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The metro area may get very little snow after all. Farther south, heavy snow and fierce winds were making travel difficult to impossible in many areas.
In Minnesota, the state Human Rights Act, which has been on the books since 1993, makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex.Jill…
No human infections have been reported in Minnesota, but rumors of seizing animals have raised fears among owners and breeders in the Twin Cities.
About 75 people — young and old, carrying signs, shouting chants and singing songs — marched Sunday afternoon from Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to…
While some legal observers expressed jubilation, they also cautioned that the controversy is far from resolved.
Members of the joint Minnesota House and Senate committee on higher education voted Tuesday night on the four people they’d like to see fill the…
Former medical and security officers accused of transporting it illegally.
With President Trump's travel ban under a legal challenge, a Somali-American man living in the Twin Cities was at MSP Sunday afternoon to greet his wife and two small children after years of separation.
Somali immigrants sought advice, answers from legal experts and advocates.
Authorities have identified the woman who died in a fire at a Mound apartment building last week as Elizabeth M. Maldonado, 61.
Francisco Javier Ojeda had a family who loved him. Despite his struggles with schizophrenia, he had found housing just a few blocks from his older…
The Cedar Riverside middle-schoolers' idea wins national competition designed to foster innovation.
The advisory, which warns of slippery roads and sidewalks due to freezing rain and snow, expires at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
A bill working its way through the state House of Representatives would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. during Super Bowl week in…
Meeting was first of three in the federal scrutiny of the Police Department.
Be careful out there, and take injuries seriously.
City Council takes step in aftermath of Philando Castile shooting.
Twin Cities will get 1-2 inches; more Up North.
In the past five years, only 1 percent of state residents have tested for it, the agency warns.
"We are extremely disappointed" by the decision, the city's police chief said.
They came in shorts and tank tops, in jeans and T-shirts and spandex. Families and singles, old and young. Some wore helmets, some didn’t. But…
Unseasonably high temperatures are contributing to problem.
Thanks to a good Samaritan, a 3-year-old boy who wandered from his home on the East Side of St. Paul during subzero temperatures early Sunday…
Suspect had offered several versions of how his 5-week-old daughter was injured, court documents say.
Eight inches or more of snow were recorded from Burnsville to Shakopee to lead the metro. Snow emergencies are declared in Minneapolis, St. Paul and elsewhere.
The hospital said it must respond to a "financial challenge."
Coordinated actions included arrests, an Eden Prairie mall lockout and a U of M demonstration.
A Brooklyn Center man died Sunday afternoon, four days after he was hit by a motorcycle at Brooklyn Boulevard and County Road 10, the Hennepin…
The two men who were named "persons of interest" in each case sat side by side with their attorneys to announce plans to sue over being wrongly targeted.
Police converged on the mall, site of a mass stabbing attack on Sept. 17, after a report that a man had displayed a gun to a couple outside. The shopping center is now closed.
The battle has festered for months in Carver County District Court, but on Tuesday, NPG Records Inc. and NPG Music Publishing — Prince's music entities — escalated it with the federal lawsuit.
After a rally outside the State Capitol, some protesters marched in downtown St. Paul, blocking some traffic.
The 2,754 milliliters had an estimated street value of $275,000, authorities said.
Transcripts reveal chaos as people hid from attacker.
Minnetonka native Matt Logelin was here for a benefit Saturday.
The university would not confirm if the discipline was in connection with drug ring allegations.
An overflow crowd complained about last week's incident between a white officer and a black man caught on video.
The big retailer cited "sensitivity" for removing masks ahead of Halloween.
A Roosevelt High School student was seriously hurt during a soccer game Monday in St. Paul and is hospitalized in intensive care, according to a post on the Minneapolis school's Facebook page.
Police said no one has been arrested in connection with the crime, but they have released few other details.
A man and an 8-month-old infant died Sunday afternoon in a shooting near a Stewart park in south Minneapolis.
Jamaine Jamie Williams, 25, was sentenced Tuesday to two consecutive life sentences plus another 12 years for killing two men and almost killing a third…
Small plane that put down on Lake Hazeltine Sunday was met by Chaska police.
Sir Neville Marriner, outspoken music director of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1979 to 1986, died early Sunday in London. He was 92.Marriner, who returned to…
More than 100 people came together in Falcon Heights to sort out the options.
Dakota County authorities are asking for help in finding her car.
City also joins two others in new review panel
St. Cloud has dealt with tensions between Muslims and some non-Muslims for the past seven years, with incidents including bullying of Somali and other East…
Marathon silver medalist seen as a hero for his running as well as his political statement.
Landmark Center stands as a lasting legacy in city he loved.
The party's petition asks that the secretary of state be forced to remove Trump and Pence from the ballot, saying the process that put them on it broke the law.
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…
After the mayor and council members left the meeting, residents and protesters engaged in an emotional dialogue.
A motorcyclist died Thursday afternoon when its driver collided with a delivery truck near Burnsville Parkway and 143rd Circle in Burnsville, authorities said. Burnsville Parkway…
Officers heard about 10 gunshots before finding the victims in the Frogtown neighborhood.
Two in Michigan-based crew on its way to Utah died in wreck.
Three police officers involved in Sunday’s fatal shooting in Eagan were not wearing body cameras, though footage may have been taken on a dashboard camera…
Three police officers are on administrative leave after the shooting.
An inmate at the Beltrami County Jail in Bemidji, Minn., died Thursday morning, authorities said. Tony Edward May, 26, of Red Lake, had been held…
"We're all living vicariously through him tonight," said Zach Wood, one of a dozen of David Plummer's friends and former teammates who commandeered a table at Sally's Saloon in Dinkytown. "This is the dream for all of us. But he's the one — he can dig deeper than anyone."
He took on his father's work, drawing national attention.
Massimo Bonavita, co-founder of the Italian Cultural Center in downtown Minneapolis and a member of Italy’s Senate for 12 years, died July 2 in his…
Services for Jim Northrup, an award-winning Ojibwe storyteller, poet, playwright and author, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sawyer Tribal Community Center.…
North Minneapolis is ground zero for efforts to improve police-community relations.
Jim Northrup, an Ojibwe storyteller whose books, plays and poems were widely published and produced, died of complications of cancer Monday night. He was 73.…
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.
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