to come by in the Twin Cities, where Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern are filming the movie "Wilson" at area locations, including the Mall of America. It's the biggest movie to be made in Minnesota in several years, and came in part due to lawmakers restoring some funding to a program that gives rebates to film companies.
Authorities have caught a man who walked away from a minimum-security prison in South Dakota and is suspected of robbing three banks in Minnesota. 46-year-old Clint Eldeen was arrested early Wednesday in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
Storms that tore through the Brainerd area closed resorts and displaced more than 900 vacationers around Gull Lake in the height of the summer season. Two popular resorts, Madden's and Cragun's, were without power and scrambling to reopen after Sunday's 70 mph winds shut them down.
Residents and businesses in Duluth are being asked to conserve water usage until Thursday evening, as crews work to repair several water main breaks. The Duluth Public Works and Utilities Department says crews are also conducting maintenance on a water transmission line, which is a main feeder that serves all parts of the city.
Toyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a jury's $11 million award resulting from a fatal crash in Minnesota. Lawyers for the automaker filed a brief notice of appeal with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
Sixteen people including 11 children have been hurt in the crash of a school bus and car east of Granite Falls in southwestern Minnesota The State Patrol says it happened around 7 a.m. It says a car going west on U.S. Highway 212 crossed the center line and hit the bus, which had 11 children and three adults on board.
A St. Cloud woman is laying the groundwork to run for the presidency of Somalia. Anab Dahir, a medical clinic interpreter who has lived in St. Cloud since 2008, says her native country needs people like her.
A Chicago man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting two men in Minneapolis. Twenty-one-year-old Brian Deshawn Morse killed the men while they sat in an SUV April 8. Police said the shooting was not random.
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