Minnesota AP Updates

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Recent rain has helped improve Minnesota's topsoil moisture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says an average of 0.95 inch of rain fell statewide last week. Minnesota's topsoil moisture improved to 36 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture declined to 34 percent adequate.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Star Trib) — Vehicular homicide charges have been filed in Ramsey County in a crash that killed a motorcyclist. Autumn Mason is accused of striking Roy Kromschroeder with her SUV last Friday. Kromschroeder died later that day. A criminal complaint says Both drivers proceeded into an intersection when Kromschroeder was struck.

WINONA, Minn. (KAGE-AM) — Authorities investigating last week's fire that devastated an older section of downtown Winona have ruled nothing in or out. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the investigation is expected to take a while. No one was hurt when the fire destroyed three buildings.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of hearings on proposed revisions to the state's Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan. The plan is a blueprint for prevention or minimization of the impacts of nitrogen fertilizer on groundwater in Minnesota. The strategies are based on voluntary best management practices.