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The lab's signature experiment — an enormous detector that captures glimpses of neutrinos fired at northeastern Minnesota from Illinois — recorded its final data in late June.
Professor Stephen Frank started the poll as a class project, a way for his students to understand research methods.Over the years, the St. Cloud State…
In small-town Clinton, Minn., the grant-funded eatery is nearing its four-year end date. Brent Olson never intended to run a small-town cafe.
Dozens of women crowded the homes of fourth-graders Ahmed Hashi and Idris Hussein, whose families live not far from one another in Willmar, to offer the families comfort and prayers.
Danny Heinrich's attorneys had sought the move for his federal trial.
Expansion at Austin facility will add jobs, accelerate cancer research
Court documents filed Wednesday outline similarities between Jacob Wetterling's abduction and a Cold Spring assault.
The loss of a summer tradition is lamented, even as one young Detroit Lakes family bucks the trend.
PIPESTONE, Minn. – The old glass door to Lange’s Cafe has been repaired, its hinges replaced. But not once in 55 years has it…
The suit, filed Wednesday in Stearns County District Court, claims that Danny Heinrich grabbed Jared Scheierl, forced him into his car and sexually assaulted him.
The pretrial hearing in Danny Heinrich's federal case focused on a search warrant.
Motions in child porn case to be heard Wednesday in Minneapolis federal court.
Linda Doebbert's soft paintings of cabins hang in many Detroit Lakes homes. Those commissions might have constituted her career. But Doebbert loved experimenting, pushing her…
It was relocated within Austin in an effort to boost local business.
The discovery comes six months after three boaters went missing on the massive lake when their boat capsized. The bodies of two of the men were recovered last fall.
Neighborhood draws Maud Hart Lovelace fans from all over country
The case challenges ICE's "blanket" policy for holding immigrants.
A nonprofit developer has big plans for a 336-square-foot prototype
No one was in the church at the time. Sanctuary is "a total loss," authorities said.
A good storm kicked up the big waves on Lake Superior's North Shore, drawing surfers in search of a chilly adventure.
A state archaeologist found that the number and condition of the bones found in an Alexandria lake hint at an American Indian gathering place — a bison kill site, hundreds or perhaps thousands of years old.
Lowell Deede trekked every public road, or 2,156 miles, in the northwestern county.
The candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination appeared at a rally in Hibbing Friday, saying 'if we can win here in Minnesota, we've got a real path to victory.'
Danny James Heinrich, in federal custody since October, faces 25 charges related to possessing and receiving child pornography.
For the first time this year, a team measured the ice thickness, stopping at 18 points in what many see as a truly Minnesotan sign of spring.
Jason Moszer was the first Fargo police officer to be killed on duty in 134 years. His suspected killer was found dead inside a home.
Charges against the Baudette woman allege that she took funds intended for the families of three men who went missing on Lake of the Woods in October.
The old power plant that stands on the edge of the Cedar River here no longer cranks out electricity. The turbines were taken out years ago, the boilers broken down.
Becker County Board members want more details about a White Earth plan for bilingual signs
Three others were sickened in an unventilated converted camper on Leech Lake.
The land was worth little. Robert Treuer bought it — 200 acres of barren, abandoned farmland near Bemidji, Minn. — in 1958 for about $2,000.He…
Aurora residents are saying so long to Zup's as rural shopping habits shift.
The depot, built in 1888, was saved from demolition by a group of concerned residents.
Long before he was named in the Jacob Wetterling abduction, Danny James Heinrich, now 52, led a troubled early life of burglary, drinking and financial difficulties, records and interviews show.
Residents affected by the latest developments in the Wetterling case came together.
The 22-year-old had turned himself in. Jerome Deon Ladette Harrell went to Stearns County jail to take care of outstanding warrants for failing to have…
Fewer Minnesotans were homeless at the start of this year than in 2014 — the first drop in several years and one more dramatic than the national average.
