Heavy Snow Collapses Barn Roof at Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Article 0 Comments Heavy snow has caused some structural damage at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Authorities say part of the roof of the cattle barn gave way Tuesday night. No one was hurt. The 99-year-old brick barn is used for storage during the winter months. The extent of the damage […]

Minnesota Governor: Collapsing Dairy Barns Threaten State’s Economy

Article 0 Comments Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says dairy barns collapsing due to heavy snowfall are threatening the state’s economy. Walz and Sen. Tina Smith met with dairy farmers near Altura in southeastern Minnesota on Saturday. Dozens of barn roofs have collapsed in Minnesota because of heavy snow, with farms […]

Report: 11 Minnesotans Died From Medical Mistakes in 2018

Article 0 Comments Health officials say 11 people died and 118 were injured in Minnesota hospitals and surgery centers last year from medical mistakes that were preventable. The Minnesota Department of Health’s annual report says the deaths included three infants who died during what were supposed to be uncomplicated deliveries. […]

Minnesota Department Reports Data Breach, up to 3K Exposed

Article 0 Comments The Minnesota Department of Human Services says a data breach potentially exposed personal information on up to 3,000 people. Commissioner Tony Lourey tells legislative leaders it happened Sept. 28 when an employee fell for a phishing scam and clicked on a malicious link that caused the employee’s […]

Cities Sue Companies over Sealant Pollution in Minnesota Ponds

Article 0 Comments Seven Minnesota cities are suing a group of companies that refine coal-tar sealants to help pay for cleanup after the product’s harmful chemicals ended up in stormwater ponds across the state. The cities filed separate federal lawsuits last month to try to hold the companies accountable for […]

Judge Lets Berkshire Hathaway’s Dairy Queen Sue Over ‘Blizzard’ Trademark

Article 0 Comments A federal judge in Minnesota ruled this week that Dairy Queen, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., may pursue its lawsuit to stop W.B. Mason Co. from selling “Blizzard” bottled spring water, the name it uses for a popular ice cream product. U.S. District Judge Susan […]

380 People Died in Minnesota Traffic Crashes Last Year

Article 1 Comments The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more people lost their lives on state roadways in 2018 compared to the year before. Initial reports show 380 people were victims of fatal crashes last year, up from 358 in 2017. Mike Hanson is director of the department’s Office […]

June 20 Still the Cut Off Date for Dicamba Use in Minnesota

Article 0 Comments Minnesota is maintaining its June 20 cutoff date for farmers to use the herbicide dicamba, which has been blamed for drifting and damaging neighboring soybean fields. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture imposed the cutoff for 2018 after getting 253 reports of alleged dicamba drift in 2017, including […]

Traffic Deaths This Year in Minnesota Now Exceed 300

Article 0 Comments Minnesota officials say more than 300 people have died in traffic crashes so far this year. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Monday the 302 deaths were 17 more than the 285 reported at this time last year. In 2017, Minnesota did not record its 300th […]

Minnesota Frozen Food Company Recalls 212K Pounds of Pork, Chicken Products

Article 0 Comments Authorities say a Minnesota frozen food and packing company is recalling more than 212,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and chicken products that contain vegetables that might be contaminated with salmonella and listeria. The Agriculture Department said in a release issued Friday that Buddy’s Kitchen Inc. of Burnsville […]