Rodney Horgen and Judy Lemieux, at their hotel in Molde, Norway. The troubled ship they were on is in the background.

Norwegian cruise dream trip turns into nightmare for Minn. couple

All the tumult left at least 20 people injured, according to Viking Ocean Cruises, the company that owns and operates the ship.
Local

Family: Man missing since Dec. found fatally stabbed in Roseville; his son born next day

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Ralph L. Bell
24-year-old Ralph Bell had not been seen since December, police said.
Local

Health concern prompts sudden closure of New Prague post office

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New Prague post office at 124 E. Main St.
Health concerns shift all services to Belle Plaine.
Local
3 minutes ago
Goldy Gopher was the first to sign up to volunteer during the NCAA Final Four.

'Show our Minnesota nice': Volunteers embrace Final Four opportunity

About 1,000 people attended an orientation and pep talk ahead of the NCAA Final Four festivities.
South Metro
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Anton's Restaurant in Waite Park, Minn., flooded very quickly Saturday evening because of an ice dam on the Sauk River. The waters began to recede wit

40-plus people rescued as fast-rising Sauk River floods restaurant

More than 40 people had to be rescued when an ice jam broke loose on the Sauk River in central Minnesota, triggering a torrent of…
Local
7:45pm
Owatonna High School

Donations help drop cost of Owatonna school referendum

Supplies and funds from the community will lower a school bond referendum to $116M.
Local
6:03pm
"Take a sneak peek inside one of Landline's motor coaches," a tweet from the Landline Company read.

Shuttle between MSP and Duluth, Mankato airports to launch with $9 fares

A bus service making its debut this summer at airports in Mankato and Duluth will shuttle travelers to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. And it comes with an introductory deal that might be hard to pass up: $9 fares each way.
West Metro
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Employees and friends gathered at Penn’s original location on Penn Av. S. in Richfield to wish owner Pat Sorensen well.

Freewheel Bike owner plans to ride faster through Penn Cycle acquisition

The discussions began two years ago, said Kevin Ishaug, who also expressed confidence that the consolidation would work.
Local
March 24
Fargo residents are closely watching the Red River’s rise. The city has flooded 53 times since 1903.

Brooks: Facing an uncertain forecast, Fargo mayor musters hope and sandbags

The river will rise this spring, almost everyone agrees on that. The question is, how high?
Local
March 24
Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell, second from left, is pushing for a five-member board to which inmates receive supervised release. Minnesota is

Could parole board make a comeback in Minnesota?

New corrections commissioner says advisory group could reduce bias in decisions to free offenders.
Local
March 23
For the lucky and patient observer, the northern lights can be a life-changing experience, dancing in the northern sky like an opening night show. Min

Saturday was the night for a good chance to see the northern lights in Minnesota

A geomagnetic storm means that there is stronger solar activity.
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East Metro
March 23

Cottage Grove considers lodging tax, visitors bureau

A 3 percent tax on lodging would help boost tourism.
Local
March 23
Linsey Rippy’s daughters, Madi, 12, and Sydney, 9, have both had heart transplants. The girls take anti-rejection drugs that sap their ability to fi

With fewer kids vaccinated, more Minn. schools vulnerable

"Herd immunity" is lost in one-third of state schools, several of which have had chickenpox outbreaks since 2017. That's the same year unvaccinated children helped drive a measles outbreak.
East Metro
March 23

Minneapolis attorney who questioned legality of taxation found guilty of failing to pay his taxes

Attorney William Butler, who once said Jesus consider tax collectors, "sinners," faces up to 5 years prison on each of two counts.
West Metro
March 23
A Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic camera at Hwy. 100 and 50th Street in Edina shows a standoff in progress.

St. Paul man surrenders after four-hour standoff in Edina that closed Hwy. 100

The 48-year-old had locked himself in his pickup after ramming a squad car.
Local
March 23

Second person dies of injuries suffered in Crow Wing County crash

It was one of two fatal crashes this week that involved drivers crossing a centerline.
Local
March 23
Lagoon Avenue in Uptown Friday afternoon. Minneapolis and St. Paul both have cleanup days scheduled in April.

As Minnesota's snow melts, the garbage emerges

Minnesotans prepare to collect layers of litter that piled up over the winter.
Local
March 23

Metro briefs: Dakota County Board rejects study of South St. Paul library merger

The Dakota County Board has decided against studying the possible incorporation of the South St. Paul library into the county library system. “I know it’s…
South Metro
March 23

Metro police blotter, March 24

BLAINE FEB. 24 Theft. Flea repellent was stolen from Fleet Farm, 10250 NE. Lexington Av. CHANHASSEN FEB. 22 Driving violations. A 20-year-old Victoria…
Local
March 23
Carlos Ellis raced cars and motorcycles in Rochester’s early auto era, when he wasn’t chauffeuring Dr. Charlie Mayo from 1907 to 1918.

Mayo chauffeur had front-seat view of history

A part-time bank clerk at 16, Carlos Ellis became a Rochester race-car driver and Dr. Charlie Mayo's chaffeur.
Local
March 23
The James A Blatnik Bridge, looking toward Superior, Wis., in 2008.

Duluth-to-Superior bridge could be replaced

Corrosion has taken a toll on the 58-year-old Blatnik Bridge
Local
March 23

Minnesota briefs: Destination Medical Center doubled private investment in 2018

Private investment in Rochester’s Destination Medical Center project totaled $262 million last year, doubling the figure from 2017. The 2018 investment has triggered the release of…
Local
March 23

Reiko Taguchi Sumada, who survived internment camp and made a life in Minnesota, dies at 92

Family and friends remembered Sumada for her compassion and upbeat personality.