North metro sees deepest snowfall in Twin Cities

North metro sees deepest snowfall in Twin Cities

The far northern edge of the metro was hit the hardest by a weekend snowstorm that blanketed the Twin Cities. St. Francis in northern Anoka County led the way with 9 inches of snow, followed by Nowthen and Oak Grove, according to the National Weather Service.
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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.
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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.
West Metro
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$18,000 raised for family of boy who triggered Orono lockdown

Citing the boy's special needs, a group in Orono created a GoFundMe page.
Local
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Much turnover could be coming to the U.S. Capitol in a big election year, with Minnesota possibly causing much of the turmoil.

Midterm mania: Half the state's congressional seats are in play

Come November, Minnesota could find itself swept up in a midterm Democratic wave, or it could be the bulwark where the GOP picks up seats. Many millions in political spending are expected to wash through the state in a year that features an open governor's race, two U.S. Senate campaigns and dozens of other down-ticket races.
East Metro
9:16pm

St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard charts back-to-basics approach

Schools chief says he'll focus on instruction, not infrastructure, to boost student achievement.
Local
9:11pm

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

Federal authorities are helping in the search for a northern Minnesota woman who has been missing for nearly a month.Amy Dow, 27, who lives in…
Local
8:53pm

Troopers seizing more marijuana along I-94

The busts, surprising in their worth, have some authorities wondering whether the I-94 corridor that slices through the heart of both states and Wisconsin is becoming a major pipeline for marijuana and other drugs.
Local
8:25pm

Snow: Who got how much

An overview of totals since Saturday.
Local
7:45pm

Self-driving bus scores big in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week

Driverless buses are not going to run on the roads any time soon, but if and when they do, Minnesotans seem keen on the idea, according to feedback the Minnesota Department of Transportation has received.
Minneapolis
7:34pm

Closure of popular University of Minnesota child care center postponed

Kaler says it will still close eventually, but that parents' protests have been heard.
St. Paul
6:40pm
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.
Local
3:28pm

Woman who died in St. Cloud fire is ID'd

Authorities said the fire was started by a cigarette.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 17 hours 53 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
February 25

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
February 25
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.