It's been shotguns and muzzleloaders only for deer hunters since 1942 south of a line from Moorhead to Taylors Falls.

Will 'shotgun only' zone for deer in southern Minnesota be abolished?

There's still a chance for a breakthrough affecting the annual whitetail harvest — Minnesota's most popular form of hunting — for the southern half of the state.

Brooks: A tale of 124 hoarded Minnesota cats has at least a hundred happy endings

April 17
Rescuers pulled 124 cats and kittens from a crowded, filthy home in Crystal. The Animal Humane Society says abuse and neglect cases have increased sha
As animal abuse cases soar, Minnesotans trek to the Animal Humane Society to offer neglected animals loving new homes.

High winds flipped a FedEx truck traveling on Bong Bridge in Duluth

April 17
A FedEx truck tipped over on the Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge on Tuesday evening, a night with heavy winds in northeastern Minnesota.
The driver said he had minor injuries.

Light rail runs into new obstacle in North Loop: Key utility lines

April 17
Xcel Energy lines in the North Loop, which provide power to parts of downtown Minneapolis, will need to be moved.

St. Paul proposal would allow cannabis businesses throughout commercial corridors

April 16
Larger businesses would be limited to areas zoned for industrial uses, and retailers could not be within 300 feet of a school.

Minnesota State names interim leader for St. Cloud State University

April 17
Trustees chose Larry Dietz as interim president for St. Cloud State, and also named Shari Olson as interim leader for Northland Community & Technical College.

University of Minnesota's Rachel Hardeman named to Time's list of 100 influential people

April 17
Professor Rachel Hardeman's research examines the effect of structural racism in the medical field and reproductive health equity.
East Metro
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The business district along 3rd Street in White Bear Lake, pictured in 2019.

Shop the curbs for free on 'Trash to Treasure Day' in White Bear Lake

City and White Bear Lake Township residents are encouraged to put items they don't need on the curb on April 27 for others to take for free.
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Longtime Uptown boutique closing in May

Longtime Uptown boutique closing in May

The Minneapolis location of Proper, a sibling-run boutique, will close after 10 years in Uptown.
High Schools
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Clockwise from top: Gabby Mauder of Woodbury, Meghan Przybilla of St. Anthony and Trinity Wilson of Lakeville North are among Athena Award winners.

Meet the Athena Award winners: 103 female athletes honored by their schools

Our list includes their college plans. A banquet to fete those on the St. Paul side was held Wednesday, and the winners from the Minneapolis side will be honored in May.
High Schools
Tori Tschida of Lakeville South's girls team and Tanner Bachelor of Shakopee's boys team are players worth keeping an eye on.

Lacrosse lists: 21 top players and the school that's No. 1 for boys and girls

Five players on our list play for the same high school, so it's no surprise that school has the top ranked teams for boys and girls.

One killed in head-on crash in Coon Rapids

Two others were injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon on Main Street.
West Metro
Construction near the 50th and France intersection in Edina in 2018. The city is considering updating its zoning code for the first time since the 197

Edina could see its first zoning update in 50 years

The city is working with a consultant to review city zoning codes and better incorporate modern development, such as mixed-use apartment buildings.
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Hwy. 169 in northwest metro is closing this weekend for bridge demolition

MnDOT will take down the 63rd Avenue bridge and replace it this summer.
North Metro
Lisa Olson of Anoka gets a cup of chardonnay in September 2023 at Riverfront Memorial Park in Anoka.

Anoka expands downtown sip-and-stroll 'social district'

People can purchase alcohol and drink it as they walk through areas in the north metro city's historic downtown; the district opens May 1.

Pilot killed in Indiana plane crash was college student from Maple Grove

Alexander Foss, 20, was a Purdue University student.
Timberwolves coach Chris Finch has to figure out the Suns in the teams' first-round NBA playoffs meeting, after Phoenix led by 20 or more points in al

Scoggins: Finch feeling heat of the Suns as playoff battle looms

Can coach Chris Finch figure this out? Phoenix has owned the Wolves this season, and now he has two more days to fix that before Game 1.
Sundown Records opened on Halloween in Bemidji, which hasn't had a real record store in decades.

5 vinyl shops in greater Minnesota worth a spin for Record Store Day

The vinyl boom is spreading to smaller cities including Bemidji and Buffalo, which saw new stores.
April 17
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter inspect one of many lamp posts that have been illegally stripped for copper wire at Como Lake

Walz, St. Paul leaders urge support for copper wire theft bill: 'We've got to get in front of it'

The bill would require a license and receipt for people selling copper wire. Leaders believe the legislation will curb theft across Minnesota.
April 17

Body of missing canoeist, 15, recovered from southwest Minnesota lake

The boy had jumped out of a canoe to retrieve a paddle, but the wind pushed the canoe away from him, the sheriff's office said.
High Schools
April 17
Minnetonka has standouts to watch on both of its track and field teams: Claire Kohler (left) and Tobias Williams.

Track and field 2024: Six athletes likely to jump farthest, finish fastest

Meet three girls and three boys, most with state titles in place and five committed to prominent colleges.
April 17
Traffic moves along Hennepin Avenue near W. 24th Street during an evening commute in Minneapolis.

A climate-minded newcomer's guide to riding transit in the Twin Cities

With a little planning and perseverance, it can work for commuting and just getting around.
Don't Miss
April 17
Andrew “Reeferman” Sumner smokes a cannagar during Hash Bash on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 1, 2023.

Want to celebrate 4/20? Here are 29 weed-themed events across Minnesota.

Wherever you are in the state, chances are there's one near you.
St. Cloud
April 17
Pure methamphetamine in rock from, known as ice, is photographed at the DEA's North Central Laboratory in Chicago, Ill.

Prison for man who was in daughter's Minnesota-based drug smuggling ring tied to notorious cartel

The drugs came from Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, according to prosecutors.
April 17
Amid financial shortfalls, Mahnomen Health Center is the first hospital in Minnesota to close inpatient beds and become a federally designated rural e

Mahnomen hospital shutters inpatient beds to survive, a first in Minnesota

The northwest Minnesota hospital is converting to a rural emergency center that stabilizes patients but offers no inpatient beds for prolonged care.
April 17
One victim told the court how Charles Fields brought so much distress to her life.

Blaine businessman sentenced to 4½ years in prison for cheating hundreds of job seekers out of $600K

Charles Fields' scheme "took constant planning and calculation, including his creation of fake names, multiple email accounts, and multiple businesses," according to the prosecution.
East Metro
April 17
Nicolae Miu watches as the jury asks to view the video after they received the case at his trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Sentencing set for Nicolae Miu in teen's fatal stabbing in Apple River

The top count against Miu carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, with more time possible on the other counts.

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