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ST. PAUL—The last time Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt met, it lasted about a quarter of an hour before the governor walked out, saying Daudt did not want to help people afford health insurance. "That was about as productive as everyone thought it would be," Daudt, R-Crown, said Friday, Dec. 16, as he left the brief, tense meeting. The meeting was filled with finger pointing over who was responsible for lack of a special legislative session to help individual health insurance policy holders facing sky-rocketing costs.
Below-zero temperatures and westerly winds left the vessel coated in ice as it passed through the Duluth ship canal before a group of onlookers who braved the frigid conditions. It had warmed up to about zero in Canal Park by the time the ship arrived at about 10:20 a.m., after subzero temperatures to start the day. Meanwhile, at least one other vessel was at anchor on Lake Superior offshore from Duluth on Tuesday morning, shrouded in steam rising from the still relatively warm waters of the lake.
The goal is ensuring the same quality instruction whether a student earning college credits is doing so while still in high school or while at college. The problem is there seems to be little or no evidence to suggest high school students participating in Minnesota's popular and hugely successful College in the Schools (CITS) program are being shortchanged in any way when it comes to the quality of instruction. They get better grades overall, almost always graduate, and go on to college more often than their classmates.
A 31-year-old Bena man who was allegedly drinking faces criminal vehicular homicide charges after the car he was driving went off the road and hit three trees last month near Walker, killing his passenger. Phillip C. Nelson has been charged in Cass County District Court in Walker to three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide—including being under the influence of alcohol, having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more and having a .08 concentration within two hours of driving, among other more minor charges.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Heavy snow is expected to fall throughout Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 18, making travel difficult in central and northern Minnesota. The National Weather Service expects 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour to fall in Fergus Falls, New York Mills, Wadena, Park Rapids and Bemidji this morning. In additional, travel will be difficult due to winds gusting over 40 mph at times.
BRAINERD, Minn.—For many in the Northland there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of winter than spending the day behind a team of working sled dogs. In this week's "Northland Outdoors TV" episode, come along as we embrace the old ways and trek into Minnesota's backcountry in search of trout and a much deeper appreciation of winter's majesty. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
Minnesotans have flocked to casting ballots before Election Day, leaving all previous records in the dust. Hubbard County is no exception as early voting boosts numbers. Nearly 416,000 voters have already had absentee or mail-ballots accepted, according to numbers released Thursday, Nov. 3, by the secretary of state. That means about 13 percent of the Minnesotans who are registered to vote have already filled out their ballots.
Minnesota officials rejected environmentalists' requests to delay study of a proposed northern Minnesota oil pipeline Friday, Oct. 28, but a lengthy environmental review must be completed before approval is given to build it. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MNPUC) voted 5-0 to deny motions by environmental groups. The environmental study will take months. The Line 3 pipeline would replace a nearly 60-year-old one. The new one would run either in the same area of the existing pipeline or along other utility corridors.