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The oil-industry boom aided towns in Wisconsin and Minnesota that are now waiting for a turnaround.
New housing option at the state park proves to be perfect base for a family of four.
The fast-growing biotech companies and high-paying jobs never materialized near Rochester, leaving a story of what might have been.
A marching band, a gaggle of beaming local officials and lots of civic pride were on display for reporter Christopher Ingraham's visit.
The disaster drills, which involved about 2,000 people and were two years in the making, put the Guard's emergency skills to the test.
New center will try to combat widespread poverty on reservations.
The 40-year-old woman in Brewster, Minn., was shot to death in her own bed early Wednesday.
A Washington Post reporter gets an earful after Minnesota ranks low on his list of the most desirable counties to live in, with Red Lake rated the worst.
Calling it an “extraordinary” gift and the largest in the school’s history, the president of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., said the institution…
Prior Lake woman, 25, denied using phone; records showed texts about the time of the crash.
Tensions reignite between anglers and Indians who have treaty rights, even as state scientists say tribal netting cannot be blamed for the lake’s vanishing walleye population.
The boy, who was reportedly autistic and nonverbal, had last been seen Thursday night about three blocks from the Mississippi River. His family reported him missing shortly before 9 p.m.
A North Dakota student's family says Andrew Sadek's work for a drug task force ended in his death. Sadek was busted for selling $80 worth of marijuana. He faced the possibility of more than 40 years in prison.
An Alexandria boy remained in critical condition after apparently inhaling the Naegleria fowleri amoeba while swimming in Lake Minnewaska, the third confirmed case of the parasite involving Minnesota swimmers since 2010.
Surprised by the website’s sudden growth in Duluth, and coaxed into action by traditional B & B owners, the Duluth City Council recently enacted a one-year moratorium effective July 15 on new vacation rental permits.
Speakers ask for reinstatement of Citizens’ Board at MPCA.
The crush of fans bogged down a popular border crossing on the eve of the first U.S. game. Hotel rooms in Winnipeg sold out long ago, with some fans giving up and staying in Grand Forks.
A customer at Margie’s Roosevelt Bar in Eveleth on Saturday won $71,054 playing an electronic bingo game — the largest jackpot ever for the charitable…
The flight path and ownership records of the plane in Minneapolis made it conspicuous to aviation buffs.
NONFICTION: Riding a century-old bike, the author chases the ghost of a 1914 champion while seeking the lost, pure heart of road racing.
The small aircraft circled Minneapolis, the Mall of America and Southdale for hours late at night.
Michael Griffin pleaded not guilty in his first appearance in federal court and was released on $25,000 bail.
A football player for Minnesota State University, Mankato, won prizes including a trip to Paris on an episode of “The Price Is Right” by using…
Nonprofit has sued businesses from Marshall to St. Paul
“Dangerous offender” statute applied in Stearns County case.
Michael Griffin, a patrol officer, has been the subject of 22 internal affairs investigations since 2007.
All but three of the complaints against officer Michael Griffin, a patrol officer on the North Side, have been closed with no discipline; three cases are still under investigation.
A federal appeals court Friday reversed a lower-court ruling that ordered the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians to pay Duluth some…
The Hivelys were born, raised and married in Lyon County. And then they died there, both shot in their home of 45 years. By the time the bodies were found, the house had been torched.
Houston County mine owners reject restrictions over trout stream.
Overdose deaths from heroin and other opiates fell in Hennepin County last year for the first time since 2010, according to a local drug trends report issued Monday.
Part 4: One family shows how the threat of illegal firearms hangs over life on North Side.
Federal law enforcement officials say their limited presence in the state and significant constraints in federal law present serious obstacles to cracking down on illegal gun trafficking.
Thousands of illegal guns flood city streets, moving easily from hand to hand.
Two young lives are swept away in Minneapolis by a relentless flow of illegal firearms.
