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The 16-1 Met Council vote sets in motion a plan to dedicate an increasing percentage of Park and Trails Legacy funding to that mission.
Questions arise over hangar rent, business use and spending priorities. 'It's been a little heated,' council member says.
He "very likely" brewed the dose that killed teenager, prosecutor says.
Authorities say they see internet crime "everywhere."
Metro-area communities may be required spend up to 10 percent of their share of state parks Legacy funds to attract more youth, new immigrants, and racial and ethnic minorities to regional parks under a proposal approved Monday by a committee of the Metropolitan Council.
The Scandia mining operation caused a stir when it resumed in 2013.
Brian L. Kersten allegedly brought a Chinese woman to Woodbury.
It was a day in June, only months before her death, that Inez Florence Oehlke reminded the citizens of Woodbury once again that old age…
Volunteers help to guide vision for Minnesota's largest state park
With a prominent new sign, the gateway to one of Minnesota's national parks can more easily show off its fresh facelift.
Only a few short years ago, a messy summer festival and bitter disagreements over a new bridge trapped Stillwater under dark clouds of controversy. Soon…
Voters were misled, a Stillwater parent argued, but the judge ruled that the law was on the side of the district.
Plan for new Oltman Middle School is "great for the kids."
City's police department closed, but the officers changed uniforms and remained.
A smaller jack is needed to tighten cables that hold segments together. Work on river spans not affected.
Eleven candidates, including two incumbents, will compete in November in midst of debate over closings.
A Forest Lake man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in their apartment…
Dean Zuleger said he's been passed over for similar jobs because of statements made about his departure.
Six candidates will compete in Tuesday’s primary election for a vacant Washington County Board seat representing Oakdale and the surrounding area, with the two top…
Metro-area prosecutors and police agencies anticipate that hundreds of women and girls will be sold on the sex market during Super Bowl 2018, mostly at huge organized parties and through provocative online ads and social media.
Homicide charge against the 14-year-old girl says she attempted suffocation and cut victim's neck with a piece of a broken bowl.
County officials cite excessive wear and tear on the 146-year-old Stillwater landmark for the moratorium on new bookings.
Police found beaten victim wandering on a dark street, said she was looking for airport to return home.
Niña and Pinta dock for 12 days to tell of an explorer's journey
William James Scheel was stabbed himself as sister tried to stop attack on their father.
The Prairie Island Indian Community's development of recently acquired acreage in Washington County could be years away and most likely will include housing or businesses…
The manufactured water attraction will reopen in early August after a $1.3 million overhaul.
Aaron Schnagl claimed at his sentencing Friday morning that he didn't receive a fair trial.
Parent says district misled voters in 2015, but district says vote to close schools was a separate action.
Former VP, environmental groups say family's sale of lot would harm river.
St. Croix County opposes sale of parcel in family's Supreme Court fight.
The polio came suddenly, when James Kellen was playing in a football game his junior year in high school. Soon he was flat on his…
Cheyenne Foster pleaded guilty to persuading the victim through online chats and video conferencing to commit sex acts.
Ken Harycki, convicted of tax evasion, will be given a chance to help prosecute co-defendants.
Parents have built a strong alliance to battle the district's decision to close three elementary schools.
Memorial Day signals that the fun is just around the corner
Washington County's new public works complex reflects a suburban transformation over 50 years.
Elementary students will be bused home.
Law enforcement memorial service in Stillwater included naming 128 killed nationwide in the line of duty last year.
The Wilder Forest, north of Stillwater, is described as being pristine with rare birds and native oaks.
Hatem Amin Younis was making sales at his business and his house, criminal charges say.
Red Rock Square units would seed development around Newport's new transit station.
Demand for underage and vulnerable girls on upswing, Imran Ali says.
Enbridge is getting ready to boost pumping capacity in lines that run under headwaters of the federally protected St. Croix River.
Boy, 9, died from rare brain infection traced to water in Lily Lake. Judge said there was nothing to show city knew of danger.
Work at the historic logging landmark on the St. Croix will include signs and green space.
A new charter school is coming to a small Washington County city that’s been fighting to save its longtime elementary school. State approval for the…
Backers say it will help foster religious freedom.
Neighbors protest height of new auditorium at former Zephyr dinner train site.
Stillwater school board members voted 4-2 to suspend action on their intended closing of three elementary schools until a court challenge is resolved.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge will begin its full-time summer lift schedule on April 20, allowing St. Croix River boats to pass beneath it at regular…
The Stillwater school district “acted well within the boundaries of the law” when it decided to close three elementary schools, Superintendent Denise Pontrelli said Thursday.…
A parents' group, 834 Voice, alleges board members and administrators skirted the law with bond issue.
Convergence of vehicles at Manning Avenue and 10th Street a concern for years.
A tiny plot of shore land on the federally protected St. Croix River has become a legal fight taken all the way to the Supreme Court over private property rights.
Strong odor alerted neighbors and police three days later.
Opponents near Lake Elmo say longer runway will cause safety concerns, hurt property values.
At issue is May 2015 bond referendum that included money for improvements.
Islamic Society of Woodbury-East Metro would build it on 29 acres; $500,000 needs to be raised for project.
Natalie Warren will work with landowners, real estate developers and local governments to explain land-use regulations before misunderstandings turn into confrontations.
Betty Wall, 96, of Faribault, was in the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, which trained men for combat.
Golf legends Arnold Palmer and Annika Sorenstam will redesign the 27-hole Tartan Park, the struggling 3M golf course and recreation retreat in Lake Elmo, into an 18-hole layout.
The Oakdale resident, 77, was a former mayor and City Council member.
Nathan Eldredge said nothing in his defense. Killing was 'excessively cruel,' victim's sister says
Nathan Eldredge represented himself at the first-degree murder trial but made no opening statement and said nothing in his own defense.
The mighty river, just a few weeks away from ice-out, is now approaching that dangerous time of year when its strong current drives unfathomable tons of ice downstream.
After months of contentious debate and five hours of testimony, the vote came late Thursday with a roar of disapproval.
Filing asks district to comply with referendum or hold a new one; board votes Thursday.
In a first in Minnesota, a makeover with "kid-friendly" features soon will help soften the shock of seeing parents wearing strange clothes behind a glass panel.
As closure vote nears, Stillwater parents disagree with district's predictions.
The survey was conducted for the Stillwater district.
Superintendent wants a delayed vote. Opposing parents say she's stalling and want the plan voted down.
The superintendent wants to push vote back to March 3, following a public hearing.
Judge says company waited too long to disqualify law firm.
A Chisago County man, Aaron Schnagl, was found guilty of third-degree murder Friday evening for providing the cocaine that killed Danielle Jelinek. But the jury found him not guilty of concealing her body.
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