Construction will close off Nicollet Mall to car and bus traffic Monday

Construction will close off Nicollet Mall to car and bus traffic Monday

Buses, taxis will be rerouted as two-year project begins.
Local

Jordan Brewery plans still buried a year after mudslide

June 29
Jordan Brewery plans still buried a year after mudslide
$100,000 from state will pay for study of fallen hillside that has Jordan in limbo.
Local

Beyond cost cuts, Southwest light rail faces new barriers

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Beyond cost cuts, Southwest light rail faces new barriers
State funding for the light-rail line linking downtown Minneapolis and the southwest suburbs is still unclear.
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Laws affecting bingo, Uber, tuition and much more will take effect

Among a raft of laws passed, schools serving the state’s more than 19,000 American Indian students will get a funding boost.
Local
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The audience takes shelter as it starts to rain as the Minnesota Orche...

Severe storms pummel Minnesota with hail as large as 3 inches

Severe thunderstorms rumbled into parts of Minnesota Monday evening, pummeling some areas with hail as large as 3 inches. A severe thunderstorm was in effect…
Local
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Young boy starts up helicopter at Mankato air show; 2 hurt

Two were injured as blades knocked over a fabric-like sun shield on the tarmac.
East Metro
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Ramsey County Board Chairman Jim McDonough with his wife, Carol.

County commissioner revealed abuse to 'give others a voice'

Jim McDonough says he wants to hold Boy Scouts accountable for abuse he suffered in 1960s, ’70s.
Local
June 29

Lightning strikes in N. Minn. leave man and 12-year-old boy critically hurt

Bystanders gave first aid to critically injured Iron Range man; his daughter was burned.
Local
June 29

Finding safety from lightning

Finding Safety About 10 percent of those struck by lightning die, according to the National Weather Service. This year, lightning has killed 13 people in…
Local
June 29

Poll: Minnesotans view police positively

Minnesotans’ opinions on police appear to be “overwhelmingly positive,” according to survey results released Monday by the state’s largest law enforcement organization.Ninety percent of residents…
Local
June 29

State Trooper was going 94 mph in a 55 zone in his patrol car, charges say

A Minnesota state trooper was clocked driving at least 94 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone in his squad car near Fergus Falls,…
Local
June 29

Gallery: A look at the red-hot St. Paul Saints

A look at the red-hot St. Paul Saints.
Music
June 29
Keith Urban performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival on Sunday,...

Minnesota State Fair lands country star Keith Urban

Tickets go on sale Thursday. All seats are reserved.
Is Minnesota prepared for an oil train disaster?
Special report Is Minnesota prepared for an oil train disaster?
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Minnesota serves as a crossroads for trains carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formations.
Local
June 29

Gallery: Symphony for the Cities

Newly appointed assistant conductor Roderick Cox conducts the Minnesota Orchestra during their Symphony for the Cities performance at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis on Monday. Every year the Minnesota Orchestra presents a series of free outdoor concerts called Symphony for the Cities. Other Symphony for the Cities performances: -Wednesday, July 1 at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth -Thursday, July 2 at the Winona Lake Park Bandshell -Monday, July 6 at Lakefront Park in Hudson, Wisconsin.
West Metro
June 29

Metro Transit outlines big plans for Mpls. campus

$100 million plan will house transit police, provide growing fleet with year-round storage.
Local
June 29
PolyMet Mining Corp. intends to use this former LTV Steel Mining Co.,...

Dayton asked to intervene in copper-nickel mine review

Environmental groups launch an ad campaign to press Gov. Mark Dayton to get involved in the regulatory review of a contentious copper-nickel mine that’s been proposed for northeast Minnesota.
St. Paul
June 29

Obituary: Onetime journalist Ted Smebakken owned furniture store in St. Paul for decades

Without fail, Ted Smebakken reported to each yearly Canadian fishing trip with his former news colleagues sporting gear he gleaned from rickety old tackle boxes…
West Metro
June 29

Body of man found in Big Lake

A man’s body was found Monday morning in Big Lake, about 40 miles north of the Twin Cities, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.A…
Local
June 29
Professor Monte Bute listened to a student speak during class Thursday...

Outspoken professor Monte Bute seeks new freedom to speak his mind

No one who knows Monte Bute, a firebrand of a sociology professor, would say he’s afraid of speaking his mind. In just the past year,…
Celebrities
June 29

C.J.: FOX's Lauren Green brings her new husband home to Minnesota for a "Happily Ever After” party

“There is far too much murmuring about the ring,” NYC attorney Ted Nikolis said drolly, adding, “The next time I come to Minnesota I…
East Metro
June 29

Serial thief in east metro is sent back in prison

Dawn Marie Rassett was convicted of stealing from churches, a bakery and even a mortuary. She now faces more charges in Washington County.
Local
June 29

Metro Transit outlines big plans for North Loop campus

Metro Transit is gearing up for a major expansion of its North Loop headquarters, anchored by a massive bus garage and new home for the transit agency's police department.
Local
June 29

Poll: Minnesotans view police positively

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association released results of a new survey that say that residents have favorable views of their local police.