St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota was named the third best state in the nation by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. The Best States rankings evaluate all 50 states based on criteria such as health care, education, economy and infrastructure. Washington took the top spot with New Hampshire following. Minnesota is the only state to rank in the top three each of the past three years, coming in second in 2018 and third in 2017, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported .
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers will come together to appoint new members to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents after all, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported .
MINNEAPOLIS - Supporters of Lake Calhoun's longstanding name won a victory Monday, April 29, when the Minnesota Court of Appeals found the state overstepped its authority when it reverted the lake to its Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Territory was less than two months old when its first newspaper appeared on the streets of St. Paul 170 years ago. The first issue of the Minnesota Pioneer — the earliest ancestor of the Pioneer Press — was printed in the drafty spare room of a carpentry shop on what is now Kellogg Boulevard.
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Friday to discuss and possibly act on proposed name changes for four buildings on the Twin Cities campus. President Eric Kaler has recommended scrubbing buildings named for Lotus Coffman, Walter Coffey, Edward Nicholson and William Middlebrook, citing the former university leaders’ racism or anti-Semitism while in office. But several regents expressed opposition at a meeting in early March, raising doubt as to whether any building will be renamed.
ST. PAUL -- Boys will be allowed to compete on Minnesota high school dance teams beginning next school year. The Minnesota State High School League recently sent out a memo to school activities directors announcing the change. The competitive dance teams had been all-girl, prompting a lawsuit by two boys wanting to compete. The League “has agreed to a settlement of the recent lawsuit that will allow boys to participate … beginning with the 2019-2020 season,” the memo states. The deal avoids a protracted legal fight, the message continues.
ST. PAUL - The head of Minnesota’s largest higher-education system has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him on the job through July 2023. Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra took over for the retiring Steven Rosenstone on an interim basis in 2017 after a failed search for a permanent chancellor. The Board of Trustees dropped the interim label after a second fruitless search a year later.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — A portion of the roof of the Cattle Barn at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds collapsed Tuesday evening, March 12, weighted down by successive rounds of snow and rain. The Falcon Heights building, which is used mainly for storage during the offseason, was unoccupied at the time of the collapse and no one was injured, the Minnesota State Fair said in a news release.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s portion of Interstate State Park along the St. Croix River would be renamed after one of its biggest champions — former Vice President Walter Mondale — under a new proposal. A bipartisan of group of lawmakers at the Minnesota Legislature have introduced a bill seeking the name change.
ST. PAUL - A Twin Cities television anchor is suing after he slipped and fell on a patch of ice in 2017 near the state Capitol, claiming the Minnesota Department of Administration was negligent in its care of a well-traveled pedestrian area, according to a lawsuit filed in Ramsey County District Court.