Elderly pedestrian struck and killed

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — An elderly pedestrian has been struck and killed in Cottage Grove. Police say 85-year-old Benjamin Tims Sr. of C…

Iowa State posts 29 new faculty positions

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University is posting 29 new faculty positions as part of President Steven Leath’s plan to expand hiring. Des M…

Iowa furbearer season begins this weekend

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s fur trapping season will begin Saturday, and the Department of Natural Resources says trappers should have go…

Minn. plane crash victim identified

PRINCETON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot killed when a single-engine airplane crashed after taking off from Princeton a…

Branstad opens 2 new prisons in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is opening two new prisons in Iowa and touting a recent decline in the number of people behind b…

Surly breaks ground on new Minn. brewery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Surly Brewing Company has broken ground on its new brewery in Minneapolis. Surly’s $20 million “destination brewery” …

Halloween tailgating events growing

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There’s a new twist on Halloween trick or treating that seems to be growing in popularity. It’s called ‘trunk or trea…

Synthetic drug defendants want new trial

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for three people convicted in a synthetic drug case in northeastern Minnesota have filed for a new trial. Mot…

Woman dies after falling out of RV

RANDALL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the woman who died after falling out of the door of a recreational vehicle in Morrison Cou…