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He admitted to having hundreds of rounds of ammunition, multiple handguns, parts to build assault rifles and other firearm paraphernalia. Gammell's prior criminal history in Minnesota, dating back to 1980, includes aggravated robbery, burglary, controlled substance possession and possession of a firearm.
Minneapolis (WCCO) -- It was not too long ago that when twilight came to the town of Gibbon, they pretty much rolled up the streets. "There's no place to go," said resident Tom Lindmeyer. Nearing retirement, and after 13 years with a changing agriculture economy and a shrinking customer base, ...

From stories in national newspapers to retweets by Ellen DeGeneres, the story of Morstead's initial act of sportsmanship Sunday night that inspired Minnesota Vikings' fans to support his organization has outplayed expectations. And that means the very people his organization tries to help - children who ...
Minneapolis (WCCO) -- Hundreds of new cases of the flu are still popping up across Minnesota, and many of those people are ending up in the hospital. New numbers Thursday from the Minnesota Department of Health show the flu is still widespread, and that there was a big jump in the number of ...
Minnesota's long-shot bid to bring Amazon's second headquarters to the state fell short Thursday when the online retail giant identified 20 metropolitan areas that are still in the running for the corporate headquarters development. Despite an aggressive push from state and regional boosters, Minnesota ...

Minnesota's job market has improved to record levels for black residents although their jobless rate remains more than double the state average. The Minnesota Department of employment and Economic Development, or DEED, released a jobs report Thursday that showed 7.5 percent of black ...
It looks like Amazon won't be building its new headquarters in the Twin Cities. The online retailer has narrowed its hunt for a second headquarters to 20 locations, and Minnesota is not on the list. The finalists are concentrated among cities in the U.S. East and Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, keeping ...
"I don't think the Republicans in the House are going to shut down the government," Minnesota Republican Rep. Jason Lewis said Thursday afternoon in the Capitol, where he was sporting a Vikings jersey. "And then we'll see if Senate Democrats will shut down the government over DACA amnesty or ...
A south-central Minnesota county rejected the state Department of agriculture's offer for free nitrate well tests. Brown County rejected the program in December after residents voiced fears that the data could be used to target farmers for additional regulations, Minnesota Public Radio reported.
My aunt Mary 's encounter with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. set me on a search to find his favorite hymn. By Pamela Huey Star Tribune. January 15, 2018 -- 12:37pm. itemprop. Photo illustration by TOM WALLACE • twallace@startribune.com Mary Huey asked the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his signature and for his ...
Good morning (your name), we all love and value you! Please click these links specially prepared for you and not (name of person you don't like), screw that guy/girl/animal/non-corporeal entity! Today's soundtrack is not my normal video game fair, but a song that has been really helping me through the ...
Minneapolis (AP) -- Minnesota farmers produced slightly smaller corn and soybean crops last year than in 2016, but they produced a record sugar beet crop. The agriculture Department reports Minnesota's sugar beet crop at 12.5 million tons, up slightly from the previous record in 2016. Farmers ...
I even put this line in my dad's 2014 obituary: "He would've liked the Minnesota Vikings to be his pallbearers, so they could let him down one last time." And on Sunday night, after the Vikes had frittered away a 17-0 lead and were losing by one at home to the New Orleans Saints, I was ready for that letdown ...
WASHINGTON - Half of Minnesota residents are very or somewhat concerned about Russian interference in U.S. elections, but there's less certainty around the question of whether people connected to President Donald Trump engaged in improper coordination with Russian agents related to last year's ...
A front end loader sits in front of piles of salt to be spread on roads at the city of Plymouth maintenance facility on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Fifty Minnesota lakes and streams are now on the state's impaired waters list because of too much chloride, mainly from road salt. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio ...
DENVER -- Authorities say the body of a missing Minnesota native has been found in Denver about a month after he was last seen. The Denver Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday identified the man as 29-year-old Adam Gilbertson. His body was found in the North Platte River on Saturday by volunteers ...

