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Concurrent reports should prompt wider perspective on the epidemic of consumption.
It's tough to imagine peace when you put numbers to the world's war fancy.
At one time it was understood that workers would share the rewards of increased productivity. Why not now?
Tax-exempt entities could add about $130,000 to its cash-strapped budget.
Terry Nyblom of Vadnais Heights feels vindicated despite disorderly conduct admission.
A sudden surge of sprawling suburban sports behemoths nationwide is creating a tricky competitive environment.
After Arden Hills, neighboring suburb is next to resist expansion of a Christian college.
Voters in Falcon Heights were opting for new faces at City Hall on Tuesday in the wake of the fatal shooting within their borders of…
Tapping by a few cities around White Bear Lake accounted for much of the drop in the lake's level, the DNR says; lawn watering is less of a culprit.
Districts want to go on building spree to meet growing enrollment and replace outdated facilities.
Even the bad news gets an airing, with the help of a simple, user-friendly web surf.
After a yearlong delay, election exposes the heated conflicts at City Hall.
Council candidates confront shooting aftermath, tax hike.
She won seven letters as a member of state championship soccer and golf teams. But she was involved with getting girls involved in sports to the end.
County leaders would love to win the headquarters prize. But if that doesn't happen, their sites still are sure to draw attention.
DNR questions the science and warns of dire consequences from court's decision, including years of watering bans.
Baker recalls 1957, when restaurant opened on Snelling Av. in Roseville.
Riverfront site in downtown St. Paul is added to proposal.
Opportunity to get the huge employer has TCAAP team "working 24/7."
A self-guided tour takes place next weekend as part of the city's 50th anniversary celebrations.
The project represents a reboot for what is now a flagpole-and-flowers public space outside the combined St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse.
They agreed the majority is eager for agreement and to avoid a public fuss.
Officials stressed that they want all living within the city limits to feel free to seek police protection without worrying about what their immigration status is.
She will be remembered for her style, work ethic and humor.
A Ramsey County district judge ruled in favor of White Bear Lake homeowners, who argued that the state was at fault for the unsustainable aquifer use.
Leaders remain hopeful that solar energy for the 427-acre Rice Creek Commons 'can still happen.'
In some poorer areas, rising home values could mean bumps of 10 to 20 percent.
City rejected the proposal when approached in 2014.
Roseville got a pitch last week as it ramps up toward a new long-range plan.
Rather than raze the residence, Roseville chose to take apart a small home piece by piece and sell off the components — many a century old.
City Council may decide the issue later this month.
Officials concerned over colleges' weaker economic punch, loss of tax base to tax-exempt institutions.
Developments in Lake Elmo, Rochester and Medina stress great design, communal features and vast stretches of protected nature.
Tiffany Slayton relishes the oft-told story about the day her father, shopping at Byerly’s, helped save the life of a stranger felled by a heart…
Statewide award goes to city for effort to clean up key civic space, save money and recycle waste.
Archers will be authorized to take up to 115 deer to bring population down.
But commissioners say they are being transparent.
City fears for its bottom line as the colleges seek to expand.
Minnesota's oldest standing courthouse came back to life, if only briefly.
New town center on 427 acres may be pushed back as far as 2019.
The City Council has agreed to take up the subject this summer, the result of a citizen engagement effort focused on issues of race and ethnicity that produced a strong turnout and a forceful push to support immigrants.
White Bear Lake, the most dire of mudholes within vivid memory, is now rising so high that it's threatening to stream out through overflow pipes. Legal issues still remain, but locals are hopeful that they will finally have their beaches back.
Mizu, in White Bear Lake, arrives in June as the latest entry.
The latest skirmish in a decades-old battle between Lake Elmo and the Metropolitan Council led to a recommendation Monday to green-light another upscale development in…
Before granting $1.3 million, the Ramsey County Board questions impact on taxpayers, use of county jail.
Sickly animals raise questions about culling as DNR studies issue.
School officials say maintenance needs can be bonded, but building additions require a referendum.
During the March trial over who or what is to blame for White Bear Lake's radical drop in elevation, lawyers for lakeshore owners and their allies laid out a case which, if they win, threatens to create years of turmoil and anger and cost huge sums to fix.
Judges ruled district was free to shutter three elementary sites despite community opposition.
The Rev. John Jeremiah McRaith, bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., was towed to his rest behind a tractor, on a dusty…
Judge's ruling over cause of elevation drop is not expected for months.
At issue is the 427-acre TCAAP megaproject in Arden Hills.
A popular move to change the name of Halfbreed Lake in Washington County is being deferred so locals can seek consensus on a new name, with some residents calling for a moniker that takes account of the area's Indian heritage.
Facing a likely legal battle, the board voted unanimously to reverse an earlier decision.
Proponents of the ban said it was needed to protect consumers from unknowingly purchasing troubled animals reared in poor conditions.
All sides reticent about what's coming, especially in wake of injuries to one county commissioner.
Bill Hutton will tackle issues of guns, court security and mentally ill jail inmates as executive director of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association.
An oblivious state government was behind the slow-motion disaster that struck White Bear Lake, the recreational jewel of the east metro area, a legal team representing lakefront owners alleges.
A push is on for privately financed passenger rail service from Eau Claire to St. Paul's Union Depot, with a stop in Stillwater.
Take-home internet has extra costs, wait times.
Ramsey, Washington counties pitch in several million each, pushing past start-up phase.
A digital involvement tool that cities and counties are using fell flat in the suburb, the City Council agreed.
Staffer's firing has two members "appalled," mayor talking of colleague's "silliness."
Transformation of old ammo plant site includes environment, and image.
Rather than preserving the building, it appears likely the armory will come down and the site redeveloped for housing.
Unlike the south metro's Red Line, at least so far, the A Line from south Minneapolis to Roseville is reporting solid ridership results.
In an era of extensive building and remodeling, the state Department of Education reports drops in the number of visits, registered users and loans of material.
Since 2005, the Ramsey system has been renewing, expanding, building: Now there's one more.
Minnesota cities want to prevent drinking water from tasting briny.
Joe Kimball remembers it as a tense period in his career at the Star Tribune: The time when his paper squared off against the rival…
Advocates of a second daily train to Chicago say the turnaround reinforces their case that there's a demand out there for rail service.
Differences remain on housing density and transit plans, but agreements reached on basic framework.
Complaints after federal animal inspector's visit to HarMar PetShop prompt city to consider oversight. The owner calls criticism of so-called "puppy mills" unfair.
Two members of next year's City Council fought the proposal, but the final vote was 4-1 in favor.
It may be a way to save money on energy, but much remains unknown about the pros and cons of such a project.