Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) during a game against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 10, 2021 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Deal allows former Viking Griffen to avoid drunken driving conviction

In the months following the drunken driving allegation, Griffen was involved in two other driving-related situations. Charges in those cases were dropped as part of the agreement.

Wash your Big 10 fingers before you share a bowl of chips on game day

Minneapolis Environmental Health reminds you to wash your Big Ten Fingers before sharing a bowl of chips during the Big Ten Tournament -- so you don't
Minneapolis PSA: Beware the norovirus.

Turkey beloved in Kenny neighborhood of south Minneapolis dies after vehicle strike

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A flock of wild turkey roamed the streets Tuesday in Northeast Minneapolis. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com A flock of wild turk
Kennethy, aka Gregory Peck and the Bachelor Turkey, "brought us so much joy."
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John Nichols, 32, showed off his new game, "Debauchee Pagliacci" at a playtest event hosted by the International Game Developers Association Twin Citi

Have a video game concept? Twin Cities group will help you make it a reality

The local chapter of the International Game Developers Association welcomes to its events aspiring developers who want to make games a career.
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Four people shot in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon; 1 dead, 1 critical

A mass shooting took place at a nearby market last August.
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North Plaza rendering of a redesigned North Commons Park.

Minneapolis Parks Foundation aims to raise $20 million for North Commons Park -- and provides a peek at plans for new waterslides, gyms and more

Renovating the flagship north Minneapolis neighborhood park is expected to cost $35 million in total.
Lauren Bennett McGinty, the executive director of Explore Minnesota, speaks to more than 500 travel and tourism industry leaders from across the state

Explore Minnesota unveils new marketing campaign to sell the state to tourists, new residents

Travel industry experts got a first look at a new national ad campaign touting Minnesota to tourists and potential new residents.
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The Modern Sportsman Gun Shop and Range

Gun in Burnsville killings was bought through 'straw purchase,' shop owner says

The owner told the Star Tribune that his gun shop 'had no way of knowing' the weapon would end being in the hands of the man who killed two police officers and a firefighter/paramedic.
Photo of a grizzly bear sitting on its haunches and waving at the camera

Kenai, Minnesota Zoo's largest grizzly bear, dies

Zoo officials say the 17-year-old bear, who spent most of his life in captivity, suffered from liver cancer.
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Greta Gasbarri plays a teenager who gets manipulated in "Mia."

Italian Film Festival features U.S. premieres, Q&As with directors, $5 tickets for students

Two classics and 10 contemporary award-winning movies are in the lineup at the four-day event.

As trial starts, Owatonna man pleads guilty to child porn charges, threatening to murder sex abuse victim

Michael Lee Kurkowski was arrested in 2022 while traveling to the home of a former victim and carrying zip ties, weapons in his luggage.
High Schools
Lanelle Wright (10) and Minnetonka defeated Lake Conference rival Hopkins 64-61 last week, helping the Skippers reclaim the top spot in the season's f

Take your pick. Season's final girls basketball Metro Top 10 filled with state contenders.

Six ranked teams are from programs that have won a combined 18 state titles since 2001.
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Jackson McAndrew and Wayzata are in playoff mode as the regular season winds down, and the Trojans take a 10-game winning streak into Friday's matchup

Wayzata holds steady, Minnetonka tumbles in the boys basketball Metro Top 10

The Trojans remained atop the rankings and helped send the rival Skippers down four spots.
The Wendy's sign is seen at a restaurant, Jan. 23, 2023, in Pittsburgh.

Wendy's to test dynamic pricing on fast food menu

There are more than 50 locations in Minnesota.
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Rochelle Inselman, at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, said a strip search caused her physical pain.

Strip searches curtailed at Shakopee women's prison

After protests, the Minnesota Department of Corrections says it has begun moving toward use of electronic searches. "We want to reduce the risk of further traumatizing people," Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell said.
Two bikers rode along skyline parkway in Duluth, MN on Thursday during sunset.

Duluth residents push council to close section of Skyline Parkway after fatalities

A pedestrian and a driver were killed in two separate incidents this month along the roadway.
Firefighters saluted a planned processional for Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth who was killed on Sunday in a shooting in Burnsville, along with tw

Here is where Wednesday's procession for first responders killed in Burnsville will go

Members of the community are invited to line the route to show support for law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics.
The drizzle obscured the Minneapolis skyline as a pedestrian walked across one of the foot bridges over Washington Ave. on the University of Minnesota

Minneapolis ranks among America's 'loneliest' cities, report says

The ranking is based on how many people live alone, but the U.S. Surgeon General has declared loneliness and isolation a national epidemic.
In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 photo, a driver displaying Lyft and Uber stickers on his front windshield drops off a customer in downtown Los Angeles.

Proposed ordinance raising rideshare driver pay back before Minneapolis committee Tuesday

Uber and Lyft say they would stop serving Minneapolis if the minimum pay ordinance is enacted.
Rebecca Cunningham spoke to the media immediately after she was elected by University of Minnesota regents as the new president of the University of M

University of Minnesota regents pick new president

Regents chose Rebecca Cunningham on Monday over finalists Laura Bloomberg and James Holloway. All three have experience in higher education.
"I love to vote," said Darla Kashian after she voted at the absentee-voting polls at the Hennepin County Government Center, Thursday, October 23, 2014

Minnesota colleges could host on-campus early voting under proposal at Capitol

Easier voting access for students is goal of Democrats sponsoring the bill. Republicans say it could mean more costs for local governments that run the state's elections.
Wake Forest fans were already storming the court Saturday when the victory over Duke was ending.

Souhan: Hockey fights and court storming. Make them go away!

Why do we need to wait until after someone -- a college basketball player, a hockey 'enforcer' -- gets seriously hurt before changes are made?
Visitors sit in wood-fired cedar saunas and look out over frozen Lake Minnewashta at Sauna Camp in Excelsior. “Sauna-preneurs” Danny and Sophie St

From Lake Minnetonka to downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities sauna culture heats up

Minnesota has become the epicenter of the sauna revival in the U.S., with new sauna experiences popping up in the Twin Cities.

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