In 2014, Minnesota eagerly welcomed the refugee family from Malaysia. "I love it here. Every need of a human being is satisfied here," said Ravindran Sivasundaram, as he sat with his wife and three boys at his kitchen table in Burnsville. They arrived and began building the better life they dreamed about.
No one would say Thursday, Jan. 4, amid repeated questioning from frustrated state lawmakers, one of whom suggested that the state's entire IT department be dismantled and those who worked on the system be purged from state employment. State officials said they're working on coming up with an ...
A 14-year-old Minnesota girl is fighting criminal charges that have the potential to destroy her future, including her ability to obtain housing, to enroll in college programs, and even to pursue some career paths. Her case does not involve harm to others. It does not involve damage to property. And it does not ...
Minnesota added enough solar panels in 2017 to power about 53,000 homes, and strong growth is expected to continue in the new year. The state's overall capacity is now at more than 700 megawatts, according to the Minnesota Department of commerce, which tracks solar installations. "Our goal is to ...
The finish line is in sight for the most divisive and controversial mining project Minnesota has ever seen: a state permit for PolyMet Mining's proposed copper-nickel operation on the Iron Range. After more than a decade of regulatory review and contentious public meetings, the Minnesota Department of ...
A preliminary figure released by the state on Wednesday indicates Minnesota experienced its lowest number of roadway fatalities in 74 years in 2017. The 348 traffic deaths announced by the state is the lowest total since 1943 (274) and second-lowest since 1926 (326). "It shows that in Minnesota we're on ...
Minnesotans could pay up to eight times more for certain medical procedures depending on the hospital they choose, but it's hard to know which facilities offer the most affordable services. That's the take away from a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health aimed at making ...
FARGO -- Gander Outdoors Chief Executive Marcus Lemonis has confirmed that four more former Gander Mountain stores in Minnesota will reopen by spring. In a video posted on his twitter page this week, Lemonis went through the final list of stores he said will eventually be reopening as Gander ...
27, 2017 photo, Kittson County Sheriff Steve Porter explains a map his office created to document confirmed and alleged cases of cattle killed by wolves in Kittson County, IN Hallock, Minn. Porter's office is investigating wolf kills to help ranches get reimbursement from the state. (Dan Gunderson/Minnesota ...
Betty and Jerry met as students at the University of Minnesota in 1947. Neither one remembers the specifics of that meeting, just, "we saw each other, I guess" -- maybe in the dining room -- "and started dating," Betty said. She was a nursing student; Jerry, a self-described farm boy, was in the agricultural ...
People across the state would like to see Minnesota change for the better, but how that gets done differs depending on who you talk to. As part of the Ground Level survey conducted by MPR News and the APM Research Lab, 1,654 Minnesotans were asked the question: "If there is ONE thing that you ...
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks as Gov. Mark Dayton listens during a news conference in St. Paul, Minn., as Smith was named to replace fellow Democrat Al Franken in the U.S. Senate. Franken announced his resignation a week earlier amid ...
(AP) -- Minnesota farmers fear they could lose millions of dollars if the United States leaves the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Trump has threatened to withdraw from the trade deal. He has been renegotiating for better terms for nearly five months. Randy Spronk runs the Spronk Brothers ...
Nearly 70 of Minnesota's safety net medical clinics, with thousands of patients, face an uncertain future because Congress has failed to reauthorize their federal funding, leaving them unable to fill doctor vacancies or plan out services for the year. The program brought $27 million to Minnesota, supporting ...
DULUTH, Minn. -- Deaf patients and their families have filed dozens of complaints in recent years against Minnesota hospitals that lack sign-language interpreters, most of them in rural areas. Minnesota Public Radio reports that many of the hospitals facing lawsuits are in rural areas of the state where ...
The National Weather Service reports Embarrass in northeastern Minnesota dropped to a low of 45 degrees below zero Sunday. International Falls bottomed out at 32 below while Duluth dropped to 24 below. St. Cloud in central Minnesota recorded a low of 24 below. Minneapolis-St. Paul hit 16 below.
