Minnesota News

Fatal Deer-Vehicle Crashes on Pace to Set Record in Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists and motorcyclists to be especially cautious of deer in coming months, as they are breeding and more active this time of year. DPS says seven people have been killed in deer-motorcycle accidents …

MNsure Employee in Security Breach Terminated

The employee of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange who released private data on about 1,600 insurance agents no longer works for the state. Minnesota Management and Budget provided the information on Sept. 24 to The Associated Press. Previously, officials said the …

September Tornado Spotted In Far Northern Minnesota

A September tornado has been spotted in far northern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a trained spotter reported the tornado two miles northwest of Williams in Lake of the Woods County before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Lake of the Woods …

More Minnesota Farms Relying On Irrigation

Alan Peterson is among a growing number of Minnesota farmers are relying on irrigation to ensure they can produce a crop when the weather turns dry. His 18 irrigators don’t reach all parts of his fields near Clear Lake in …

Minnesota’s LeClair Group Launches New Identity, Services

Margaret LeClair, CEO of St. Paul, Minn.-based LeClair Insurance, announced the company is changing its name to LeClair Group, and bringing a new package of services to market in connection with the roll-out of federal health care reform. LeClair Group …

Midwest, Plains Economy Should Keep Growing

A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will continue growing in nine Midwest and Plains states through the rest of 2013 but at a slower pace than earlier this year. The survey’s overall economic index rose to 53.8 …

Minnesota Man Loses License for Slow Driving

The Minnesota Court of Appeals won’t return the driver’s license of a man who lost it for driving too slowly on state highways. Fifty-nine-year-old Gary Constans says he doesn’t understand why authorities have a problem with his driving. He says …

Red River Diversion Opponents Sue Army Corps

Opponents of a planned project to divert the Red River around Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., have sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in federal court. The lawsuit filed by opponents south of the metro area accuses diversion leaders …

Judge: Fraud Convict’s Wife Can’t Get Policy Money

The wife of a man convicted of bilking millions of dollars out of people in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and elsewhere in an investment fraud scheme cannot collect proceeds from his insurance policy, a federal judge ruled. Verlin Swartzendruber, …

Officials Fan Out For Minnesota Disaster Aid Briefings

State and federal officials are fanning out this week across 18 Minnesota counties for briefings with local leaders about available aid to recover from severe storms in late June. The contingent from Minnesota’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management …