Puppies rescued from Italy hotel avalanche

Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow — giving them new hope for the 23 people still missing in the disaster.

North Loop becoming the place to be in retail

January 23
The North Loop neighborhood, which already has staked its claim as a hot spot for chef-driven restaurants, is increasingly becoming a shopping destination for people from around the Twin Cities and visiting from out of town.