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ST. PAUL– Minnesota ranks first in the nation in job creation, according to the 2015 Job Creation Index report just released by the Gallup Inc. polling company.
A 26-year-old Bemidji woman was arrested after a report of a vehicle theft near Euclid, Minn. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle theft just after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the O’Meara Piling Station. A resident followed the suspect while speaking to a dispatcher until officers arrived and arrested the unidentified woman south of County Road 21 and Highway 75, according to a news release.
ANOKA, Minn. -- The Twin Cities have seen Minnesota’s first confirmed Zika virus infection since 2014, but officials say the rare mosquito-borne tropical disease is not at risk of spreading through the state.
WADENA, Minn. -- A Wadena man has suffered significant injuries to his leg after he tripped on the railroad tracks and was hit by a train. The Wadena Police Department reported receiving a report of a man lying near the railroad tracks shortly after 10 p.m. Monday in Wadena.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans have only a few days left to sign up through the state’s MnSure -- its health insurance service. The agency said those seeking health insurance can qualify for instant discounts that can make monthly premiums more affordable. More than 7 out of 10 Minnesotans who have enrolled received financial help
ROSEAU, Minn. -- Polaris, a manufacturer of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, said Tuesday it laid off less than 10 people in its Roseau, Minn., plant this week despite posting record sales in 2015. Polaris is a major employer in northwest Minnesota's and a major economic driver for Roseau, a town of roughly 2,600 people where the company was founded in 1954.
ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is doing what he appears to enjoy: teasing that he may run for president. It has been something that Ventura frequently has done since he left office early in 2003. "I’m still weighing the options," Ventura wrote Monday on a website related to his "Off the Grid" Internet show. "Why would I want to run now when you still have 12 Republican and three Democratic candidates in the field?"
FARGO -- Singer-songwriter James Taylor will bring his tour to Minnesota and North Dakota late this spring, it was announced Monday. He returns to the Fargodome on June 4 for...
DULUTH, Minn. -- Duluth police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Monday in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood. The robbery at the Park State Bank, 2630 W. Superior St., was reported just after 1 p.m. "Duluth police are at the scene and are investigating the incident," the Duluth Police Department reported about 2:15 p.m. "No one is in custody at this time."
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 91-year-old Brainerd woman died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash at 11:43 a.m. Sunday on Highway 371 and Barbeau Road, north of Baxter, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. The state patrol identified the woman as Rosemary M. Potvin.