The Edwin H. Gott passes under the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth.

Two major Duluth tourist attractions need millions in repairs

Both the Aerial Lift Bridge and the DECC are city priorities for state bonding money this year.
Local

With shortage of investigators, majority of Minneapolis arsons go unsolved

April 13
Three homes once standing on the 2800 block of 14th Avenue S. in Minneapolis were demolished after a fire officials deemed arson. Few arsons have been
More than 200 fires were intentionally set in 2022 and 2023, but only a handful resulted in criminal charges.
Local

Sunday is the last day to cross Minneapolis' Stone Arch Bridge for a while. Here's what to know.

April 14
Sonya Hesse and Silvio Pardron take a selfie together on the Stone Arch Bridge on Sunday, the final day before half the bridge closes for construction
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use half the Stone Arch Bridge at a time during the two-year construction process of one of Minneapolis' most distinct landmarks.
Local

Health care summit draws scores of American Indian youth to learn about medical careers

April 13
Nearly twice as many young people attend this year than last, organizers said.
Politics

Assisted suicide in Minnesota? Critics point to Canada as cautionary tale.

April 12
Proposed medical aid in dying legislation promises to be an ongoing issue in Minnesota, where some in the disability community fear being devalued or coerced.
Local

Brooks: The end of the line for Minneapolis' longest-serving bus driver and the start of a new adventure

April 13
Veteran Metro Transit bus driver Melanie Benson bids a fond farewell to the job she loved.
Local

Minnesota Muslim leaders see uptick in conversions, especially since Israel-Hamas war

April 13
"It's really tapping into the humanity of people," said one local imam of the response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Local
April 14

Two dead in Benton County after UTV crashes with pickup

The two vehicles had been driving in opposite directions on Ronneby Road. Witnesses said the UTV had been driving in the middle of the road at highway speeds.
Local
April 14
Inaugural Traffic Safety Day coming to the Mall of America

Inaugural Traffic Safety Day coming to the Mall of America

Simulators, speakers, workshops and exhibits are part of the event put on by AARP and Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths.
Local
April 14
The University of Minnesota is exploring the addition of a minor in social media as colleges add more courses to prepare students for careers in the f

Major in English, minor in social media? Colleges add more formal studies of online social networks

The University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas are among the colleges with coursework focused on social media to prepare students for communications and marketing careers.
Minneapolis
April 14

23-year-old man shot and killed in vehicle in Minneapolis' Harrison neighborhood identified

Police say Mihretu Adane Ravaz died at the hospital after being shot in a vehicle earlier in the afternoon.
Local
April 14
3M headquarters in Maplewood.

Some of Minnesota's largest companies have quietly closed their foundations

3M, General Mills and Thrivent have closed their foundations in recent years, changing how they give back to the community.
Running
April 13
Star Tribune Vikings reporter Ben Goessling competes in the Hot Dash 10K on March 23 in Minneapolis. He will run his first Boston Marathon on Monday.

Training for the Boston Marathon during the never-ending Vikings season

Interviews, free-agent signings and NFL injuries have interrupted Vikings reporter Ben Goessling's runs.
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Wolves
April 13
Wolves majority owner Glen Taylor claps during player introductions before the team played Toronto earlier this month.

Reusse: Taylor's story. 'I just bought the Minnesota Timberwolves.'

Thirty years ago, Glen Taylor went from frustrated mediator to NBA owner with a phone call, some writing on the back of an envelope and a handshake in a conference room full of lawyers and accountants.
Colleges
April 13
Tessa Johnson (5), from St. Michael-Albertville, scored a team-high 19 points for South Carolina in the NCAA women's basketball title game.

Neal: Tessa Johnson still feeling Minnesota's love in S. Carolina

When Johnson committed to the Gamecocks, some people thought the leap was too big for her. But she's showed the doubters they were wrong.
Gophers
April 13
If Tom McGinnis and Visit St. Paul have their way, the Xcel Energy Center will host another Frozen Four between 2029 and 2031.

Gophers, St. Paul intend to bid on future Frozen Fours at Xcel Energy Center

This weekend's tournament is the fourth time the NCAA Frozen Four has been held in Minnesota.
Local
April 13
Pictured here is a badge for the Carver County Sheriff's Office in 2015.

Two dead in connection with apparent assault in Chanhassen

The Carver County Sheriff's Office said the incident appeared to be isolated and of no threat to the public.
Wolves
April 13
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns drives on Hawks forward Bruno Fernando on Friday, Towns' first game back from a lengthy injury hiatus. He figur

Scoggins: Why 'championship or bust' fits these Wolves

Karl-Anthony Towns said it himself, almost two years ago, and now this woebegone franchise finally looks ready for a deep playoff run.
Local
April 13
Minneapolis police said they're working "to determine the sequence of events that led to the shooting" that left one man dead Friday night.

Man dies after shooting in north Minneapolis

Police said the shooting happened shortly before 9 p.m. Friday, near the border of the Cleveland and Folwell neighborhoods.
Duluth
April 13
Kathy Cargill's home in Duluth's Park Point neighborhood. Cargill's limited liability company has purchased more than 20 parcels on the point. ] JANA

Who is Kathy Cargill, the wealthy Park Point buyer who clashed with Duluth?

She married into one of America's wealthiest families but has shop-floor roots from northwestern Wisconsin.
Don't Miss
April 13
Norm Kietzer with wrestling promotional posters he created.

This retired journalist changed professional wrestling from Mankato

Norm Kietzer was a pioneer in professional wrestling journalism for 40 years.
Local
April 13
Joe Gothard, the St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent, helps a student, whose parents asked not to be named, with his reading exercise in Rosie Malo

St. Paul schools superintendent's tenure ends after challenges and national accolades

Joe Gothard, who is leaving for Madison, Wis., has led Minnesota's second largest district through restructuring and the pandemic. His successor faces ongoing budget and academic issues.
Local
April 12
Fahad Albadri, Ibraheem Razouki, and Logan Nguyen Hammel in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

These Rochester teens wanted to help families like theirs. Now Congress is recognizing their new app.

Century and John Marshall high schoolers created a resources app for area Muslims.
Local
April 12
MINNEAPOLIS/USA - July 23: Entrance to the campus of the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is a university in Minneapolis and St. P

Campus group accuses University of Minnesota of directing censorship against Palestinians

Magrath Library supervisors removed a book display that was curated by a student worker.
Local
April 12
Rose Hegerle, director of veterinary services at Tri-County Humane Society, examines one of the 93 cats transported from a residence in Crosby on Thur

St. Cloud animal shelter looking to reunite 94 Crosby-area cats with owners

The cats were found in a Crosby home and will go up for adoption Wednesday after mandatory five-day waiting period.
Business
April 12
Empire Foods takes over former Walmart in Brooklyn Center

Empire Foods takes over former Walmart in Brooklyn Center

Empire Foods Walmart Asian grocery Brooklyn Center
Local
April 12
Caden Baune, 9, winner of the 2024 Zaner-Bloser national handwriting competition for fourth-graders, competes in a handwriting contest against journal

Two Minnesota kids write their way to national recognition for cursive skills

Caden Baune and Zita Miller were named national champions in the national Zaner-Bloser handwriting competition

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