The fall harvest in Minnesota is nearly complete.
After a long struggle with mostly uncooperative wet weather this harvest season, farmers are wrapping up the corn harvest and tillage work, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday in its final weekly crop weather report of the growing season.
The service said a few producers with wet fields in the central part of the state are waiting for the ground to freeze to finish their harvest.
Fingerhut workers stick with same union
Workers at the revived Fingerhut plant in St. Cloud have chosen the same union that represented them before the retail catalog company was sold this summer.
The Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees said Monday that workers at Fingerhut Direct Marketing's distribution center have chosen it as their representative.
About 120 people are working at the St. Cloud center since it recently reopened. Earlier this month, Minnetonka-based Fingerhut mailed out its first catalog under its new owners, Ted Deikel and Tom Petters.
Breyer named president, CEO of Hazelden Foundation
Ellen L. Breyer was named president and chief executive officer of the Hazelden Foundation.
Breyer was unanimously approved after holding the job on an interim basis while the nonprofit institution conducted a five-month national search.
She is the first woman to lead Hazelden in the 53-year history of the internationally known facility in Center City that specializes in treating alcoholism and drug addiction.
She succeeds Nick Hilger, who resigned after one year.
Minneapolis man headed to trial in Duluth's largest crack bust
A Minneapolis man accused of possessing the largest amount of crack cocaine seized in a single bust in Duluth history will be prosecuted federally.
Robert C. Adams, 30, is charged with possession with the intent to distribute 10 ounces of crack cocaine worth an estimated street value of about $100,000. He was arrested Oct. 7 in downtown Duluth.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Raymond Erickson ruled Monday that there was probable cause that the defendant committed the crime.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Wilton told the judge that Adams has multiple narcotics convictions in Minnesota and Michigan, as well as a firearm conviction.
Adams was initially charged in St. Louis County District Court, but the county attorney's office dismissed those charges to have the defendant prosecuted federally.
Minneapolis alternative school violates testing rules
An alternative school broke state rules by telling students what some words meant on the math basic-skills test and by preventing others from taking the exam, state education officials say.
The violations are against Abraham Lincoln High School, a contract alternative school of the Minneapolis School District that serves about 400 students who are recent immigrants learning English.
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