Updated: 06/03/2014 2:27 PM
Created: 06/02/2014 5:35 PM WDIO.com
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The state Department of Health says preliminary tests show a white powder found in an envelope opened at the Minnesota governor's residence was not a biological threat or toxin.
The department has ruled out agents such as ricin or anthrax but will continue monitoring the sample for about 10 days to try to identify it, according to a statement late Monday.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says staff at Gov. Mark Dayton's residence opened the letter Monday morning. While the content of the letter was not threatening, staff detected a small amount of white powder.
The public safety department says Dayton was at the main residence but was "not in close proximity to the letter."
The Star Tribune reports no arrests have been made.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
St. Louis River Reaches First Step Toward Recovery
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that the St. Louis River is one step closer to delisted as an area of concern along the Great Lakes.
Virginia Police: Murder Charge for Death of Child
Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old Hibbing man in connection with the 2012 death of his former girlfriend's two-year-old daughter. Johnson, 26, is charged with second-degree murder and appeared in court Friday.
Injured Duluth Man Rescued in Quetico Park
Ontario Provincial Police officers have rescued a Duluth man who broke his leg in Quetico Provincial Park, which is north of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Duluth Adds 2,200 Students: Move-In Day for UMD
The population in Duluth went up a couple of thousand on Thursday, as the freshman class at UMD moved into the dorms.
Incoming UWS Freshmen Carry the Comforts of Home
Incoming freshmen moved into their dorms at the University of Wisconsin Superior on Thursday. The new college students were carrying all of their belongings, including a lot of technology that hasn't always been so common on a college campus.