North metro sees deepest snowfall in Twin Cities

North metro sees deepest snowfall in Twin Cities

Looming multiday meltdown will eat away at depths of 6 to 9 inches across much of the metro; the North Shore got more than a foot of snow.
Local

St. Paul's Science Museum to focus on homegrown science, events

February 24
St. Paul's Science Museum to focus on homegrown science, events
It is turning away from traveling blockbusters like "Body Worlds," and shows on Pompei and King Tut.
Local

Trial in Minneapolis grandmother's murder highlights dangers for witnesses to testify

February 24
Trial in Minneapolis grandmother's murder highlights dangers for witnesses to testify
As killer of Birdell Beeks faces sentencing Monday, the toll on witnesses raises concerns.
Local
11:07am

FBI seeks info on N. Minnesota woman missing for nearly a month

She was least seen leaving her home on Jan. 27, authorities said.
Local
8:49am

Gun-control advocates sense momentum but prepare to continue fight

A growing cohort of gun-control activists are cautiously optimistic that this time, their voices will make a difference.
Local
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A worker cleared snow Friday in front of the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis after almost 6 inches fell overnight. More is falling Saturday.

Now that snow has stopped piling up, the wind to pick up

Expect up to 8 inches of snow by morning. One fatal crash was reported Saturday near Foley in Benton County.
East Metro
February 24

Minnesota, Congress look to rally to improve tattered national parks

A backlog of repairs in five Minnesota sites alone now will cost more than $20 million; the bill nationally is in the billions.
Local
February 24

Minnesota briefs: New veterans court approved in Duluth

St. Louis County District Court in Duluth will soon launch the state’s newest veterans treatment court, a special program designed to assist military veterans in…
St. Paul
February 24
Gary Unger, a lifelong East Side resident who lives near the Hillcrest...

Development of shuttered golf course could transform St. Paul neighborhood

Plan for closed golf course includes housing, restaurants, trails and community center
Minneapolis
February 24

Closure of popular University of Minnesota child care center postponed

Kaler says it will still close eventually, but that parents' protests have been heard.
Local
February 24

Go fly a kite on ice on Lake Mille Lacs

Snowkiting is a growing sport across Minnesota's 10,000 lakes
St. Paul
February 24

Hundreds of union supporters rally at Minnesota Capitol

They sought to draw attention to a key labor case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court.
South Metro
February 24

Lakeville principal charged with stalking arrested in Otter Tail County fish house

Chris Endicott, who faces stalking charges as part of a complex investigation, is back in the Dakota County jail.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 7 hours 42 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.
North Metro
February 24

The O'Kasicks: Three natty and notorious brothers

Roger, Ronald and James O'Kasick were on the run for a month in 1957 after killing a Minneapolis cop and driving over his partner.
Minneapolis
February 24

Judy Farmer, longtime Minneapolis school board member, dies at 82

In 27 years on the board, she was a voice on the national education scene and a force in Twin Cities progressive politics.
Local
February 24

Brainerd pushes ahead with plan to revitalize river, downtown

It's part of a statewide trend in revamping access and amenities to the Mississippi River.
Celebrities
February 24
Garrison Keillor, shown during a 2016 “Prairie Home Companion” show, gave his first interview since his break with MPR.

Keillor shares dozens of e-mails and asserts banter was mutual

The former MPR radio host said he was not trying to seduce the woman, and backed off when she complained about his conduct in 2015.
West Metro
February 24

Edina wants a more 'iconic' water treatment plant

The City Council wants architects to come back with a bolder design for the Southdale Center project.
Local
February 24
Mary-Kate McCarthy held her dog, Henry, to protect his feet from sidewalk and road salt put down Friday in downtown Minneapolis after the big overnight snowfall. More is coming Saturday.

Are you ready for more shoveling? 6 to 9" expected by tonight

Minneapolis and St. Paul declared snow emergencies starting tonight to clear side streets of the snow that fell Thursday night before Saturday's dumping arrives.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 14 hours 4 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Minneapolis
February 24
Angela Naviosh got a hug from Douglas Milek while they waited at the Avivo recovery center to take a chemical health assessment.

Minn. agencies pushing for faster access to drug treatment

By July, many will get help in hours instead of weeks amid rising need with the nation's opioid epidemic.
Don't Miss
February 24

St. Paul dental clinic that gives hope to those without insurance gets a boost

The Hope Dental Clinic and its cadre of volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and students serving the poor and uninsured since 1965, has a new facility in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.
West Metro
February 24

Jack Thurnblad, who coached Wayzata boys' basketball to state title before move to Carleton College, dies at 96

With 3,200 students in grades 9-12, Wayzata High School is the state’s largest high school. But that wasn’t always the case. In 1959, with a…
West Metro
February 24

Wright County says that needs for child protection services have grown

Social workers responsible for dealing with child abuse are stretched thin, director says.