Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:02:21 GMT
Minnesota dairy farmers affected by the Grassland Dairy Products decision to no longer sell to Canada are out of the woods - for now. According to Minnesota Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Margaret Hart, Wisconsin-based Grassland will continue taking milk from 10 Minnesota farms who had previously been selling to them, but the milk will be sold to Canada-based company Agropur for processing.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:20:31 GMT
Talk of a truce in Minnesota's preschool policy war - now in its fourth year - evidently was premature. Republican majority legislators and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton fired new salvos Monday, revealing that they remain deeply at odds over how best to spend state tax dollars to advance the learning of this state's youngest citizens.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:58:56 GMT
A string of drug busts in Minnesota involving marijuana being smuggled across the border in brand new Ford Fusions has triggered an ongoing investigation. It is believed that the cartel of former drug lord "El Chapo" is involved.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:05:33 GMT
Jon Andrew Hegge takes Robert O. Berdahl and Ann Michels to their destination in "Sweet Land, the Musical" at the History Theatre. It has been a long and convoluted journey to Saturday's premiere of "Sweet Land, the Musical," about a German woman who immigrated to the U.S. a century ago to marry a Norwegian-American bachelor farmer.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:05:42 GMT
A group of Minnesota foundations, convinced its money can yield strong financial returns while still contributing to a greater social good, has invested $17.1 million in a first-of-its-kind mutual fund to bolster affordable housing projects and small business lending. The approach is "intentionally seeking to create both financial return and positive social impact that is actively measured," according to the World Economic Forum.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:19:56 GMT
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says on Wednesday, April 26,2017, that he remains committed to vetoing a bill that modifies or delays his buffer law.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:50:00 GMT
If Minnesota denies Medicaid coverage for abortion, 4,000 Minnesota mothers who make poverty wages would either have to have a baby they can't support, or find their own way of terminating the pregnancy. Minnesota House Republicans voted Monday to deny abortion coverage for low-income women and pile regulations on clinics, which have forced them to close in other states.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:02:34 GMT
In total, 39,531 Minnesota children were the subject of child maltreatment reports assessed by county and tribal agencies - a 25 percent increase from 2015.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:04:33 GMT
America's prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die from pneumonia and other infectious diseases spurred on by drug abuse.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:34:13 GMT
Both houses in Minnesota's legislature passed laws banning state dealings with companies that participate in the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Now that the state Senate on Monday passed its anti-BDS bill, 57-8, it will be reconciled with a similar bill passed earlier in the session by the state House, 98-28, and then go to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, for his signature.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:29:44 GMT
Twenty-five Minnesota authors will converge upon the Pequot Lakes Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, for "Made in Minnesota: A Celebration of Local Authors."
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:54:55 GMT
The scene might have looked a little familiar to people who had attended legislative listening sessions before. A group of people, representing different area service agencies, were gathered around tables at the Marshall-Lyon County Library.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:21:49 GMT
The state House of Representatives on Monday passed a measure banning Medicaid from funding abortions, and another requiring clinics to be licensed. "We're developing a habit of not listening to low-income women and not listening to women of color within the Legislature", said St. Louis Park's DFL Rep. Peggy Flanagan.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:14:55 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesotans up north will want to find their winter jackets, as a blast of wintry weather is expected to hit the arrowhead this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of the Iron Range.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:16:40 GMT
A recent outbreak of measles is the latest public health problem among Somalis who live in metropolitan Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the country. Measles now joins active tuberculosis as a public health problem within Minnesota's Somali community.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:10:44 GMT
With new head coach P.J. Fleck's first spring practice in the books and now four months until the season opener against Buffalo, we can put all talk of Gopher football to bed, right? To help fill that gaping hole in your heart where a maroon and gold football typically resides, we've decided to rank the 10 best players on the current roster. Criteria : The Daily Gopher staff members were asked to rank the 10 best players on the current roster based on on-field performance.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:27:09 GMT
Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid abuse epidemic, causing 91 overdose deaths each day. Yet the total number of opioid-related deaths may still be underestimated, suggests new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.