Elisabeth Storm offered her dog, Luke, another tennis ball, his favorite thing in the world, as he cooled off in a creek at Battle Creek Regional Park

Ramsey County parks may stay open longer

Parks would be open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., rather than sunrise to sunset.

Media ask judge to reconsider access to ex-officers' federal trial in George Floyd killing

From left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao
Restrictions on access violate First Amendment, attorney says.

Ice highway connecting Warroad with Northwest Angle is back for second year

A sundog formed during sunrise over the island ice road connecting the Northwest Angle to the various islands on Lake of the Woods in 2021.
The 37-mile road over frozen Lake of the Woods costs $250.
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St. Paul police are investigating a shooting they believe caused one person to die at the 300 block of Blair Avenue on Tuesday night.

St. Paul police investigating Frogtown shooting death

One person died after a shooting, according to police.
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A fence is seen placed around the perimeter of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse ahead of a pretrial conference for former Min

St. Paul prepares for ex-officers' federal trial in George Floyd killing

Though security won't reach the level of the Derek Chauvin trial, business owners and residents say preparations are unlike anything they've seen.
FILE - A passenger uses a laptop aboard a commercial airline flight from Boston to Atlanta on July 1, 2017. The airline industry is raising the stakes

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation's largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause widespread flight disruptions.

Man guilty on all counts in Wisconsin shooting that killed 3

A man accused of killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a bar in Wisconsin was found guilty on all charges Tuesday.

Two children removed from home of caretaker who is accused of abuse

Images, videos and stories of abuse from two Cloquet-area care providers have emerged in recent weeks.
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FILE - The Activision Blizzard Booth is shown on June 13, 2013 the during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Microsoft is buying Activi

Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

Microsoft is paying the enormous sum of nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo while raising questions about the deal's possible anti-competitive effects.
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Kua, a tan bull mastiff wearing a red collar, was inside a car stolen Monday from the 1700 block of James Avenue in St. Paul.

St. Paul man whose car was stolen with puppy inside offers $5K reward

Kua, a purebred bull mastiff, was in the car taken about 6 a.m. Monday outside a residence on James Avenue.
The former mansion at 2400 Stevens Av. S. is slated to become an emergency shelter for women.

City moves forward on emergency shelter for women in Minneapolis' Whittier neighborhood

A City Council committee rejected a neighbor's appeal.
Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

What you need to know about COVID variants, Minnesota mask requirements and more

Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.
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Man charged with stalking another Current radio DJ

The 62-year-old man, described by prosecutors as "fixated on her for months," violated a restraining order at least twice, according to felony charges.

Trump plans 2,300 new homes at struggling Doral resort

Donald Trump plans to build 2,300 luxury homes at his Doral golf resort in the Miami area, part of a flurry of recent moves to revive a family business suffering from the one-two punch of a divisive presidency and coronavirus shutdowns.
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The landscape around Pig’s Eye Lake, shown in 2018.

MPCA says several contaminants in St. Paul's Pig's Eye dump, city asks for cleanup funds

Going forward, the agency is studying whether to install additional barriers to collect contaminants.
“The time to act is now if we want to ultimately over time change the trajectory of these fires,” Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack told the Associated

US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around "hot spots" where nature and neighborhoods collide.

3 dead, others injured in Wisconsin apartment building blaze

Three people have died as a result of a fire at a senior apartment building in southeastern Wisconsin that also injured several others, officials said.

Northern Minnesota teen charged with murder in mother's shooting

Stephanie L. Straw was shot in her home Sunday after confiscating her daughter's drugs.
Students at St. Paul’s Central High walked out Tuesday to protest in-person learning, urging the district to go remote in an effort to stop the spre

St. Paul students seek two-week shift to distance learning

Students conducted districtwide walkouts Tuesday.

79-year-old pilot injured in small plane crash in Wisconsin

Authorities say a 79-year-old man was injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed prior to takeoff Tuesday at the Sylvania Airport in Racine County.

Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts

As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on.

Wisconsin Republicans seek to tighten unemployment benefits

Wisconsin Republicans introduced a package of legislation Tuesday that would tighten eligibility for unemployment benefits and Medicaid coverage, saying the bills are designed to help alleviate what they maintain is a crippling labor shortage in the state.