All aboard from the east? Wisconsinites plot rail to Twin Cities

All aboard from the east? Wisconsinites plot rail to Twin Cities

A push is on for privately financed passenger rail service from Eau Claire to St. Paul's Union Depot, with a stop in Stillwater.
Local

Police: Officer fires at speeding car in Minneapolis

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Police: Officer fires at speeding car in Minneapolis
The incident took place in the East Phillips neighborhood.
Local

A farewell to Iraq vet who sounded alarm over toxic risks

February 24
A farewell to Iraq vet who sounded alarm over toxic risks
Amie Muller, who died of pancreatic cancer at age 36, worked and lived next to one of the most toxic military burn pits in all of Iraq.
Local
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Correction for Feb. 26, 2017

A story on B2 Sunday gave the wrong address for sending donations to help fund the effort to place a bust of Nellie Stone…
Local
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The Minnesotan behind Sybil, one of America's most famous psychiatric patients

The only child of a carpenter father and overprotective mother, Shirley Ardell Mason grew up in the 1920s in a strict and religious Minnesota household.…
Minneapolis
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26-year-old man remains jailed in wake of Minneapolis police shooting incident

No one was hurt late Friday when officer fired at the man's car when he allegedly sped toward them.
Local
11:54am

Where was our snow? Weather Service says sorry

Ground is bare in the Twin Cities, but southeastern Minnesota got walloped.
Minneapolis
10:04am

Woman killed, man arrested in Minneapolis collision that police call alcohol-related

After the two vehicles crashed, one hit a tree and the other hit a parked car, police said.
Data Drop
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August 23, 1944 The charming Lamberton Twins, Donna and Ellisa.

There really are more twins and triplets in Minnesota

Data on births in Minnesota show how the rate of multiple births rose over the past three decades.
South Metro
February 24

Brooklyn Park man indicted in fatal stabbing of pregnant woman

A Brooklyn Park man was indicted by a Dakota County grand jury Friday in the fatal stabbing of a pregnant woman carrying his child. Vern…
South Metro
February 24

Motorcyclist guilty of killing Army specialist in Scott County hit-and-run

Jurors did acquit the defendant of being drunk at the time he hit the woman along the side of the road.
South Metro
February 24

Farmington axes funding for city's preservation commission

City Council blames budget cuts, reluctance to raise taxes for move.
North Metro
February 24

Brooklyn Park City Council tables resolution on immigrants, refugees

Council members say statement on solidarity needs more thorough consideration.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Minneapolis
February 24
Spencer Nichols, 18, faces charges of first-degree drug sale of 50 or more grams of a narcotic in a 90-day span, plus second-degree drug possession.

Feds charge U student with trafficking ecstasy from his dorm room

Spencer Nichols, 18, faces charges of a first-degree drug sale of 50 or more grams of a narcotic in a 90-day span, plus second-degree drug possession.
West Metro
February 24

HCMC, Nice Ride partner on new program to help people with mental illness by providing free bikes

The innovative effort starts its second year on April 1.
East Metro
February 24

Do Good Roseville event sought to share perspectives of area black men

Questions ranged from being stopped by police to whether racism is in the past.
Local
February 24
In better times: The American Birkebeiner draws thousands of skiers to Hayward, Wis.

Birkebeiner ski race canceled for only second time in history

Wisconsin towns scramble to salvage sustaining revenue from the country's largest cross-country race.
Local
February 24

'Widely liked' leader steps in at Minnesota State

Former Metropolitan State head Devinder Malhotra drew praise from trustees and faculty members.
Local
February 24

Woman pleads guilty for her role in Iron Range decapitation

The deal calls for her to testify against the man charged with carrying out the deed.
West Metro
February 24

New Hennepin Countypilot program uses small businesses to renovate tax-forfeited homes

The program, estimated to cost $1.2 million, aims to give small businesses experience on larger projects, and put women- and minority-owned companies to work.
St. Paul
February 24

Debate over ranked-choice voting reignites in St. Paul

A Charter Commission member will propose Monday that St. Paul return to primaries.
Local
February 24

2 found dead in house fire in northern Minnesota

Identities of the victims have yet to be released.
East Metro
February 24

Lindstrom man charged with murder of longtime neighbor over lake access

The two were arguing over access to a local lake, according to a criminal complaint.