The tree would have held the national title but was cut down to make room for a $40 million expansion of U.S. Steel’s Minntac mine.
The little Iron Range town has spent $8 million so far hoping to lure boaters off Lake Vermilion to its harbor.
City Council approves the hotel-restaurant complex, in spite of a legal threat from the DNR.
The water park roof that collapsed Tuesday night in Ottertail, shuttering the Thumper Pond Resort and leading to the evacuation of 25 to 30…
In the near-century since their accidental discovery, most of the artifacts have been in storage at the Minnesota Historical Society, where they’re known as the Crane Lake Cache.
Somali students’ claims of harassment in St. Cloud prompted meeting.
They're getting traction in the U.S., and helping people stay on the road.
Ethics investigation finds Houston County official threatened opponents.
The grand old Chateau Theatre could fit in with the city’s coming plans for a major renovation of its downtown.
It comes in a busy week that included plans to buy a historic downtown theater and the start of a study needed for high-speed rail to Twin Cities.
Mary Doty, the longtime Minneapolis Library Board member who helped usher in the new Central Library and who was known for her sharp intellect and gracious leadership while serving as board chair, died March 6. She was 85.
Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that dismissed the most serious charges against a young man accused of plotting to bomb his Waseca school.
“You tear down the church, Terrebonne really doesn’t exist anymore,” said Dan Derosier, the head of a small group working to preserve St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
The bones that end up with forensic anthropologist Sue Myster come from the strangest places: construction projects, disturbed grave sites, long-hidden crime scenes.
A jury has been selected in the trial of a man accused of gunning down Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick and shooting at three St. Paul police officers.
Defense attorney Lauri Traub said that an alleged jailhouse confession by Fitch was brought to her attention Monday morning.
Prosecutors opened with chilling images of Scott Patrick being shot during routine stop.
Police who captured Brian Fitch after a shootout take the stand Monday.
Prosecution also focuses on phone records, escape plan. Jurors could have the case by Friday.
Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday.
“He has taken so much from us,’’ widow of slain officer says.
The former U quarterback apologized to Isaac Kolstad, as he received 100 hours of community service and no jail time for the Mankato fight at bar-closing time.
Drugs, alcohol played no role in death, State Patrol report says.
Public defender Lauri Traub still works part-time waiting tables.
With his mother in the courtroom, Brian G. Fitch Sr. was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday. Officer Scott Patrick's widow, speaking of her slain husband, told the court: “He has changed more lives than we will ever know."
It wasn’t the most difficult decision the jurors made compared to some of the other charges they weighed, said the foreman, Garrett Zimmerman.
After deliberating about nine hours, a jury found Brian Fitch guilty of murdering Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick.
“He just wanted them dead,” the former cellmate testified.
A family of modest means splashes down in the former playground of the Rockefellers, thanks to cheap flights, a national park and a tent.
Ex-girlfriend says Brian Fitch threatened to shoot if stopped.
A remarkably improved Isaac Kolstad spoke publicly for the first time about his recovery from a near fatal beating seven months ago in Mankato that left him in a coma.
Six jurors have been seated so far.
Six jury members have been seated so far in the high-profile murder case.
Prosecutors say suspect in slaying of cop drew a map to have witnesses killed.
Moments after proceedings got underway Monday in the Brian G. Fitch Sr. trial over the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer, the defense attorney said she was “putting everyone on notice” that she plans to ask that some of the state’s evidence be excluded.
When potential jurors file into the Stearns County Courthouse Monday, it will be nearly six months since Brian Fitch was accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer during a routine traffic stop.
The finding gave renewed urgency Friday to calls from Nelson’s attorney for dismissal of felony charges against his client.
Trooper who was responding to report of injured motorcyclist had lights and siren on.
The African refugee built a school in war-ravaged South Sudan last year.
A long-running Iron Range celebration of native son Bob Dylan has been canceled after the forced closure of the restaurant that hosted the annual event.
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