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ST. PAUL -- Bruce Dayton was the last of five Dayton brothers in the legendary Minnesota family that became a national retailing powerhouse. Dayton, father of Minnesota's governor, died Friday at 97. In partnership with his brothers, Bruce Dayton expanded the Dayton Co. from one department store their father and grandfather owned in Minneapolis into chains of nationally known stores. Today the company is owned by others as Target Corp., Minnesota's best-known business.
ST. PAUL -- Federal authorities are ready to give farmers in Minnesota and nine other states money to help save the iconic monarch butterfly. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it has $4 million for the program next year to help farmers and ranchers make changes on their land to help the butterfly that is declining in numbers.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota landlord who rents to a homeless veteran could get $1,000. The state Veterans' Affairs Department and community leaders across Minnesota committed earlier this year to end veteran homelessness before 2016. The $1,000 incentive is part of the effort.
Justin Bieber fans rejoiced Wednesday when the music superstar announced he would be going on tour -- with stops including Fargo, N.D., and Minneapolis -- to promote his new album Purpose, which will be released Friday.
BRAINERD, Minn. – Classic rock band Styx will headline the Brainerd music festival Lakes Jam on June 25. Styx joined the music scene in 1972 with their self-titled debut album...
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A police chase that started in west Brainerd and ended in southeast Brainerd has left two Brainerd police squad vehicles damaged and the suspect in the hospital.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota has released an environmental report on a proposed electric transmission line expected to run through the northwest region of the state. The final environmental impact statement for the Great Northern Transmission Line, proposed by Duluth-based Minnesota Power, will be used by the state Public Utilities Commission to decide whether to issue a route permit for the project, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Forum Communications Co. announces the launch of four new media products for Northland Outdoors, a brand focused on outdoor sports, recreation and living in the Upper Midwest. The new Northland...
FARGO -- During a traffic stop, Wanda Helen Thompson admitted to a North Dakota state trooper that she sells meth, claiming that she's "the nicest drug dealer" in the area, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court. But as it turns out, even nice drug dealers can't avoid the law.
THIEF RIVER FALLS--Police are keeping a watchful eye near Challenger Elementary School in Thief River Falls after receiving reports this week of a mother bear and her cubs roaming there. Officers have not had to tangle with the bears, but children were held inside for recess as a precaution Wednesday, Police Chief Dick Wittenberg said.