ALSO: Air quality improves; Waseca child gets double vaccination; girls-only camp bridges STEM gap; and more.
John Fitzgerald is a longtime journalist who has worked at newspapers across the country.
ALSO: Search for Huisentruit continues 20 years later; sober bus service a success in Willmar, Spicer; lightning victims in Northeast Minnesota; and more.
ALSO: Farmers track growing degree days; Lutsen 99er gets more popular; second evaluation ordered for John LaDue from Waseca; and more.
ALSO: Rochester Catholics react to Neinstedt resignation; in Spicer, even the ribs are nicer; Bemidji to clean up the park around Paul, Babe; and more.
ALSO: Grads should get goals, grit, gumption; Corn, beans doing well; 550 ride for the troops in Bemidji; Uninvited man enters two Austin homes; and more.
ALSO: Broadcasting Hall of Fame announces inductees; FedEx to build a 54,000-sq.-ft. factory in Brainerd; job outlook is good; and more.
ALSO: Meat snacks firm is hiring in Chandler; St. Cloud, Duluth get emergency-response teams; and more.
ALSO: Lots of rain in Brainerd; Low water levels in Rice County; 50 new troopers graduate today; and more.
ALSO: Brainerd, N.D., and S.D. districts play superintendent samba; MnDOT looking to rows of cornstalks for snow protection; and more.
ALSO: Developers, Austin can’t get mall deal done; Abu Dhabi developer gets crack at prime Rochester real estate; and more.
Plus: small-town mayors want transportation funds; south central Minnesota boasts strong economy; Duluth wonders what to do with zoo; Abu Dhabi-based developer eyes Rochester; and more.
ALSO: Nerf War irks Duluth cops; woman stabbed outside Rochester hotel; Waseca County struggles in health report; and more.
ALSO: Bemidji surplus goes toward firefighting; Moorhead parents irked over break with Special Olympics; man rescues driver and toddler from car in river near Rochester; and more.
ALSO: A global warming primer for Minnesota and N. Dakota; Chief Bemidji statue is closer to becoming a reality; and more.
ALSO: Duluth woman has heart attack at son’s state hockey tourney game; Austin man arrested for DUI 13 minutes after leaving jail on DUI charge.
ALSO: Shipping season begins on the lake they call Gitchi Gumee; Austin wrestles with vaping; and more.
ALSO: Three charged with meth possession in Detroit Lakes; experts assess potential effects of high-speed rail between Rochester and Twin Cities; a Bacon and Beer Festival; and more.
ALSO: Drought conditions could get better; Willmar Schools make cuts; and more.
ALSO: Snow throws a curve at Stearns County drivers; OSHA stumped by Jennie-O’s October mass sickening; and more.
Plus: “Miracle on Ice” reunion; 2014 fishing licenses expire Sunday; Fargo’s Greatest Generation; and more.