>>Spring Storm Blankets Minnesota with Wet, Heavy Snow

(Chanhassen, MN) — The wet, heavy snow continues to fall along a line from Duluth to St. Cloud to Willmar, but is transitioning to a rain-snow mix south of the Twin Cities. Joe Calderone (CAL’-duh-roan) of the National Weather Service says M-S-P set a record of eight-point-two inches Sunday and the statewide snowfall reports continue to come in. Lake Shore in Cass County, Wabasha, New York Mills and Minnetonka are reporting seven inches; Rochester and Duluth received about a half foot; Baxter and Two Harbors got five-plus inches; and Moorhead and Red Wing around four inches. He says the snow piles are going to look smaller because of the moisture content and warm ground temperatures.


>>Minnesota State Patrols Responds to 328 Crashes, 220 Vehicle Spinouts

(Golden Valley, MN) — The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting troopers responded to 328 crashes statewide through 9:30 pm on Sunday. Seven people were injured in those crashes and there were 220 vehicle spinouts and ten jackknifed semis. Troopers say a woman was killed when her vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree in Burnsville on Sunday. The report says 51-year-old Elizabeth Evans of Lakeville was northbound on Interstate 35-E approaching County Road 42 when she crashed on the snow and ice-covered roadway.


>>Authorities ID Driver Killed in Crash near Orr in Northeastern Minnesota

(Orr, MN) — A Hibbing man is the victim of a deadly one-vehicle crash north of Orr in St. Louis County. Sheriff’s deputies say 30-year-old Erikur Arnason was found dead inside his car Friday afternoon near Myrtle Lake. The report says speed was likely a factor in the crash.


>>Walz, DFL Leaders Agree on $477 Million State Budget Framework

(St. Paul, MN) — Governor Tim Walz and Democratic leaders say they’ve agreed on the framework of a supplemental budget for 2024-25, taking into account that the state’s projected surplus has increased to 3.7 billion dollars. The announcement late Friday of the 477-million-dollar supplemental budget deal came just four days after the governor announced his recommendations, totaling 226 million dollars. He calls it a “responsible, thoughtful agreement that maintains a balanced budget while funding our state’s most urgent needs.” House Republican Minority Leader Lisa Demuth (DAY-muth) says Democrats are ignoring a looming budget deficit in 2026-27 and instead of getting spending under control, are increasing it at an even more unsustainable pace.


>>Final Push for Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign

(Litchfield, MN) — The final push of the “March Food Campaign” is on. Jayme Revermann of the Meeker Area Food Shelf says this campaign really helps stock shelves during the summer months when we are serving so many families, but we are not receiving as much food coming through the door. Minnesota FoodShare has distributed more than 18.5 million dollars to participating food shelves across the state.


>>Cargill Discloses Duluth Plans But She Isn’t Going Forward with Them

(Duluth, MN) — Kathy Cargill is walking away from plans to improve the Park Point area of Duluth. Cargill bought nearly two dozen properties in that area recently but did not say anything to neighbors or city officials about what she was planning. In a Wall Street Journal interview over the weekend, Cargill said she was planning to build homes for relatives while adding a coffee shop, a sports complex, and other improvements. But she said she’s now decided to drop those plans, calling the community “small-minded” and saying other places would welcome her efforts.


>>No Powerball Winner Saturday, $50K Ticket Sold in Brainerd Lakes Area

(Roseville, MN) — Nobody claimed the Powerball jackpot on Saturday night but a player in Minnesota won a 50-thousand-dollar prize. The Minnesota Lottery website says the ticket was purchased at Super One Foods in Baxter. Another ticket worth 50 thousand was sold at a Super One Foods in Duluth on Wednesday. Those two prizes were won after someone bought a Powerball ticket worth one million dollars in Zumbro Falls in southeastern Minnesota last Monday. The jackpot is estimated at 800 million dollars for tonight’s (Mon) Powerball drawing.


>>Gopher Men’s Hockey to Play Omaha in NCAA Tournament in Sioux Falls

(Minneapolis, MN) — The eighth-ranked University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is the second seed for the Sioux Falls Regional of the N-C-A-A Tournament. The Golden Gophers will play Nebraska-Omaha Thursday night at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The other side of the bracket features top seed Boston University versus R-I-T. The N-C-A-A Frozen Four is April 11th to 13th at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.


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