Inspired
April 29
Emma Norland, facing, an interpreter and team leader for Minnesota Doctors for People, looked on as Cathy Davis examined a patient in Panamaquip, Guat

Healing hands in Guatemala as Mankato-based Minnesota Doctors for People returns

It signals a hopeful return of medical volunteers to the developing world.
Rochester
April 29
Tamanna Krebsbach hoped to live in this 15,000-square-foot Rochester home with her husband. But they divorced and work on the home stopped. Now her ne

Rochester neighbors want woman to tear down her half-built dream home

A divorce halted construction on a couple's dream home. Neighbors call it a dangerous eyesore and want it torn down.
Rochester
April 27
Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin spoke about local public safety Tuesday at a crime forum organized by the conservative think tank Center of the Am

Rescheduled Center of the American Experiment event draws crowd in Rochester

Conservative think tank's "Crime Crisis" event highlighted how public distrust in policing affects departments across Minnesota.
Rochester
April 25
Paul Widman, director of Rochester’s Parks and Recreation Department, on Thursday, April 21, pointed out goose nests the city has treated this year

Limiting goose population — and their messes — paying off in Rochester

The city found about four times as many nests last year.
Local
April 23
Austin High School’s Amy Thuesen helped students in the media center on April 14, 2022.

Austin's increasing diversity brings growth and challenges

Efforts to make the city and schools more welcoming are starting to pick up again after being stalled by the pandemic.
Duluth
April 23
Downtown Duluth and the aerial lift bridge reflected in the Duluth Harbor

Duluth gets blight-reduction grant

Duluth is one of eight cities across the nation to receive a two-year $100,000 blight reduction grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. It's part of the "Love…
Rochester
April 22
Tim Suby held up a photo of himself and his older brother Peter, showing the two of them in 1982 before Tim donated his kidney to Peter. Tim’s shirt

'Thank you very much for this': Brothers mark rare anniversary

While there are examples of long-term transplant patients who never need another kidney, two Rochester brothers who have gone 40 years without needing another operation after one donated a kidney to save the other are an anomaly.
Local
April 21
FBI agents seized one of the owners of Empire Market & Cuisine as he attempted to board a flight to Amsterdam at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Ai

Target in federal meals program investigation charged with passport fraud

Agents arrested Mohamed Jama Ismail as he attempted to board an overseas flight.
Rochester
April 19
The city of Rochester plans to issue municipal identification cards through its library system to help disadvantaged people in the community.

Rochester moving forward on municipal IDs

The free IDs would be issued by the city's library system.
Rochester
April 19
Gov. Tim Walz spoke about Hwy 14.’s crash-prone reputation Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony in Courtland, Minn., for a project to expand the las

Officials break ground on final leg of Hwy. 14 expansion between Rochester and New Ulm

When completed, Hwy. 14 will be four lanes between New Ulm and Rochester.
Business
April 19
Lab workers logged in specimen samples at the Mayo Clinic Superior Drive facility on March 10, 2020, in Rochester.

Mayo Clinic investing $49 million to expand lab operation in Rochester

Construction is underway at a facility that saw a surge in demand for testing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colleges
April 19
Minnesota State Mankato goalie Dryden McKay

Hobey Baker-winning goalie McKay gets six-month doping suspension

Dryden McKay led Minnesota State to a second-place finish in the NCAA men's hockey tournament earlier this month, including a semifinal victory over the Gophers.
Rochester
April 18

Fire damages Rochester church

A sprinkler system helped contain the blaze at Peace United Church of Christ.
Colleges
April 16
Jack McNeely had two goals and 15 assists this past season with Minnesota State Mankato.

Reusse: McNeely symbolizes Minnesota State Mankato's hockey rise

A Lakeville North product, Jack McNeely exits the Mavericks program 26 years old and not ready to stop playing the game.
Rochester
April 16

Minnesota briefs: Center of the American Experiment reschedules Rochester event after cancelation

East Grand Forks looks at improvements to its transit system.
West Metro
April 15

Crashes in Carver, Mower counties leave 2 motorists dead

The victims are a 61-year-old man from Waltham, Minn., and a 53-year-old man from Silver Lake, Minn.
Local
April 14
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz takes a tour of what is left of Taopi alongside Mower County Emergency Manager Amy Lammey, left, and State Emergency Manag

'Waiting to see': Cleanup, insurance weigh heavily on Taopi residents

Ten out of 24 homes in town destroyed
Rochester
April 14
Several homes and buildings were destroyed in Taopi, Minn., Tuesday night when powerful storms rolled through Mower County.

Tornado flattens Taopi in Mower County: 'Half the town is gone'

Homes were destroyed and residents evacuated from the town of about 80 people southeast of Austin, Minn.
Local
April 13
High winds blew several semitrailer trucks off Interstate 35 near Faribault on Tuesday afternoon.

Tornadoes spotted in southern Minnesota, straight-line winds topple nine semis on I-35

Large hail reported in several towns.
Rochester
April 12
Kokou Christopher Fiafonou

No charges for Austin police officer in fatal shooting

Olmsted County Attorney says evidence doesn't support prosecution.