Minnesota News

St. John's, St. Ben's shift gears to keep students on campus

Oct 20, 2020

COVID-19 forced colleges and universities to make major changes this year in the ways students learn and interact — and many students are taking most or even all of their courses online. But in central Minnesota, St. John's University and the College of …

COVID in MN: Pandemic crashing your holiday party?

Oct 20, 2020

As Minnesota’s COVID-19 numbers continue to go the wrong way, the state’s health commissioner on Monday urged Minnesotans to rethink their plans for traditional year-end holiday celebrations.

If this NASA spacecraft can avoid 'Mount Doom,' it might nab a bit of asteroid

Oct 20, 2020

NASA is getting ready to collect its first sample from an asteroid ever. The rocks and dust could help us understand potentially dangerous space rocks and the history of the solar system.

Waseca welcomes back officer recovering from shooting

Oct 19, 2020

Waseca police officer Arik Matson returned to the Waseca Public Safety Center Monday after being shot in the head Jan. 6 while responding with other officers to a suspicious person report.

Game on: Plowable October snowfall arrives Tuesday

Oct 19, 2020

The season's first significant snowfall accumulation arrives for many Minnesota locations Tuesday.

It pays to be an apprentice: 63% more

Oct 20, 2020

Participants in an apprenticeship program that matches employers with community colleges were able to earn substantially more after one year than their peers at community colleges, a new study found.

Debate commission adopts new rules to mute mics

Oct 20, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will have their microphones cut off in Thursday’s debate while their rival delivers their opening two-minute answer to each of the debate topics.

Supreme Court rules Pennsylvania can count ballots received after Election Day

Oct 19, 2020

Pennsylvania Republicans had sought to block the counting of late-arriving ballots, which the state's Supreme Court had approved last month.

Court hears MPD staffing arguments

Oct 19, 2020

Residents who brought lawsuit say the City Council's push to dismantle the police department has led to a wave of officers to seek retirement and medical leaves. And they say the lack of officers has made their neighborhoods dangerous. 

Study: Plastic baby bottles shed microplastics when heated

Oct 19, 2020

The implications for a child's health are not yet known. The study's authors urge people not to panic — and stress the need for more research.