The Associated Press
Opioid Deaths, Suicide Reach Record Levels in Minnesota
State data shows the number of deaths from opioids and suicides in Minnesota reached record levels in 2017.
Minnesota House Backs Hands-Free Cellphone Rule for Driving
The Minnesota House has approved a bill that would require motorists to use hands-free devices when talking on the phone. Sponsors say the measure will cut down on the rising level of distracted driving and save lives.
Prosecutor, Philando Castile’s Mom Develop Crisis Tool Kit
The mother of Philando Castile and the prosecutor who charged the officer who shot him have teamed up with others to develop a tool kit for law enforcement to use in times of crisis.
Minnesota Cities Look to Reduce Chloride from Water Plants
Some Minnesota cities are grappling with how to reduce the amount of chloride being released from wastewater treatment plants into lakes and rivers, which can be toxic to fish.
Gophers Dancing in Des Moines for NCAA Tournament
The Minnesota Gophers have earned an at-large bid to the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament with a #10 seed, and will face #7 seed Louisville on Thursday in Des Moines.
No Major Injuries in Le Sueur County Train Derailment
No major injuries were reported after a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed in Le Sueur County, but two crew members were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Minnesota Senate Backs Disaster Loans for Barn Collapses
The Minnesota Senate has approved expanding a zero-interest disaster loan program for farmers, just in time for producers whose buildings have been damaged by heavy snow this winter.
Top House Republican Calls for Fraud Crackdown
The top Republican in the Minnesota House says a legislative auditor's report shows that fraud is pervasive within the state's Child Care Assistance Program.
Audit Finds No Child Care Fraud-Terror Link
Minnesota's legislative auditor says he can't substantiate allegations that money defrauded from a state child care program found its way to terror organizations overseas.
Heavy Snow Collapses Fairgrounds Barn Roof
Heavy snow has caused some structural damage at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.