North Side auction experiment puts families in vacant homes

North Side auction experiment puts families in vacant homes

The event — which drew about 40 people — was a county effort to give prospective homeowners a better chance to pick up the vacant homes that fall into government hands after owners stop paying taxes.

Arden Hills and New Brighton beaches reopen Friday

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Arden Hills and New Brighton beaches reopen Friday

Lumberjack Days promoter sentenced for tax evasion

David Eckberg gets stayed prison sentence, must repay his debts; the festival’s name and copyright will transfer to city.
East Metro
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Maplewood funeral home back in business

Maple Oaks was closed after a state inspection.
West Metro
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Plymouth swimmer abandons English Channel crossing

Karen Zemlin was more than three-quarters of the way across when she gave up her attempt, according to an online tracker.
West Metro
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Germany won't continue case against Minneapolis man allegedly linked to Nazi atrocities

Michael Karkoc’s family has consistently said that the 96-year-man is innocent.
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Dave's Popcorn, beloved Minneapolis shop, will keep poppin' with new owners

All week, customers have lined up outside the shop to buy popcorn and to celebrate the shop’s continued stay on E. 38th Street.
West Metro
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Cecil the lion stands with his pride on the plains in Hwange National Park on Nov. 18, 2012 in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe official calls Twin Cities man a poacher, wants him extradited

U.S. wildlife officials say a representative for Walter Palmer contacted the agency late Thursday, after the agency had said earlier in the day that it had been unable to locate him.
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Large fish kill in southern Minnesota trout stream is under investigation

State wildlife officials are investigating a large fish kill in southern Minnesota, along a designated trout stream on the South Branch Whitewater River just upstream…
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‘Bittersweet day’ for family of Minneapolis man accused of Nazi crimes

German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of retired carpenter Michael Karkoc.
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File photo by Elizabeth Flores Minneapolis Police officer Jesse Garcia...

Mpls. police Sgt. Jesse Garcia, suffering from stomach cancer, dies

Jesse Garcia, a Minneapolis police sergeant who for years was the public face of the department as its chief spokesman, has died, the police union…
West Metro
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What's the next North Loop? It could be Bloomington's South Loop

You’ve probably heard of the North Loop, the industrial-chic neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis that’s the metro area’s white-hot center of hip. You probably haven’t heard…

Minneapolis man, 23, charged with second-degree murder in Monday shooting

A 23-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Friday by the Hennepin County attorney’s office in the Monday morning shooting at a North Side intersection that left…
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.

Life after death row: The resurrection of Damon Thibodeaux

After spending 15 years on death row for a murder he did not commit, will Damon Thibodeaux be able to find his place in a world that raced ahead without him?
Before beginning the drive to Chicago after resting at a truck stop in...

Building a life

Thibodeaux begins again and finds freedom on the road.

North Side residents offered chance to help shape greenway

Proposal would create temporary greenway to show how it would work

New Minnesota laws get tougher on texting, looser on experimental drugs

Laws that take effect Saturday address driving, experimental drugs, license plate readers, etc.
Cecil the lion, foreground, was shot and killed by a Bloomington dentist, whom Zimbabwe officials said they are looking for.

What we know about Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer

A Twin Cities dentist is at the center of a major international story.
East Metro

St. Paul man charged with first-degree murder in daughter's beating death

Cottage Grove girl was struck with fists and hit in the eye with a bottle, court records show. Angel Daniel Ramirez appears in court on Aug. 19.

Gallery: Cecil the lion remembered at Walter Palmer's dental office

People have been arriving at River Bluff dental today stuffed animals and signs to remember lion "Cecil" and lament his destruction.

The night life changed

He sees his booking photo for the first time.

Loss of walleye gives rise to old animosities on Lake Mille Lacs

Tensions reignite between anglers and Indians who have treaty rights, even as state scientists say tribal netting cannot be blamed for the lake’s vanishing walleye population.

New texting law raises fines for motorists with 2 or more offenses

A new law that goes into effect Saturday will raise the fine for drivers who are caught texting for second time and subsequent offenses to $275 plus court fees.