Novice skier dies after hitting tree in Wabasha

Novice skier dies after hitting tree in Wabasha

Police say 19-year-old was attempting a more challenging slope.

7 gun charges against U professor, an accused felon, on course to be dismissed

He remains charged in the more serious case involving aggravated forgery.

Video shows Washington County deputy hit and injured while responding to crash

It's the message law enforcement message deliver over and over, especially on days when adverse weather moves in. Yet time and time again, drivers don't heed the warnings and bad things happen.
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Postgame agony continues: Now Minnesota has to host a Viking-less Super Bowl

Officials insist that they haven't sensed a waning of public enthusiasm for the Feb. 4 game.
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A pedestrian walks during the start of a snowstorm in St. Paul Monday morning.

Snowfall amounts trend up; 10 inches now possible in metro

Travel is not advised across south central Minnesota as conditions deteriorate rapidly.
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The essential Twin Cities Guide for Super Bowl LII

Want to find the best nearby burgers or cocktails? Trying to find top attractions, events or best shopping? Do you have questions about getting around the Twin Cities? This guide has it all.

Suspect sought in Sunday night downtown Minneapolis shooting

The victim, a 24-year-old St. Paul man, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the right arm, police said.
East Metro

Teen released from jail in case involving shooting death of 19-year-old in Stillwater; gun recovered

An 18-year-old arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man in Stillwater was released from jail Monday "pending further investigation," said Police Chief John…
East Metro

Aggressive search launched for Lake Elmo woman missing for 30 years

19-year-old disappeared 30 years ago today, riding in a car with an unidentified man.

Minnesota's rising prison rate bucks national trends

In an era of policies geared toward reducing prison populations, Minnesota has bucked national trends by incarcerating more people, according a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which shows how 35 states simultaneously cut crime and prison rates. In contrast to Minnesota, the prison rate nationwide dropped 11 percent, according to the study, which looked at data from 2008 to 2016.
St. Paul

New year brings new focus for Minnesota Women's March

At St. Paul event, organizers urged women to register, vote and get politically involved.

Vikings' drubbing deflates Thielen's hometown of Detroit Lakes

Fans in Detroit Lakes suffered through another big Vikings' loss - this one while watching one of their own.

Driver strays into wrong lane near Grand Forks, hits nursing home van; two killed

A teenager driving in eastern North Dakota strayed into the wrong lane on a slippery highway, struck a nursing home van head-on and killed two women, authorities reported.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
South Metro

Some schools closing ahead of heavy snowfall

A winter storm will smack the Twin Cities on Monday with heavy snow and strong winds that are expected to hit the south metro and a broad swath of southern Minnesota especially hard. For many districts and schools, this is the winter's first snow day.
January 21

Osseo spends $70,000 to clean school after health complaints

Parents sought an investigation after students, staff reported health problems in special ed building.
January 21

Hwy. 23 in central Minn. proving safer one year after two fatal crashes

Law enforcement agencies have not been called to a fatal crash along the dangerous segment of Hwy. 23 between Milaca and Foley in central Minnesota for about a year, and that's definitely something to celebrate.
West Metro
January 21

In Edina, claims of racism bring action

With Edina in a harsh spotlight, residents offer their take on bias and inequities.
January 21
Luke Oleson, of Minneapolis, and Joe Frederickson, of Plymouth, did the “Skol” chant by the Rocky Balboa statue in Philadelphia.

A purple army of Vikings fans brings intense passion to Philly

Vikings fans are going to extremes to ensure a purple and gold presence amid the green and white in Philadelphia at the NFC Championship Game.
January 21

Vikings fans chant 'Skol' before flight to Philly

Vikings fans got fired up at the Humphrey Terminal before their 9 a.m. Sunday flight to Philadelphia.
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.
West Metro
January 21

Charges: Ex-boyfriend killed Edina woman in Minnesota, burned body in New Orleans

Felony charge reveals chronic violence against the woman, and marriage of the suspect to another man.
January 21

Mixed reviews as Minnesota adjusts to Sunday liquor sales

Despite customers' initial excitement, many store owners said Sunday sales have been more of a burden than a boon.
January 21

Heavy snow expected to start falling tonight in the Twin Cities

The metro area is in line for 3-7 inches, while Mankato and other southern Minnesota communities could top 1 foot in blizzard conditions.
Super Bowl LII
January 20
Heidi Riley dumped plastic into a recycling bin after the game at US B...

NFL's super challenge: Recycling food wrappers and beer cups from 60,000 fans

From blinking cups to orphaned purses, league and stadium officials shoot for zero waste.