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The Twin Cities response, part of a one-day national boycott, attempted to show how vital newcomers are to the U.S. economy.
A national protest Thursday is spurring immigrants to make their voices heard by walking off their jobs, and many businesses are closing in solidarity with them.
Sixth-grader Colby Hansen stopped and called 911 for the woman, who'd shattered a hip bone.
While the ban is in legal limbo after a pair of dramatic court rulings, Minnesota's attorney general's office is working on the case.
School officials will sanitize the building and reopen on Monday.
In a statement, Attorney General Lori Swanson called the executive order banning refugees and travelers from a list of predominantly Muslim nations "unconstitutional."
For many, becoming citizens is about responsibility to a country that gave them opportunities.
Gwendolyn Gillen created the hat-tossing statue on Nicollet Mall.
The orchestrated toss was a show of love and thanks to the woman who made them laugh and helped them be strong.
Those wanting to see blue skies and sunshine hope for an Arctic blast.
A love of language drew Kathy Moran to learn to sign for the deaf. Her doggedness made her one of that community’s fiercest advocates. “She…
Comerica Bank & Trust will solely manage the multimillion estate.
Last year the state investigated two incidents of infested furniture imported from China.
The gift — the college's largest — will create an ethical leadership center.
Police and school officials are investigating the incident.
About 1 to 2 inches expected to fall Wednesday morning could make drivers and commuters experience deja vu.
Clearing sidewalks is the law in Minneapolis.
Activists calling for his termination likely will continue with their plans to rally Wednesday afternoon outside the university's Morrill Hall.
It was a year marked by joy, profound sadness and shock. Lives were changed and new political and cultural landscapes emerged.
To many, the fat, slimy eelpout is one of the ugliest fish swimming in Minnesota's waters. But to Brent Getzler, the one he caught is a beauty.
Demolition of home of Jacob Wetterling's killer became a short moment of healing.
That landscape of white is likely to turn to mush when rain comes Christmas Day.
Hyland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington opened last week, Afton Alps near Hastings opened Thursday and Buck Hill in Burnsville and Welch Village will open Friday.
Beverly Burrell now has been charged in connection with the deaths of five Minnesota men.
Recovery from major retina surgery can last from one to six weeks; after tonight the Vikings play in Jacksonville Dec. 11.
The deer herd in large part of southeast Minnesota will be culled to curb any spread of chronic wasting disease.
At least 2 Crossroads classmates handled it before it went off.
The 6-foot-6 giraffe was born Nov. 10.
Minnesota comes in second to Utah in the rankings released by the federal agency that champions volunteering.
Outrage erupted Friday over a flier’s claim that a handgun raffle is raising money for the family of the St. Anthony police officer who killed…
Twin Cities voters went to the polls in a steady stream Tuesday evening, but by about 5 p.m. there were few signs of a late rush like the one that polling places saw in the early morning.
One of the largest park systems in Minnesota began with David Torkildson sitting in the backroom of an Anoka County public works building more than…
Officials hoped the bear, caught on video, would come down on its own, but that's hard to do downtown, they say.
He told investigators he would Photoshop images of children he took at church events.
An Edina High School graduate who attends the University of Wisconsin was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting five women in a 15-count criminal complaint.
Police are investigating two additional cases against the 2014 Edina graduate.
Edina city officials released the police dashcam videos of a black man who was stopped and given a citation for walking in the street.
The man, stopped for walking in the street, demanded to know why the officer detained him. He was later charged with disorderly conduct.
"I flipped open my laptop and went on a vent" over those backing nominee.
As cool weather drives more mice inside, homeowners are driven to act.
Twin Cities northern metro may get frost.
Minnesota-based campaign builds against Moschino's Capsule fashion line.
The Walker Art Center was forced to shut down Wednesday after a main-line sewer backed up and flooded its lower level.
Twin Cities drug counselor pushes Nordstrom, Saks to remove the Moschino line.
University of Arizona cross country runners were in pursuit of Darren Clinton, who is now charged.
The chain link fence around Paisley Park will remain, provided fans don't add memorials to it.
As alarming as Minneapolis' place on the 24/7 Wall St. list might sound, those who monitor crime view such rankings warily.
The challenges will likely make the complex work of determining Prince's heirs even more complicated and lengthy.
After a few more days of gloom and rain, sunshine is expected to return Tuesday and beyond.
Minnesota health officials have not yet identified the cause of the outbreak, now up to 14 confirmed cases.
The forecast calls for more rainfall for many parts of the Twin Cities and a wide swath of southern Minnesota, following a night of historic downpours.
Emily Givens struck and killed Penny Verdeck in April 2015 in McLeod County.
In Minnesota, birth certificates are gender neutral for parents.
The schooner barge lost in 1897 was found mostly intact near the Apostle Islands, ending a six-year search.
A southern Minnesota community is mourning the loss of its police chief after he killed himself Monday night. New Richland Police Chief Scott Eads, 40,…
Efforts seeks to turn tragedy into a positive way to connect people.
Advocates who spent decades fighting for the return of Jacob Wetterling continue their fight for others abused, neglected, exploited and missing.
Minnesota students will be out millions of dollars that they spent on tuition to attend a national for-profit college that abruptly shut down on Tuesday.And…
She fell asleep next to her 5-month-old with drugs in her system; the child died of "positional asphyxia."
A Steele County judge awarded Stephen Habberstad as much as $3.5 million, which could be one of the largest payouts in Minnesota to a single person for sexual orientation discrimination.
The night sky will burst Thursday with a spectacular meteor shower. Unfortunately, it might be a bust for most Minnesotans. Storm clouds will keep what’s…
The judge sentenced Jeff Dubay to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation. Dubay, 48, was caught possessing methamphetamine earlier this year.
The Norwegian ship is ending its Great Lakes journey in Green Bay, Wis.
A diverse group pulled together Monday night on I-94 to help the woman clinging to a fence feet above speeding traffic. "She just kept saying, 'My mom don't love me. My mom don't care for me.' And I kept saying, 'No, we love you.' "
For some, caring for cancer patients for more than 40 years would be enough to fill a lifetime. But Dr. Frederick “Bruce” Lewis also was…
In a 19-page ruling Friday, District Judge Kevin Eide partly untangled the complicated issues surrounding the question of who stands to inherit Prince's bounty.
Intruder's kiddie pool respite is cute, but not normal.
186 prisoners rebelled for 25 hours, saying they were fed too much pork.
The man turned himself in to police, while his son died at the hospital.
Storms early Thursday left thousands without power in northern Minnesota.
Some suggestions for staying cool as the mercury inches up.
Beverly Burrell is in jail, charged with three counts of murder, but the men's mothers are saddled with heartache.
Scorching temperatures and high humidity on Wednesday made it feel like it was well over 100 degrees in the Twin Cities and much of Minnesota. On Thursday, it will be worse.
Mother Nature is going to make it feel like an outdoor sauna as a dangerous heat wave grips most of the state through Friday. Before that, heavy rain could fall.
The investigation is ongoing, but major questions have yet to be answered.
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