'Dark web' drug purveyor convicted of murder in Minn. teen's overdose

'Dark web' drug purveyor convicted of murder in Minn. teen's overdose

"I just snorted a tiny line ... it's awesome," read a text the victim sent on the day he died.
Local

Man shot in downtown Minneapolis apartment; injuries 'potentially fatal'

8:41am
Police say the man is "in extremely critical condition." 2 people arrested.
Local

Man, dog found dead in cabin near Duluth; carbon monoxide poisoning suspected

7:05am
A generator was running inside, authorities said.
State + Local
7:50am

State employees say elder-abuse reports tossed in trash due to backlog of cases

Chronic chaos, dysfunction recounted at state office investigating elder abuse.
Local
7:38am

Wheels in the wilderness? Bill to allow bikes divides outdoor lovers

Bill splits cyclists, conservationists over bikes in BWCA, other wild areas.
Local
6:38am

Delta's 747s, a vestige of Northwest's heyday, will visit for final time

After 16 years as a captain on Northwest Airlines 747s, Steve Bowen retired in 2005 and has since flown to many places around the world…
Local
6:32am
Northstar Bison, one of the largest producers of 100 percent grass-fed bison, takes up to three years to raise each bison.

Skyrocketing sales of grass-fed beef forcing industry to change

Consumers looking for healthier, more environmentally friendly options are putting pressure on conventional producers.
Local
6:16am

2 unbelted pickup occupants killed in rollover in N.D. near Minn. border

The crash happened 4 miles south of Wahpeton.
Minneapolis
5:36am

Tevlin: Two political pros offer up some advice to new mayors

  Shortly after George Latimer was sworn in as St. Paul’s mayor 1976, he arrived to work to learn of a broken water main. “It…
Data Drop
December 16

How broke students are driving up poverty rates in small college towns

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates how much students influence poverty rates.
East Metro
December 16

Emotions run high as McNally Smith College of Music graduates final class

St. Paul college's abrupt closing leaves hundreds scrambling to find options to complete education.
Local
December 16

Bus drivers using Super Bowl to boost working conditions

Union is voting this weekend on Met Council's final offer.
Minneapolis
December 16
Open water produced by steam from Xcel's Black Dog Generating Plant in Burnsville keeps the water unfrozen chilly days. Minneapolis will assess higher franchise fees against Xcel and CenterPoint Energy to help pay for climate and energy programs.

Minneapolis is using electric bills to fight climate change

Minneapolis hikes franchise fee to raise $2M for climate and energy programs.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 15 hours 6 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.
Local
December 16

More than 260 crashes on icy Minnesota roads in past 24 hours

Minnesota State Patrol reminded drivers to slow down, be cautious.
West Metro
December 16

Committee recommends 'modern' streetcar line for West 7th Street

Project will span 11.7 miles connecting downtown St. Paul to MSP Airport, MOA.
Local
December 16

Western Minn. school evacuates basketball game after 'terroristic threats,' police say

The person believed to have made the threats is under arrest, police say.
Local
December 16

Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said new riot gear won't be purchased until after a full discussion of the issue

Duluth's police chief says he will hold off on a plan for purchasing updated riot gear, at least temporarily resisting a national trend of militarization…
Local
December 16

State briefs: Chisholm mine could become mountain bike park

ChisholmInactive mine pit targeted for mountain bike parkA $28,900 grant from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board will help the city of Chisholm design…
Local
December 16

Seven-story building for Mankato wins key approval

Proposed office building adds to string of new construction
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 10 hours 59 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
December 16

Breeders and animal dealers granted privacy, even after inspectors find problems

Dan Moulton has raised chinchillas, those cute little Andean furballs, in southern Minnesota for more than 50 years. Moulton is licensed by the U.S.…
Minneapolis
December 16

Janice Hoppe, who brought experience in education to work in foster care, dies at 74

Jan Hoppe never did just one thing. She was a kindergarten teacher and an airplane pilot, a musician and a writer. She raised a son…
West Metro
December 16

Minnesota history: Koryne Horbal's path to feminist powerhouse

As an Anoka High School senior in 1955, Koryne Kaneski dated the class president and quarterback of the football team. She hoped it might enhance…
Minneapolis
December 16
Gov. Mark Dayton defended the work of the BCA on Friday, saying: "Impugning the quality of their investigations is destructive, and detrimental in our efforts to seek and obtain justice.”

Gov. Dayton defends BCA after criticism of Damond probe

The governor praised the statewide investigative agency for its diligence, saying the Hennepin County attorney's criticism is "destructive."