Drunk boaters flock to Lake Minnetonka, boosting 911 calls

Drunk boaters flock to Lake Minnetonka, boosting 911 calls

No deaths were reported on the Twin Cities’ most popular lake, but some local leaders are worried that Minnetonka’s party scene is out of control.
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Mudslide repairs begin on West River Parkway

July 6
Mudslide repairs begin on West River Parkway
The work is expected to wrap up in late October.
Local

Minnesota Zoo grizzly bear shatters glass pane with rock

July 6
Minnesota Zoo grizzly bear shatters glass pane with rock
The five-layer pane shattered “like a windshield,” startling patrons. But it remained in place and the grizzly bear stayed in his enclosure.
West Metro
2 minutes ago

Man charged in shooting death outside Coon Rapids bar

The July 2 altercation followed a dispute over a poker game. A Ramsey man is accused of killing a Fridley man.
Local
40 minutes ago
A haze rest along the Minneapolis skyline from the view of Ridgeway Pa...

Minnesotans can breathe easy again as smoky haze clears

One day after a smoky haze blanketed much of the state, Tuesday got off to a clear start. The gray hue came from Canadian and Alaskan wildfires.
Video
41 minutes ago

Monitoring air quality in Minnesota

Canadian wildfires prompted air quality alert in the upper two thirds of Minnesota on Monday.
West Metro
44 minutes ago

Sheriff: Eden Prairie woman killed on Cass Lake after boat hit wave

Charges could come as soon as today against the boat’s operator, who is suspected of being drunk at the time.
West Metro
9:41am

Mpls.-owned land looks set to go to Edina, St. Louis Park for dog park

An informal dog park on the southwestern border of Minneapolis appears set to change hands. Officials in Edina and St. Louis Park said Monday that…
East Metro
9:31am

Charges in fatal St. Croix River stabbing should be dismissed, attorney says

Levi-Acre Kendall is charged in death of Peter Kelly during a fight along river.
Local
9:30am

Southwest light-rail e-mails show messaging behind cost news

At 8:10 a.m. on Monday, April 27, the Metropolitan Council released the startling news that the price tag of the proposed Southwest light-rail line had…
Minneapolis
9:15am

Big investment is arriving on E. 38th Street in Minneapolis

Development in the historic heart of south Minneapolis’ black business district along E. 38th Street includes projects as large as a multimillion-dollar grocery store and as small as a bike center aimed at helping to overcome the racial gap in cycling.
Stage & Arts
5:43am
This gilded 18th-century fairy-tale carriage was part of the “The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty,”

Minneapolis Institute of Arts' 100th year is a smash hit

The museum set an all-time attendance record of more than 750,000 visitors in the last fiscal year.
Local
12:05am

Rain waterlogs parts of Twin Cities

The Twin Cities will be drying out this week after a heavy overnight rain on Monday caused flash flooding in some areas of the Twin Cities, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Is Minnesota prepared for an oil train disaster?
Special report Is Minnesota prepared for an oil train disaster?
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Minnesota serves as a crossroads for trains carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formations.
Local
July 6
The Minneapolis skyline Monday afternoon from Ridgeway Parkway Park.

Canadian forest fires render Minnesota air unhealthy

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is expanding its air pollution warning due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.
East Metro
July 6

May 16: Suspect in fatal St. Croix stabbing charged with bail jumping for tweets

Authorities allege that Levi Acre-Kendall knew two friends who were with him the night of the stabbing would see his tweets.
Local
July 6

Twin Cities air 'unhealthy for everyone' as smoke drifts in from Canadian wildfires

Wildfire smoke brought worst pollution in a decade, agency says
Local
July 6

U student, boyfriend roughed up in street robbery; he's burned with cigarette

The robbery and assault occurred about 11 p.m. Saturday, July 4th, on Washington Avenue SE. near Ontario Street, according to a campuswide crime alert issued by university officials. No arrests have been made.
Local
July 6

Dealing with the bad air out there

Who is affected? Everyone, but the elderly, the young and those with health problems are more susceptible to health effects. Safety tips: Stay indoors as…
Local
July 6

Lawsuit seeks to add doctor in drug-related fatal crash

Brainerd physician’s methadone clinic is already targeted in crash that killed two people in 2012.
St. Paul
July 6

St. Paul woman charged with murdering longtime boyfriend

The St. Paul suspect is seven weeks pregnant with the victim’s child.
Local
July 6

Terror suspect jailed after box cutter found in his room at halfway house

Awaiting sentencing for trying to support ISIL, Abdullahi Yusuf was living in a halfway house.
Minneapolis
July 6

Natural gas leak prompts street closures in south Minneapolis

A municipal work crew punctured a natural gas pipeline Monday morning in a south Minneapolis neighborhood, prompting the brief closure of some streets nearby and…
Minneapolis
July 6

Work begins to repair mudslide damage on West River Parkway in Minneapolis

Work to repair a section of the West River Parkway damaged in a mudslide last summer has begun this week and will continue through late…