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It started in April with an earsplitting explosion that shook dozens of homes. That was followed seconds later by what the company argued was the first earthquake in Mankato's history.
City breaks ground this week on rebuilding of Tink Larson Field
A Moorhead officer and a a Clay County sheriff's deputy police dog both found their colleague instead of the driver being pursued.
Thomas Grothe allegedly was intoxicated when an officer spotted him driving erratically and on the wrong side of the road, a police report said.
On the 10-year anniversary of the I-35W disaster, the city thanked its first responders and dedicated a monument.
Bertram Boyum is a legend in the corner of the world where Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa meet.
Review: 'Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures,' by Ben Mezrich
NONFICTION: Author Ben Mezrich recounts the thrilling quest to bring the woolly mammoth back to life.
Two days after protest, Dayton says the DNR will survey Mille Lacs this fall.
In a first for Minnesota, Wright County to make watercraft inspections for aquatic invasive species mandatory
The move signals a get-tough attitude toward a threat to Minnesota lakes.
The push for unity in Delano comes against the backdrop of a changing Minnesota. More than a million people of color live in the state, about 20 percent of all residents.
A longtime family farm could be sacrificed to keep barges moving.
Decades-long feud between the residents near Hoffman Lake and West McDonald Lake is settled — for now
What drew them to Trump in the first place — and still holds them close — is his blunt, brash, take-no-prisoners attitude.
Bob Dylan's hometown of Hibbing, Minn., lacks a prominent public monument to the songwriter and singer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature last year. But a group of local Dylan boosters is taking steps to change that.
The state's thriving bald eagle population is in the midst of nesting season, and the birds hatched this year should be ready to fledge — or fly from the nest — right around July 4.
Abandoned as a child after his mother died and his father disappeared, McCarthy became the world's largest Oldsmobile dealer, and Lindahl Olds was a Minnesota landmark for decades on the Interstate 494 strip in Richfield.
Wi-Fi? Sure. But North Woods will still be a bucolic getaway.
In Willmar, Minn., hundreds of volunteers worked from sunup to sundown for nine days to create a playground that's fully accessible to children with disabilities — and open to all.
Actor Scott Baio sets social media ablaze over Brainerd school's entries.
Tuesday's tornado that hit near Chetek stayed on the ground 30 to 60 miles, longer than a typical storm of its strength.
In the shambled remains of a mobile home park near Chetek, dazed residents look for pets as well as seeking shelter after the storm, which packed winds of 120 to 130 mph.
A world-class collection of vintage military planes is the main draw at the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls, Minn., but this memorial to the 20th-century cataclysm has much more to offer.
The 34-acre forest, adjoining Clearview Elementary School in the Sherburne County town of Clear Lake, has been part of the school for 40 years.
More than 1.6 million Minnesotans lack access to a grocery store
As a young girl, Laura Ingalls worked as a waitress and housekeeper at the hotel, where she would devour a popular pulp-fiction magazine.
Lambasted for refusing to tear down a funky, 54-foot concrete tower and dogged by a civil complaint in federal bankruptcy court, Kerkhoven Mayor Jim Rothers quit five months after he was elected.
Pam Edstrom, PR giant and University of Minnesota grad who created the legend of Bill Gates, dies at 71
Reporters who wanted to talk to Bill Gates had to get past Pam Edstrom first. Smart, tough and funny, Edstrom was known inside Microsoft Corp.…
With strong support from throughout southern Minnesota and from as far away as Hawaii, area residents have raised more than $70,000 to take over the 9-hole Fort Ridgely course, located south of Fairfax, from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Citing a responsibility to taxpayers, the Trump administration recently proposed a federal budget that calls for drastically reducing — or eliminating — programs that pay for Meals on Wheels and other nutrition services.
Despite a call for his resignation by two City Council members, the beleaguered mayor of Crosby, Minn., says he has no plans to quit. James…
The northern Minnesota county has, so far, escaped infestation by major aquatic invasive species (AIS), including zebra mussels, milfoil and starry stonewort.
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur'an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Legislature.
NONFICTION: Welcome to Stamp World, where the quest to possess means everything.
Foundation focuses early effort on seven north-central counties.
Among them were two armed suspects who fled the house before police arrived and were later captured.
