Local
February 13

Brrrr! Arctic front brings dangerous wind chills to Midwest

Students stayed home from school Thursday and several businesses were closed in parts of the upper Midwest as arctic air pushed wind chill readings to dangerously low temperatures.
Local
February 13
Bachman's prepares 40,000 Valentine's Day roses

Bachman's prepares 40,000 Valentine's Day roses

Bachman's headquarters in Minneapolis was bustling as employees prepared thousands of floral arrangements ahead of Valentine's Day.
Local
February 13
The Minneapolis Early Voting Center opened Jan. 17.

Your candidate dropped out? In Minnesota, it's not too late to change your vote

The field for the Democratic presidential primary is starting to winnow. Three candidates — Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval…
St. Paul
February 13
A new room at St. Paul City Hall will offer nursing mothers a dedicated space to pump and store breast milk.

St. Paul City Hall to get 'mother's room' for nursing moms

The employee-led effort to support new moms is part of office renovation.
Local
February 13

Pickup crash southwest of Rochester leaves 2 dead

The two who died did not have on seat belts, the patrol said.
National
February 13

Minnesota Senate panel passes GOP insulin affordability bill

The long-running debate at the state Capitol over insulin affordability shifted Thursday to the Minnesota Senate, where patients and parents urged lawmakers to keep working toward a compromise between competing Republican and Democratic proposals.
National
February 13

Republicans introduce farm siting bill as session winds down

Wisconsin Republicans are trying to speed a bill through the Legislature in the final days of the session that would transfer the power to regulate factory farm siting and expansion from state officials to a new board controlled by agricultural groups.
Local
February 13

Man killed in highway crash near Kimball, Minnesota

Roads were icy and snow-covered at the time of the crash on Hwy. 15.
Don't Miss
February 13
Sarah Reasoner working out at Los Campeones gym in northeast Minneapolis.

One of the world's strongest firefighters is recruiting other women to St. Paul

Powerhouse Sarah Reasoner has been tapped to recruit more women to careers as firefighters.
Variety
February 13

Wisconsin records 2nd child death of flu season

Wisconsin has recorded its second child death of the flu season as influenza activity surges in the state, health officials said Thursday.
National
February 13

Minnesota Democrats seek to free up election security funds

Minnesota House Democrats launched an attempt Thursday to prevent Republicans from blocking Secretary of State Steve Simon from spending $7.4 million in federal election security money, aiming to head off a repeat of partisan maneuvering from last year.
Local
February 13
A self-service checkout machine at a supermarket on Long Island.

Police investigating card-skimmers at Twin Cities grocery store self-checkout registers

Two suspects were seen on the surveillance footage, but no arrests have yet been announced.
Don't Miss
February 13
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/

How Amy Klobuchar's surge in New Hampshire might've helped Bernie, too

Some have wondered whether Klobuchar peeled votes away from Buttigieg and benefited Sanders, whose win was slimmer than in 2016.
Don't Miss
February 13
James Wheeler of Fairbanks, Alaska, was first to cross the finish line of the Klondike Dog Derby, though not necessarily the winner due to the stagger

Sled dog racing makes historic return to Lake Minnetonka

Forty mushers from as far away as Alaska and Ontario started with 250 dogs on the snowy streets of Excelsior for the Klondike Dog Derby.
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February 13
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St. Paul
February 13
Permits are required on some St. Paul streets to help residents park near their homes.

St. Paul City Council makes it a crime to sell parking permits

Permits are required on some city streets to help residents park near their homes. But some people have been selling their permits to make extra money, particularly during the State Fair.
Local
February 13

Smoke from large lake house fire shows up on radar

Firefighters faced bitter cold and gusty winds when battling a large house fire on Lake Minnetonka's northeastern shore in Wayzata.
Variety
February 13

2 men killed by suspected drunk drivers identified

Two men struck and killed by suspected drunk drivers in Milwaukee have been identified as a military veteran who overcame homelessness and a Marquette University business school dean.
Minneapolis
February 13
Minneapolis police investigated after two people were shot on a Metro Transit bus.

Metro Transit shooting victim possessed gun in HCMC hospital room, search warrant says

Nurses union officials wants hospital to weigh adding metal detectors; hospital not saying how unauthorized gun got in the room.
West Metro
February 13
A large house fire on the shore of Lake Minnetonka produced flames visible across the lake along with smoke that was showing up on Twin Cities weather

Crews battle large house fire on Lake Minnetonka late into the night

No one was hurt in the the blaze, which was so large that flames could be seen from the other end of the lake and the smoke was showing up on Twin Cities weather radar.