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Underground walk focuses on the science behind ore mining
A man and woman in southern Minnesota have been charged with child neglect after telling authorities they dropped off a 5-year-old boy in the woods…
A series of traffic signals in southern Minnesota have disappeared in recent years, casualties of low volumes of vehicles, modern state standards and aging infrastructure expensive to replace.
In hopes of establishing the Lake Superior port city as a destination for passenger ships, the city and local agencies are investing in port infrastructure.
Crews digging near an intersection in Duluth in preparation for future road construction came across 55 coffins — all believed to be empty — as…
University student's research involves scaring away hungry birds.
Six Mile Lake Road is a two-track, overgrown and muddy thoroughfare — a place better suited to off-road vehicles.
Even into her 90s, Doris Clegg wouldn't finish the milk at the bottom of a glass.That was where the dirt settled during the storms of…
Listeners near and far have come to appreciate the little community station broadcasting on the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead.
Susan Schurke was proud that Wintergreen Northern Wear was chosen but also a bit conflicted.
The laws that made it illegal to panhandle or sleep in a car hadn't been enforced lately.
Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player who was paralyzed in a game in 2011, raised hope in his recovery Monday when he posted video showing him slightly moving his toes on command.
Opposition to the proposed Border to Border Touring Route has mushroomed in places.
Officials apologized for heeding weather report, postponing original event.
Water and air quality are among their worries.
Renting out cabins has become so popular in Cook County that officials are now reconsidering how they are taxed. But property owners say even if they are often booked, they're not raking in cash.
Investigators say Rick Duncan admitted writing anonymous, threatening letters to coerce a female employee.
The American Indian burial mounds have been closed since 2002
The U.S. Coast Guard deemed the red-roofed structure "excess" to their needs.
Ten Below Coworking boasts the city's first fiber-optic broadband-connection available to the public.
While it was already a violation of the city's zoning code to occupy a recreational vehicle in a backyard, the new ordinance spells it out clearly for rentals.
Officials said some leaked into local sewer system.
Sediment buildup is making things difficult for boaters as well as local aquatic life, so a grass-roots group is working on changes.
Slip cleanup, paint job will mean moving the William A. Irvin
The 81-year-old showed an interest in people's lives, families and hobbies, friends said.
The stress and anxiety left by the storms still plagues young people who have seen their homes destroyed, families uprooted and futures shaken.
St. Paul hip-hop artist Maria Isa, a proud Sota-Rican, jumped wholeheartedly into bringing attention and aid to the storm-damaged U.S. territory.
Starting this week, sections of Superior Street will be closed to vehicles over the course of a three-year, $28 million reconstruction project.
The sudden emergence of competition to tap city-owned maple trees now has Ely leaders reconsidering whether to allow anyone to do so.
Duluth's aging tunnels can be ticking time bombs for homeowners, city.
In rallies at the Capitol and in a few other communities across Minnesota, students found new power and energy as they led March for Our Lives demonstrations.
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.
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