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A Department of Commerce program to kick-start energy efficiency around the state named 39 projects, from LED lighting in La Crescent to solar panel systems analysis for dairy farmers in west-central Minnesota, in its latest round of grant awards.
Threat was left on Regina Mustafa's webpage.
Alan Geisenkoetter Jr. died five days after he and his family were hit by a snowmobiler on Chisago Lake.
Fans of Rochester igloos are upset, but an official called them hazardous.
Rochester man's claim of self-defense in shooting likely to be tested at trial.
A 25-year-old Rochester man was charged with second-degree murder after a minor fender bender led to a confrontation, which led to a dare and a fatal shot.
The teenager shot to death was part of a tight-knit Iraqi family who fled homeland six years ago for a safer life in the U.S.
Rochester officials say the popular rooftop domes could be hazardous
The recreation center, with an anticipated completion date of fall 2019, will anchor further redevelopment plans.
Ardell Brede, a bubbly presence for 16 years, has overseen city growth.
A new license plate that honors police officers killed in the line of duty will be coming, thanks to a law now in effect.
Smith is leaving the DMC board to take over the U.S. Senate seat now held by Al Franken.
Coalition hopes to steer millions toward solutions.
Union claims it's the first-ever health care lockout in the state.
Picketers cite stalled labor talks; officials call it grandstanding.
Proposed office building adds to string of new construction
A chance meeting with a Dakota Indian leader forever changed the course of Louis George “Bud” Lawrence’s life, leading him to march in support of…
A newly published consultant's report that says the city of Albert Lea could support a full-service hospital has emboldened citizens there who are fighting a Mayo Clinic decision to reduce services.
Many had the hot entree portion of their meal removed from their tray, the angry former worker said.
However, parents who owe more than $75 may face debt collection.
Efforts to enact similar bans have so far foundered in neighboring counties.
This economically vibrant city already was considered one of the hottest real estate markets in the state before the Mayo Clinic's $5.6 billion expansion took off in earnest last year with multiple construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Man's arrest, incident caught on tape last year.
City Council's monthly outing cost taxpayers $10K, auditor finds.
Nearly a mile of Root River shoreline to be used for wildlife study.
He said winning video game of bird zapping pipelines "has zero benefit."
Sometimes testy debate centered on woman's right to nurse her child in public.
Thousands of tourists come for award-winning bike trails, trout-stocked lakes, deep waters for scuba diving and quiet bays for paddleboarders and kayakers.
Repairs restore washed-out passage through Jay Cooke State Park
The new order may draw legal challenges, but it's too soon to tell what will eventually happen, said a Somali attorney in Minneapolis.
A fundraiser, elementary school teacher and founder of several Minneapolis chess clubs that continue today, Mangan died Sept. 1, four months after a terminal cancer diagnosis. He was 67.
Robert Kniefel, 61, of Lakeville, built a fire to warm himself and endured heavy rains in the Nemadji Forest.
Authorities believe the girl followed a cat into a cornfield near her home northwest of Kenyon when she disappeared Tuesday night.
Minnesotans in Irma's path come to terms with what has been lost and count their blessings.
"I feel like justice was finally served," said Robin Hensel, whose removal at a City Council meeting was at the heart of the court's decision.
Anxiety mounts as residents scramble for food, water, gas and other supplies.
Johnston Hall is all that remains of an 1888 divinity school.
As Mayo defends planned cuts, Albert Lea fights back.
Online pleas may not funnel aid to victims of Houston flooding.
In the aftermath of last weekend's deadly violence in Virginia, no one may be feeling more anger and fear than those who battled the Nazis and those nearly killed by them.
The money will go to Rochester for infrastructure work related to the project.
Preservationists fear Mayo Clinic development could erase city's history.
Gregory Stavrou, accused of sexual harassment, had resigned in April after arts group called for his firing.
The officer who shot and killed 40-year-old Justine Damond late Saturday apparently violated his department’s rules on the use of body cameras when he…
A surprise 'No' vote from the Fairfax City Council left the Friends of Fort Ridgely without a government entity and fiscal agent to pursue their plan.
The family was released after authorities determined that the father, who was on a watch list, wasn't a threat.
Author documents Goodhue County's passions and prejudice.
Mining firm blames earthquake after quarry blast.
The listing includes 50 acres and some Lake Superior shoreline, but does not include the popular ski hill of the same name.
The Olcott Park Fountain needs $900,000 in repairs for the structure, built in 1937.
Five years later, a son's close call still gives a mother chills.
Supporters and friends of Philando Castile plan to hold a 7 p.m. rally at the Capitol the day a verdict is delivered in the trial…
A year after arson, parish is divided over the fate of St. Mary's.
A district judge on Friday stopped the scheduled public release next week of some investigative documents related to Jacob Wetterling's 1989 abduction and murder.
An airline analyst said new routes are a sure sign of a growth market.
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Art Center outsourced its bookkeeping to a local accountant after an audit released in January raised serious questions about its…
Don Gudmundson has been sheriff in four Minnesota counties
An existing set of roadways and bike paths between St. Paul and Grand Portage State Park has been designated U.S. Bike Route 41.
Duluth woman delivered cash raised in Minnesota to rebuild Kobani's demolished library.
Crews work to restore historic beacon and clear overgrown trails
The local arts community is alarmed and calling into question the management of the publicly supported organization.
Public dollars pledged by Legislature will now be available for Destination Medical Center project.
He was “Bubba” to family and “Mr. Lee” to others, but to legions of barbecue-loving diners in St. Paul, Lee Claudie Smith was the man…
St. Paul cops "have to live with what they've done," she declares at a vigil at the spot where her son died.
She pledges federal money for security at community centers.
La Plaza Fiesta restaurant owners Krystal Hernandez and her husband, Daniel, took home 10 percent of the day's proceeds.
Refugee arrivals here had already dropped off dramatically as the Trump administration slashed the number to be received, and local agencies prepared for a slow spring and summer.
The DNR closed the money-losing course at Fort Ridgely last fall
In Minnesota, more than a dozen churches have pledged to safeguard those facing deportation.
Small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in danger of being curtailed or canceled, jeopardizing needed tourism dollars.
While some legal observers expressed jubilation, they also cautioned that the controversy is far from resolved.
The volunteer group has been stationed at the airport for days now, watching and waiting at the international arrivals gate for anyone who might need legal help.
In Faribault, President Trump's travel ban has been welcomed by residents who feel the cost and pace of immigration is too much too fast.
The president's executive order on immigration is necessary for public safety, say supporters of the move, and they've largely tuned out the airport protests and…
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