Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide

Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide
Worthington is the latest town to win a grant from the legacy fund

Hennepin County puts 1930s-era Century Plaza up for sale with no price

Hennepin County puts 1930s-era Century Plaza up for sale with no price
The county is moving out of the former vocational high school by May.
North Metro
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Columbia Heights faces crossroads in city leadership

New faces are competing with longtime leaders.
North Metro
42 minutes ago
Dory Smith, a farmer, looked over the land at the center of the Metrop...

In Oak Grove, a fight over sprawling development illustrates Met Council tensions

Oak Grove envisions large rural lots while agency pushes controlled growth.
44 minutes ago

Mpls. mayor, police chief say conflict helped bring them closer

Mayor and chief seek to reassure, despite reported "strain."
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The Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau's Young Leaders group finishes loading hay...

Minnesota hay being shipped to wildfire-stricken states

Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order to ease vehicle restrictions to help speed up emergency shipments over the next two weeks to four states scorched by wildfires.
Eat & Drink
Dubbed the "Land of New Restaurants" a few years, the Bellecour Cafe...

Wayzata restaurant openings show a hunger to dine out in the suburbs

So far this year, an estimated 700 new restaurant seats are coming in, and the boom shows no signs of slowing.
West Metro

Hennepin County readies for $13 million child protection overhaul

A year after stepping into the county's top human services role, Jennifer DeCubellis is leading the most dramatic reform of the child protection system in Minnesota.

Tevlin: For Kenyon's police chief, humanity comes first

Funny, self-deprecatory and guileless, Lee Sjolander may be the male Marge Gunderson, the cop from the movie "Fargo," only in the internet age.

Mpls. City Council OKs demolition of 20th century feminist writer Brenda Ueland's home

Council overrides efforts to preserve home of 20th-century feminist writer.
South Metro

Authorities search for tree-killing vandals in Eagan

At least seven trees have been stripped of a ring of bark that mean almost certain death.

Twin Cities to go dark for 'Earth Hour' tonight

The goal of the global campaign is to reduce energy waste.
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.

State briefs: Olmsted County OKs transportation sales tax increase

Olmsted County commissioners approved a one-quarter of 1 percent countywide sales tax increase last week that will go toward transportation. The increase, which will go…
South Metro

1850s Hastings pioneer handed down the hospitality gene

If there were a hospitality gene, it must have careened down six generations from Mahala Felton to Rita Walker. Considered the first white woman settler…

Hubbard County keeping out aquatic invaders — so far

The northern Minnesota county has, so far, escaped infestation by major aquatic invasive species (AIS), including zebra mussels, milfoil and starry stonewort.

Becky's Cafeteria founder Clayton Sonmore dies at 92

The engineer-turned-restaurateur bought Becky's in 1949 with his wife, Jeanne, and turned it into what AAA called "the most unique cafeteria in the nation" until its closure in 1986.

Minn. proposal would give Bible, Qur'an classes public school credit

Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur'an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Legislature.
East Metro

Work on old Ramsey Co. sewer offers rare glimpse of underground rivers

New video of a century-old storm sewer system spotlights need for water quality.

Charge: Bemidji educator posed as 13-year-old online to lure kids for sex

The 34-year-old assistant principal set up Facebook, Snapchat and e-mail accounts posing as a 13-year-old, police said.
South Metro
March 25

New automated henhouse yields golden egg for Twin Cities-area farmer

A modern new henhouse is paying off at Brand Farms in Empire Township.
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March 25
Students sampled sap from a freshly tapped maple tree at the Arboretum...

Early spring has sap flowing at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's maple syrup operation

Feeding state's growing interest, U showcases the age-old skill of turning sap into syrup.
March 24

Workers destroy curbs during Lowry Hill Tunnel construction

Construction in the Lowry Hill Tunnel continues as crews remove curbs on each wall of the eastbound side, making room to add an extra lane and replace the tile walls.