In a major shift, Twin Metals says it plans to store much of the waste from its proposed mine using the “dry stack” method, an emerging technology that some argue is a better strategy for preventing water pollution.
During the 2016-2017 school year, about 25,000 students open-enrolled into “rural” districts, a recent study found, while about 15,000 students open-enrolled into “regional centers.”
Land values in Fargo-Moorhead rose 74 percent from 2012 to 2017, from $138,000 per acre to $241,000 per acre.
New osteopathic schools, or branches of existing ones, have opened in 16 states in the past five years, according to the American Osteopathic Association.
Minnesota counties are required to cover arrangements for those who expire without enough assets to pay for the costs associated with death. And many of those counties are seeing those expenses rise substantially.
International Falls will get an increase of $153,000, which it uses it for essential services like paying police officers and funding the public works department. In Mower County, an increase of about $255,000 will go into the county’s general fund.
Chavez-Cruz, a first-generation American, left the Twin Cities for the College of St. Scholastica. As a Latino, he felt different in Duluth and missed his extended family, but soon five of his siblings and cousins took the leap as well.
As the overall number of abortions performed in Minnesota has gone down, the share of nonresidents receiving abortions in the state has risen.
Willmar and other Minnesota towns want to attract professionals, young families and others who might be looking for an alternative to the suburbs.
First an Obama Foundation Fellow and now a Bush Fellow, Hanson produces plays in rural communities; she is currently working with Granite Falls to find an artist in residence.
Rochester’s Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association is a 35-year-old nonprofit dedicated to helping newcomers find stability, self-sufficiency, independence and community in a new country.
Bills related to mining tend to divide lawmakers in ways other environmental proposals don’t.
The decision to expand in Thief River Falls heartened the town of 8,600, whose identity has become increasingly tied to the fortunes of the growing company.
MinnPost’s first MinnPost Social in Greater Minnesota featured writers Gregg Aamot and Greta Kaul.
Republicans weren’t exactly keen on the DFL’s priority on child care — expanding CCAP — before the audit, and the report has heightened their opposition.
The Wilder report found other notable trends among Minnesota’s homeless population. Among them: that the number of people sleeping under bridges, alongside roads or in vehicles — anywhere outside — has more than doubled since 2015.
“We want to make sure that if and when that growth hits us that we are prepared for it,” said Beth Carlson, the mayor of Lewiston.
The push to address the issue of mental health, in particular, has been infused with a sense of urgency after lawmakers in St. Paul recently learned of two farmer suicides.
Methadone, the drug commonly used to curb withdrawal symptoms as a person tapers off heroin, requires supervised daily dosing — which is available in very few cities in Greater Minnesota.
Wildwoods is the only major, take-all-comers wildlife rehab center in northern Minnesota, a sanctuary for animals — and people.