2 months after officer shoots dogs, Mpls. trains police recruits on dangerous dogs

"Rottweilers are huge babies. They look ferocious, but ... they are just teddy bears."

Dayton joins chorus of concern over Mayo Clinic cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton is joining state and local officials expressing concern about Mayo Clinic's plan to cut services at its Albert Lea hospital.
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Judge orders prison for Twin Cities exec who stole product plans from medical-device maker Lutonix

Christopher Barry, convicted of taking secrets from Lutonix to a start-up firm, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay $533,842.
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When being a doctor was not an option, she became a nurse

In 1944, when Vija Vilks was 15, she and her family left her native Latvia to escape Russian occupation. They started to leave by land,…
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Once snubbed, Parkettes finally land cheerleading gig at Vikings game

The rift between team officials and alums of the Parkettes, which served as the Vikings cheerleading squad from 1964 to 1983, surfaced last summer.
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Mpls. eye surgery firm to pay $12M to settle kickbacks case

Prosecutors say the company offered doctors luxury trips to win their business, expanding Medicare payments.

Second Minnesota lake infested in 2017 by starry stonewort

Lake Minnewaska is the 11th Minnesota lake to be infested with starry stonewort.
Gov. Mark Dayton arrived at the services Friday.

Mayo dispute with Albert Lea draws 'serious concern' from Dayton

Mayo says a plan to consolidate services is necessary in southern Minnesota, but civic leaders in Albert Lea are gaining allies in their opposition.

Expert tips to make the most of your Minnesota State Fair adventures

It’s here! Well, almost. Starting Thursday, Minnesota’s biggest party begins its 12-day run. Every year, about 2 million people attend the State Fair, the largest…

NTSB: Worker urged evacuation before fatal Minnehaha Academy blast

A preliminary report about the explosion says a maintenance worker smelled natural gas and used a radio to tell others to evacuate just a minute before the blast.

Woman shot, injured in north Minneapolis at block party

Police say injuries are non-life threatening.

Solar eclipse peaks through clouds over Minneapolis

Though clouds quickly moved to cover the peak of the eclipse, lucky Minnesota sky-watchers were able to glimpse the solar phenomena.
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.
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Guilty plea by driver of Mich. firetruck that crashed on 35W, killing 2 firefighters

The Upper Peninsula man admitted to being short on sleep and nodding off before losing control of his rig.

DNR: Boy, 9, was illegally operating utility vehicle when killed

A 9-year-old boy operating a recreational utility vehicle crashed it on western Minnesota farmland and was killed, authorities said. The rollover late Thursday afternoon in…

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Stuck in the metro? Best practices for viewing the solar eclipse

If you have a colander, a cheese grater — even a cracker with holes in it — you likely already have what's needed to safely view next week's solar eclipse.

New 3rd Street lane could speed exit for Vikings fans

It will be a "contraflow" lane, which allows traffic to go the opposite direction on otherwise one-way streets.
August 21

Motorcyclist, 65, dies in crash in NW. Minnesota

The rider was not wearing a helmet, according to the State Patrol.
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Como Conservatory festival celebrates ancient Japanese tradition

The Como Park Conservatory came alive with Japanese culture Sunday at its Obon Festival.
August 20

John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

He showed up at Big Brothers Big Sisters event to encourage youthful dreams of success.
August 20
A pay phone has been installed on the ground floor of the Government C...

Hennepin County's latest service offering is … a pay phone?

They've all but disappeared, but county finds demand.
August 20

Congolese seek a community in Minnesota

Wartime tensions complicate refugees' efforts to make a home here.