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The Crisman family near Mora, Minn., appears to have no public path to recovering the quarter-mile segment of gravel road that's now been declared the property of their neighbor.
The family is asking the Kanabec County Board to overrule Hillman Township's decision to stop maintaining the stretch of road.
One new and one renovated building will add about 65 apartments in the historic heart of the city.
Mayor's actions have caused 'distrust and discord,' she says.
Residents said Saturday that there are no easy answers to youth violence, the day after three teens were shot and injured outside a funeral reception for the Harding High School stabbing victim.
And Rocori selects Pipestone leader as new superintendent.
The state GOP is suing what it calls a rogue party official.
Workers at the Lund boat factory in New York Mills, Minn., subdued a shooter at the plant Thursday morning, police said. Authorities arrived and took the suspect into custody. There were no injuries.
The glowing orb was a fixture on the city's skyline for decades.
Housing advocate Kevin Chapman is rebuilding lives "one man at a time."
Explaining her mission, she said, 'I have to speak out.'
Jim Rothers resigned as Kerkhoven mayor during an investigation into his construction company.
U.S. Census Bureau changed classifications that had been in place since 1910: For more than a century, the bureau had classified areas as urban if they had a population of 2,500 or more. But that holdover from the horse-and-buggy era no longer made sense in the digital age.
From mail carriers to liquor store clerks, Friday was just another day on the job.
Current city leaders say the transactions were needed to correct inaccurate, century-old property maps.
Profits more than doubled at muni-owned bars, largely in rural Minnesota.
He says Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life took advantage of his ailing father before his father's death.
Serving a region of 200,000 residents, the paper now has a news staff of two.
Plus: Duluth direct flights to Florida paused in January; USDA looking to give out digital access grants; Bemidji moves to limit teardowns.
Much of the progress with "dark sky" initiatives has come from rethinking public buildings.
Some call it a "sex hotel," offering fantasy suites featuring an igloo and a hot air balloon.
Plus: U.S. Supreme Court allows Red Wing garbage plans to proceed; northern cities get grants for water projects.
Under a proposed ordinance, citizens of Prinsburg (pop. 500) could sue abortion providers.
Longtime Litchfield resident led federal agency during farm crisis of the 1980s.
And Brainerd businesses tell city not to end downtown snow removal.
Two dozen legislative seats were unopposed this year, an unusually high number.
Norman County sheriff defends his deputies and said he's the target of a critic who is politically motivated.
City leaders may have OK'd the mural's message, they said, but not without prior consultation.
"It's like buying a dream for a day," one Minnesota player said.
Angry at what they called the "militarized" response to homelessness by the city of Minneapolis, protesters set up a sidewalk encampment Sunday.
Crypto company says it's doing everything possible to reduce noise.
Support programs, work requirements cited as keys
Hubbard County had barricaded a road and arrested protesters who drove on it.
The city of Duluth celebrated the start of Lincoln Park's reconstruction Friday in the neighborhood of the same name.A plan for the park was adopted…
The 16,000-square-foot hilltop house has been vacant since 2018. Neighbors want it gone.
Most graduates with loans can have up to $10,000 forgiven.
Name: Leah Payne, 27City: DuluthCurrent job: Looking for work in music therapy fieldCollege: Colorado State University, graduate degreeStudent loan debt: $40,000Monthly loan bill: About $300/monthHow…
Mayor Dennis Walsh calls his critics "clowns" as they dispute the city's land deals.
Hillman Township has won the latest — and perhaps final — round in a bitter fight over a rural Minnesota gravel road, as the state Court of Appeals ruled that the township has no duty to maintain the road to a private residence outside Mora, Minn.
The Tower was a hot spot for southern Minnesota teens in the '50s and '60s.
Study by Health Department researchers tallied the costs of problem drinking in the state.
Minnesota's property tax system is among the most complex in the nation. But in simple terms, here's how it works.— County assessors gather all property…
Many owners saw the value of their properties double in just one year.
The Aitkin County jury awarded $25,000 for emotional harm to the woman who was denied a morning-after pill.
George Badeaux said he tried to walk the line between his religious beliefs and his medical duties.
Questions at trial delve into the most personal aspects of her life.
A mother of five from McGregor, Minn., sought a morning-after pill after a condom broke during sex. Her pharmacist, citing his beliefs, refused to fill the prescription.
Art in Motion attracts Stearns County locals as well as cyclists on the Lake Wobegon Trail.
Comedian's appearance was moved from First Avenue to the Varsity Theater amid backlash over perceived transphobia in his act.
Birds aren't made for navigating the lakeshore.
A lover of music, he composed a new song every day to play for his wife.
Police investigating dispute that left two young men and two teenagers injured.
A Sherburn, Minn., veterinarian cared for more than 70 ponies after authorities removed them from a breeder's farm.
A judge ruled that his posts libeled a couple who sold him bees that later died.
In Eagle Bend, Minn., senior volunteers bake good cookies that do good.
Opponents call for banning wakesurfing within 700 feet of shore while advocates say more education is the answer.
A Wright County jury deliberated for six hours after he admitted shooting five people at Buffalo Allina Health Clinic last year.
Victims of Buffalo, Minn., shooting attack testify as alleged killer hides his face.
He's off to Ukraine to fight against Russian invaders.
Gregory Ulrich is charged in the 2021 attack that killed one and wounded four.
Five people were shot, leaving four injured and one dead, in the attack at a primary care clinic in Buffalo, Minn., in February 2021.
Prosecutors say he planned the ambush; defense says he was a desperate man.
Judge, attorneys are spending up to an hour quizzing each prospective juror, one at a time.
The city of Benson has reopened its search for a new city manager after rejecting two candidates.At a meeting earlier this month, the City Council…
It's the first step in addressing 'intergenerational trauma' caused by placement of children in the Indian school system.
Custody battle, father's prison time colored the 14-year-old's experiences.
A divorce halted construction on a couple's dream home. Neighbors call it a dangerous eyesore and want it torn down.
Police said they arrested a suspect who was "known to the victim" and that there is no further danger to the community.
A jury returned a quick verdict in favor of Tyler Leibfried, the first Duluth officer to be charged with a crime for a shooting on duty.
He posted a confession and apology before allegedly taking 5 lives, including his own.
Police found the bodies after a welfare check call and said the victims were related. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken called the scene an "unimaginable tragedy."
He said he left the scene of a fatal crash in the remote North Woods because it was the only way to find help.
Ryan Martens faces up to 15 years in prison.
Russian authorities suspected Tyler Jacob of spying, but Sen. Amy Klobuchar helped secure his release.
A judge said neighbors missed a deadline for objecting to a zoning variance, but he left another avenue of appeal open.