A lake by any other name ... requires a lot of paperwork.

A lake by any other name ... requires a lot of paperwork.

It takes a lot of patience to rename one of Minnesota's 11,842 lakes.
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Minnesota National Guard, other military personnel wouldn't need firearm permit under GOP proposal

July 27
Minnesota National Guard, other military personnel wouldn't need firearm permit under GOP proposal
Group of lawmakers wants Guard personnel to be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit.
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Pastor, other community activists rally to help stop gun violence in Minneapolis

July 27
Pastor, other community activists rally to help stop gun violence in Minneapolis
West Metro
33 minutes ago
Cecil the lion, foreground, was shot and killed by a Bloomington dentist, whom Zimbabwe officials said they are looking for.

Bloomington dentist says he regrets killing Cecil the lion

A big-game hunter from the Twin Cities acknowledged Tuesday that he killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe with a bow and arrow, but said he regrets what he did and believed that his guides were leading him on a legal hunt.
Local
48 minutes ago

Outdated law banning hats in Mpls. theaters may soon be gone

The proposal is the latest from officials looking to clean up the city's business laws.
East Metro
57 minutes ago
Officials investigate the site of a fatal plane crash in Alden Township, southwest of Amery, Wis. on Tuesday morning.

7 killed in 2 small plane crashes hours apart in Minn., Wis.

Four people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in a field in Alden Township, Wis., about 50 miles northeast of Minneapolis. Three were killed when a plane went down about 10 miles northeast of Pipestone.
Local
3:54pm
Cecil the lion, foreground, was shot and killed by a Bloomington dentist, whom Zimbabwe officials said they are looking for.

What we know about Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer

A Twin Cities dentist is at the center of a major international story.
West Metro
3:22pm

At Chaska golf course, milkweed sap for monarchs is on the house

Town Course workers are creating butterfly-friendly habitat to help the falling monarch population.
Stage & Arts
3:21pm

Community sculpture is in the works for Victoria

The public work will be a lasting reminder of this year’s centennial celebration.
Variety
3:21pm

Historic 111-year-old Wazyata house saved, relocated for a second life

The Wise house was built in 1904 and now will get a second life in Wayzata.
Variety
3:03pm

Boyfriend sets speed trap in Cottage Grove, nabs girlfriend with proposal

Officers pulled over the unsuspecting woman, but instead of getting a ticket she got an engagement ring from her high school sweetheart.
East Metro
2:55pm

Minneapolis man gets 12 years in prison for raping ex-girlfriend at knife point

Rape survivor Sarah Super said she is ‘stronger, more alive and more inspired than ever before.’
Local
2:52pm

Read the full statement from Walter Palmer

The Eden Prairie dentist said in a statement Tuesday that he believed he was acting legally when he killed a lion in Zimbabwe on July 1.
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
2:34pm

Mpls. authorities suggest W. Broadway fire may have been arson

Minneapolis police and fire investigators are exploring if someone intentionally set a fire that destroyed several north Minneapolis buildings.
Local
2:27pm

Wisconsin plane crash kills 4

A Beechcraft M35 crashed about 5:20 p.m. Monday in Alden Township, Wis., about 50 miles northeast of Minneapolis, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Four people were killed when the single-engine plane crashed in a field north of 30th Avenue and east of 150th Street.
Video
2:02pm

Surveillance video shows man pull gun during fight

Police are searching for a man who pulled out a gun during a fight at Bleechers Bar & Grill in Maplewood on Friday night.
East Metro
2:02pm

Maplewood police seek info on armed suspect in bar fight

Maplewood police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who brandished a gun during a bar brawl last week. According to witnesses, two…
West Metro
1:49pm

Feds say woman bought guns for Twin Cities crime spree

Investigators say that for months, authorities say, a young woman calmly walked into a Robbinsdale gun store and legally bought guns and quickly turned them over to a member of the well-known Somali Outlaws gang.
North Metro
1:27pm

Blaine takes up proposal for backyard chickens

The city soon could join others in the north metro in allowing backyard chickens.
North Metro
1:17pm

Spring Lake Park cleans up 40-year-old zoning code

The city last overhauled its zoning rules in 1976. It’s now revamping the code to match 21st century building and lifestyle demands.
Variety
1:17pm

Andover math assignment turns numbers into music

A teacher came up with an unusual assignment on prime numbers, and a student’s effort hit the right notes.
Video
1:01pm

Four people die in Wisconsin plane crash

The single engine plane crashed into a field on Monday evening.
Local
12:21pm

Crosiers sued for negligence amid sex abuse claims

Suits were filed in Ramsey County by two alleged victims of the former Rev. Gerald Funcheon and others.