The Archer House in Northfield likely will be razed before Christmas, after the city's Historic Preservation Commission signed off on the demolition.

Developer gets OK to demolish Northfield's historic Archer House

Grand old building, heavily damaged in fire last year, has anchored downtown since 1877.
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Two women killed in Thanksgiving evening crash near Brainerd

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Two others were taken to the hospital with noncritical injuries, the State Patrol said.
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COVID-19 cases continue to stay high in Minnesota hospitals

November 26
Minnesota hospitalizations for COVID-19 cases remain at the highest level for the year. More federal medical reinforcements are set to arrive in Minnesota next week.
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Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers' 1st bike shop

The Dayton Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the city's request to demolish a 129-year-old historic building that once was the site of the Wright brothers' first bike shop.
Nation
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Amid immigration debate, some states update migrant term

Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother's residency card as a child: "alien."
Local
10:58am
A farmer harvested crops near Sinsinawa Mound in Wisconsin.

Survey: Wisconsin farmland worth 10% more than in 2020

A survey of Midwest farm bankers found Wisconsin farmland values are up 10% from the same period in 2020.
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A group of 20 to 30 people grabbed numerous electronic items Friday evening at the Best Buy store in Burnsville and quickly fled before police could a

Up to 30 conduct Black Friday robbery at Best Buy in Burnsville

Police said no weapons were used and no arrests have been made.
Local
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Reviving Ojibwe spiritual traditions, one pet at a time

Animal neglect used to be such a problem on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, with basic services like sterilization out of reach for many due to poverty and remoteness, that packs of stray dogs would sometimes bring traffic to a halt on the main highway.
Local
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Great Lakes' warming has wintertime domino effect

Winter is just around the corner, but experts say the Great Lakes haven't gotten the message.
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Ship's master said he spent 50 hours sleepless before crash

An oil tanker hit an offshore oil platform at night off Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn't give the ship's master time to recover from days of sleepless travel, federal investigators have found.
Local
November 27

University ride service back after COVID-19 interruption

Boynton Health's Gopher Chauffeur is back operating after suspending its service in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Despite facing the challenge of a staff shortage, Gopher Chauffeur continues to operate as they hope to gain more student employees.
Local
November 27

Wisconsin leaders hopeful about Indigenous women strategy

Native American leaders and Wisconsin's attorney general are hoping to see more resources and support to address missing and murdered Indigenous women under an executive order signed recently by President Joe Biden.
Local
November 27

Pope donates watch to annual fundraiser for scholarships

Even after 15-year-old Brian LaViolette lost his life in a swimming accident in the summer of 1992, the watches he collected over the years kept track of the time.
Local
November 27

Who you gonna call? Native group explores more than ghosts

While Dan Amitrano isn't out to capture naughty, hot dog eating ghosts or giant marshmallow men using a proton pack like Egon Spengler, Dr. Steven Venkman or Ray Stantz from the classic movie "Ghostbusters," he and the three other members of Northland Paranormal are very much serious about tracking potential hauntings and using what they find to help preserve the sometimes forgotten parts of Iron Range history.
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November 26
Kevin Lytle, left, the community and business engagement manager of PRISM, helps load gifts into the large drop boxes outside the Minneapolis Regional

Amid national toy shortage, Minnesota nonprofits seek donations for kids in need

Annual Twin Cities toy drives are navigating a second pandemic holiday season as well.
Local
November 26

Biden scheduled to tout infrastructure plan in Rosemount

President Joe Biden is slated to visit a Twin Cities suburb this week to tout his $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
Local
November 26
Latora Thompson, who previously rented from landlord Steven Meldahl, poses for a photo outside her new home in Minneapolis on Friday.

Rent escrow requirement prevents tenants from challenging poor living conditions, lawyers say

Landlords benefit from a court directive that is a violation of due process, housing litigators say.
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November 26
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Photographer John Noltner continues his quest to find peace in America

To counter a growing divisiveness he witnessed as he traveled, he launched "A Peace of My Mind," a multiyear, multimedia arts project sharing stories of the courage and kindness of everyday people.
Local
November 26

Boy arrested for allegedly shooting 5-year-old

Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy in a Minneapolis suburb.
Business
November 26
Activists from Extinction Rebellion block the entrance to the Amazon fulfilment centre preventing lorries from entering or leaving on Black Friday, th

Activists block Amazon warehouses in Europe on Black Friday

Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment.
Local
November 26

5-year-old child killed in shooting in Minneapolis suburb

A 5-year-old child was killed late Thursday by a 13-year-old who shot a gun at a home in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park.
Local
November 26

Two killed in Thursday crash near Brainerd

A car crash in central Minnesota killed two women late Thursday after their car crossed into oncoming traffic.
Local
November 26

Milwaukee's Chase Tower sold for $34.25 million

One of Milwaukee's largest downtown office buildings has been sold.