The former Fergus Falls State Hospital is an imposing collection of Victorian-style buildings. The problem is no one knows what to do with the complex. The city is seeking buyers with ideas — and money. Someone put up an ad on Craiglist offering the site for $1. The city didn’t put up the ad, but doesn’t mind the publicity.
Does he fight crime or weeds? Freeborn County Sheriff Mark Harig put out some campaign literature with a little typo that changed his meaning in a big way. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno thought it was hilarious.
Do you like to wing it at the State Fair, veering wherever the sights, sounds and smells take you? Or do you prefer a strategic plan of attack? If you like to map out your fair adventures in advance, check out these online guides and tip sheets.
Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin collapsed during practice and was taken away in an ambulance. Injured Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has no timetable for a return. Their ongoing health issues spurs the uncomfortable question: Will their promising careers be cut short?
Ambar Espinoza updates listeners on top stories from central Minnesota. She addresses news that Lutheran Social Services will help resettle a sizable group of refugees from Somalia and Iraq in the St. Cloud area. She also talks about recent storms that knocked down thousands of trees and damaged homes in two central Minnesota counties.
For the first time since 2007, a Minnesota team will play in the Little League World Series this year. A squad of 12-year-old boys from the Plymouth-New Hope Little League qualified for the big tournament, which starts this week in Pennsylvania. Win or lose, they’ll get some star treatment along the way.
A retired guy from Apple Valley straps himself into a powered parachute and flies over gorgeous Minnesota landscapes. He shoots high-definition video and posts his adventures to YouTube so we can all sit back and enjoy the ride.
Minnesota landed three spots on National Geographic’s 2010 list of best adventures in the country. Lists like these are entirely objective, of course. Still, on the magazine’s map of top adventures, it was nice to see a bunch of dots in Minnesota.
KSTP-TV posted some curious video captured in St. Paul under the headline ‘Unidentified flying object spotted in Twin Cities.’ Another version of the same odd lights in the night sky showed up on YouTube. Who’s going to jump in with an explanation?
Check out these wonderful photographs submitted to Minnesota Today. Pros and amateurs alike are sending in some great work.