Finally! Ski season opens in Twin Cities

Finally! Ski season opens in Twin Cities

Hyland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington opened last week, Afton Alps near Hastings opened Thursday and Buck Hill in Burnsville and Welch Village will open Friday.
Local

Embattled Mendota Heights police chief resigns

December 8
Embattled Mendota Heights police chief resigns
Longtime Chief Mike Aschenbrener, 57, steps down in anticipation of big changes on the council.
Local

Dogs rescued by Eagan firefighters illustrate the dangers of thin ice

6:56am
Dogs rescued by Eagan firefighters illustrate the dangers of thin ice
Authorities were able to rescue the animals after they fell into East Thomas Lake.
South Metro
5 minutes ago

Eagan security guard, man he fatally shot worked for same security company

The vicitm was an award-winning member of the U.S. Army and father of two.
TV & Media
9 minutes ago

Twin Cities pastor is ousted from 'Survivor'

In an episode telecast Wednesday night on CBS, Sunday Burquest was eliminated in a season pitting GenXers vs. millennials and shot in Fiji.
South Metro
26 minutes ago
Amazon is one of several companies, including Shutterfly and Imagine Print Solutions, that recently have created industrial jobs in Shakopee.

Amazon adds jobs in Shakopee, but how will workers get there?

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it's hiring 1,000 more full-time workers at its Shakopee fulfillment center. But city and county officials are still assessing reliable transportation options for the 1,500 people who already work there.
Local
12:01pm

Fundraiser that targeted veterans banned in Minnesota

Associated Community Services agrees to stop operations for two years.
Local
11:49am

How to make a successful city: Pioneering urbanist offers 'Vital' lessons

A new collection of writings from influential urbanist Jane Jacobs has lessons for us today.
Local
11:40am

St. John's, St. Ben restate immigrant support, won't be 'sanctuary campus'

Petition asking for sanctuary status a national trend on college campuses post election of Donald Trump.
Minneapolis
11:34am
Mayor Betsy Hodges listened to debate Wednesday night as she presented her 2017 Minneapolis budget for adoption by the City Council.

$1.3B Mpls. budget for 2017 approved; most to see property tax increase

Mayor Betsy Hodges is seeking new spending to hire 15 new police officers.
Variety
10:57am
Volunteer Greg Strong inside the walipini

Eyesore or worthy attempt? Sunken greenhouse pushes limits in Minneapolis

Northeast battle leads council member to ask city staffers to study the issue and make recommendations for defining and regulating such structures.
Local
10:43am

At long last, Hwy. 610 in Maple Grove set to open today

When the new segment of Hwy. 610 officially opens later today, motorists will finally be able to drive from Hwy. 10/47 in Coon Rapids all the way to Interstate 94 in Maple Grove.
Local
10:28am

Student protest disrupts U of Minnesota regents meeting this morning

SDS protests tuition, U decision on sanctuary demands.
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.
Local
8:04am

Mpls. schools ask for feedback on potential literacy curriculum vendors

Superintendent Ed Graff includes literacy among his priorities.
Politics
7:46am

Over Dayton's objections, Civil War paintings to stay displayed at Capitol

Despite Gov. Mark Dayton’s objections, six massive paintings depicting Minnesota soldiers in Civil War battles will be rehung in the Governor’s Reception Room and anteroom…
Music
7:18am

Raunchy rap video shot in Mpls. high school gym; district officials repulsed

Aspiring rapper rented gym, and raunchy results leave many upset.
South Metro
December 8

Faribault man killed in Rice County crash between car, semi

A 60-year-old man from Faribault, Minn., was killed Thursday evening when his car collided with a semitrailer truck in Rice County. According to the State…
South Metro
December 8

West St. Paul restricts housing options for disabled, elderly

Measure passed in West St. Paul is said to be prompted by too many calls to police.
Minneapolis
December 8
After 42 years, the name of downtown Minneapolis' major hospital, HCMC...

HCMC sees cutting 275 from workforce next year

Despite increasing patient visits, the urban safety net hospital is reporting declining revenue.
Local
December 8

Minn. students at UW-Madison urged to get extra shots after meningitis outbreak

Minnesota students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison are being urged to get additional vaccinations for meningitis after a small but potentially dangerous campus outbreak this…
South Metro
December 8

Man shot by guard at Eagan warehouse died of multiple gunshot wounds

Investigators are still looking into the early Monday shooting.
Local
December 8

MnDOT misses federal goals for disadvantaged contractors

Initiative intended to bolster the socially, economically disadvantaged.
Local
December 8

Obituary: 'Renaissance man' Mentor 'Duke' Addicks Jr. lives on through his stories

Mentor “Duke” Addicks, Jr. was always curious about the bit of Cherokee in his blood. As a child, he visited his grandmother’s farm in the…