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Melt near Canadian border is captivating, and visitors heed the call.
Under the plan, which could be finalized in a month, officials will start looking for healthy ones suitable for moving beginning in late autumn.
This winter's stretch of bitter cold has been downright blissful for full-time residents of Madeline Island, with subfreezing temperatures finally delivering a sheet of lake ice thick enough to drive over.
The distribution network is alleged to have brought multiple kilos of the drugs from Chicago, through the Twin Cities and into the Duluth area.
Once a decade or so, talks stir up the matter of dividing the sprawling Minnesota county.
The 7-2 vote came amid controversy, after the city Parks and Recreation Commission voted not to endorse it.
A growing cohort of gun-control activists are cautiously optimistic that this time, their voices will make a difference.
The school district's move to drop two beloved books has raised questions and debate about who decides the canon of literature — and when it can change.
The district made the decision to remove the two classics in an effort to be considerate of all its students.
Super Bowl LII's 10-day celebration of all things winter — ice sculptures, ice skating and even ice in cocktails down Nicollet Mall — culminated Sunday with record-setting cold temps outside as a warm U.S. Bank Stadium cradled a hotly contested game inside.
Deep loyalties to sports teams form early in life, establishing a culture of conduct, both good and bad, that can be difficult to change, sociologists and psychologists say.
John Vreeman was a calm sounding board for political bigwigs, CEOs, FBI agents.
New strategies include recruiting underemployed rural workers and students in small-town high schools, starting a culinary school program and reaching out to displaced Puerto Ricans.
Once he had stopped jumping up and down and doing karate kicks inside his living room minutes after the Vikings' walkoff victory Sunday, one fan turned his thoughts to winning an extra $260.
Organizers hope the new festival will lure residents outside.
A flight student proposed to his girlfriend in lofty northern Minnesota style.
Frigid weather on Lake Superior halts service to Madeline Island.
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.
Mayor Emily Larson shows up with energy and pluck
At St. Cloud Regional Airport, staff members are counting out corporate jet parking spots and rehearsing scenarios to plow snow from runways amid more takeoffs…
About a dozen state parks are slated to offer "First Day Hikes" on Jan. 1. But the forecast calls for a bitter start to 2018, with Monday's expected high temperature in the Twin Cities to be 2 below.
Bill splits cyclists, conservationists over bikes in BWCA, other wild areas.
Innocence Project wants to clear the name of Billy Glaze and seek justice.
Some fear the cultural shift in the movement engenders backlash.
A snowy owl somehow got stuck inside a vent at a Duluth coffee roasting facility.
They join a wave of lawsuits across the country trying to recoup costs for the public health crisis.
Eileen Brown has brought the goods loved at How Sweet It Is Cakes to the Duluth Grill.
Victor Barnard's sentence reduced to 24 years.
They are joining scores of county and local governments alleging manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids are largely responsible for an epidemic of dangerous addiction.
Locals brainstormed on making downtown better with grant money.
Lake Superior's high level made damage more severe.
Hunters, hikers and others who bring their smartphones into Minnesota state forests soon won't have much of an excuse if they get lost.
The thieves, wearing bandannas, were photographed stealing from deer stands in the city's public woods.
The high lake level is sinking fixed docks and causing problems as water seeps into homes on Duluth's saturated sandy spit known as Park Point.
Perched on a ridge at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park, the 33-site campground booked up quickly for autumn weekends.
The rocky Susie Island is home to unusual native plants and wildlife
Six people have registered for Saturday's event, and more are welcome to sign up during registration on Friday.
Shaun Floerke uses empathy to guide his decisionmaking in drunken-driving cases.
An alluring image of green streaks in a dark sky above Lake Superior glowed across digital billboards in Chicago, Kansas City and Denver this summer.…
Solar garden is first in nation linked to an energy assistance program
Across most of Minnesota, overcast skies granted only glimpses of the much-anticipated solar eclipse, but throngs of people went out to get a look anyway.
Leaders in this scenic North Shore tourist town pride themselves on trying to run things green and clean, but town leaders find themselves fighting state and federal mercury regulations, a worthy goal to protect Lake Superior that leaders say is misguided and costly.
Since 2012, Mike Arturi has been running a nonprofit music school.
Tourism-based businesses across Minnesota are short on workers. It's likely to be an annual struggle, but a policy change on worker visas especially hurt this year.
He seemed to lead an ordinary southern Minnesota life in Waseca, until he was discovered planning a mass killing. Now he wants his life back — but unsettling questions about his case may never be answered.
Billy Glaze, who died in prison in 2015, was convicted of murdering three woman in 1989.
The school bus landed on its side in a ditch after being struck by a car early Wednesday morning.
Residents and visitors are seeing rebirth.
The new veterans memorial in Ely was coming along nicely near the shore of Miners Lake. Since starting construction last summer, flagpoles had gone up…
A spinal cord stimulator helps a man injured in a snowmobile crash to stand on his own and move his legs.
Daniel Rassier is claiming that law enforcement wrongly went after him, defaming him and inflicting emotional distress.
Partisan bickering continued over the issuance of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Girls had been told they would have to submit photos of their dresses.
The nine-block-long stretch of Superior Street is heavy on hops.
Just a few years ago, the historic Glensheen mansion perched on Lake Superior’s North Shore struggled to lure tourists through the door. It was a…
The deaths happened in northern North Dakota near the town of Belcourt after a chase involving a stolen truck, according to reports.
Leaders seek proposals for historic building near Superior Street
Students disagree on sexual assault inquiry, process and punishment.
Marcella Isaac played under a stage name but was the real deal when it came to picking her guitar.
A gun range in the basement of a Hibbing elementary school sits empty while the school board ponders its fate, balancing modern-day fears with a rural Minnesota tradition that values hunting and the Second Amendment.
Danny Heinrich was sentenced to 20 years in prison
'To state that he never had any intention to commit this heinous crime is ludicrous,' Patty Wetterling said Friday of Jacob's killer.
If good weather holds, crowds could top last year's 270,000 visitors
The Republican president-to-be won in a number of greater Minnesota counties that were previously won by Barack Obama in 2012, while Hillary Clinton racked up her Minnesota-winning tally in the bigger cities.
Judge Toddrick Barnette ruled that attorneys for Billy Glaze hadn't yet proven his innocence with the evidence they introduced, meaning there was no "live controversy" to be resolved.
Victims spoke of the lasting effects of fear after the sexual abuse.
A wave of heroin overdoses in just a 12-hour period Saturday in or near Anoka County left two people dead and four others taken to hospitals, one of them in critical condition.
Bicycle-sharing programs called a success in Willmar and Austin.
ID of man arrested in 1991 slaying quells suspense in small Minnesota town.
"It takes a while before your head settles down. I don't know that mine is yet," said Patty Wetterling said.
The city is debating whether the primeval "Pillow Rock" should get a more visible home.
The community that linked arms nearly 27 years ago to search for the sandy-haired boy who was snatched at gunpoint by a masked man came together Sunday morning to celebrate his life, console his family and say goodbye.
Blogger's quest and DNA clue reversed nearly three decades of false starts, missed opportunities, bad tips and dead ends.
Lakeside and Lester Park have banned spirits sales since the 1890s.
After Danny Heinrich's detailed, horrifying courtroom confession on how he kidnapped and killed Jacob, Patty Wetterling said, "It's incredibly painful to know his last days, his last minutes."
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