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On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays is marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues across the country. As we celebrate this Independence Day, we reflect on how our Founding Fathers enshrined the importance of statistics in our Constitution as a vital tool for measuring our people, places and economy. 2.5 million
A man trapped in a collapsed trench at a farm near here died Friday, June 30, Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander said in a news release. A 911 call on the incident was received by the sheriff’s department about 12:53 p.m., Glander said. When emergency personnel arrived at the Callaway Township farm, they found the victim’s co-workers trying to free the man.
After yet another legislative session in which there were calls to do away with MNsure in favor of Minnesota joining the federal health exchange, MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole and its public-affairs director Jeremy Drucker traveled the state this week to deliver a clear message.
Glyndon, Minn. -- Authorities are searching for the person who allegedly shot at a police officer during a traffic stop in Glyndon.
Those who believe newspapers are becoming a relic of the past should update their thinking. Survey after survey shows that today's local newspapers are still highly regarded and heavily relied upon for providing information that residents trust and demand.
For the third year in a row, seat belt tickets decreased during the Minnesota summer Click It or Ticket campaign's two-week extra enforcement wave. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety said a few of the more dangerous situations where drivers were ticketed were when a state trooper cited a young driver for not wearing a seatbelt while going 110 mph in a 55 mph zone, and an officer ticketing a driver with two teens riding in a boat being towed by a vehicle.
BAYPORT, Minn. -- A young black bear spotted wandering around Bayport in far eastern Minnesota along the St. Croix River charged at a man and his dog getting within about 15 yards before they escaped. Bayport police say the bear was spotted several times Tuesday morning in and around the river.
The former Bemidji Middle School assistant principal accused of having sexual conversations with—and who received sexual photos of—children may have as many as 50 victims, according to federal court documents.
Proclamations of great achievement started pumping out of St. Paul early last Tuesday, not long after the clock ran out on Minnesota's latest lawmaking session. "The 2017 legislative session will be one of the most productive in recent history," Minnesota Senate Republicans declared in a public statement. "(We) have reached an agreement," DFL Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed. But why the boasting?
Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads. Preliminary numbers show the 100 day stretch last year accounted for 120 of the 392 fatalities, making up 31 percent of all the traffic deaths in 2016. The Friday before Memorial Day is traditionally a day when many motorists hit the roads for the long weekend.