The Belle Creek township board in southeastern Minnesota voted to appeal a decision by the Public Utilities Commission to allow a developer to proceed with a $179 million wind project near Red Wing.
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More students seeking free school lunch. Requests in Minnesota have gone up by more than 5 percent. Other states are seeing double digit increases.
A garbage processing plant in southern Minnesota will ship more refuse to the Wilmarth Generating Station in Mankato, run by Xcel Energy.
“Just three years after the passage of a major state transportation funding bill, Minnesota transportation advocates are beginning a public education campaign for another increase in funding to address what they see as major unmet needs,” reports MinnPost.
The Winter Survival Kit app is designed to determine your exact location, notify law enforcement, calculate how long your car will run on the gas in your tank, and alert you when it’s time to clear the tailpipe to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
As state and federal investigators came through the front door of a barn in Minnesota during a bust of the “Cornbread Mafia” in October 1987, Les Berry Jr. went out the back with six others and nearly escaped. Now after a conviction and prison time, his slate has been wiped clean by a presidential pardon this month.
Who should pay for Moorhead’s flood assessments?
Opponents seeking a scaled down version of the Stillwater bridge advance their case. “$360 million for the span would be better spent on state projects elsewhere that would benefit more people, legislators say,” reports the Star Tribune.
For some Minnesotans, putting that food on the table is a challenge. Communities and hunger relief organizations have been working for weeks to make sure everyone gets a meal, but higher food prices are making it harder.
A Saint Cloud-based Guard unit is retuning home. “The unit was supporting the drawdown in Iraq with its six helicopters. The unit flew 800 missions, transported 49,500 personnel and more than 7 million pounds of cargo from Iraq to Kuwait,” reports the Saint Cloud Times.