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Starting Friday night, drivers need an alternate route to and downtown Minneapolis.
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John Fairbanks Sr., 40, leaves behind a pregnant wife and young son.
Climate change expert Aaron Doering will serve 180 days in the workhouse and complete two years of probation.
Honold has advocated for better police training since a 2014 rape.
Andrew Cunat was reunited with his family late Wednesday.
Police said the student's mother could face charges.
They say autopsy results suggest victim found in W. Seventh area was killed.
Vandals appear to have stood on the letter and pulled like crazy, according to an official of the company that manages the park. Eventually, the welded bottom broke free.
Tradition runs deeper than on the floor for the two finalists, neither of which has ever won a men's basketball championship.
Albert Dashow, 39, died in the March 27 altercation. The exact cause of his death is still under investigation.
Relatives of Amber Hopkins can't fathom how she wound up in an abandoned lot in north Minneapolis covered in brush, trash and debris.
The body was found in the backyard of an abandoned home near N. 36th and Dupont avenues.
New corrections commissioner says advisory group could reduce bias in decisions to free offenders.
The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m., killing 54-year-old Dan Lytle, his family said.
No one was hurt in the incident, which resulted in the cordoning off of the historic block.
Michael Herzog suffered second- and third-degree burns over nearly 80 percent of his body.
The victim of Friday night's fatal shooting in Frogtown was identified as Mark Franklin Jr., 21.
Street flooding intensified in southern Minnesota, as snow hit the north.
No initial reports of any injuries as rain fell on the already wet and heavy snow.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a new round of controversy following comments in an interview that implied that former President Barack Obama's political prowess helped him get "away with murder."
Counterfeit drug is linked to at least one fatal overdose in the state.
Doug McLeod had been invited back to the 75th annual high school hockey championships at the X with a group of fellow broadcasting veterans.
Jake Patterson wrote to KARE 11 that he has "huge amounts" of remorse.
Lloyd Johnson will have to comply with a lifetime firearms ban.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals cited the 14th Amendment requirement that no state can "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
A free music festival at the Minneapolis Armory and an outdoor venue is part of the growing list of festivities.
Police profiling and lack of public housing were among the top worries.
State joins potent voting bloc on March 3 as it shifts to presidential primary.
A 911 caller reported hearing 10 shots ring out near the intersection of N. Avon Street and Carroll, across from Carty Park.
The defendant and others held their victim captive in Somalia for nearly 2 years and demanded $20 million ransom.
It started with a stop over a warrant, but the suspect fled to a nearby parking lot.
Authorities have identified a person of interest in the shooting but have not yet taken the person into custody, said Crystal Deputy Chief Brian Hubbard.
Bryce Bellomo killed two of his wife's sisters before dying by suicide.
Maxwell T. Janes, 19, reportedly punched a Minneapolis police officer in the face while intoxicated.
Details were slim late Thursday, but multiple law enforcement agencies, including the BCA, were involved in the incident.
Paul Schnell aims to make the state's prisons safer and saner.
The move came after the Ramsey County Board questioned the depot's use.
The unprecedented legislative hearing at Stillwater prison comes as the Department of Corrections is reeling from the deadliest year in the agency's history.
Leigh Meska, 31, turned up Thursday in Rockford, but authorities did not say how she got there.
For nearly seven consecutive days, the state was designated the chilliest in the Lower 48.
Minneapolis police join efforts to prevent homeless people from getting frostbite.
The infectious disease was found in eight people associated with the school, including mostly current and former students.
Community forum in Minneapolis on racial profiling looks to address racial disparities.
Incident at Louisiana Court Apartments began as a call on a domestic dispute.
An image depicting two Minnetonka High School students spread on social media, prompting a note from the district.
Hundreds of Federal Bureau of Prisons employees missed their first paycheck Friday, and union leaders say the families are being forced to hastily cut costs.
Travon Shug Wallace ditched the murder weapon with his cousin, who later bragged about the shooting, authorities say.
It's likely to be a long, difficult process, but one where healing is possible, mental health professionals and survivors of childhood trauma say.
Three people east of Gordon, Wis., described the dramatic moments when the 13-year-old was found almost three months after she disappeared: dirty with matted hair and wearing shoes too big for her.
After several attacks, union representing corrections officers has demanded more safety funding.
Authorities say a potential motive in the murder-suicide remains unclear.
An 81-year-old southeastern Minnesota woman died in a rear-end crash Saturday morning in Rice County. Officers responded to the scene on Hwy. 19 near Sciota…
The other pedestrian hit, a 22-year-old woman, was taken to Regions Hospital and is expected to survive.
A deadly weekend for pedestrians results in four fatalities over 48-hour stretch.
A St. Paul man suspected of robbing a Roseville dollar store on Christmas Eve was quickly identified after forgetting to put on his mask. Quincy…
Four people who were in the vehicle were cooperating with investigators.
An 88-year-old northern Minnesota man died Thursday evening in a rollover crash in Pine County, authorities said. Junior Milton Krippner of Cromwell was traveling south…
The incident happened on Larpenteur Avenue W. just west of Rice Street during the evening rush hour.
In dramatic body camera footage, the officers beg Travis Jordan to put down the knife. "Let's do this," he says as he comes toward them.
It's not clear what led to Tuesday's violence.
Apparent murder-suicide took place during a party, and people were fleeing as authorities arrived.
Suspect blamed a seizure; autopsy found "blunt force homicidal violence."
Aaron Doering allegedly choked his fiancé.
The offender was immediately placed in restrictive housing, while all four Department of Corrections employees were evaluated at a hospital and later released.
Attorneys for Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor want to examine the squad car from which he fired the fatal shot at Justine Ruszczyk Damond in…
Buses, light rail — even some taxis — offer free rides to discourage drunken driving.
It happened just before 7 p.m. at 40th and University avenues NE.
A medical helicopter responded to the scene on Forest Road, just north of Little Falls.
Somali-American workers cite special challenges at local fulfillment center.
Attacks followed request to suspect to stay after class to discuss his remarks to another student.
Minneapolis police are asking for the public's help locating the man, described as white, about 50 to 60, with a long black beard.
It took the jury just four hours to reach a unanimous decision in an emotional case that changed state law long before the trial began.
Judge Katherine Quaintance approved the state's request seeking an upgraded count in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
Rush City prisoners say they're being mistreated.