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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.
St. Louis Park nature center visitors have learned to keep an eye open for Chelsey Bahe's fleeting whimsical creations.
Identified as white supremacists, the Asatru Folk Assembly was forced to seek another location for its first Midwestern meeting.
Normandale Community College students say their proposal for renewable energy could save about $400 million a year nationwide.
Despite urging from older residents, city won't be plowing sidewalks, but the debate highlights the problems posed by aging suburban residents.
The future of Edina is being decided right now, and it’s probably too late to change course. The grandchildren of today’s residents will be living…
City Council balks at community center's $45 million price tag, adopts transit study that could sway future.
Some residents in Edina's Braemar neighborhood say city is fast-tracking $3 million project with little input.
Even in elementary school, Prince had some swag. He's 10 years old in this yearbook photo from John Hay School in Minneapolis.
The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of those responsible for recent vandalism at…
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating a large area in the Lyndale Avenue corridor of Bloomington for possible inclusion on the state Superfund…
After significant development, leaders worry about the fate of their cities if line never comes.
Bloomington man with a colorful past loses lawsuit, but vows to keep pursuing damages for health problems.
Citing safety concerns, organizers cancel annual festival parade.
Petition in Edina will bring a busy road a safe space to walk in 2018
A 50-year-old Plymouth woman tested at more than four times the legal blood alcohol limit after she crashed her vehicle into a downtown Hopkins brick…
As his high-school reunion approaches, this middle-aged grad regrets fumbling the chance to be a better person to the skinny, gangly kid everyone picked on as the class oddball.
The market marked its 10th year and new financial health.
A federal judge refused to dismiss their lawsuit alleging fair housing violations.
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