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Warm days, cool nights have led to a gradual snowmelt across much of Minnesota, keeping streams and rivers from a rapid rise.
With epic floods swamping much of the Great Plains and warmer weather likely to start melting the snowpack across Minnesota and North Dakota, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney declared a state of emergency for his city in anticipation of spring flooding and is seeking 200 volunteers to begin stuffing 1 million sandbags.
For years, officials have invested millions of dollars, which should make this spring less daunting than the 1997 and 2009 flooding.
The National Weather Service says there's a one in seven chance that the Mississippi River will in St. Paul will hit its historic high-water mark.
A steady, two-day rain expected to drench the knee-deep snowpack across much of Minnesota is raising flood concerns and sending crews to work to find a place for all that water.
The National Weather Service is predicting an increased risk of floods due to heavy snowfall.
Citing extraordinary leadership and bravery under fire in Afghanistan in 2009, the Army paid tribute to a native Iron Ranger with the Distinguished Service Cross.
Troopers estimate the seizure had a street value of $4.25 million.
The Legislature would need to change state law to approve the name.
Buchanan Grocery needs a new owner or it will close by the end of July.
Barry Ron Skog stole more than $57,000 from customers, according to plea documents.
The city has received complaints about unplowed private roads, but until the ordinance was modified, it lacked clear authority over those streets.
Jerry Hennessey's sentencing is set for June 13.
Federal prosecutors say he promised young men an education but demanded sex, work at his restaurant.
Judge handed out $3,000 in penalties to candidates for mayor, City Council.
A former St. Paul ballroom star who rose to national acclaim is dancing her way back from tragedy.
Lawyers board seeks discipline, up to disbarment, for alleged bankruptcy fraud.
After ballroom dancer Nic Westlake was killed by a light rail train, his family launched a website, nicwestlakememorial.com to gain support for safety improvements…
But many are worried that it will happen again Feb. 15.
Changes in agriculture and years of wear lead to teardown.
Fundamentalist Mormon leader Seth Jeffs' company is buyer in Cook County.
Walz to unveil plan today to cover services affected by federal shutdown.
A handful of federal employees joined Sen. Tina Smith at a news conference at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Authorities say a couple who bought the illegal contraband may have wanted them as family heirlooms.
Moody’s Investors Service has placed the credit rating of Faribault County as “uncertain” pending the submission of its 2017 audit. Moody’s issued a statement Wednesday…
Gary Grundy lived his life quietly working in the background to ensure that others would reach their full potential.Grundy, who worked as a business consultant…
They say managers of Broadmoor Valley have responded with threats.
Eyota Market has languished in the founder's estate for too long
The estate of Vivian Maier alleged that her work had been misappropriated.
Sherri Jo Genkinger, 58, was relieved of her duties on Oct. 25 while the accusation of "some stolen or missing" mail is probed.
Southwest Coaches Inc., which employs 70 people, operates Marshall's school buses and offers charter tours and other travel services.
When Art Owen died of a heart attack on Oct. 27, he left a role as spiritual leader in the Prairie Island Indian Community that…
Students can get their start by designing and building bicycles.
Investigators still lack a "theory" in murder, kidnapping case.
The Village Board unanimously opposed the chain's recent petition to the Becker County Board that would allow it to build about 20 miles southwest of Detroit Lakes.
The majestic bluff overlooking Lake Pepin bridges two cultures.
Assaulted in 1989, he has sued man who killed Jacob Wetterling.
Feedlot issues remain, but family says it needs room to grow.
Suspect held after standoff that led to lockdown of schools, officer's injury.
A former Hopkins mayoral candidate with a hot temper and a penchant for making foul threats was convicted Friday of threatening to kill a federal…
Before Dan Barnett "retired" for the fourth and final time, he made sure his work would continue even after he was buried.
With the windows falling off, the city came close to condemning it.
Downpours have flooded streets in Rochester; a possible tornado was spotted near Albert Lea.
While the grants are just part of a mix of public assistance to rural communities across the state, they offer a financial boost to those struggling to hang on to residents and hoping to attract newcomers in an era when rural populations generally are declining.
Federal judge says Byron Smith's constitutional right to a public trial was denied, but rules that doing so did not violate federal law.
The charges stem from an elaborate scheme to seed the internet with porn and seek legal settlements from those who downloaded the copyrighted videos.
Appeals Court endorses Winona County law.
Felix Battles risked everything to join the Union Army.
Proceeds from a ball next month will go toward a $750,000 off-site facility that will provide more space for the center's bald and golden eagles and its red tail hawk.
Researchers say they've been surprised by the number of bear sightings in the Twin Cities and further south.
Kathleen Uradnik wants a federal court to declare that forced union representation is barred by recent Supreme Court decision.
The suspected killer, Eric J. Thomes, killed himself after an hourslong standoff as police closed in to arrest him.
The massive promontory rising 400 feet above the Mississippi River appears headed for a cleanup and a more dignified future.
Enbridge has already been "actively engaged" with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, county sheriffs and tribal police, an official said.
MnDOT closed the Hwy. 41 bridge and its approaches between Shakopee and Chaska.
He's accused of killing wife, her daughter after family quarrel.
Magistrate Judge found that Chad Lee Monson was a flight risk and posed a danger to the community.
James Kelso advocated ending support for immigrant and refugee students.
Mayo Clinic patient from Pequot Lakes is living "proof of concept" for doctor's efforts to advance the use of viruses as a way to target cancers.
Jamie Kelso, who once lived with former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, wants a voice in public schools, and is scheduled to appear with other candidates at a forum Tuesday evening.
Program has given about 15 immigrants help with startups
Pisanu "Pat" Sukhtipyaroge still faces state charges of labor trafficking and criminal sexual conduct.
St. Paul developer has big plans for the historic girls' academy.
WINONA, MINN. – When Fatima Said asked the City Council here to join a national move to embrace immigrants, refugees and all other newcomers,…
Suit claims Illinois medical staff could have done more to prevent later overdose.
The star's insistence on privacy may have kept help at bay.
Family has no basis in law to block the release — but the Wetterlings are seeking to change that.
An emergency landing in Moline, Ill., was the beginning of the end, and even those closest to him said they didn't know painkillers had taken over his life. A week later, he was dead.
Medical personnel said the boy suffered multiple injuries over a sustained period of time.
The records still could be released pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act.
The bodies of Wilbert and Gloria Scheel were found Thursday in their car on a rural road. Their grandson is in custody.
A U study begun in 2006 seeks its last appropriation.
A racial slur on a student's truck prompted the town's mayor to speak out and stimulated soul-searching in this predominantly white, but rapidly changing city.
Red Wing Shoe Co. culled through about 600 stories submitted by customers since fall, telling of how they wear their boots, and selected 32 of the tales to showcase in a new two-story "Wall of Honor" display, which opens Monday at the company's retail store in Red Wing.
An 18-year employee of Farm Merchantile allegedly used the money to gamble.