Battle Creek flows through the site with St. Paul in the background. Barrels of toxic waste and leaking batteries once dotted the landscape around Pig

State wants Met Council to help clean up Pig's Eye Lake in St. Paul

The cleanup push comes amid separate efforts to restore habitats and attract park visitors to a remote corner of St. Paul.

'Home run' development on horizon for Rochester's riverfront

The $257 million riverfront project has retail, housing and a hotel.
But some city planners and residents worry that the scope of the $257 million riverfront project is too much, too fast.

O'Gara's pub in St. Paul celebrates building's final St. Paddy's Day

Colleen McNellis (left), 74, and Judy Niemann, 78, have patronized O’Gara’s for 70 years.
Patrons of the landmark St. Paul pub, slated for demolition and rebuilding, showed up in green force Saturday.
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Suspect in custody after two men stabbed to death in Rochester

They were taken to St. Marys Hospital and pronounced dead around 8 p.m.
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One dead in northeast Minneapolis house fire

It was the city's first fatal blaze of 2018.
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A national survey last year found that 12 percent of physicians believed that syringes had been reused in their facilities.

Syringe reuse incident in St. Paul rare but concerning

Misconceptions and cost savings still drive some providers to reuse.
West Metro
Dora Hall reunited with her daughter during a lockdown in February at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.

As threats surge after Fla. shooting, Minnesota schools take no chances

Many are facing the problems for the first time, and it's putting communities on edge.
West Metro
Michael Hari allegedly led a small militia from his hometown of Clarence, Ill.

FBI says alleged mosque bomber tried to build a militia in Illinois

Before Bloomington attack, Illinois man dreamed of building border wall.
St. Paul
Nina Berglund, 18, hopes to discuss archaic papal decrees with Vatican officials in Rome.

American Indian teens head to Vatican, hoping to overturn historic papal decrees

They formed the basis of the so-called Doctrine of Discovery, which shapes U.S. Indian policy to this day and haunts Indians' well-being, the group says.
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Minnesota students on why they did or didn't walk out of school

On March 14, thousands of students in Minnesota joined others around the country in a school walkout to demand stricter gun laws. The 17-minute protest…
Bagpipers celebrated St. Patrick's Day by marching in St. Paul's annual parade on Saturday.

Getting your green on? Here's where to see Twin Cities parades

St. Patrick’s Day parades will be held in both St. Paul and Minneapolis on this sunny O’Saturday. St. Paul’s parade, which is celebrating its 52nd…

Hennepin Healthcare opens new downtown clinic

The $225 million facility is across the street from the Hennepin County Medical Center's south entrance.

One critically hurt in north Minneapolis crash

Two others were hurt as well in the collision at Plymouth and Lyndale avenues N.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
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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.

Man, 18, dies in fiery Grant County, Minn., crash

An 18-year-old man from Barrett, Minn., died early Saturday in a fiery one-car crash in west-central Minnesota's Grant County.Carter D. Overson was driving a 1991…
John Shuster, skip of the U.S. Olympic men's curling team, watched John Landsteiner and Matt Hamilton sweep in front of the rock at the Winter Games.

Mapleton, Minn., has a rich curling legacy

The U.S. curlers' gold medal has enhanced the once-obscure sport's popularity while illuminating Mapleton's curling connection.

Man's death, south Minneapolis shooting may be related, police say

A 26-year-old man died late Friday after he was dropped off at Hennepin County Medical Center with severe injuries several minutes after police had responded…

Mary Anderson, pioneer of women's baseball, dies at 100

Growing up across from Comiskey Park, home to the Chicago White Sox, Mary Julia Orban was bound to develop a love for baseball. But she…
As work proceeds on the new bridge at Red Wing, Minnesota road crews will install a new ramp that will take traffic in a new direction to Hwy. 61.

New ramp coming for Red Wing bridge

It's a step closer to the bridge's eventual replacement next year.
A quick stop at the wayside park near the Cross River on Hwy. 61 will reward visitors with a view of one of the most beautiful falls on the North Shor

Spring waterfall season is perfect reason to head Up North

Melt near Canadian border is captivating, and visitors heed the call.
Dennis Porter on a mountain bike trail along the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. ] JEFF WHEELER • T
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.

Minnesota briefs: Pipestone County approves Indigenous Peoples Day

Pipestone County commissioners voted unanimously last week to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Eugene Strong, an American Indian, suggested the…

Top Workplaces deadline is Friday

The deadline to nominate a company for the Minnesota 2018 Top Workplaces honor is Friday.This is the ninth year the Star Tribune has partnered with…
West Metro
March 17
Abbas Azod gathered food at the event, which drew more than 100 people when only a few close friends and neighbors had been initially invited. .

Iranian fire festival glows brightly in Edina neighborhood

The New Year celebration drew a bigger group than host expected.
East Metro
March 17

Diners find a new Oasis on the road to Stillwater

The longtime diner recently resumed regular service after a two-month renovation and expansion project.