'It's become an epidemic': Minnesota reconsiders hands-free cellphone bill

'It's become an epidemic': Minnesota reconsiders hands-free cellphone bill

Momentum has been picking up over the past year for the measure to make Minnesota the 15th state, plus Washington, D.C., to outlaw drivers' use of hand-held devices.
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Meet Minnesota's safest city: Elko New Market

February 18
Meet Minnesota's safest city: Elko New Market
In the tight-knit community of Elko New Market, just named the safest city in Minnesota, police officers are so popular that they're invited to children's birthday parties.
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Calls for national school walkout resonate in Bemidji

February 18
Calls for national school walkout resonate in Bemidji
The planned protests are in response to gun violence in Fla., elsewhere.
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February 18

'History will tell the final story on this,' retiring FBI chief says of tough times for his Mpls. agents

Thornton's last assignment in Mpls. is to guide agents through time of scrutiny.
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February 18
David White, left, and Lamont Butler, center, rode the A-line bus departing the 46th Street Blue Line light rail station on Friday.

Souped-up bus lines getting a green light in the Twin Cities

In the coming years, 10 more rapid-bus lines will snake throughout the metro's busiest transit corridors — and last week, the network's build-out reached two milestones. Advocates say rapid-bus service offers passengers a light-rail-like experience but is far cheaper to build and maintain.
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February 18
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February 18
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Man hears on scanner about fatal crash; it was his wife, a Mpls. 911 dispatcher going to work

The highway's southbound lanes at Humboldt Avenue were closed for hours Saturday night.
Local
February 18

Pregnant woman missing for 2-plus weeks found dead in N. Minn. woods

A 27-year-old pregnant woman missing for more than two weeks has been found dead in the woods in northern Minnesota, authorities said Sunday.The body of…
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February 18

Much of the state to face winter weather advisories through Tuesday

The Twin Cities is under a Winter Weather Advisory from midnight Sunday Night through 6 PM Tuesday as we watch a system bring snow and ice to parts of the state to begin the week.
Local
February 18

What's open on Presidents' Day

A look at what's open and closed on the holiday.
West Metro
February 18

Video released of pricey sports cars topping 100 mph in pack on I-394

With case against drivers closed, authorities release audio and video records from 2016 escapade.
Local
February 18
Joe Antonucci waited in line to pre pay his 2018 property tax Wednesda...

Minnesota property-tax prepayers who gambled on deduction in limbo

Department of Revenue expects IRS to decide if those early payments are deductible.
Local
February 17

Ice, flurries and freezing rain headed toward Twin Cities

Along with some snow, we'll get rain, slop and ice.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 8 hours 53 mins. ago
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.
West Metro
February 17

Missing woman sought by Minneapolis police is found safe

A missing woman whose medical needs make her a vulnerable adult has been found and is safe, Minneapolis police say.
Local
February 17

New report to highlight broad failures in state response to elder abuse

Legislative probe uncovered widespread issues that require "immediate action."
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February 17

Edina's drunken-driving arrest rate shows focus on state highways

The suburb, with a dedicated enforcement officer, focuses on freeways that carry most traffic.
Local
February 17

Wife, husband die in apparent murder-suicide in Blue Earth County

Authorities say both died from gunshot wounds.
Local
February 17

In all-white Fergus Falls, early black settlers 'toed the mark'

A pipeline that included a train car of 18 black families, numbering about 85 people, relocated together from Campbellsville, Ky., on April 6, 1898.
Local
February 17

A dogged volunteer uncovers the mystery of the bell of St. Peter

It's a story that includes history, tragedy, family lore, town gossip, a thrilling discovery - and a second, enduring mystery.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 4 hours 47 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
February 17

One dead, one hospitalized after Sauk Rapids shooting

Friday's homicide is the first in Sauk Rapids since 2011.
Local
February 17

Grants kick-start energy efficiency projects around Minnesota

A Department of Commerce program to kick-start energy efficiency around the state named 39 projects, from LED lighting in La Crescent to solar panel systems analysis for dairy farmers in west-central Minnesota, in its latest round of grant awards.
Local
February 17

Minnesota briefs: Moose population remains low but steady

A January aerial survey of moose in northeastern Minnesota shows the population is low but stable for the seventh year, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.
St. Paul
February 17

Minnesota United unveils first seating plans for Allianz Field stadium

Minnesota United has released a video unveiling its first batch of seating sections for the team's new $200 million soccer stadium in St. Paul.