Numbers are very important for farmers this time of year. They’re ready to plant the new crop, but except for some very scattered fieldwork over the last week, nothing’s moving.
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Hundreds of miles of fiber optic cables will bring faster internet access to the Arrowhead region of Minnesota by the end of this summer. Ground for a broadband network stretching 915 miles was broken yesterday. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and other politicians were on hand to tout the long-term economic significance of this federally funded project.
The conservative group Minnesota Majority is using a 60-foot truck with a picture of Gov. Mark Dayton and a Depression-era soup line to warn against Dayton’s proposal to tax the wealthy. The effort doesn’t sit well with people who combat hunger and poverty.
Millions of dollars of remediation work spanning over decades hasn’t eliminated contamination around the U.S. Steel Superfund site Southwest of Duluth in Morgan Park. A public meeting is planned for this evening to determine a way forward after new surveys discovered pollution on the nearby land and in a creek next to the St. Louis River.
Tim Bertschi won a national award for his work during the record setting flood of 2009 when he supervised 28 construction contracts worth more than $16 million.
St. Paul is making a long-shot bid to become home to The American Writers Museum. The museum doesn’t exist yet and Chicago is considered the front-runner, but that didn’t dissuade Patrick Coleman to connect the museum’s foundation with area movers and shakers last weekend in the Twin Cities.
Parental consent would be required before minors could seek medical treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy or substance abuse if a proposed bill by Minnesota Republicans becomes law. The bill aims to rollback a 40-year-law that allows minors medical privacy.
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FEMA, state and local officials are assessing flood damage in southern Minnesota.
The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board is expected to vote today on whether to grant a $4 million loan to PolyMet Mining Corp. The money would be used to help PolyMet develop a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.