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Dozens block light rail to protest immigration policies

Several dozen protesters are shutting down part of the light rail system in Minneapolis to call attention to federal immigration deportations.

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Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died in a crash in northeastern South Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Jimmy Westrud, of Brooten, Minnesota, was riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 212 when he...

Authorities ID Minnesota man killed in South Dakota crash

Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died in a crash in northeastern South Dakota.

Minnesota couple dies during Iceland fishing vacation

Family members say a Minnesota couple has died while vacationing in Iceland.

Dayton vetoes bill to bypass regulators on Enbridge Line 3

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Enbridge Energy to bypass the state Public Utilities Commission and proceed with replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Minnesota farmers catch up on planting after late start

Minnesota farmers have taken advantage of some of the best weather all season to catch up on spring planting after a late start due to the cold, wet spring.

From taxes to school safety, Legislature's work is in limbo

Minnesota lawmakers have wrapped up their work for the year, but the outcome of the session is still in limbo.

Veteran: anti-malaria drug has lasting side effects

A Minnesota Air National Guard veteran says he's still living with the side effects of an anti-malaria drug he took about eight years ago while deployed in Afghanistan.

Father, young son drown while kayaking in northern Minnesota

Authorities say a father and his 4-year-old son drowned in a kayaking accident on a northern Minnesota lake.

Man found guilty of dealing drugs that led to overdose death

A Wisconsin man has been convicted of selling drugs that led to overdoses in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area.

Legislative panels vote to stall groundwater nitrate rule

Minnesota lawmakers have moved to stall implementation of the state's proposed rule for reducing nitrate levels in groundwater supplies in farm country.

1-year-old boy struck, killed in Maplewood

Maplewood police say they're investigating the death of a 1-year-old child.

2 charged in death of firefighter due in court

Two men charged with manslaughter in the death of a firefighter who was found beaten outside a bar in western Minnesota are due in court.

Memorial to 6 women who died in 1880s dedicated

Six Native American women who died at a boarding school in southwest Minnesota more than a century ago finally have their own memorial.

Lawmakers wrap up session in a blur of bills, questions

The Minnesota Legislature has finished its year of work in the usual flurry of last-minute votes but surrounded by question marks.

The Latest: GOP tempts Dayton on tax bill with school money

The Latest on the Minnesota Legislature's rush to finish up its work (all times local):

Dayton, GOP at still odds as session set to conclude

Minnesota lawmakers were headed into the final leg of the Legislative session that may end in a stalemate with work left undone.

Darwin man killed after vehicle strikes farm implement

Authorities say a man was killed after his vehicle struck the back of a farm implement on a highway in Meeker County.

General Mills provides funds for healthy soil initiative

Global food giant General Mills is providing financial support to University of Minnesota's Forever Green Initiative that grows crops, promoting soil development.

Dayton vetoes bill with harsher penalties for protesters

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would increase penalties for protesters who block freeways or transit lines.

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