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Rick Duncan says job trauma and stress were factors in "Control Freak" incidents.
The 33-year-old officer waved from a squad car to hundreds cheering and clapping as he returned for the first time since he was shot in the head last winter as he responded to a call about a prowler.
As COVID-19 cases surge in North Dakota, the disease has claimed a candidate for state Legislature touted as a “Trump Republican.” But he’ll still be…
Rick Duncan already turned down one plea deal.
Nearly 50 people filled the hall for a special City Council meeting. No decision was made.
You could have excused Phillip Radford for being gloomy. At age 12, his father died, and the boy went to work to help support his…
Field conditions are great for farmers, but the risk of fires looms Up North.
Minnesota State College Southeast offers a rare chance to learn these special skills.
After the paper closed, it was brought back to life. But was it legal?
Saved from demolition, the smiley-faced tower along Interstate 94 is being refurbished.
A homeowners association has foreclosed on the St. Michael home and scheduled a sheriff's sale for it.
Owned by an entrepreneur, they're not part of the president's campaign.
After nearly 50 years of selling items you can't find anywhere else, the owner is ready to retire.
Rare "inland hurricane" caused $4 billion in damage in eastern Iowa
What fan hasn't dreamed of being buddies with one of his or her idols? For one Minnesota fan, that dream has come true. But it took a long, long time.
When the 164-year-old Chatfield paper closed, one loyal employee brought it back to life.
It's a microcosm of what's happening in America, with both sides passionately proclaiming their views and neither side appearing to make much headway in convincing the other.
After allegations of mistreatment, the Humane Society questioned whether the 75-year-old rancher should have such a large herd. The investigator "kept telling me I was old," Ann Bowman said. "Over and over and over."
Thirty people were infected after services for a northern Minnesota man in July.
Community abuzz over request to allow private helicopter pads
North Star Stampede in Effie was warned to limit spectators but didn't comply, complaint says. Also one spectator tested positive for COVID-19.
A business leader has been charged with stealing gaming proceeds, leaving a trail of debt and broken trust.
The plans come after the Minnesota Department of Health and the state attorney general, citing COVID-19 concerns, imposed a spectator limit.
For $45,000, the Asatru Folk Assembly bought an abandoned Lutheran church in Murdock and is creating its third "Hof," or gathering hall to serve believers throughout the Midwest. Religious scholars have identified the Nordic heritage group as a white supremacist organization.
NONFICTION: The fascinating story of a 19th-century cult leader — part pirate, part politician, 100% con man.
Injuries are not life-threatening in the latest incident in the tent community that has sprung up in Minnesota's largest city.
Arlan Kaleb Schultz, 31, of Richfield died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.
Police also must report whenever they draw a gun.
NONFICTION: An inspiring underdog tale set in a world that few readers have seen.
Company says gifts are a response to COVID-19 and an investment in future.
Clara City saw the potential loss of its local market as a danger sign.
Shirley Kittleson has cared for the herd since it was seized from a pony farm two years ago.
Children of Mankato inspired Australian's 135-foot-tall work
MONTEVIDEO, MINN. – When the Rev. Jeff Fitzkappes is preaching about social justice in this western Minnesota city, he knows when he’s pushing the limits.…
A reader wonders: Where are "instate" and "Lesser Minnesota" located?
Sauk Rapids establishment claims protests led by UniteCloud are hurting business.
After losing several large anchor tenants, Kandi Mall looks for boost
The May 25 police killing of George Floyd, and the demonstrations that followed, represent a breaking point between citizens and police. While recognizing the need to maintain public safety and protect the city from danger, many say drastic change is desperately needed.
Sauk Rapids bar delisted twice from state tourism website
After criticism, area visitors bureau says it's committed to "eliminating hate."
Edina Realty's director of marketing confirmed the company ended its relationship with Babette Gillet Bean after being made aware of the Facebook posts.
After objections from area residents, the head of the local tourism organization said nothing in the displays is against the group's policies.
School district criticized her 'troubling' Facebook posts.
And at the area where Floyd was pinned under an officer's knee, flowers and a mural now memorialize him.
In Sauk Rapids, two volunteer firefighters were terminated over social media posts.
Kris Schiffler said he expected to lose this round but plans to take his case to federal court.
After a tense standoff lasting nearly an hour — with concussive devices and tear gas — police boxed in the protesters on all four sides…
Felt oppressed and voiceless, now spurred to action by a brutal and public death.
His shop is rising to the occasion, donating 800 commencement cakes.
They'll sing in Memorial Day celebration at Indianapolis Speedway.
Shady's Tavern in Albany, Minn., is fighting governor's order barring drinking and dining on premises during COVID-19 pandemic.
Three wolf puppies are key to a new theory about how wolves evolved into dogs.
Collector thought he lost it all in Christmas Day fire.
"I'm not standing here in tears because I'm happy to open," said Kris Schiffler, owner of Shady's Hometown Tavern. "I'm standing here in tears because the attorney general has just shut us down."
When the stay-home order is lifted — now set for Monday — and business as usual is allowed, the skyways also are likely to go back to their usual operation. Owners say safety will be stressed in the corridors that carry hundreds of thousands.
Minnesota high schools are manufacturing protective gear
With 50 states and the federal government competing for scarce COVID-19 testing supplies, North Dakota came out on the short end Monday.The state was forced…
For many, the weeks in quarantine have instilled a sense of concern — or fear — that won't be easy to shed.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across Minnesota and much of the globe, several sisters graciously consented to meet and offer their thoughts on how the rest of us can cope with our social isolation during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
One of the Midwest's largest COVID-19 hot spots — with 128 confirmed cases, including 11 Minnesota residents — is linked to LM Wind Power.
A new will signed in the final weeks of Randy Driscoll's life gave his family farm to the local Catholic church.
Erna Zahn says the secret to longevity is a good breakfast.
Local real estate broker's business dried up after members spread false story about cocaine use.
First up, the Guard will assist in Marshall County and in Oslo, in northwest Minnesota.
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.