MCA contractor to credit state $1 million after testing glitches

Pearson, the testing contractor for Minnesota, will give the state a $1 million credit after students and educators faced a plague of testing issues this past spring.

Six years later, the search for Peter Achermann continues

August 3
Cass County marks sixth anniversary of 82-year-o disappeared six years ago in Staples.

Man who stole MnDOT truck led police on chase through Newport

August 3
Man who stole MnDOT truck led police on chase through Newport
An Inver Grove Heights man apparently needed some instant transportation, so he helped himself to a MnDOT truck parked at a construction site and took off.
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August 3

Janis vs. the Mole Man

Ominous.
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August 3

No major setbacks for eastbound I-394 drivers

Commuters using eastbound I-394 during the he early portion of the Monday rush have largely been unaffected by new lane closures that have all vehicles using the carpool lanes between Hwy. 100 and downtown Minneapolis.
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July 31

North Side residents offered chance to help shape greenway

Proposal would create temporary greenway to show how it would work
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July 31

Weekend traffic: I-94 and 394 closures plus half marathons to bring traffic challenges

Thousands of motorists traveling in the metro area will have to find alternate routes this weekend as the Minnesota Department of Transportation shuts down portions of two freeways starting Friday night.
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July 31

How Cecil hurt Yelp.

Consequences.
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July 31

New texting law raises fines for motorists with 2 or more offenses

A new law that goes into effect Saturday will raise the fine for drivers who are caught texting for second time and subsequent offenses to $275 plus court fees.
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July 31

Alaska Airlines to fly nonstop from MSP to Portland, Oregon

Travelers heading to Portland, Oregon will have another airline choice starting in Februrary. Alaska Airlines said Thursday that it will fly nonstop between the Twin Cities and Portland.
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July 31
Minnesota Medical Solutions will be supplying half of the state's medical marijuana.

Still more doctors than patients in Minnesota's medical marijuana program

More than 300 health care professionals have signed on with the Office of Medical Cannabis, ready to enroll patients. But only 250 patients have made it into the program in the first month.
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July 30

Black Liberation Project activists say Mpls. police sprayed, assaulted them

Minneapolis police are investigating a Wednesday night incident in which a teenager on a bike was arrested along with several community members.
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July 30

Nonprofit seeks funds to reclaim fire-damaged HQ

Local nonprofit Neighborhoods Organizing for Change launched a fundraiser Thursday to buy the land beneath their former headquarters -- gutted in a blaze this spring -- in order to rebuild.
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.
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July 29

Two adults found dead in rural Lac qui Parle

Details are scarce as the sheriff’s office investigates the bodies discovered Wednesday morning in a rural Madison Township residence.
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July 29

Regulators want Mpls. scrapyard to close if it can't meet air rules

MPCA response follows firm's complaint it was being singled out.
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July 29

WB I-94 near St. Michael reopens after pavement failure, backup

A major pavement failure developed during the Wednesday morning rush hour at Hwy. 241 in St. Michael. The interstate reopened around 4:30 p.m.
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July 29

McLaughlin: Ballpark taxes, authority could aid soccer stadium

Hoping to break an impasse over a pro-soccer stadium in Minneapolis, a Hennepin County commissioner is suggesting that a final deal could hinge on the taxes and agencies associated with Target Field.
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July 29

St. Paul police offer baseball camp for kids

Camp at CHS Field to be followed by game between St. Paul and Chicago police baseball teams.
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July 29

Please Explain this Arlo and Janis

It's about love.
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July 28

Dynasty of tiny mayors in the making in Dorset as 3-year-old runs

Six-year-old ex-mayor endorses 3-year-old brother to succeed him.
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July 28

Mpls. authorities suggest W. Broadway fire may have been arson

Minneapolis police and fire investigators are exploring if someone intentionally set a fire that destroyed several north Minneapolis buildings.
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July 28

Outdated law banning hats in Mpls. theaters may soon be gone

The proposal is the latest from officials looking to clean up the city's business laws.
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July 28

All drivers can use HOT lane when signs say 'Open'

Signs above the HOT lanes marked with a diamond displayed the word “open,” the term MnDOT uses to let drivers know the lanes are open to all drivers and can legally be used for free.