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It’s getting to the point where you wonder whether Gustavus Adolphus College would turn up its nose at a paltry $1 million gift. “No! Never,”…
Recruiting effort met by outrage in three cities.
Police said incident in Lyle, Minn., easily could have been much worse.
The 40-year battle over garbage ended with sharp criticism of county officials.
Attorney says family will ask for a second autopsy.
Mother says her late son's identity has been stolen, but credit bureau isn't responding.
Three schools in Perham, Minn., got an unexpected Christmas gift from Deloris "Dee" Barnack Kenner. But why?
Planners for the big event are readying an army of volunteer guides and a specially designed phone navigation app.
Here is a guide from one veteran skywalker of the nearly 9 enclosed miles in downtown Minneapolis.
Little is known about the giver, a retired nurse with no children.
The latest shot in an ongoing battle between a local landowner and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was fired last month
Twitter is thrilled by Minnesota's soon-to-be U.S. senator. Why? Three words: Tina and Amy.
Gov. Mark Dayton described the shorter hours at two ports of entry as "deplorable" and "ridiculous."
The defendant's boyfriend is also charged in the case.
Store's fate is a warning to all of rural Minnesota, city leaders say.
Charges that Blue Earth players beat a teammate prompted the decision.
In his hometown, a mix of shock and disappointment.
They went through the ice on their ATV while fishing last weekend.
Blue Earth district wanted more facts before discipline was considered.
Among the questions: What prompted the beating last month and why did it take so long to be investigated?
Police said he was bringing it to a sporting goods store for service.
Warm weather thawed out farm fields and released the odor of some powerful fertilizer.
The crew that raised him in Douglas County was thrilled to be part of the ceremony.
Two crossing stations on the Minnesota-Canada border in northwestern Minnesota will be closing earlier starting in January, and residents aren’t happy about it. “It’s a…
The nation's top turkey state is taking center stage ahead of Thanksgiving with high-profile events.
Alexandria’s eagerness for a new hockey rink has spawned what some see as uncomfortable competition. The NorthStar Group broke ground last month on a 70,000-square-foot…
The Minnesota's oldest dance hall is up for sale, and dancers made sure to go out on a high note
There's a simple reason — too much precipitation in recent years.
A growing number say they often don't feel like they have much voice in how that tax money is spent.
A large as 5 acres, it has been creeping along the lake since breaking loose from the shoreline on Friday the 13th.
Government health care. Racial equality. Income disparity. They're familiar battles in 2017. But not so familiar seven decades ago. Here's how a book about an education experiment in Minnesota decades ago foretold today's culture wars.
Corps of Engineers considers options proposed by the community.
Norton Armour was at the peak of his legal career, but something wasn't quite right.As general counsel for the Star Tribune Co., he represented a…
In the coming months, the city, where the population has more than doubled in the past 15 years, plans to annex about 30 properties in Isanti Township that border city limits.
Minnesota study is first to measure citizens' impact on preservation efforts.
Victims' rights lawyer Gloria Allred has represented accusers of Bill Cosby, President Trump.
FinnFest USA returns to Minneapolis on nation's 100th anniversary.
Minnesota is home to more Finnish-Americans than any other state.
After years of planning, new apartment project near Fort Snelling opens its doors to homeless vets.
Minnesotans in Irma's path come to terms with what has been lost and count their blessings.
NONFICTION: In Kurt Andersen's "Fantasyland," an outraged journalist flays his country's loss of reason.
The infant had been under the care of county officials in the weeks following her mother's death.
Many Minnesota snowbirds were breathing sighs of relief Monday, as reports from Florida's Gulf Coast indicated relatively little catastrophic damage after Hurricane Irma rolled through…
The lockers there improve security for gun-owning students.
As Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind is laid to rest Thursday, those who mourn hope her story will raise awareness of the plight of Indian women.
James Hunter had vowed to continue in office but reconsidered.
According to the criminal complaint, William Hoehn arrived home to find Brooke Crews cleaning up blood in their bathroom before she showed him a baby girl. "This is our baby, this is our family," he said she told him.
Persistence has paid off for a St. Louis Park artist who was on his way to becoming the Susan Lucci of the State Fair.For 10…
The announcement by the Fargo police ended a two-week search for Savanna Greywind, who was eight months pregnant when she disappeared.
An area near Dilworth, Minn., is among those being searched for Savanna Greywind, missing since Aug. 19.
Willmar might pull student privileges if parents, after multiple chances, still don't pay lunch debts
The policy would not apply to students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
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
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