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Whether there should be laws requiring businesses to give their workers paid days off when they're sick or when they just need a day is being debated across the state. So imagine if you do business across city lines, like most businesses do, and all of a sudden, Minnesota's 850 cities each started enacting their own so-called sick and safe time rules or other workplace mandates. Imagine the mess. Imagine the confusion. Fortunately, a better way has emerged.
The woman killed Saturday night in a pedestrian train accident has been identified by authorities as 56-year-old Lynn Alexander of Detroit Lakes.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota legislators should be in a happy mood. They have returned to a spectacularly renovated Capitol building. The coffers are more than full, thanks to a surplus surpassing a billion dollars. The state's business climate, job growth and status as a great place to live have rarely been better.
Breckenridge, Minn. - A manhunt is underway for a suspect in the shooting of a male in a Breckenridge home on Thursday, Dec. 29. Law enforcement officials are searching for Matthew David Allard, 27, of Breckenridge, the Breckenridge Police Department said in a news release. Allard is considered armed and dangerous, Breckenridge police said.
We most often look at addiction through the eyes of therapists, physicians, police officers, family members and the addicts themselves. Now, here are the professionals with whom society should consult next: Linguists. Yes, we're serious. Because the more we learn about addiction, the more we realize our language—our vocabulary—is inadequate to the task.
The Becker County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call about a shooting at a Callaway, Minnesota, residence Wednesday morning. When officers arrived they found that William J. Keezer, 38, of Waubun, had suffered a gunshot wound to the face. Keezer was taken by ambulance to St.
PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Vergas man died and several others, including emergency response personnel, were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning at a home early Monday night, Dec. 19, authorities said. A faulty furnace vent likely caused the buildup of carbon monoxide in the garage, which killed Tom Elkin, a cabinet maker, authorities said. Elkin’s identity was released Tuesday afternoon by a family friend.
PERHAM, Minn.—A rural Vergas man is confirmed dead and several others, including emergency response personnel, were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday night, Dec. 19, according to Lt. Keith Van Dyke of the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. According to Van Dyke, the man was overcome by the poisonous gas and was found by his wife, who called 911.
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View the live stream here
A truck went through the ice Saturday near Perham. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department says the Ford F-150 was still in Big Pine lake near Big Pine Bay as...