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A roof over their head: Churches use tiny homes for homeless

Jun. 25, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

Churches across the U.S. are tackling the big question of how to address homelessness in their communities with a small solution: tiny homes. On vacant plots near their parking lots and steepled sanctuaries, congregations are building everything from fixed and fully contained micro...

Dairy Queen loses lawsuit against bottled water company

Jun. 24, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — American Dairy Queen Corp. has lost a federal lawsuit accusing a Massachusetts company of trademark infringement for attaching the name “Blizzard” to its bottled water. The Star Tribune reported Friday that U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson in St....

Feds issue draft assessment that could doom Minnesota mine

Jun. 23, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service issued a draft environmental assessment Thursday to lay the foundation for a proposed 20-year moratorium on copper-nickel mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Formally, the proposal would “withdraw” from...

No COVID-19 'hero pay' upsets Minnesota child care providers

Jun. 20, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Child care providers across Minnesota are upset that they're not eligible for the state's COVID-19 “hero pay” program. Gov. Tim Walz signed the program into law in April. It enables people who were employed for at least 120 hours in at least one...

Two workers die after trench collapses on them in St. Paul

Jun. 19, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two construction workers died after a trench collapsed on top of them in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul, and one of their bodies was found 9 feet underground roughly 12 hours later. St. Paul Deputy Fire Chief Roy Mokosso said firefighters finally...

Bodies of 2 workers recovered after trench collapse

Jun. 18, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in St. Paul, Minnesota, confirmed Saturday that two construction workers died when a trench collapsed as they were working. The St. Paul Fire Department said on Twitter Saturday that the bodies had been recovered, a day after the collapse. Names...

2 workers unaccounted for after St. Paul trench collapse

Jun. 17, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities were searching for two people who were working in a trench when it collapsed on them Friday afternoon at a construction site in St. Paul. Firefighters painted a grim picture of the scene in the city's Highland Park neighborhood, where the incident...

St. Paul schools develops policy on Native American smudging

Jun. 15, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul Public Schools officials are drafting a new policy to allow and encourage the Native American practice of smudging at schools and events in Minnesota’s second-largest district. Smudging is the cultural practice of burning sage or other sacred herbs...

State takes control of Pine Island care center

Jun. 13, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health has taken control of a care facility in Pine Island because a growing list of unpaid bills could threaten critical services for its residents. A Ramsey County court recently granted a temporary order that allows the state...

GOP candidate Scott Jensen announces crime-fighting plan

Jun. 09, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen announced a crime-fighting plan Thursday that would stiffen penalties for violent crime while boosting the role of the State Patrol and Minnesota National Guard in keeping order. His 10-point proposal would...