The changes started in 2001 when AGCO, the world's third largest farm equipment manufacturer, bought Ag-Chem, a family owned agricultural sprayer company based in Jackson.
A major proposed mining project on Minnesota's Iron Range has nothing to do with iron ore, but could hold the key to the region's economic future or lead to its environmental destruction, depending on who you ask.
There are plenty of hot new toys this year but which ones are worth your money? We put them to the ultimate test.
Cassandra Beaulieu has all the anxiety of a first-time mom as her contractions become more intense.
Before heroin gets to Minnesota, it is smuggled through the southwest border. One of the towns it crosses into is Nogales, Arizona, which sees tens of thousands of people pass through it every day from Mexico.
The vast majority of the heroin that gets to Minnesota comes from the southwest border, according to the DEA.
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Isabella Reichenbacher is on a mission to help Anoka's homeless.
Snow and cold temperatures have made commutes more difficult, but MnDOT is working to keep roads clear.
Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for soul-crushing cold.
A new craze with kids has craft stores across the nation scrambling to keep rubber bands stocked on their shelves.
Hailing from small town southern Illinois, Jana is learning a whole new meaning of "winter" here in the Twin Cities. Jana began reporting for KARE 11 in December of 2003, just in time for the temperatures to fall below her idea of freezing. But, she's excited about the opportunities to live and learn here in the north.
Despite the changing season and warming temperatures, a part of the Trosvik home in Ham Lake is frozen.
One of the Twin Cities' biggest birthday parties of the year is planned for Saturday at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.
Matt Cassel is on track to start this week at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, with Christian Ponder recovering from a concussion.
Minnesota lawmakers are moving to tighten rules for drug company direct marketing to physicians and other health care providers.
Bernie Grace and Bob Crippa
Renee Tessman joined KARE in February of 1997. After many years as the morning reporter, she now reports for Health Fair 11, putting together stories on health-related topics and working on efforts to provide free or reduced-cost screenings to the public.
Trisha Volpe is a practicing attorney and an Emmy award-winning journalist who brings a unique perspective to covering the news. Trisha first joined KARE 11 in 2005.
WCCO-TV has let go of one of their news anchors. Jeanette Trompeter, the 5 p.m. newscast anchor was let go from WCCO-TV for budget