The Rochester International Film Festival kicks off its 16th season today.
Archives for April 2011
The Chief Bemidji statue that’s sat on the shore of Lake Bemidji since the 1950s is being replaced. A committee is raising funds to commission a new statue that’s more respectful of Shaynowishkung, the Ojibwe man depicted in the statue.
Cities across the state are taking advantage of the warmer weather to begin a new round of tree planting and planning to maintain a healthy canopy in their community. Today, Arbor Day, marks the starting point for folks in Wadena to replant the thousands of trees a tornado ripped from the earth last June.
Homeless families typically have the most trouble finding food before they enter a shelter and immediately after they leave.
A developer that’s using funds from the City of Duluth to redevelop the Old City Hall is encountering resistance from trade unions for not signing an agreement to use unionized construction workers and pay the prevailing wage.
Mustafa Sundiata runs the NorthPoint Community Food Shelf, which relies on the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign met its goal. The 29th annual campaign collected nearly 4.3 million pounds of food and raised more than $7.8 million, organizers said. That’s an all-time high for monetary donations. The statewide food drive comes Read more →
A University of Minnesota research projects hopes to find ways to increase the efficiency of wind turbines.
Freshman Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack’s re-election efforts are off to a slow start.
Lawmakers are back in St. Paul today for the final month of the legislative session. The parties have yet to agree on a budget plan and are only beginning the redistricting process that will shape the political dynamic of the state for the next decade.
This winter could have been worse, the DNR has classified this Minnesota winter as “moderately severe” based upon the Winter Severity Index.
The index adds a point to locations based for every day the temperature is below zero and another point for each day where the snow depth exceeds 15 inches.