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…