Authorities now believe the string of 1980s assaults of boys in Paynesville may be connected to more serious crimes that followed: the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy in Cold Spring and the unsolved abduction of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph.
A man identified last week as a "person of interest" in the kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling 26 years ago will remain in custody on child pornography charges, a federal magistrate ruled Wednesday morning.
Patty Wetterling said she and her husband were surprised when authorities told them they had identified a person of interest in their son Jacob's abduction 26 years ago.
Investigators have long explored possible links between the Jared Scheierl assault and Jacob Wetterling abduction. "The whole reason I kept on continuing this was for the sake of the Wetterlings finding answers," Scheierl says.
Eight assaults against Paynesville boys ages 12 to 16 take on new significance with the person of interest in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance.
Austin Port Authority approved the $2.9 million agreement, City Council gave the OK
The files chronicle the love story of Michael McConnell and Jack Baker, who in 1970 became the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license. They told the larger history of the fight for gay rights in Minnesota and elsewhere.
Family members, neighbors and about 2,000 law enforcement officers from across North America gathered Friday to honor Deputy Steven M. Sandberg.
The city ended Showboat's lease at the park, saying site is meant for industrial use
In fifth grade, Veda Ponikvar decided that she would someday run a newspaper. She did — two of them, for nearly five decades. With them,…
"Everybody's hurting" after three experienced anglers went missing in the tight-knit community. Two bodies have been found.
Though center will be razed, aim is to staff American Indian site.
City Council voted to allow the change over some liquor store owners objections.
Two people are dead after a head-on crash midday Monday along Hwy. 65 south of Braham, Minn. The crash, between a 2011 Ford Fusion and…
On Monday, the City Council must weigh the trickier question of whether to extend off-sale hours for all, including liquor stores.
Linguist Sara Schmelzer Loss grew up in the area and wants to see how language changes
Some say the rentals have boosted the broader bike culture. But Nice Ride also has learned a few hard lessons.
Gene Hennig didn’t start a bucket list after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013, at age 65. He was already well on his…
A downtown church is being turned into a nighttime shelter for a set of homeless people who they say have too few options: chronic alcohol and drug users.
The city attorney determined that petition to remove member from office was not valid
Smaller Minnesota cities are building better trail connections, revamping parks and finding other ways to draw folk to a sometimes overlooked river.
Agency cited for training errors in its rush to train 12 part-time officers.
Neighbors pledged pledged $18,000 through Kickstarter to keep Bonnie's Hometown Grocery in business.
Their intuition came from different sources: Jack Baker, from his time in law school, and Michael McConnell, from his belief that "love is the most powerful force in the universe."
The campaign stems from an earlier controversial move to can the city administrator.
A St. Cloud group has built the state's first tiny house for the homeless; now the house needs a spot to call home.
Even before the sex abuse scandal made him one of the most embattled figures in the Catholic church, Archbishop John Nienstedt’s tenure was turbulent. His…
Driver speaks out after serving time for the '14 crash that killed mother of two biking with her kids.
The Northwest Angle's 119 residents, many from families that operate resorts and fishing outposts, treasure the Angle Inlet School.
Arlene Bush served on the Bloomington school board for so long — 33 years — that the group now meets in the Arlene Bush Boardroom.…
New Bonanza Valley Voice owner puts everything into small-town newspapering.
The 1.6 miles that crosses Randy Bowe's land will close to hikers, forcing alternative routes.
The 1.6 miles that crosses Randy Bowe's land will close to hikers, forcing alternative routes.
In Alexandria, there's a new high school template — moving walls, no desks, and a new way to teach.
The city of Wyoming, Minn., is suing six makers of wet wipes, arguing that "so-called flushable wipes" are clogging their wastewater systems and costing them money.
After months of debate, the "loud noise" will still call folks to wake up, eat, go home.
Few have kept the handful of daily sirens that once dotted the workday in the factories and fields.
Authorities are investigating human remains found beside Interstate 90 near Albert Lea as a suspicious death. Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag said that the bones…
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