Man hit by Green Line train near Fairview Station

The man was conscious and walking following the incident, which occurred about 10:30 a.m., a Metro Transit spokesman said.

Plastic tarp flies off truck on Hwy. 52, envelops SUV driving behind

February 19
A motorist traveling on Hwy. 52 in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday had quite the unusual experience. A large piece of heavy-duty plastic flew off a dump truck and wrapped around his SUV.

Feb. 14, 1885: Some valentines 'are simply vile and they become worse every year'

February 14
"The designs this year," said a dealer in speaking of the trade, "are if anything, prettier than ever; everything runs to flowers, the old style of paper lace with bleeding hearts and dagger accompaniments have almost gone out of date. Some of the more elaborate like this one (holding up a magnificent design of plush) come us high as $20, but a girl has got to be pretty solid to receive as costly a token as this."
Blogs
February 14

Feb. 18, 1936: My bloody valentine

In far harder times — the Great Depression — a blood-covered plate teeming with germs was apparently an acceptable valentine.
Minneapolis
February 13

Candidates lining up for Nolan's seat in U.S. House

Unexpected retirement leaves a hotly contested swing district wide open.
Local
February 13

Semi plunges off bridge into icy lake near Sauk Centre; driver OK

A semitrailer truck driver smashed a window to climb out of his cab as the truck sank after plunging into a lake in central Minnesota on Monday.
South Metro
February 12

MVTA reports 1 percent ridership growth, 2.92 million rides provided in 2017

The figure was the second highest annual ridership in the history of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
Minneapolis
February 6

Ramp from I-94 to I-35W shuts down for overnight work Wednesday

Motorists will encounter a five-hour closure on the ramp leading from eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W from midnight to 5 a.m. Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
Super Bowl LII
January 31

Mall of America Food Court is hot spot for spotting athletes, celebrities

Fan Gallery at Mall of America is red zone for checking out the Super Bowl operation, stargazing. Dozens of broadcasters are on the third floor near the food court virtually night and day.
Local
January 31

Heads up rail riders, Super Bowl disruptions begin Friday in Minneapolis

Bus riders are not the only commuters having to endure detours due to Super Bowl events and Sunday's game. Light-rail riders will feel the impact starting Friday.
Super Bowl LII
January 31

'SNL' legend Joe Piscopo channels Sinatra, Springsteen in tribute to NFL legends

The comedian shared stories about his days with Eddie Murphy at Joke Joint in Lilydale.
Super Bowl LII
January 30

Brad Paisley packs in the fans at Sleep Number pop-up event

Fans rushed to Super Bowl Live Tuesday to get a glimpse of the country star on Nicollet Mall.
Super Bowl LII
January 30

First-ever Super Bowl Live Polar Plunge makes a splash on Nicollet Mall

Hundreds raised money for Special Olympics for the chance to jump into an outdoor pool as part of Super Bowl festivities.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 23 hours 59 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.
Super Bowl LII
January 30

PedalPub taps Super Bowl attention, opening for the first time in winter

Normally the "party bike business" shuts down in winter months, but is opening up special rides this week for the Super Bowl.
Local
January 30

Winter lovers dine and dance at the Great Northern's St. Paul Chef Experience

The second annual outdoor bonanza was plenty cold but boasted lots of good grub.
Minneapolis
January 30

Minneapolis tourism brochure includes ads for strip clubs

Minneapolis visitors bureau says they don't produce the brochure, they just distribute it. Greenspring produces the brochure on contract with the bureau. Some 25,000 copies have been distributed around town.
Local
January 30

Surviving the Super Bowl media circus with 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' J.B. Smoove and ... Nancy Kerrigan?

Sports journalists weren't the only ones working the room at Super Bowl's opening night festivities.
Super Bowl LII
January 29

Minnetonka company offers hits of 'recreational oxygen' to Super Bowl revelers

Feeling breathless over Super Bowl hoopla? A local company is offering a special service to Super Bowl partiers: limousine delivered cannisters of pure oxygen.
Super Bowl LII
January 29

Super Bowl volunteers see little skyway activity: 'This is absolutely the desert'

Volunteers stationed in downtown Minneapolis office skyways aren't getting many inquiries from Super Bowl visitors yet.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 19 hours 52 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
January 29

Don't bet on Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl, says her producer Terry Lewis

The Grammy-winning producer-songwriter also explains the non-Minnesota acts at Super Bowl Live.
Music
January 29

Sting, Darius Rucker confirmed for Sunday's NFL Tailgate Party

That will make it a busy weekend for the former Police frontman, who is also playing a private party for the Wilf family.
Local
January 26

Will evening rush hour gridlock in downtown Mpls. persist until after Super Bowl?

Eight blocks, 45 minutes. That's how long it took some buses to make their way along Marquette Avenue during the peak of the past two evening rush hours in downtown Minneapolis.
Local
January 26

Record rail ridership in Twin Cities, but bus ridership drops

Metro Transit set records for the number of rides taken on its three rail lines in 2017, but it wasn't enough to offset the decline in bus riders.