MPCA releases wild rice sulfate studies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency plans to make preliminary recommendations by the end of February on whether state …

Floyd County sheriff plans to close jail

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Floyd County sheriff intends to close the county jail and send inmates to Mitchell County as a cost-saving mov…

Minnesota town embraces cold weather

EMBARRASS, Minn. (AP) — A tiny township in northeastern Minnesota, that’s often the coldest spot in the state, is taking the latest blast of…

Trial delayed again for Iowa doctor

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been delayed again for a Council Bluffs doctor charged with sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl. The …

Minn. auditor to investigate MNsure launch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s legislative auditor plans an investigation into the launch of MNsure, the state’s new online health insurance…

Minnesota shivers but sets no records

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — As cold as it’s been in Minnesota, no records have fallen. The Minneapolis record that forecasters had considered t…

Regions Hospital sees frostbite surge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s deep freeze has caused a surge of cold-related cases at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Spokeswoman Kristin Kau…

State expands online payment options

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is expanding the use of an online payment service for some taxes and fees the state collects. Br…

Some in Iowa unfazed by frigid weather

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some people in Iowa say they’re unfazed by the frigid weather currently hitting the state. Retired teacher Don Strub…