Reenactors fired off their 1816 Harper’s Ferry muskets during an infantry demonstration Saturday at Historic Fort Snelling.

Minnesota Historical Society considers name change for Historic Fort Snelling site

The name of the fort itself won't change.

Charge: Teen's silent 911 plea from semi leads to arrest on I-94 of driver who raped her

Authorities say the rolling crime scene stretched along I-94 for at least 110 miles from central Minnesota to within roughly 15 miles of North Dakota.

Hennepin County attorney, activists clash over proposals for police shooting investigations

Activists said they've proposed similar reforms but been ignored.
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U.S. Olympic hockey player Jack Petroske dies at 84

Helping the United States team earn the silver medal at the Games in 1956 in Italy, Petroske made an impression on and off the ice.
St. Paul
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St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard, left, and teachers union president Nick Faber, right, shown in 2018.

St. Paul teachers propose mediation in health-insurer dispute

School district has threatened to sue union.
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Lorraine Robitaille, right, handed Margarita Nunez a large stuffed dog as they hung game prizes at their stand in the Midway on Wednesday, ahead of th

It's almost here: Food, fun and more at Minnesota State Fair

For many, the dozen-day stretch is the most wonderful time of the year. And come Thursday morning, it's starting.
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Ray Brooks and his dog, Tori Tornado, a Chihuahua and terrier mix, live in Clare Housing Midtown, near Hiawatha Avenue and East Lake Street.

Mpls. HIV housing community gets federal funding

Clare Housing will get $950,000 to continue helping people living with HIV.
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Hopkins police officer Sgt. Mike Glassberg was out patrolling Hopkins roads looking for violators on the first day of the new hands-free law. Officers

In first week of hands-free law, 678 Minnesotans cited

Forty percent of the citations were in Hennepin County.
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Amy Kyllo, of Byron, was crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights, Minn., on Wednesday, August 21, 2

19-year-old woman from Olmsted County crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Her first official duty is having her likeness carved into a block of butter.
South Metro
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Prior Lake fires city manager after domestic assault charges

Charges included three counts of domestic assault including assault by strangulation, a felony. Police were continuing to investigate.
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Crews will install new placards for some of the roads starting Thursday.

Minneapolis Park Board renames Calhoun parkways after Bde Maka Ska

Commissioners see the change as a small way to do undo institutional racism and teach residents about the land's indigenous history.
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DHS Acting Commissioner Pam Wheelock spoke during a Aenate hearing about recent events in the Minnesota Department of Human Services at the Minnesota

Feds order state to repay more improper Medicaid payments

Federal officials say the Department of Human Services paid chemical-dependency treatment facilities illegally.

Lawsuit alleges off-duty Mpls. police officer assaulted man at bar, causing brain injury

In a federal lawsuit, Lucas McDonough contends that the run-in nearly two years ago at a popular cop hangout left him with an injury that deprived him of his sense of smell and taste.
This 1948 Tucker was never finished in the factory, but a collector bought the incomplete vehicle and, using original Tucker parts, assembled the car.

Rare Tucker automobile will be auctioned for Mayo Clinic cancer research

One of the Tucker cars will go on the auction block later Aug. 31, with the proceeds benefiting Mayo Clinic's cancer research program.

Minneapolis man shot girlfriend's ex five times, murder charges allege

Isiah L. Smith, 29, was shot five times, including once in the back, according to the criminal complaint against Derrick D. Blanton.
East Metro
Social worker Kara Haroldson, standing second from left, with officers Justin Tiffany and Lori Goulet as they checked on a man.

St. Paul police join with Ramsey County to expand mental health team

The number of calls involving mental illness have more than doubled to 12,000 a year in a decade's time.
TSA employees workers at Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in January 2019.

Senators call for more TSA screeners at MSP Airport

They say construction project at main terminal checkpoint exacerbated an existing problem.

Officers write 678 citations in 1st week of hands-free law

Minnesota Department of Public Safety officials say officers cited 678 drivers across the state during the first week of the new hands-free cellphone law.
West Metro
Police and federal authorities are investigating an early morning explosion Saturday at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. No injuries w

Defendant in mosque bombing challenges hate-crime law

A federal magistrate judge managing the prosecution of a man suspected of firebombing a Bloomington mosque in 2017 is weighing a constitutional challenge to the laws under which the suspect was charged.
South Metro
Charges: Driver drunk on Fireball when he rammed Starbucks in Eagan, seriously hurt 2 on patio

Charges: Driver drunk on Fireball when he rammed Starbucks in Eagan, seriously hurt 2 on patio

Man suffered many broken bones, while woman with him had cuts on her face closed with stitches, authorities said.

DNR board to consider rule closing grouse season early

The state Department of Natural Resources board is considering an emergency rule to shorten Wisconsin's ruffed grouse season to protect the population.
Jeanne Giernet of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency worked on the Paul Bunyan exhibit before its 2016 State Fair debut. Paul Bunyan, dressed in c

Bidding on Bunyan: Auction of a 17-foot-tall lumberjack sets off bidding war

Plenty of Minnesotans are interested in buying the face of the Eco Experience's clothing and textile recycling exhibit at the State Fair since 2016.

Wisconsin man extradited to Missouri in wife's 2006 death

A Wisconsin man accused of killing his wife 13 years ago has been extradited to Missouri to stand trial.