Fondness for spring water overflows in Eden Prairie

Fondness for spring water overflows in Eden Prairie

None of those gathering water seemed perturbed by the city’s sign warning that “even though the water is tested, we cannot assure its safety at all times.”

Shiffer: State reports weed out medical pot growers' 'trade secrets'

December 6, 2014
Shiffer: State reports weed out medical pot growers' 'trade secrets'
LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions proved to the state that they had the financial wherewithal, technical prowess and security procedures to process and sell medical cannabis to patients. But if you want to know the details, you’re out of luck.

St. Paul artist may be out of options to save house

November 17, 2014
St. Paul artist may be out of options to save house
St. Paul
August 29

Public comment at St. Paul school board no longer ready for prime time

Standing at the microphone, Bob Zick was gaining steam in his diatribe against the St. Paul school board when he accused its members of “glamorizing…
Local
August 23

Wild rice showdown looms in northern Minnesota

Chippewa band members push for off-reservation rights in 1855 Treaty territory.
Local
August 22

Camera ban lifted, slightly, in Minnesota courts

Equipping police officers with body cameras has been called a crucial step toward restoring their battered image. Politicians and police chiefs alike say the video…
Minneapolis
August 21

Feds: Mpls. fund adviser used client money for new car, vacations, liquor

A former adviser to police and fire pension funds in Minneapolis faces a federal indictment for allegedly bilking mutual fund investors out of $1.2 million.
Local
August 20

Monarch butterfly rescue effort receives $20 million boost

Federal initiative follows a previously announced push by the White House.
Local
August 19

IRS investigating Minnesota options trader, investment coach

The IRS sent an undercover agent to meet with a Minnesota options trader and author suspected of tax evasion and fraud.
East Metro
August 18

Wisconsin county settles with frac sand firm over road damage

In an issue vexing many communities, Pepin County will get $480,334.
Local
August 18
Shell Rock River south of Albert Lea.

Green scum and fish kills have Albert Lea on edge

A revitalization of the area's waters will require reduced use of chemicals that seep off fields into local rivers and lakes, state officials say. But that argument is fueling sharp debate.
Local
August 15
Sarah Stoesz

Local Planned Parenthood weathers storm

If they’re feeling any heat from the national firestorm over fetal-tissue donation, leaders of Planned Parenthood’s local affiliate aren’t showing it. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony…
Local
August 8

Records sought by advocacy group reveal fate of U research dog

In a University of Minnesota laboratory last year, a dog identified only as 14CC4 gave its life for science — specifically, research into grafting blood…
Local
August 8

Lawyers for Minnesota terror suspects argue ISIL not terrorist organization

Attorneys for 7 suspects in FBI case are also seeking lighter security at trial, saying it could influence jury.
Local
August 5

Suit over Ponzi scheme survives challenge by Associated Bank

An Associated Bank executive allegedly facilitated a scheme that defrauded 700 investors out of $194 million.
Local
July 30

Minnesota Chamber seeks changes in laws to halt disability-access suits

Business owners try to head off expensive lawsuits described as a “cash cow.”
Local
July 25

Canadian teen sentenced after "swatting,” "doxxing” across North America

Through his computer in a suburb of Vancouver, the Canadian teenager carried out a yearlong campaign of harassment and mayhem across North America. He targeted…
Local
July 23

Judge throws the book at Twin Cities coin fraudster

The judge said Jay Flynn preyed on elderly victims, stole their savings and refused to answer their calls. The judge then gave the former Twin Cities coin and bullion dealer a stiffer sentence than the prosecutor sought: 52 months in prison.
Local
July 19

Oldest FOIA requests: 20 years, and still waiting

It’s hard to fathom the threat to national security hidden in the files of Vietnam War-era Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Earle Wheeler. Or records…
Local
July 18

Staffing shortages send overtime soaring in sheriff's agencies

Counties are so short-staffed that even handling 911 calls is a struggle.
Local
July 18

State security guard supports dozens with overtime payday

  No state employee works longer hours than Abu Kamara. In the past five years, the 59-year-old “security counselor” at the Minnesota State Security Hospital…
Local
July 18

Wasps deployed in a sting operation against emerald ash borer

The beetle bandit wasp can help find infestations.
Local
July 13

Wayward barrel left in Minneapolis alley remains a toxic enigma

Just like the red stains etched in the pavement, the mystery of the leaking barrel of acid remains an irritant for a north Minneapolis neighborhood.…