The dangerous subzero freeze created a nearly invisible dark sheen of ice that tricked and tripped up many drivers Saturday morning, especially on bridges and overpasses. Black ice led to many early-morning crashes, including one with two serious injuries on westbound Interstate 494 on the Minnesota ...
MAPLE LAKE, Minnesota - Carol McBrady has no biological children. Yet on the streets of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, she is known as Mama Carol. It started 16 years ago when she was invited to visit Africa to help care for children with AIDS. She was supposed to go to Zimbabwe, but violence rocking ...
Minneapolis (KMSP) - With the flu now considered "widespread" across Minnesota, according to the state health department, hospitals are implementing visitor restrictions. "Right now, this is a pretty typical peak that we are seeing for flu season," said Dr. Bjorn Peterson, Emergency physician with Health ...
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Deaf patients and their families have filed dozens of complaints in recent years against Minnesota hospitals that lack sign-language interpreters, most of them in rural areas. Minnesota Public Radio reports that many of the hospitals facing lawsuits are in rural areas of the state where ...
This weekend, with New Year's Eve and a Minnesota Vikings home game on Sunday, the Twin Cities reported a temperature of 11 below at midday Saturday. After Sunday, the forecast shows temperatures trending up, up and into the low 20s above zero. Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order ...
"This Administration has worked hard to make state government work better for the people of Minnesota, and we are not done yet," Gov. Mark Dayton said. "Next session, I will urge the Legislature to work with me to protect the long-term fiscal stability of our state, which is essential for Minnesota's future.
A decision on whether to approve a contentious oil pipeline in northern Minnesota is being delayed so the project's environmental impact statement can be revised, an administrative law judge has ruled. The decision from Judge Ann O'Reilly last week is a response to a public utilities Commission's finding ...
"Launching a new data dashboard will consolidate our tracking efforts into one place and help us better work together to help Minnesotans learn about prevention and treatment options, and to avoid the trap of drug abuse," Minnesota Department of Health then- Commissioner Ed Ehlinger said in a ...
A new law creates a special law enforcement memorial license plate for Minnesota motor vehicles, which allows Minnesota drivers to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Sponsored by Rep. Duane Quam (R-Byron) and Sen. Dave Senjem (R-Rochester), the law tasks the Department of ...
Minneapolis (AP) -- A Minnesota hearing aid company says excerpts of more than 550 patient records were compromised in a security breach to its e-mail system. The company says no Social Security numbers or financial information were exposed. The Star Tribune reports that Plymouth-based ...
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More than 3.5 million opioid prescriptions were written in 2016 for Minnesota's 5.5 million residents. That was down nearly 9 percent from a year earlier. On top of that, an unknown amount of opioids and related drugs are sold illegally, often in more powerful and dangerous forms than the legal variety.
"Right now we're at this critical period where if the census doesn't receive funding in the next fiscal year, we're in serious trouble if they're trying to do a complete and accurate count of Minnesota and the United States," Brower said. "I'm not normally an alarmist person, but this is different than what we've ...
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and two other entities who sued the city of Minneapolis last month over the plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 ... The Star Tribune reports that the chamber withdrew its involvement on Thursday, along with the TwinWest Chamber of commerce and the Minnesota ...
Revillo is just west of the Minnesota state line and about 115 miles north of Sioux Falls. police officers found the car first, but with no driver inside. They found Brandenburg's body in a ditch the next day. Authorities said she had died of exposure. The National Weather Service says temperatures in the area ...
Gregg Mast, the executive director of Clean Energy economy Minnesota, a nonprofit that represents clean energy businesses, said the uncertainty the new tax law creates is not good for business. He said he's working with a congressional delegation and business leaders to better understand the impact of ...
I spent a morning last week at Washington technology magnet school in St. Paul. The highlight of the trip was a visit to an English Language Learner classroom filled with junior-high-aged children whose families had recently arrived in Minnesota. Bright eyes and smiles accompanied the practiced English ...


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