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The Minnesota State High School League agreed to a settlement that will allow boys to compete beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
On Sunday evening, more than 30 people gathered at the Minnesota Buddhist Vihara in north Minneapolis to send peaceful energy and blessings to the victims of the attacks in Sri Lanka.
is just the latest sign of dysfunction in the city, where more than 300 residents have signed a petition calling for an audit.
The settlement comes after a panel ruled last fall that a jury should hear the suit filed by the mother of the man fatally shot by police in a hostage crisis.
School officials said the decision was made to curb vaping and vandalism, but students have launched a multifaceted campaign to "Let Us Pee."
Major airlines, including Delta and United Airlines, already have issued weather waivers for flights on Wednesday and Thursday out of MSP.
Parts of the state could get over 6 inches of snow.
Tens of thousands of basketball fans descended on the streets and skyways, reveling all day and into the night in Final Four fan activities that stretched from U.S. Bank Stadium to the Minneapolis Convention Center and along Nicollet Mall.
"Individuals with HIV now have to worry about that aging thing that you and I have to worry about," said Bill Tiedemann, Hope House's executive director. "So now for [Hope House] it's about how we can help them age in place with dignity and compassion and how we can take our mission outside the house's walls."
Final Four planners hope friendly reading challenge is just the beginning for budding readers.
River Grove balked at moving to vacant school in Marine on St. Croix.
Car flees after a driver is killed, passenger is critically injured while Twins game is played blocks away.
The city getting about $2 million toward the construction of replacement well.
A 3 percent tax on lodging would help boost tourism.
Prosecutor and families collaborated on a guide to reduce police use of force.
Minnesotans 62-plus are heading to class through U's Senior Citizen Education Program
With much of the Twin Cities snowpack melting, the water has to go somewhere. For many homeowners, it's yet another mess from winter.
A steady, two-day rain expected to drench the knee-deep snowpack across much of Minnesota is raising flood concerns and sending crews to work to find a place for all that water.
FCC rule change poses threat to financial survival of service in many communities.
The fabric panels will be removed after the Final Four, but can be reinstalled for future events. Officials said they'll also help with concert acoustics.
Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have been a factor.
Authorities are looking into a report of a threatening graffiti message aimed at Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar. A photo showing the words “Assassinate Ilhan…
South Washington County schools drop funds after 35 years.
All that fluffy white stuff is bringing some "epic icicles." If allowed to grow, the ridges of ice can cause water damage inside a home.
On the verge of paying off its debt, mobile home community readies for the future.
Gov. Walz's family found an undiscovered message from a former first lady as they moved into the St. Paul residence.
January can claim the polar vortex, but the winter weather is here to stay through February.
Woodbury officers used visit to contemplate race relations and inequality.
The Monday morning drive to work or school will be a slick one for many. A freezing drizzle that fell in the Twin Cities on…
The first swing in this week's winter one-two punch began Sunday night with around a half of a foot of snow falling across the Twin Cities, soon to be followed by a deep freeze.
Project sets stage for how city will manage the river once two dams are gone.
After a record-setting year for attendance, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is set to grow even bigger. And so are its admission prices.
Boutwells Landing has canceled activities and implemented protocols to prevent further spread of the illness.
After announcing screenings for "Woody Allen month," a Stillwater film group has found itself at the center of a debate about how and if art can be separated from its artist.
Proposal for site includes a conference center, hotel.
Organization is looking for rising and unmet needs.
Even a brief introduction to what happens in a courtroom can be beneficial for deaf students.
Belanger had a long career of public service in Bloomington.
A woman was taken into custody at the scene.
Evergreen wreaths and boughs should be bagged or burned to prevent spread of pests.
Last known "tank house" in state could see new life as a public building.
Zach Carlsen's decision to reboot his wardrobe was inspired by a desire to simplify his life.
More than 70 percent of the past 118 Christmas Days in the Twin Cities saw at least some snow accumulation. This year marks the fourth Christmas this decade sans snow — 2011, 2014 and 2015 also brought brown Christmases, according to the National Weather Service.
With the help of an electric motor and scattered luminarias, the chunk of ice near Ely transforms into a carousel — a tranquil spinning retreat from the party's other activities.
New owners plan to update the house, much to the chagrin of fans.
And in Anoka County, the approved 2019 budget includes the biggest tax levy hike in nine years.
A church in Norwood Young America that celebrated its 160th anniversary in September was destroyed in a fire on Sunday night.
Even when he was booed during speeches, the target of angry farmers in the late 1970s, Bob Bergland remained stoic — a Norwegian Minnesotan through…
The money will fund endowed chair, scholarships and more.
Granite House in east metro will provide care for 4 young people in a family setting.
Former charity worker stole donors' IDs, using info to pay bills, tuition.
Now that the snow is behind us, prepare to bundle up.Roads on Sunday were still being cleared in the wake of Saturday's storm, which smacked…
The BCA is investigating the shooting that occurred Wednesday night during a traffic stop
A beloved tradition at Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake had reached its quiet end.
Those waiting for packages are encouraged to be vigilant in this peak time for theft.
Eight more sites have been selected to adopt the SuperShelf model.
A proposed design adds public meeting spaces and outdoor seating, fireplace.
Chipotle is reconsidering its decision to fire a St. Paul restaurant manager for not serving five black men and asking them to prove they could pay before taking their order last week.
The League of Minnesota Cities has been impressed with changes the city has made.
Plummeting temperatures have raised anxiety for those in flimsy shelters
Authorities also identify police shooting victim in Shakopee.
Club members join friends for foosball, karaoke, pool and board games in a safe, supervised space.
People of all ages and faiths filed out of Temple Israel after an hourlong service held amid tight security in Minneapolis. It began with a moment of silence and ended with a call for harmony and healing after an anti-Semitic shooting in Pittsburgh the day before.
Local charter school is considering moving in; deal called a "win-win."
Water levels will need to fall 4½ feet before crews are able to float the span — which is sitting on a barge — back to its original location.
The University of St. Thomas is investigating what it calls an “act of hate” after a racial slur was found written on a student’s door…
Vigil, sheriff's update planned as hunt for Jayme Closs enters second week.
As recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters becomes increasingly difficult, several metro area fire departments have been forced to add full-time positions.
Their car veered off the road into the water. Family and friends who stood vigil prepared to gather again to bury the women.
Two bodies were pulled from a murky pond in Chaska late Sunday, bringing a frantic two-day search for two 19-year-old cousins and best friends from Shakopee to a tragic end.
City seeks to ease pressure on two remaining wells uncontaminated by PFCs.
Owners feel the city's parking goals limit the building's redevelopment potential.
Pedestrian-friendly downtown was one goal of $22 million plan.
The day drew hushed clusters of viewers, and later, intense and emotional reactions from supporters on each side.
Instead of importing dogs, Woodbury is raising its next two K-9 officers.