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Allen Costantini


Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Allen:

Ag commissioner: Water quality in MN is an obligation

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Dave Legvold farm played host to media and the State Agriculture Commissioner Thursday. Legvold's corn and soybean fields are the first farm in Dakota County to be "certified" in the State's Water Quality program. → Read More

'Bathroom bill' hearing draws full house

Some Minnesota parents say allowing transgender people to use bathrooms of the gender they identify with is ripe for abuse by people with bad intentions. A transgender woman says she's not a sexual predator - she's just trying to use the bathroom. → Read More

Rare tour of St. Peter Security Hospital

ST. PETER, Minn. – The media was given a rare tour inside the grounds of the Minnesota Security Hospital Thursday afternoon. It was part of Governor Dayton’s push for more money to upgrade the facility in the current legislative session. → Read More

Hudson voters pass school referenda

There will soon be more room for students to learn and grow in Hudson, after voters passed a slate of referenda during last night's primary. → Read More

Latest assault bill would give teachers more authority

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A House Committee in the Minnesota Legislature took its first look at a bill by House Education Finance Chair Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie). The measure would require school districts to notify teachers of a documented violent student in their classrooms. → Read More

Minneapolis residents upset with Housing Authority

MINNEAPOLIS – A group of low-income residents is upset with possible redevelopment plans for their homes. The Glendale Townhomes in Prospect Park are the oldest multi-level public housing in the city. → Read More

Pearl Harbor hero finally home to Hudson

HUDSON, Wis. - After 75 years, a Wisconsin sailor is finally home. → Read More

Protestors disrupt prison hearing

ST. PAUL, Minn. – An unusually loud protest caused a delay in House committee meeting Tuesday. The bill in question was a plan to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. → Read More

O'Gara's marks 75th St. Pat's Day

It was the 75 th time that O’Gara’s Bar and Grill hosted a St. Patrick’s Day party. The Snelling Avenue eatery opened it’s doors for the first time in 1941, always with the same family ownership. → Read More

ISIS group targets Minnesota cops on list

MINNEAPOLIS – The FBI Minneapolis Division has taken the lead in tracking down the source of a cyber attack on Minnesota law enforcement. Thirty-six officers from across the state were on a → Read More

MNDOT promises more "Transparency" to lawmakers

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Transportation officials promised more "transparency" in a hearing before a joint meeting of the Senate and House Transportation Committees. Specifically, the lawmakers were interested in how MnDOT picks or rejects highway projects. → Read More

Report: high taxes cause earnings to leave Minnesota

A report by the self-described conservative Center of the American Experiment claims that almost a billion dollars in earnings left Minnesota after tax changes in 2013. The report is called “Minnesotans on the Move.” → Read More

MN Supreme Court upholds Byron Smith conviction

The Minnesota Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a Little Falls man in the shooting deaths of two teens. → Read More

Partisan bickering on day one of session

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Legislature session got off to a slow start Tuesday. House Democrats and Republicans traded jibes over the location of the House session. → Read More

TSA blames budget cuts, travel volume for lines

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) voiced concerns about long lines at TSA checkpoints at the international airport. They did not, however, hear any in-person complaints from the clearly angry flying public. → Read More

Feds to probe response to Clark protests

Federal community policing experts will be performing what they call a "comprehensive assessment" on the Minneapolis Police Department and it's response to this winter's 4th Precinct protests. → Read More

St. Paul Church for sale with restrictions

There is a piece of property for sale on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, but it is not just any property. It is the historic St. Paul’s Church on the Hill. → Read More

Wild outdoor game is huge success

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Wild are basking in the afterglow of possibly the most successful weekend in the franchise’ history. → Read More

Local expert weighs in on iPhone, FBI dispute

MINNEAPOLIS – The legal tug of war between Apple and the FBI has drawn the attention of local lawyer and cybersecurity expert Robert Cattanach. The Dorsey & Whitney partner is the former special counsel to the Secretary of the Navy. → Read More

U of M to use AD search firm again

The University of Minnesota is planning to use an outside search firm to help hire a new Athletic Director. The U of M used such a firm before hiring former Athletic Director Norwood Teague, who resigned in August 2015 after sexual harassment complaints. → Read More