Survey says: Everyone likes living in Edina

Survey says: Everyone likes living in Edina

In a survey of more than 500 residents, released Monday, not a single person rated Edina’s quality of life as “poor.” In fact, 96 percent rated it as “good” or “excellent.”

St. Paul neighbors mobilize to fight transit route through Swede Hollow park

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St. Paul neighbors mobilize to fight transit route through Swede Hollow park
St. Paul neighbors fear the Rush Line plan threatens reclaimed Swede Hollow Park.

Out of sight odds: St. Paul retiree snags 2nd big lottery prize this year

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Out of sight odds: St. Paul retiree snags 2nd big lottery prize this year
Jeffrey Bock won $100,000 in Sunday’s drawing; in January, a scratch-off ticket yielded a $20,000 prize.
West Metro
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Boy found unresponsive at his Golden Valley pool

A 2-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a swimming pool at his home in Golden Valley Monday afternoon. A 911 caller reported at about 1:30…
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Twins season-ticket prices inching up in 2016 for some seats

Many of the most expensive of season-ticket packages are going up by a buck or two per game, while packages for nearly all of the middle- to lower-priced sections are staying the same.
St. Paul
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Flags lowered in St. Paul to honor late firefighter

Shane Clifton died Monday after collapsing at his fire station.
South Metro
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Rochester murder suspect nabbed in Faribault after lengthy standoff

The man killed was playing basketball at the time; 2 others with him were wounded.
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Minn., Wis. veterans face big charges for years-old, unbilled co-pays

Minnesota’s congressional delegation, led by Rep. John Kline, are fighting a Veterans Affairs directive that found veterans suddenly being billed for co-payments that were as…
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Friday night lights smile on Staples-Motley after 39 losses

“We were the proudest oh-and-39 team you ever met,” says principal Mike Schmidt. But it does feel good to win.

Rosenblum: How does my garden grow? With helpers, hope – and lots of hostas

For 28 years, I’ve watched winter melt away and every single Minnesotan effortlessly transform brown death into brilliant window boxes and flower pots, replant terraced lawns with graceful sedge and fiery orange daylilies. Every year I watch in awe, and more than a little shame. I have no idea how to do any of this.

Gallery: Bob Dylan mural takes shape, updated September 01.

The transformation has begun at 5th Street and Hennepin Avenue S. in downtown Minneapolis.
South Metro

Flood of solar garden applications leaves some counties wary

Regulations are fuzzy as developers push for energy savings.

2015 Minnesota State Fair attendance

2015 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR ATTENDANCEState Fair attendance numbers, day by day:Day 1 (Thursday, Aug. 27): 110,267 this year, compared with 94,256 for 2014’s first day…
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.

Remembering loved ones with a Minnesota State Fair bench

Benches around the fair help remember those who are gone and also help raise money for the Minnesota State Fair Foundation.

Minn. schools take big strides in narrowing achievement gap

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are making significant progress in closing achievement gaps in reading and math, according to new data released by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Minnesota corn, soybean development ahead of last year

Minnesota's corn and soybean crops are developing ahead of last year's pace.

Ye Old Mill celebrates 100 years at State Fair

Take a ride on Ye Old Mill and see behind the scenes of this century-old attraction.
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Connect with Star Tribune journalists at the fair

Stop by the Star Tribune's booth to meet columnist Gail Rosenblum, music critic Chris Riemenschneider and photojournalist Brian Peterson, to name a few.
West Metro

Minneapolis soccer stadium land deal ends in silence

Deal expires on Mpls. site, but mayor and council president not giving up on landing team.

2015 Minnesota State Fair attendance

2015 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR ATTENDANCE State Fair attendance numbers, day by day: Day 1 (Thursday, Aug. 27): 110,267 this year, compared with 94,256 for 2014’s…

1 person dies, 2 escape from overnight house fire in central Minnesota

Authorities were alerted to the blaze in downtown Freeport shortly after 3:30 a.m.
North Metro
September 1

Anoka-Hennepin policy for varsity play frustrates coaches, parents

Anoka-Hennepin School District must approve seventh- and eighth-graders for varsity play.
September 1
The innovative roof at U.S. Bank Stadium will be made of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, a self-cleaning, fluorine-based plastic.

Vikings stadium dispute revealed in letters to MSFA

In the months before Mortenson Construction sought mediation over payment for work at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, at least two subcontractors reached out in distress to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA).