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Sigh of relief for Minnesota dairy producers

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.




Seeking peace in Minnesota's war over early education

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.




Drug Cartels Are Using Ford Fusions To Smuggle Curiously Cheap Weed Into Minnesota

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.




Years in the making, Minnesota movie 'Sweet Land' is now a musical

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.




Minnesota foundations create investment fund for financial, social returns

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.




Minnesota farmers make changes in buffer zones around water a top issue

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.




Minnesota Republicans attempt to ban abortion coverage for poor women

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.




Child abuse rates spike in Minnesota2 hours ago

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.




Opioid-related deaths might be underestimated: CDC

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.




Minnesota legislature approves anti-BDS measure

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.




Pequot Lakes Library to celebrate Minnesota authors May 13

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."




Helping out Minnesotans

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.




Minnesota House passes tougher abortion restrictions

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.




Winter Isn't Over For Northern Minnesota

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.




Measles Outbreak inMinnesota's Somali Community

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.




Ranking the Top 10 Minnesota Football players

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.




Opioid epidemic may be underestimated, CDC report says

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.