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The 10th Minnehaha Creek Cleanup netted a record 5 tons of trash.
A Unity Service in Minneapolis seeks "peace, strength and solace" in light of recent events.
The 400-mile adventure route is seen as a way for families to explore the state in a leisurely fashion.
Debate at a "listening session" in Duluth focused on pollution vs. jobs.
Heavy rain prompted warnings in the northeast to stay away from flooded roads and abandon flooded camps.
A tornado hit Watkins, Minn., and the National Weather Service warned of flooding in the Brainerd lakes area.
Hundreds of people protested in connection with the gathering late Saturday and early Sunday that turned violent and injured 21 law enforcement officers after protesters began throwing rocks.
After a night of protests, violence and arrests, hundreds of men, women and children of all races gathered peacefully around the Twin Cities on Sunday…
A man identified by relatives as Philando Castile, 32, a St. Paul schools employee, died Wednesday night at HCMC. The shooting followed a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. On the video, Castile is slumped next to a woman, his T-shirt soaked with blood.
Xcel Energy reported that 70,000 customers were still without power this morning as the Twin Cities cleaned up after severe thunderstorms flooded roads and downed trees.
During her news career, she had a passion for teaching aspiring writers and young journalists.
Jon'tayasia Dillon-White wasn't safe in her bedroom from the violence outside.
Federal court backs suit's dismissal, but removes attorney sanctions.
Police and prosecutors believe it was Rayvion Trebor Brooks, 18, who fired the shot that killed another St. Paul teenager who was picnicking at Indian…
The second state veterans cemetery spreads across verdant hills.
Minneapolis school board is to select either state's education commissioner or educator from Alaska to be new superintendent.
A planned-burn fire in the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota escaped its boundaries Thursday afternoon and was burning just south and west of the…
Globe University/Minnesota School of Business said Monday that it is closing campuses in Lakeville, Brooklyn Center, Elk River and Plymouth and moving students to other…
St. Paul police, Catholic Charities leader hear neighborhood's frustration over girl's sexual assault
The conversation at the meeting was raw at times, and the anger of Ramsey Hill residents was quick.
The publishing house will open Milkweed Books in early July at 1011 Washington Av. S.
A handful of wildfires continued to burn Sunday in northern Minnesota, the largest of which has charred about 1,000 acres east of Hoyt Lakes in…
A first-grade teacher at Cherokee Heights Elementary School in St. Paul was injured Wednesday when an agitated student flung a chair at the teacher, school…
The toddler who drowned Tuesday in a Corcoran holding pond has been identified as 2-year-old Charlie J. Vollrath, of Loretto, officials said Thursday. Deputies from…
A 2-year-old boy drowned Tuesday in a holding pond outside a farmhouse in the 22900 block of Strehler Road in Corcoran, authorities said. Hennepin County…
A "suspicious package" had been found at the U.S. Bank Stadium stop, Metro Transit said.
Redlin won the Minnesota Duck Stamp competition twice and created an art center in his hometown of Watertown, S.D.
The giveaway was the brainchild of Tom Reis, who while working off-duty security noticed some were on the court with loafers and moccasins.
It was not clear whether the shootings Sunday night and Monday were related. "We're still trying to figure that our ourselves," St. Paul police Sgt. Mike Ernster said.
Serving soup in artisan bowls, Empty Bowls NE raised more than $8,000.
It is asking for $34 million for a new visitors' center.
Residents of Callaway in northwestern Minnesota may be allowed to return Friday afternoon.
They were injured when a gas can exploded as they fed fuel to the fire.
One of the officers who gave chase recalls the frightening incident.
Sherwin-Williams intends to keep a "significant presence" in Minneapolis but its executives were short on specifics in their first explanation of the $11.3 billion deal.
St. Paul police and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis found no evidence to support allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.
Internal schism proves fatal to North Heights Lutheran, which once boasted more than 7,000 members.
Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday night in connection with a shooting Saturday morning outside a Foot Locker store in a Brooklyn Center strip mall, authorities…
"This is an assault against all Minnesotans to practice their faith as they choose," he said of the break-in.
The faith leader feels he was singled out; federal officials say it may have been a paperwork problem.
An elementary-school-age child was injured Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 55 at Rockford Road in Plymouth, police said. The child, whose name…
Investigation found he targeted Hispanic residents simply because of their ethnicity.
The police chief acted after complaints from 2 groups.
The Tibetan Buddhist spoke Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and said, "Basic human nature is more compassionate, more loving kindness."
"How I wish to wrap my arms around you and hug you tight!" Patty wrote to her long-missing son.
Minneapolis police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a hit-and-run driver who fatally injured a woman in north Minneapolis on Tuesday evening. Officers…
The ex-girlfriend of a man serving life in the U student's death will be imprisoned for about 9 more years.
Airline rules kept medical volunteers from taking it on their mission to help combat the Zika virus.
The metro's first big snow snarled traffic and delighted winter-lovers. A little more might be on the way Thursday.
January was more deadly than usual on Minnesota roads, with nearly three times as many deaths in 2016 as last year, including two in the last two days of the month.
Two students at St. Paul Central High School died this week, school officials said Thursday. A third student died earlier this month. Foul play is…
The plan for a publicly funded high-speed rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities has been shelved because of lack of money and political…
A Craigslist transaction turned into an attempted robbery and led to shots being fired Tuesday evening outside the Shakopee Wal-Mart, police said. The incident took…
Former Minnesota residents give New Yorkers some weather tips.
The St. Paul Central High School student who was taken to the hospital Monday after a medical emergency has died, school officials said Wednesday. Central…
Minnesota Family Council discusses issues over a charter school's plan for inclusion.
The air will warm into the teens Wednesday afternoon and into the 20s Thursday and Friday before another cold front descends Saturday.
Kara Buckner of St. Louis Park wore two pairs of long underwear, two pairs of snow pants, six layers on top, ski goggles and mukluks she'd had overnighted to her.
Often divisive, he steadfastly pushed for gay rights.
Local potters will come together next week at the Eagan Art House to make hundreds of beautiful bowls, each its own distinctive piece of…
To say that Monique Ribaux Schwartzberg was an independent and adventurous woman would be an understatement. Her careers and travel took her to remote parts…
It will be a much happier Christmas for more than 1,000 families in Dakota County, thanks to 360 Communities’ Armful of Love program. It’s…
A plan to replace or improve the alert system is in the works, though.
Lakeville's police chief said he has had no previous reports of students playing "Nerf wars" while driving.
Dead student's mother seeks new information and reform in how informants are recruited.
The chilly and windy weather of the past week means some relief for people in Eagan and other parts of the south metro from the…
Family says the funeral for Jamar Clark will be held Wednesday in Minneapolis.
Working with the MPCA, the city plans to spend more than $12M to improve water quality in the algae-choked lakes.
Most of the marchers have a friend, relative or some emotional connection to France that drew them to the memorial walk down Hennepin Avenue Sunday .
Of 32 BNSF train cars that hurtled off the tracks near Alma, Wis., on Saturday, five of them broke open and spilled at least 18,000…
A resident, new to Lakeville, brought the masks to the attention of Fire Chief Mike Meyer and Assistant Chief Charles Smith.
The appeal filed Tuesday asks for two new trials.
Anthony Caponi, an artist, poet, professor and sculptor who envisioned and created the Caponi Art Park and Learning Center in Eagan, died Friday at his…
Fire may have been caused by an oven that was left turned on and unattended. The landlord said the heat not yet turned on for the new tenants.
A special deer hunt in Spring Lake Regional Park will be held Monday to Wednesday and Oct. 26 to 28. The Three Rivers Park District…
Mountain bikers of all skill levels can participate in the third annual Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct.…
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