Rescuer saves driver from fiery truck crash that snarls I-35W in Roseville

Rescuer saves driver from fiery truck crash that snarls I-35W in Roseville

The driver lost control, hit a road sign pole and the truck erupted in flames.

2 of 5 Minnesotans make Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals

A champion will be crowned in a live telecast Thursday from the Washington, D.C., area.

Minnesota joins other states with confirmed cases of canine flu

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The virus is highly contagious, but symptoms are usually mild.
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Minneapolis police Lt. Todd Gross can run a plate on his computer and see whether the driver has a valid driver’s license.

In Minneapolis, minor traffic violations spiral into major problems

About one-third of criminal violations over the past five years were for driving without auto insurance or a valid driver’s license.
East Metro
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Reputed St. Paul gang member convicted in 2012 murder, acquitted of first-degree murder

Jurors on Wednesday convicted a reputed St. Paul gang member for firing the fatal shot in 2012 that killed Leonard Christian Sr., an innocent man…
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Terrorism conviction upheld for ex-janitor at Minneapolis mosque

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a former janitor at a Minneapolis mosque who was sentenced to 20 years…
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A car was investigated and searched near the entrance of Wal-Mart at t...

Police ID Wal-Mart worker killed, colleague wounded in Grand Forks

Authorities have yet to reveal what prompted the Grand Forks base airman to shoot the employees before he killed himself.
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A timber rail bridge at Ericsburg, Minn., just south of the Canadian border, collapsed early Wednesday morning.

Bridge collapse near International Falls closes crucial rail corridor

The fire and subsequent collapse of the timber bridge over the Rat Root River closes a rail artery that connects the Pacific Coast with Chicago.
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Obituary: Cherie Lovelace Price was a rock for her family and community

For Cherie Lovelace Price, helping people and the community was both a source of employment and a faith calling. Price, matriarch of an influential extended…
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Landscape architect Hargreaves Associates unveiled Wednesday night close-to-final concept designs for the Commons park.

Design unveiled for Downtown East Commons park

Focus now turns to finalizing details of the design and launching a fundraising campaign to finance the project in the shadow of the new Vikings stadium.
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Minneapolis launches unprecedented program for city home buyers

A new program is an effort to promote homeownership among minorities.

Hopes and cheers will pave the way to Vikings' plaza

Some Minnesota Vikings fans are laying down a couple of hundred dollars for a personalized piece of granite that will line the western plaza of…
Stage & Arts

U library to offer online peek at Guthrie Theater archives

For almost 50 years, the archives of the Guthrie Theater have been stored in underground caverns beneath the University of Minnesota’s Elmer L. Andersen Library.…

Tevlin: Twin Cities scholarship program helps students dream big

Fatima Ahmad is not your stereotypical 17-year-old. Sure, she uses teenage phrases like “that was insane” to describe interesting experiences and she loves words such…
Minneapolis police Sgt. Jesse Garcia in 2010.

C.J.: Huge crowd turns out to support Sgt. Garcia at fundraiser

Ailing MPD Sgt. Jesse Garcia III was more fatigued than anticipated at his fundraiser Monday. Staying at a hotel near Jimmy’s Event Center in…

Proposed park near Vikings stadium

Landscape architect Hargreaves Associates unveils Wednesday night close-to-final concept designs for The Commons -- the first images that actually show the direction the park design is headed. proposed park on site of former Star Tribune building and parking lot next to Vikings stadium.
East Metro

Man shot in abdomen during late-night robbery of Forest Lake restaurant

The shooting occurred after closing; the gunman remains at large.

Man shot dead Monday in north Minneapolis was a convicted murderer

Two others were wounded in what police described as a neighborhood dispute.

Correction for May 28, 2015

A headline on page AA3 Wednesday incorrectly reported the number of titles won by the Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound/Westonka adapted softball team. The program is seeking its seventh…
East Metro
Rainwater sat in the bottom of an abandoned swimming pool in St. Paul on Monday from where firefighters pulled out two young brothers.

Empty St. Paul pool where boys were hurt troubled apt. residents

A boy was still hospitalized Tuesday after firefighters rescued him and his brother, years after alarm was raised about Princeton Place.
North Metro

Anoka moves to curb aggressive panhandling

A city measure will restrict how people can ask for money. It does not include passively standing or sitting with a sign.
West Metro
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A frame grab from a YouTube video shows bicyclists being taken down by off-duty police officers who were on a PedalPub in downtown Minneapolis.

Culture of pedal pubs becomes target — online and by bike

Hate for the traveling taprooms went from an Internet joke to a criminal case over the weekend. Now five men are charged with misdemeanors for allegedly throwing water balloons and shooting squirtguns at mobile pub passengers in Minneapolis.
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Minnesota prison inmates sue to gain access to costly hepatitis C medications

Two prisoners have sued the state, highlighting a national dilemma: tax money going for expensive treatments.