Record warmth today for Twin Cities, but 'several inches' of snow loom for one part of state

Record warmth today for Twin Cities, but 'several inches' of snow loom for one part of state

A high in the low 60s is being forecast, and three days to follow in the upper 50s are envisioned.
Local

Man kills mother near Hudson, shoots at police and kills himself in Minnesota

44 minutes ago
With police in pursuit, the suspect crashed his car in Chisago County before shooting himself in the head.
Local

Train fatally hits pedestrian at crossing in NW. Minnesota

12 minutes ago
The incident had train traffic stopped for a few hours in Detroit Lakes.
TV & Media
7:53am
"A Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile performed a during Saturd...

'Prairie Home Companion' to be back next fall with a 26-show season

Host Chris Thile made the announcement as Saturday's show opened.
Variety
7:11am
Bill Callas of Stillwater walked out to practice Thursday on the spartan ski trails at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis ahead of next week’s Birkebeiner race.

Warm weather is melting winter economy in Minn., Wis. towns

Small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in danger of being curtailed or canceled, jeopardizing needed tourism dollars.
Minneapolis
February 18

Police seek suspect in shooting of woman at north Minneapolis home

A woman suffered noncritical injuries when she was shot Saturday afternoon at a north Minneapolis residence. The shooting occurred at 2:45 p.m. on the 2800…
East Metro
February 18

Police investigating kidnapping, suicide outside North St. Paul school

A man forced his ex-girlfriend into his car at gunpoint Saturday in North St. Paul, and then fatally shot himself after she escaped, according to…
North Metro
February 18

Brooklyn Center man killed in semi crash in Stearns County

A 61-year-old man from Brooklyn Center was killed Saturday when the semitrailer truck he was driving went off the road and hit a grove of…
West Metro
February 18

So long, surface lots: Parking areas redeveloped in Twin Cities suburbs

Driven by high land prices, they're being turned into retail, offices and housing.
Local
February 18

Legionnaires' outbreak in Hopkins fuels effort to regulate cooling towers

Legionnaires' disease was linked to a tower, but it took an agency two weeks to find the specific one.
Local
February 18
Nearly two years after launching a statewide abuse reporting hot line, Minnesota regulators are overwhelmed by a deluge of new reports alleging abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in nursing homes, hospitals and other state-licensed facilities.

Minn. health regulators can't keep up with abuse reports

Flooded hot line has families of vulnerable adults waiting months for investigations.
Minneapolis
February 18
Representative Pat Garofalo listened as DFL members challenged his bil...

Capitol fight over workplace rules raises prospect of local right-to-work laws

Republicans say progressive cities setting wage, sick-leave laws has patchwork effect.
Local
February 18

God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity

More than 520,000 patients checked into Minnesota hospitals last year, carrying religious baggage that wasn't as neatly packed as it used to be.
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.
Minneapolis
February 18

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speaks at Augsburg

He spoke as part of Augsburg College's Scholarship Weekend.
East Metro
February 18
Stargate Bar and Nightclub is seen in the early morning on Friday, May...

5 injured as up to 60 rounds fired outside Maplewood nightclub

An argument turned into a gunfight inside and outside the Stargate Bar & Nightclub on Saturday morning.
South Metro
February 18

Man, woman are found dead in Rosemount home

Shooting deaths appear to be result of murder-suicide, police say.
Minneapolis
February 18

Up to 2,000 join Mpls. march to support immigrants, refugees

The march, organized by the Anti-War Committee and the No More Deportations campaign, featured speeches, chants and signs in both English and Spanish.
Minneapolis
February 18

A tale of two Civil War-era soldiers and neighbors at Lakewood Cemetery

One was the original Hubert Horatio Humphrey. The other, Leland P. Smith, has been all but lost to the obscurity that comes from such a common last name.
St. Paul
February 18
Bob Andresen(cq), a tech staffer at Gordon Parks High School in St. Pa...

Twin Cities libraries hesitate to lend internet hot spots

Take-home internet has extra costs, wait times.
Local
February 18

In Duluth, Superior Street businesses champion 'Brewer's Row'

The nine-block-long stretch of Superior Street is heavy on hops.
Local
February 18

State briefs: Red River flood project advances, despite Minnesota objections

Construction is advancing on a $2 billion flood control project along the Red River despite Minnesota’s objections to the plan. Heavy equipment is being moved into…
Local
February 18

Red Wing anxiously awaits results of $500K online contest

After a week of voting, Red Wing became the clubhouse leader Wednesday.
Local
February 18

USDA removes animal welfare records from website

Dogs with sores on their paws and missing fur. Sick rabbits living in a trashy building. A kennel two degrees hotter than the 85-degree legal…