The mayor and his girlfriend allegedly swindled her husband out of nearly $90,000 in a purported sale of a convenience store.
Review: 'Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound & Revolution of the Electric Guitar,' by Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna
NONFICTION: The electric guitar is a cultural icon without parallel. "Play It Loud" explains how it came to be.
A day later, residents around the Zimmerman and Clarks Grove areas were cleaning up and counting their blessings.
The impact killed the calf and was enough to set off the vehicle's air bags and send the deputy to the hospital.
In Cleveland, where the nine-man football team finished second in the state last year, it's the band that most unites the students and the town, a band that would be the envy of many big-city programs.
The two were arguing over access to a local lake, according to a criminal complaint.
Water quality, shoreline issues pit neighbor against neighbor.
One alleged accomplice is dead, two others face felony charges in plot to burglarize rural Madelia farmhouse.
Newspaper publisher says community response to writer's ouster has been overwhelmingly positive.
Review: 'High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic,' by Glenn Frankel
NONFICTION: An absorbing account of how a routine 1952 western starring a has-been and an unknown became an unexpected classic.
Federal government has been slow to deliver long-promised funds.
The action does not signal a broad crackdown, an official says.
CLEVELAND, MINN. School officials in this southern Minnesota town of 715 people will be asking voters on Monday for $18 million, a hefty sum…
One of three people in the car was fatally shot by the southern Minnesota homeowner, who told police he fired a handgun at the vehicle as it tried to leave his driveway.
A new liquor law in Mankato could cut down on BWI: bartending while intoxicated. Under a major overhaul of city liquor laws passed last month,…
In the internet era, it's easier than ever to get a fake ID, making it even more important for bar owners and managers to train their staffers.
The annual switch "doesn't make any sense," a state senator says.
Minnesota's oldest retail co-op falls victim to changing times
Like one of the old films once shown at the movie palace, they came from miles around to work together.
NONFICTION: In "His Father's Son," Ted Roosevelt Jr. tries to live up to his famous father's legend.
Video appears to show officer striking 19-year-old man after traffic stop.
Two Harbors couple say man bled them dry; he calls accusation "sour grapes."
The 2 inches that fell Saturday was enough of a problem, leading to more than 300 crashes and spinouts on Minnesota roads, most in the metro.
For 63 years, Mildred "Millie" DeZiel operated elevators in downtown Minneapolis. With her red hair elegantly coifed, wearing white gloves and an immaculately tailored suit, DeZiel was a familiar figure to generations.
Spending aims at nasty species as regional approach is considered.
City officials have met twice with area residents to discuss the problems, and a complaint has been filed with the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards about Vicki Landwehr.
Comfortable in a changing world, yet holding fast to his own exacting standards, Dr. H. Mead Cavert was a key figure in the growth of…
National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D., houses an astonishing collection of rare, one-of-a-kind musical instruments.
A sense of frustration came out time and again in conversations with Twin Cities-area voters Tuesday.
Minnesota's small towns, often dwindling in population, increasingly lack the financial and volunteer resources to care for their aging neighbors
The worry is about lost state aid for those students. In Fulda, Minn., some students and parents say that school officials have discouraged enrollment.
The DWI crash killed one boy and paralyzed another. Half of the $15 million will come from three taverns that served Gerald Mohs when he was already drunk.
The candidate shortage at the local level has some worried about future of civic leadership in Minnesota.
But owner is willing to donate some of the land back to the state.
The 270-acre complex is proposed for the shore of Star Lake, home to sensitive wildlife breeding grounds, cabins in families for generations and a private hunting club used by some of Minnesota's oldest-money families.
Over the last five years, food shelf visits statewide are up by 6 percent. But visits by seniors are up 24 percent, according to Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
Mall worker recalls how assailant charged at him outside St. Cloud mall.
Richard “Dick” Bowman wasn’t afraid to make a big impression, whether by lowering an automobile into a courtroom on a crane or wearing a pink…
Sinclair Lewis satirized commercialism; now his history center is being sold to developers.
Many said confessed killer Danny Heinrich deserves much more than 20 years in prison. "It kind of tore the community apart for 27 years, and he's getting 20 years?" said one St. Joseph resident.
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