Cory Kolodji, 65 of Hibbing, at the end of his hike of the Appalachian Trail.

What's a 65-year-old retiree to do with his time? Hike the 2,194-mile Appalachian Trail

Cory Kolodji grew up in Baltimore, it had been his dream to hike the trail that traverses 14 states. But then things got in the way.
Local

Small Business Saturday highlights triumphs, challenges post-COVID

November 26
Hannah Reichenbach of Minneapolis paged through a book while shopping at St. Paul’s Black Garnet Books on Small Business Saturday.
Dozens of people shopped local to support small businesses in the Twin Cities. Despite progress, inflation and market changes pose new challenges for some employers.
Curious Minnesota

Minnesota companies once dominated the supercomputer industry. What happened?

November 25
Executives of Control Data Corp. marked completion of the company’s 1000th computer system in 1965. This Control Data 3200 was assembled at the comp
Control Data, Univac and Cray Research designed some of the world's fastest computers. But their success didn't last.
Local
November 26
Teacher and school co-founder Veronica Vital, center, works with student Adelaide Marisk,a right, with math as Wellsley Guggenheimer, left, works on d

Montessori microschools pop up in Minnesota, with plans for more to serve diverse students

The schools, part of a national network called Wildflower, are hoping to bring more teachers and students of color to the programs.
South Metro
November 26

Man who broke into home, had standoff with Prior Lake police faces more charges

The incident began with a man digging through a gas station dumpster and ended about eight hours later.
St. Paul
November 26

Thousands attend Hmong New Year Celebration in St. Paul

The celebration, held at St. Paul RiverCentre, brought a large crowd to celebrate on Saturday, Nov. 26.
East Metro
November 26
Dr. Miranda Torkelson triaged a mallard duck with a fractured wing at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville.

Minn. wildlife hospital, one of world's busiest, plans expansion

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has purchased 22 acres in Grant, Minn., for a new $14 million campus.
Minneapolis
November 26
Midtown Global Market’s Dar Medina is just one of many Lake Street businesses hoping to see more foot traffic as holiday shopping ramps up.

Brooks: Lake Street mall businesses held on for us. They're hoping we show up for them this season

Stores were gleaming on Black Friday, owners hoping to attract shoppers to their wares.
Local
November 26
Anthony Jackson, 18, spent some time in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on Oct. 31, 2022. He is among hundreds of Minnesota foster youth who have bee

Minnesota counties take millions in federal benefits meant for children in foster care

Foster youth and their advocates are pushing to ban the practice — which they say is tantamount to theft.
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Politics
November 26
Advocates for marijuana legalization in Minnesota are optimistic about its chances now that Democrats control the state House, Senate and governor’s

State Capitol prepares for fight over marijuana legalization in Minnesota

Minnesota could legalize recreational marijuana as early as next year, DFL House speaker says.
Local
November 26
Purrington Prairie outside Windom, Minn., is a 40- acre remnant of native prairie that has never been plowed. Shown here in bloom, the former cow past

Family's unplowed prairie to become one of Minnesota's newest refuges

Scientific and Natural Areas are a key tool in the state's fight to save species from extinction.
St. Paul
November 26
Ramsey County social worker Amy Kuusisto-Lathrop and Maplewood police officer Emily Burt-McGregor walked from a squad car on Nov. 21.

Social workers to partner with St. Paul firefighters

Ramsey County is deploying 10 social workers across public safety agencies.
Local
November 26
Demitrea Kelley and daughter Mikayla Draughon at home in Minneapolis.

New campaign aims to find diverse bone marrow donors: 'The more lives we can save'

Mikayla Draughon, 14, spent weeks in the hospital as her search continues for a Black bone marrow donor.
St. Paul
November 26

2 hurt after man fleeing police crashes into another vehicle in St. Paul

Officers had stopped the pursuit before the crash, police said, and the driver was arrested.
Politics
November 26
DFL Gov. Tim Walz is seeking to appoint six new commissioners to his cabinet as he heads into his second term.

Help wanted: Minnesota seeks new state commissioners

Gov. Tim Walz looks to hire six new state commissioners after recent turnover in his cabinet.
Politics
November 26
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is greeted by staff after she announced that she would step down from her leadership position, on Capitol Hill i

Minnesota Democrats react to Nancy Pelosi's decision to step down from House leadership

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to keep her congressional seat, but will not serve again as the Democratic leader in the next Congress.
Local
November 26
Solar panels collected energy from the sun surrounded by native prairie and flowers like these black-eyed Susans planted at one of Enel’s solar farm

Metro briefs: Minnetonka allows solar energy systems citywide

Plus: Rosemount City Council could have two open seats; St. Paul Union Depot celebrated.
St. Cloud
November 26
Rosella Decker, the mother of Tommy Decker, who was shot to death while working as a Cold Spring police officer in November 2012, put a hand on his gr

Minnesota briefs: Memorial to honor slain officer Tom Decker, others on 10th anniversary

Plus: U.S. Supreme Court allows Red Wing garbage plans to proceed; northern cities get grants for water projects.
St. Cloud
November 26

2 killed, 5 injured after crash in west-central Minnesota

Three children were among those hurt.
South Metro
November 25

Police standoff with Prior Lake suspect who broke into home ends

The suspect was in custody, and no one was hurt, according to officials
Photography
November 25

Holidazzle kicks off

Holidazzle kicked off at Loring Park on Friday night November 25, 2022 in Minneapolis.
North Metro
November 25
Brooklyn Center police chained up a gate outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station in May.

Metro cities buying fencing to separate protesters, police

Some 50 agencies have expressed interest. Consortium will ask state Legislature for money.
Minneapolis
November 25
The Beltrami Neighborhood Council hosted a meeting at HeadFlyer Brewing in October 2022 about merging with three other northeast Minneapolis neighborh

Minneapolis neighborhood groups consider mergers to cope with diminishing city funds

For decades, a network of neighborhood organizations linked residents to the power of City Hall.

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