A new attraction that opens Thursday at Spirit Mountain in Duluth sends riders zooming downhill through the woods. Spirit Mountain tells us with multiple exclamation points that the ride Minnesota’s first “alpine coaster,” not a ho-hum “alpine slide.”
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Quick, who can name the “author-in-residence” at the Minnesota State Fair? It’s Debra Frasier, a children’s book writer who mines the kaleidoscope of colors at the fair in her latest book, “A Fabulous Fair Alphabet.”
Concordia College in Moorhead turns to Paul Dovre, one of its former leaders, as interim president. The college is conducting a national search for a new president following the sudden death of Pamela Jolicoeur this month.
A fake restaurant inspection scam is showing up in Fargo. The fraudsters call restaurants and try to extract detailed business and personal information they can use for identity theft.
Blue Angels, bombers and biplanes wowed crowds over the weekend at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. A nicely edited YouTube video gives you the death-defying highlights.
The mighty tornado that hit Freeborn County on June 17 lifted a big house, rotated it and then set it back down about 20 feet away.
Can you make money by helping voters vote? A site launching Friday in Minnesota aims to find out. At eVoter Minnesota, voters get sample ballots and other information for free. But candidates who want to reach voters must pay.
Adelmann’s Farm Market, a landmark on Highway 13 in Eagan, almost vanished in 2003 to make room for a bus garage. Now, must months after the death of matriarch Betty Adelmann, the family is selling the property to the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
The tornadoes last week caused a lot of trouble for farmers — especially those with livestock. The state agriculture department says it can help.
Photos from the tornadoes that struck Minnesota on June 17 keep pouring in. Even a week after the storms, the images remain amazing. The state’s emergency management agency just released a new batch of tornado damage photos.