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See which seniors from Minnesota have been named National Merit Semifinalists for 2020. The students scored among the top 1 percent of students nationally on the PSAT.
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Two-hundred-eighty-three seniors from Minnesota have been named National Merit Semifinalists for 2019. The seniors, who scored among the top 1 percent of students nationally on the PSAT, will compete for some 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million.
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Three-hundred students from Minnesota have been named National Merit Semifinalists for 2018. The seniors, who scored among the top 1 percent of students nationally on the PSAT, will compete for some 7,500 scholarships worth more than $32 million.
Minnehaha Academy is a private Christian school in south Minneapolis with about 825 students from preschool through 12th grade. The school has two campuses. The…
Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old woman who called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home Saturday was fatally shot by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor.
Justine Damond was fatally shot by Minneapolis police responding to a 911 call about a possible assault in the alley near her home Saturday. The…
The plane's landing at the international airport in International Falls was confirmed by the Koochiching County Sheriff's Office.
Jinkies! St. Paul police had a mystery on their hands after a stolen van crashed into a house in St. Paul early Friday. When officers…
Only after Prince's death are some fans seeing another side of the music legend, with heartfelt stories of his anonymous generosity appearing at memorials and in social media posts around the Twin Cities.
The image of the unidentified figure standing among the gravestones was captured by Star Tribune photographer David Joles just as a snowstorm descended on the Twin Cities.
Two pedestrians were struck and injured by Blue Line trains in two separate crashes Monday in south Minneapolis, Metro Transit officials said. That makes 13…
A two-alarm fire in a south Minneapolis house displaced residents Friday afternoon but didn’t cause any injuries. The Minneapolis Fire Department said the cause of…
In the photo, Josh Renville, a senior at Fargo North High school, is pictured holding "his favorite" rifle and wearing a shirt emblazoned with the stars and stripes.
The question has long plagued fans of Harry Potter: Why did the boy wizard name his son after Severus Snape, a teacher who hated Harry's…
Carrie Pernula was charged Thursday with stalking and disorderly conduct after the incidents, which began in late September.
After Amazon announced it was launching its rapid-delivery service in the Twin Cities, we decided to put it to the test: Could it deliver?
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who completed his medical residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, shared the incredibly detailed photo of Minneapolis from the International Space Station.
A 10-year-old boy was found by Minneapolis police after being reported missing from the Longfellow neighborhood. Police had asked for the public's help to locate…
Fans and alumni will finally be able to weigh in on the new University of North Dakota team nickname after years of contentious debate.
The floating monstrosity, which was created by a team who aren't afraid to dream big, is already making waves online, thanks to a video that has quickly gone viral.
The zoo unveiled the striped-and-spotted bundle of cute this week — hailed as a "conservation achievement" — although the 25-pound male calf will remain out of public view while he bonds with his mom.
They died on the street. In cars. At parties. In school. At home. In all, 116 Minnesota youths died from shootings in the past 12 years. Sometimes it was an accident. Often it was murder. In some cases, the circumstances are a mystery. All were 18 years old or younger.
South Dakota officials have decided to yank a "Don't Jerk and Drive" safety campaign after a powerful legislator and some members of the public latched on to the sexual innuendo in the phrase.
Isaac Kolstad's long road to recovery just took a big step forward, with news Friday that the former college football player has been discharged from inpatient care, five months after being severely beaten in Mankato.
With careful planning, a smattering of credit card points, subway passes and a sense of adventure, a family of four tackles Manhattan.
In a nutshell, travel hacking is working to accumulate miles, points or elite status to travel for free, or as cheaply as possible. Some people…
Isaac Kolstad’s long road to recovery took a big step forward Friday with news that the former college football player has been discharged from inpatient…
• No one can keep track of every app or website, but that’s no excuse to ignore everything. Be familiar with the most popular apps,…
Sightseers in Duluth got a very unexpected and up close look at the longest ship on the Great Lakes on Saturday, when it ran aground only about 50 feet from shore near Bayfront Park in Duluth.
And you thought Minnesotans were passive-aggressive? A British dad has recorded a hilarious spoof "instructional" video to teach his teenage children how to change a roll of toilet paper.
Image shows area where St. Paul cops stunned man.
A photo posted to Facebook nearly five years ago is adding fresh fuel to debate over an incident in a St. Paul skyway that left…
Early in the All-Star Game at Target Field, a protester gained access to the large video board in right field by jumping from a parking…
Wind-swept ice is on the move along Lake Mille Lacs, with giant flows creating beachheads on the shoreline and grinding into houses.
Even for Minnesota, this has been a winter of extremes, with mandatory statewide school cancellations and wind chills plummeting to more than 40 degreees below…
BOOK REVIEW: In Connelly's fifth legal thriller, a dirty-tricks lawyer has an old case come back to haunt him.
Whether you'll be at the game or watching from the States, meet the people who will be showing their Purple Pride in London this Sunday.
Just after midnight on Aug. 1, Minnesota became the 13th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage. We live-blogged from the scenes of the state's first weddings.
The horses, once extinct in the wild, are being bred and reintroduced to protected lands as part of a coordinated species survival plan.
BOOK REVIEW: "Bad Monkey" is both a rollicking murder mystery and an elegy to the Florida that is fast disappearing.
116 youths died in Minnesota between 2001 and 2012.
The life story of Babe Didrikson, one of professional golf's most accomplished athletes.