St. Croix River bridge opening delayed, officials say

St. Croix River bridge opening delayed, officials say

The $676 million bridge won’t be done by expected deadline in November 2016.
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Officials find good Samaritan who rescued driver from fire

4:48pm
Officials find good Samaritan who rescued driver from fire
Authorities said Friday that they would not have been able to rescue a semitrailer driver from a fiery crash earlier this week without the help of a good Samaritan who was passing by.
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Parish leaders can view abuse claims, judge rules in archdiocese bankruptcy

September 3
Parish leaders can view abuse claims, judge rules in archdiocese bankruptcy
Victims’ attorneys fear confidentiality violations of private information.
West Metro
4 minutes ago
Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire looked around CHS Field in St. Pau...

Minnesota United owner looked at 30 stadium sites, had 3 finalists

Bill McGuire told a St. Paul group of community leaders that they “will like” the kind of potential development being discussed in conjunction with construction of the 18,500-seat stadium.
North Metro
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In a photo taken from a Twitter video, this black bear made a quick escape from a tree in Andy Zyvoloski's front yard on Friday.

Anoka County deputies track black bear seen climbing trees in Coon Rapids

Residents flooded the Anoka County Sheriff's Office with calls after neighbors near Coon Rapids High School noticed the large animal run up a tree.
Minneapolis
28 minutes ago

South Minneapolis resource center for immigrants hopes to ramp up its services

Amid legal uncertainty, it aims to help those who arrived here as children.
Local
29 minutes ago

Salmonella outbreak traced to imported cucumbers

Imported cucumbers are the culprit behind a rash of Salmonella Poona infections that have sickened at least 12 Minnesotans, the state Department of Health announced…
Local
31 minutes ago

Man charged in brutal beating death of 3-year-old has long rap sheet

Jonathan Loun was charged in 2005 with criminal vehicular homicide and, after a plea deal, was sentenced to 41 months in prison.
Variety
34 minutes ago

Farmland in downtown Minneapolis? For a tax break, yes

Lawn bowling, golf and nurseries get the same special incentives as suburban farms.
East Metro
37 minutes ago

Deaths of New Richmond mom, daughter ruled homicides

The Ramsey County medical examiner released a provisional report to police in New Richmond, Wis., on Friday that officially describes the deaths this week of…
West Metro
47 minutes ago
Jeremiah Whitten briefly lost his state health coverage in August. He takes 25 pills daily after a bone marrow transplant.

Needy have to scramble after Minn. cancels health benefits

At least 500 were wrongly terminated as state worked through eligibility backlog.
West Metro
48 minutes ago

Hennepin Co. sees violent crime rise more in suburbs than in Minneapolis

Violent crime surged in suburban Hennepin County in the first half of 2015, taking a much larger jump outside the city of Minneapolis, according to new statistics.
North Metro
8:48pm

Nurses union wins labor complaint against North Memorial

Under the ruling, North Memorial must rehire an employee who was fired.
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
8:47pm

Lileks: The ride home is almost as memorable as the State Fair

The bus driver threw the engine in gear and rumbled away from the State Fair Transit Plaza. “NEXT STOP, MALL OF AMERICA,” she shouted. Instant…
Local
8:08pm

Foundations pave the way for more racially diverse young leaders

Long before racial disparities in philanthropy became a hot topic, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota launched a fellowship and internship for women of color that…
West Metro
7:58pm

Twin Cities facing an 'epidemic' of golf cart thefts

What’s behind the thievery? There’s the rising popularity of golf carts as all-around utility vehicles. Plus, they are lightweight, valuable and anonymous.
Local
7:56pm

Top U. of Minnesota communications executive resigns

He’s the second U administrator to resign in less than a month.
Local
7:01pm

Weighing in on the myth of the 'freshman 15'

Living a healthy lifestyle can be as challenging as coursework for college students.
Local
7:01pm

Students hone skills in unique work-study program

Cristo Rey initiative gives students real-world work experience, plus a lower tuition bill.
Local
7:01pm

Students can beat stress by mastering college essay process

Good college application essays draw on personal experience, experts say – and don’t be bashful.
Local
7:00pm

Far from the ocean, students learn about sea service

Local students gain valuable experience in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps program.
Local
7:00pm

Disadvantaged students help build houses and a better future

Tree Trust YouthBuild allows disadvantaged students to gain experience and help others while earning their diplomas.
Local
6:58pm

When top athletes reach a crossroads

Deciding whether to keep playing can be a difficult choice.

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