Need a hammer? Borrow one from the new St. Paul Tool Library

Need a hammer? Borrow one from the new St. Paul Tool Library

Library members pay $55 a year to access thousands of tools.
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Proposed Mpls. ordinance would allow wine, beer at the Commons park near U.S. Bank Stadium

March 24
Proposed Mpls. ordinance would allow wine, beer at the Commons park near U.S. Bank Stadium
A City Council proposal would allow parkgoers to bring drinks to the park on certain days.
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Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud

March 24
Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud
A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.
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Students sampled sap from a freshly tapped maple tree at the Arboretum...

Early spring has sap flowing at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's maple syrup operation

Feeding state's growing interest, U showcases the age-old skill of turning sap into syrup.
Local
March 24

Workers destroy curbs during Lowry Hill Tunnel construction

Construction in the Lowry Hill Tunnel continues as crews remove curbs on each wall of the eastbound side, making room to add an extra lane and replace the tile walls.
St. Paul
March 24

St. Paul launches business awards program

The city of St. Paul celebrated its inaugural business awards program this week, an effort to recognize and build relationships with local business owners. Some…
South Metro
March 24

New henhouse yields golden egg for Twin Cities-area farmer

A modern new henhouse is paying off at Brand Farms in Empire Township.
North Metro
March 24

Northstar rail, bus service available to all Twins home games

Northstar Commuter Rail and the Northstar Link Commuter Bus will provide service for all Twins home games at Target Field, beginning April 3 with the…
West Metro
March 24

Hennepin County puts 1930s-era Century Plaza up for sale

The county is moving out of the former vocational high school by May.
East Metro
March 24

Work on century-old Ramsey County storm sewer gives public rare glimpse of underground rivers

New video of a century-old storm sewer system spotlights need for water quality.
East Metro
March 24

After Castile shooting, St. Anthony officials release goal, objectives for police study

Feds hope the review's outcomes are a blueprint for other small agencies.
Minneapolis
March 24

U plans 'independent review' of handling of Gophers football sex assault allegations

Regents seek lessons from new scrutiny of high-profile incident involving football players.
Minneapolis
March 24
According to the search warrant, authorities were first alerted to Surdyk’s renegade sale tactic when an official saw a media report.

Warrant: Jim Surdyk hung up on state official during illegal sales

Selling liquor on Sunday ended up costing the store a one-month suspension and a $2,000 fine.
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
March 24
Two sponges, the one at left not treated, and the one at right treated...

U researchers invent nano-sponge to soak up pollution

Breakthrough done so far only in a lab could solve one of most widespread pollution problems.
Local
March 24

Bible, Qur'an classes could get public school credit under Minn. proposal

Minnesota Senate proposal would allow students to take one-third of classes at religious schools.
Local
March 24

Fire destroys historic Morrison County church; arson suspected

Darling Township mourns the loss of its 120-year-old community landmark.
Minneapolis
March 24

Minnesota protesters head to federal building to decry deportations

A march Friday afternoon from the Fort Snelling light rail station to the nearby Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building protested recent immigration actions by federal…
Minneapolis
March 24

Man pleads guilty in pedestrian's death

The victim was returning from the store when she was hit, according to the criminal complaint.
Local
March 24

Charge: Bemidji educator posed online as 13-year-old to lure kids for sex

The 34-year-old assistant principal set up Facebook, Snapchat and e-mail accounts posing as a 13-year-old, police said.
East Metro
March 24

Man dies in construction accident in Woodbury

The victim was found entangled in industrial equipment near Carver Lake Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Minneapolis
March 24

Mpls. bars landlords from refusing tenants with government rent subsidies

The ordinance will go into effect in 2018.
Local
March 24

Correction for March 25, 2017

A headline on A1 Friday should have said that $585 million in public money is headed for Rochester’s Destination Medical Center project.
South Metro
March 24

A horse tale of loyalty and compassion in Hastings

This Old Horse makes room for two blind mares and their young injured friend.