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The massive volunteer effort started with some friends getting together on Facebook to chat about what they could do to help their neighbors during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
A Fergus Falls, Minn., woman was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the death of a 6-year-old boy she abused while taking care…
Despite concerns of year-round residents, some cabin owners head north to wait out the crisis
In a region embarking on a deep lockdown to keep a potentially deadly virus at bay, the mood was solemn and subdued, the landscape a still life largely devoid of humans and hundreds of businesses dark.
In "absolute shock," owner Tammy Grubbs says the city acted illegally in condemning the property.
The COVID-19 crisis has many Minnesotans rushing to help friends, neighbors and strangers.
Weighing only 5 pounds now, the cubs will be freed next spring.
Are its odd markings natural, or carved by someone long ago?
Wisconsin man was high when he ran down three girls and a parent in 2018.
They had been closed Tuesday after a visitor tested positive for the coronavirus.
City has launched marketing campaign to counter Super Bowl spot.
A major fire tore through downtown Alexandria, Minn., Tuesday morning and destroyed historic buildings and forced the evacuation of about two dozen residents who lived above stores.
Northern Metal has been cited for another fire code violation at its north Minneapolis location, where it has been storing junked vehicles during its move to the Becker site.
Chisago County woman found hiding in gun safe, "sweating profusely."
The metal recycler is told to freeze its operations until it assesses environmental damage after a massive fire and gets a cleanup plan.
City now its turns attention to air and water quality concerns.
Firefighting crews were trying to separate a portion of the burning stack of vehicles in hopes that the blaze would eventually die out.
Glen Davis, who drove a school bus for 55 years, will be buried this week in a special yellow coffin.
How much is a smile worth? The city of Freeport, Minn., is about to find out.For half a century now, travelers on busy Interstate 94…
Deneal Trueblood, a 48-year-old senior at Metropolitan State University is directing and starring in "Secrets," a play she wrote abut her life-changing experience.
The Animal Humane Society (AHS) has landed a $3 million gift, the largest donation in the 142-year history of the Golden Valley-based organization. The society…
KBEK in Braham, Minn., is "doing what everyone else quit doing."
Dispute over pay in rural Freeborn County heads to state Court of Appeals.
Hockey sticks are being placed outside homes across the state in honor of 9-year-old Marshall "Turbo" Bader.
Juggling modeling and motherhood, Bush often brought her children to photo shoots, where they sometimes wound up appearing with her in ads.
A pillar of the local Ukrainian community, Michael Karkoc was a top commander of a military unit accused of war crimes.
Humane Society, rural veterinarian haven't agreed on their future.
Meanwhile, the wounded officer's pastor says "there are great chances he will be OK."
The suspect in the encounter was shot twice but expected to survive, according to the BCA. The incident happened Monday night after police responded to reports of a disturbance at a residence in the city, about 70 miles south of the Twin Cities.
The animals, seized from a southern Minnesota pony farm, have racked up $325,000 in care and boarding costs.
Local resort is hoping to mount an onshore entertainment program.
Organizers blame inability to pay cleanup costs.
In Mapleton, the sport dates to 1857 – a year before statehood.
Case files released Friday show Jake Patterson thought about "taking a girl" for two years.
Once struggling, McIntosh, Minn., was revived, seemingly overnight, in a tale of investment and inspiration.
The five people who perished in the Nov. 27 blaze at Cedar High Apartments will forever be linked by the tragedy. Yet their lives, as well as their deaths, share a common thread.
The deadly blaze in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood broke out around 4 a.m. in a 25-story building. The fire was out within 30 minutes, the Minneapolis Fire Department said. Early signs are it was accidental.
Seven swaps have replaced current Star Tribunes with old issues chronicling notable events.
Some cities — usually large ones — don't use water towers, but they are an unmistakable part of the Minnesota landscape. What do they do and why do we have so many of them?
Food is the first course in health education program in St. Peter.
Minnesota pig farms and fields recently treated with manure blamed for the unappealing odor.
The third-generation business owner was a tireless promoter of his hometown and held several leadership roles in community organizations.
New owner could make Detroit Lakes country music event "king of the mountain again."
A suspect was apprehended, but police said there was no arrest.
The victims of back-to-back fatal shootings in St. Paul this weekend have been identified.St. Paul police said Anthony Martin, 25, of St. Paul was shot…
A bitter fight over school funding has become a flash point in a larger debate about immigration and its impact on this southwestern Minnesota prairie town.
"This has to stop right now," mayor says of the rash of gun violence.
Owatonna companies pledged nearly $25M for a new high school.
NONFICTION: A storyteller digs into a random 24 hours in America.
"We don't build widgets here," said Luke Becker, Braham Area High's agricultural technology and physics teacher. "If it doesn't have a purpose, we don't do it."
The city on the Minnesota side will team with a local developer.
Demand has exceeded expectations, with more than 200,000 sold so far
Joyful over a magical year, they're ready to take on the Yankees -- and hope to be in it for the duration.
Explosion, fire at the Superior, Wis., facility forced thousands to evacuate last year.
After two years, school board and organizers haven't been able to agree on a final plan for the proposed installation at Hibbing High School.
Jim Hunter claims he was the victim of a small-town vendetta, and three juries agreed. Now Hunter, the former mayor of Crosby, Minn., is suing…
He should have known he was being paid with ill-gotten money, court documents say.
A communitywide effort is aiming to bring a new flavor to this fishing and factory town some 370 miles northwest of the Twin Cities: A destination for entrepreneurs in the knowledge-based economy.
District staff and faculty explained that the theory of evolution has actually gotten stronger with further scientific discovery — for example, the study of DNA.
A new, 5,000-square-foot structure that's heated, air-conditioned and full of custom touches that the Winters' old barn, for all its charm, lacked.
Longtime Star Tribune columnist C.J., one of the most well-known media figures in the Twin Cities, has retired after nearly 30 years of writing about…
We're in for a "polar coaster," almanac says in its 203rd winter prediction.
It was a story John J. Harbinson never tired of telling: how he met his wife in bed. He was a young man in the…
Biggest Twine Ball town honors "Weird Al" with a new street sign.
51-year-old Gene Gruber is the only American "plowboy" ever to win the World Ploughing Championship.
Warren, Minn. Sounding groggy but calm, the Marshall County deputy sheriff radioed in from his patrol car at 2:19 a.m. on a lonely country…
The nonprofit mentorship program matches adults from the Twin Cities creative industry with low-income students, serving about 300 children a year in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Everything's pure, everything glistens. And not so crazy even. Others see it as a sign of how the whole 12-day stretch will go.
One of the Tucker cars will go on the auction block later Aug. 31, with the proceeds benefiting Mayo Clinic's cancer research program.
Residents protest $16,500 levy to fix drainage, erosion issues
A graduate student took the fish in Crystal Lake in Otter Tail County. Radiocarbon dating verified the fish's age, making it the oldest age-validated freshwater fish ever taken.
While some 2 million Minnesotans attend the State Fair each year, even more flock to 90 county fairs, where the vibe is more relaxed and less harried.
The "cake eaters" of Edina have been a target for generations. Why all the hate? Curious Minnesota tackles this reader question.
"A woman doing this? That's like a white buffalo," Yvette VanDerBrink says.
WATERTOWN, Minn. – Half a century later, Tony Vanderlinde remembers the sight “plain as day.” Baling hay on his family’s dairy farm near the…