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Victor Paradis, a Navy master chief machinist, had a knack for turning up at the most dangerous moments of World War II.He was at Pearl…
NONFICTION: "No Beast So Fierce" chronicles the most prolific serial killer in recorded history — a tiger.
WINONA, MINN. – An attempt at making a Guinness World Record was nearly derailed Friday morning when the star went off script. As scores…
Dan Ekre, Bagley's animal control officer, handles some surprising cases.
After three months on the run, Jerry Hennessey turned himself in. Now he's "accepting responsibility," his attorney said.
All Xcel Energy natural gas customers are urged to lower thermostats to 63 because of "significant strain" on the utility's natural gas system. Minneapolis, St. Paul and Anoka-Hennepin schools will be closed Thursday.
Jennie-O Turkey Store said that it's working with law enforcement officials to set up a trust fund for the 13-year-old.
Alleged violent acts in northwestern Wisconsin leave family, friends with questions.
Captive for almost three months, the 13-year-old seized an opportunity and walked away. And acting on the information Jayme provided, police found a suspect within five minutes.
Wisconsin authorities said Jayme Closs was abducted by 21-year-old Jake T. Patterson, who is being charged with murder and kidnapping. She was reunited with her family. "It's amazing, the will of that 13-year-old girl to survive and escape," Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.
William Lass, who literally wrote the book, says origin is complex.
Jake Patterson had no criminal record or social media footprint.
Matt Lindbo 19, a senior at Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls, Minn., pulled off a feat that's rarely been accomplished.
Of the state's 47 largest retail centers outside the Twin Cities, all but two saw a loss of retailers from 2009 to 2015.
A petition to the White House suggests giving Minnesota's scenic Northwest Angle to Canada.
Federal and state regulators are trying to rein in the deluge of calls, which totaled more than 5.1 billion nationwide this year.
Group that helped save magnificent Mayowood is disbanding
Dr. Erik Bostrom of Aitkin isn't an obstetrician. But in rural hospitals, delivering babies is part of a family doctor's job. And for Bostrom, it's become his favorite part.
NONFICTION: A former New York Times reporter tells his own story about living with seizures and suffering trauma — and nearly dying.
Lawyer for man accused in $5 million theft said he never left the country.
Jerry Hennessey, who now faces a mail fraud count in federal court, told a friend he was "in big trouble" before fleeing to Iowa.
Diocese of St. Cloud says the school, Holy Innocents', has no link to organized Catholic church.
Grain co-op's manager and money have disappeared.
Town and family struggle while investigators keep hope alive: "The motive isn't there. The reason isn't there. I wish, wish, wish every night before I go to bed that we find a clue."
Days after her election as Mankato’s first woman mayor, Najwa Massad wasn’t quite used to the idea. “It still seems kind of surreal,” Massad said…
Naegele was the lead investor for a group that got an NHL expansion team in St. Paul for the 2000-01 season.
Officials say driver had been inhaling chemicals before getting behind the wheel. "There's a deep sadness in this town," says Chippewa Falls minister.
She is charged with killing infant in home day care run by her foster parents.
Joseph Gaugler, who holds an endowed chair in long-term care and aging in the School of Public Health, said he hopes to visit all 87 counties.
Officials said suspect not linked to disappearance of 13-year-old Wisconsin girl.
Online charity platform says it's safe; some see need for oversight.
Twelve days after the two were shot to death in their home, their 13-year-old daughter remains missing.
The funeral for her parents is set for Saturday afternoon.
Montevideo, Minn. – As Sandra Albrecht turned 50, she moved out of town and dropped out of sight. Twenty-five years later, she died. During…
The co-op closed its doors Sept. 10, just as harvest season was getting underway.
Sonya Goins has been training for months to run the Medtronic TC 10 Mile race Sunday. And for nearly all that time, she's been living only on the fluids that dripped into her veins through an IV port.
The town of Gilbert, Minn., was buzzing about erratic avian behavior. Turns out, the birds have been getting tipsy on fermented berries.
Ski champ Jessie Diggins of Afton will perform before a home-state crowd at the first event held on U.S. snow in nearly 20 years.
Chippewa band creates broadband firm to serve its reservation.
General manager Jerry Hennessey disappeared two weeks ago just as authorities began looking into a major problem with the elevator's books.
Floodwaters, strong winds and tornadoes left a trail of damage.
A group of residents felt that now was the time to encourage people to bring out the best in themselves. Thus was born Faribault's Virtues Project.
FARGO, N.D. – The grass has yet to grow thick and green on Savanna Greywind’s grave. Her headstone, tucked in a quiet corner of…
The Western Minnesota Threshers Reunion offers steam-powered "heart and soul" in Rollag, Minn.
After two decades of silence, Happy Chef regains his voice.
The proposed 270-acre complex, about 190 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, was planned for the shore of Star Lake.
The span suffered significant damage, officials said, and will remain closed until further notice.
Landmark near Waseca to be celebrated with book, ice cream social
In a federal lawsuit against Rick Duncan, Michelle Jacobson alleges a hostile work environment, emotional distress and sexual harassment.
Outbreaks of an unusual and potentially toxic blue-green algae have been reported in at least five western Minnesota counties, including in Maplewood State Park in…
The chef will join the 21st century with an electronics update shortly after Labor Day.
Adjustment for inflation will raise wages by 17 to 21 cents an hour.
What fairgoers are really after, it turns out, is togetherness. Memories. And a sense of who they are as Minnesotans.
The city is turning a vacant downtown building into a creative hub.
As news of Lindsay Whalen's retirement spread through her hometown, many stopped to pay tribute to the local girl who became an international sports star and never forgot her roots in a small Minnesota city.
"Small Town Robot" was inspired by the winning robotics team from tiny Greenbush, Minn.
Honor the Earth says the environmental assessment process was "arbitrary and capricious."
Andrew J. Shea may be best remembered as the brilliant attorney who came up with the winning legal strategy that kept Major League Baseball from killing off the Twins.
Gregory Scheel pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.
The boy was found tangled in a playground swing Wednesday afternoon.
The victim's body was recovered floating in the lake near the local tourist information office.
The caller reported seeing an object floating in the water near the tourist information center.
Employees with the sheriff's office jumped into the Lip Sync Challenge by shaking their uniformed booties.
The victim received a concussion and later moved out of state.
The latest skirmish was sparked by a Facebook post calling him a beer-drinking slob.
Hennes, 63, died unexpectedly Thursday at his Mendota Heights home.
Witnesses said the City Council members "were acting like two children [in] a schoolyard."
With no injuries or catastrophic damage, Mora, Minn., youth reveled in the weirdness of it all.
In the Twin Cities metro area, the first six weeks of summer have been the hottest and muggiest ever, the National Weather Service says.
Officials in the town of Hartland are at odds with an animal lover over permits and licenses.
After 6 years and $2 million, future of Carnegie building seems safe
Investigators say Rick Duncan admitted writing anonymous, threatening letters to coerce a female employee.
1 death reported in Wisconsin. Carlton County reports $350,000 in road damage. Earthen dam break leads to flash flooding in rural Douglas County.
The new plan — which will take at least a year to finalize — calls for the city to create a material-handling facility at the Port of Wabasha.
In a letter, a lawyer representing the city vigorously denied the allegations, calling them "unsubstantiated, inaccurate and contrary to law."