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Some years it's a black plague; others, just a brief nuisance
A group of construction workers alleges they were shorted thousands of dollars in pay after working much of last year on a $40 million, city-supported affordable housing project
Rochester United FC notched its first win of the season last week
The residents of Winona's boathouse city have an intimate – and perilous – relationship with the Mississippi.
Immigration crackdown ripples through Minnesota's Southeast Asian community
The opinion says that existing statutes prohibit demeaning a child over an unpaid lunch debt.
State law already prohibits school districts from withholding diplomas for nonpayment of fees. Legal Aid attorneys believe that should include school lunch debt.
The newest cinema in Rochester shows classics, documentaries
The grisly situation was discovered after deputies were called about a pig on the loose.
Company argues that county's frac sand mining ban is unconstitutional.
The giant, concrete towers overlook the Minnesota River.
Husky Energy won't say if tanks of acid will remain.
Record-setting snow has put a lot of people to the test.
Most people knew him from his years behind the counter at Ingebretsen's on Lake Street in south Minneapolis.
Eric J. Coleman gets 12½ years in prison in the death of Alan Geisenkoetter Jr.
A pair of parking ramps surrounded by housing and retail are envisioned for the city.
Developer backs out of once-touted $257 million project.
The 22-year-old was found on the back deck of a relative's house where he had been living.
The ramp-up follows a general quickening of the Rochester economy in recent years.
Wisconsin authorities said Jayme Closs was abducted by 21-year-old Jake T. Patterson, who is being charged with murder and kidnapping. She was reunited with her family. "It's amazing, the will of that 13-year-old girl to survive and escape," Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.
Elated residents couldn't help but gush after the teen's 88 days away.
Concern over nuclear waste, aging power plant spur $15.5M purchase.
As PolyMet, Twin Metals mines clear hurdles, cities hope for economic boost.
At State Capitol news conference, officials and families say they will do whatever they can to fight it.
The city's prestigious university had been decimated by ISIS terrorists. The library's historical manuscripts, maps, documents and academic texts had been deliberately burned.
Trump's deportation effort worries immigrants in Minnesota.
A pair of Belgian draft horses named Molly and Prince became Minnesota’s latest viral video stars when, with a mighty pull, they towed a semitrailer…
The erosion in a slide valve created a hole that allowed air to mix with hydrocarbons, setting off last April's blast at the Husky Energy refinery.
Wednesday event will include an update from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazardous Investigation Board on its investigation.
The remains of Army Master Sgt. Carl H. Lindquist had been marked "Unknown" and buried in a Hawaii military cemetery.
Local hosts say Mayo patients appreciate the personal touch.
The upgrades come as the longtime North Shore club prepares to host the U.S. Junior National Championships in January for the first time in club history.
Planned art space, bookstore and restaurant will fill a gap downtown.
The number of downtown housing units is expected to double in the next five years, according to a new report.
Permit approvals for PolyMet open a new chapter in an old struggle.
The two men allegedly were inhaling a computer keyboard cleaner to get high before the truck veered into a ditch, killing 3 Girl Scouts and a mom.
Ribbon-cutting is tentatively planned for early December.
He had success as the lead singer of Little K and His Internationals, a band that toured and had a hit with "The Squabble."
Many Minnesotans are rethinking how they approach daily life as evidence mounts on the imminent risks.
A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday that bars the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office from using immigration documents to hold people in jail. The…
Two to four inches of rain is expected to fall by Wednesday. Some places may see up to 6 inches, the Weather Service said.
Finding tenants for the building known as One Discovery Square stands as an early test of Mayo's multibillion-dollar effort to create a new economy in Rochester.
OSHA fines plant for 13 safety violations after April explosion and fires that led to a citywide evacuation.
The Sisters of Saint Francis in Rochester are the lesser-known partners in a vital partnership early in Mayo Clinic history.
Opening of fall season brings poachers, and a patrolling agent.
A new scholarship at the clinic's School of Medicine will honor executed leader.
The agreement restores a power-sharing partnership that existed for 25 years before the county suspended it in 2016.
A police chief’s Facebook video that shows him mocking people for speaking languages other than English brought scrutiny to the lakeside town of Madison Lake,…
A Minnesota family explores the canals, rivers and lakes of Germany's sunny capital.
Chief Daniel Bunde of Madison Lake ended the video by saying "Wake up, America."
Plaintiffs say thousands could join their class-action suit
A sign at a Brooklyn Center Arby's restaurant briefly displayed an offensive message Saturday morning for which the company later issued an apology before turning the matter over to local police.
Minnesota's 1 million Catholics have been left aching after yet another painful revelation about a problem that has haunted the church for years.
Southern Minnesota, Wisconsin counties tally evacuations, downed trees, torn roofs.
Mysteries remain about some of the story behind enduring image.
Amelia's case was among those that persuaded Minnesota legislators in 2014 to make Minnesota the 22nd state to legalize some form of the drug.
"Scores" more individuals have been unlawfully detained, suit alleges
Benton County hopes to turn the tide on algae growth in its largest lake.
Expectations were high for Summit, built with the help of a team from Minnesota.
Building a deck over Hwy. 52 could address concerns about future parking and transit issues.
Police are investigating after bacon was left near front door, in parking lot.
Solar, wind and hydro fill increasing roles in municipal power grids
Parishioners now must ask why as they debate whether to rebuild or restore.
Big River's staff cranks out six issues a year for 5,000 subscribers
A month after the explosion in Superior, people aren't sure how safe their soil and air are.
Arsonist set fire to the camp's main building, causing $200,000 in damage to the historic White Building that was kitchen, dorm and meeting space.
Attorneys on both sides were rigorously questioned by a three-judge panel.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum said the use of hydrogen fluoride in a major population center is "unacceptable."
It's time to make at least one or two state parks accessible for the disabled, commissioner says.
Public needs to know evacuation plans for St. Paul Park refinery, and first responders should do drills, two Minneapolis legislators said.
Major accidents involving hydrogen fluoride are rare. But the explosion and fire at the oil refinery in Superior, Wis., was a reminder of the potential danger at another refinery in St. Paul Park.
Superior, Duluth leaders ask Husky Energy to stop using hydrogen fluoride.
The cause of Thursday's massive explosion and fire at Husky Energy, Inc. in Superior, Wis. has yet to be determined.
If a tank of hydrogen fluoride had been compromised, a "killing cloud" could have endangered 180,000 people.
The evacuation order, which followed a fire at an oil refinery, was lifted as of 6 a.m., the mayor said in a Facebook post.