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Trekkers to the prohibited area can get a beautiful snapshot – and a day in court.
Despite the stretch of biting cold temperatures, the winter season, at least so far, has been deemed mild by those who track the so-called Winter Misery Index. And relief is on its way as temperatures warm up on Sunday.
Lawsuit seeks $22,000 from caterer, alleging "horrific" food.
A Minneapolis man used excrement in a box to teach the porch bandits a lesson -- and exact a little payback.
He drowned in rough waters in Panama City, Fla.
Moments after Al Franken stood on the U.S. Senate floor and announced his resignation Thursday, a red-eyed staffer answered the senator’s locked St. Paul office…
Growers say state has a hearty crop but inflation and shortages in other parts of the country could mean higher prices.
Milder winters could spell trouble for those who celebrate cold and snow.
"It'll be gone in 6 months on crack cocaine," the sheriff's deputy and City Council member tweeted.
Overwhelming demand and production glitches slowed down delivery, but anxious customers can expect orders to be delivered soon.
"It was pretty cool at first," the hunter said of the oddly friendly deer. "Then it got old."
Nicollet Mall reopened at noon Thursday, marking the end of a construction headache that's cost millions of dollars and closed the downtown Minneapolis corridor for more than two years.
Team wins $25,000 and a spot in record book with fizz-fueled rocket.
Complaint says Minnesota policy perpetuates gender-based discrimination, violates Title IX.
But next week's warmth will have die-hard golfers back on the course.
Carter spent much of the night with 50 percent of the vote in the mayor's race, outpacing Pat Harris. In Minneapolis, Jacob Frey led early among a tight and crowded mayoral race.
Election officials estimate that 43 percent of the registered voters turned out at the polls, up from 33 percent four years ago.
The limited season will open Dec. 1; "We'll take it," says one resort owner.
The stadium will be closed for running and skating in January with preparations underway there for the Super Bowl.
Dennis Banks was remembered as a leader who brought pride and progress.
After getting lost in the BWCA and eluding rescuers, John Lundquist's pet is back home in Minneapolis.
For generations of Minnesotans, Roger Erickson was the first voice they heard in the morning.The WCCO-AM radio legend, along with his co-host Charlie Boone, were…
Failed effort is the latest by part-time professors to organize on state campuses.
"I feel blessed," recipient says of the extraordinary gift. "You don't owe us a thing," donor says.
More Minnesotans may be calling in sick this week. Blame it on a string of higher than normal temperatures that has folks keeping their shorts…
Rain and a soggy landscape are causing minor damage along rivers.
The protests will pop up as the evening commute begins, including near freeway entrances.
The flames consumed structures within just a few blocks of their Sonoma winery.
The deaths appear to be accidental, according to police.
Aar Maanta has performed twice before in Minnesota without problems.
Friends and family of a Minnesota man learned Tuesday that he is among the dead after Saturday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Steve Berger, a financial adviser in the Twin Cities, is a father of three kids ages 8, 11 and 15.
Beverly Burrell was convicted of third-degree murder in the overdose deaths of Max Tillitt and Luke Ronnei in a statewide push to get heroin off the streets by going after distributors.
I used to be that runner — someone who squeezed in a run nearly every day to take a break from the rest of life and feel the outdoors. I long for those days.
Courtney Godfrey fell overboard and her foot became entangled in the boat's propeller.
The predicted high of 93 degrees will make it one of the hottest days of the year.
A single mussel was found in Lake Harriet on a boat recovered from the bottom. Five were found in Lake Marion.
Police Lt. Elisa Umpierre filed the claim after she said she was suspended for comments she made on Facebook.
The store shut down Saturday after the threat and reopened Sunday.
Show at State Fairgrounds has banned Nazi artifacts, citing changing times.
The agency now has more than 100 different advisories, warnings, watches.
A $74K investigation into who leaked confidential information about a University of Minnesota athletic official has ended — with no culprit in sight.
The college's Brooklyn Park campus is expected to reopen Friday.
A car hit officer William Mathews, who had pulled over to the side of the eastbound highway to clear the road. The driver stopped and was cooperating but has been booked into jail.
Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim to become a legislator, is one of 46 influential women to break barriers.
Rocori school officials announced the ban after students flew the Confederate battle flag last spring.
The Club Jäger employees became collateral damage in the wake of the news.
The baby primates are named after Gopher coaches P.J. Fleck and Richard Pitino.
Performers, Huge Improv Theater blast landlord's political donation.
The battle against addiction has been a constant on the reservations in northern Minnesota. But recently, the demons have escalated to deadly mixes of heroin.
The settlement with Nova Classical Academy should be a lesson to other schools, Dave and Hannah Edwards said.
Two Minnesotans serving in the military expressed disappointment at President Donald Trump.
A significant uptick in overdoses the last few months prompted tribal leaders to take the unusual action.
Family pushed for charges after boy hit, left to die.
The 16-year-old boy who had been missing since he left his St. Paul home in the 1970s has now been identified as one of the 33 victims of the Chicago-area serial killer.
A group of 17 organizations that support the copper-nickel mining proposal near the BWCA boycotted the event, while speakers from a crowd of about 1,000 were unanimous in opposition.
A boy in critical condition is fighting for his life, days after toxin-producing bacteria killed his sister.
Todd Waters was drawn to two worlds, his home on Lake Minnetonka and the free-spirit ways of riding freight trains.
Gerald Jacobsen, listed as missing in action for 73 years, was buried Friday at Fort Snelling Cemetery. And the woman he left behind finally found peace.
Olstad said he's leaving the news business to spend more time with his family.
Fair officials shut down booth after discovery.
E-mail advising "Get ready to have a war" is the second in seven months from the same sender.
The emotional ceremony with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar took place a week before Gerald Jacobsen's remains will arrive home in Minnesota.
Work to replace the 86th Street bridge with a taller one begins this weekend, prompting I-35W disruptions.
The toxic weed has been found in the Grand Rapids area and southwestern and southeastern Minnesota as well.
The state trooper was unharmed in the crash, which backed up traffic for miles.
The bridge is expected to be back in operation later Tuesday.
The former first lady is scheduled to speak in September at the Beth El Synagogue.
Minneapolis Fire Department officials said the spill is contained.
FBI officials said they are investigating the possible attacks by Vigilance.
People and animals who come in contact with the highly toxic weed should get emergency help.
The hacker stole info from state databases and Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Protesters' grief, anger spill over onto I-94
Officials are examining how "we goofed or whether the process was at fault," a MnDOT project manager says.
Publication said the area has many things going for it, "but the real reason to move here is the biking."
Experts on invasives worry about bighead's arrival in Redwood Falls.
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