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Margarita Trautmann, an editor and Spanish language translator, dies of COVID-19 complications at 67
Margarita Trautmann was as self-assured and comfortable at a formal dining table with politicians as she was sitting next to her husband on the banks…
Duane Jerome Solem always had advice — even if it wasn’t always what his company wanted to hear. He was a pragmatic man, a believer…
State officials also recommend that transcripts include language indicating grades from mid-March through the end of June reflect distance learning.
The toddler's father and brother had gone back in to try to rescue him.
The Edina City Council plans to act on a similar resolution in June.
Bloomington City Council OKs temporary closing of community center, continued operation of motor vehicle office
City Council votes to shutter Creekside for the rest of the year, but the motor vehicle office will stay open.
In sticking with the routines they've developed, they say they're doing their part to help medical workers, flatten the curve and reduce the spread.
On a phone call with family members in his final moments, he had a simple directive: "Be happy, be kind and keep learning."
The victim was believed to be the owner of the townhouse.
A couple hundred people came by on Sunday to stay goodbye to the Uptown Minneapolis bar and restaurant known as a "real melting pot."
Bloomington City Council will take more time to decide on closing community center, motor vehicle office
The City Council unanimously decided to delay the decisions until May 18 to allow for more resident input.
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: The money should be used to help the needy and keep families together.
School counselors across metro area districts are working to find ways to connect with students from afar.
The need to get the shift right for students became more apparent as the week progressed: Gov. Tim Walz said chances are "relatively slim" that students will be returning to classrooms this school year.
Groups for home-schoolers are inundated with requests for tips, advice, resources and just plain reassurance.
Starting Monday at 8 a.m., group activities not in compliance with physical and social distancing will not be allowed in Edina. The city received many…
The Minnesota Department of Commerce says online lenders may charge illegal interest rates.
But others are still trying to find a way back.
The four-alarm fire spread to neighboring buildings.
The suspect fled on foot, police said.
Canceled commencement ceremonies and other events are among the memories lost in the last semester before graduation.
Just as parents scramble to find ways to adjust their lives during the school closures, St. Paul and Minneapolis educators have their own challenge: finding ways to teach nearly 70,000 students from a distance.
The Carver County resident was likely exposed while traveling in Europe.
But the week will still bring above-average temps.
REM5 offers virtual reality training on racial equality, gender bias.
It's the highest temp in the metro in 127 days.
Police said the injury was not life-threatening.
Man dies at hospital hours after being shot at nightclub Sunday.
Suburban chapters focusing on workforce development, well-being rather than the conventional model of business marketing.
Students lead effort at Hopkins coffee shop.
The case involved a citizens' group efforts to put the city's organized trash collection plan up for a citywide vote.
Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared snow emergencies as some parts of the metro are expected to total up to 8 inches. Lake Crystal in southern Minnesota reported 15.5 inches.
His message to listeners like him: "Go out there, do what you do. A disability doesn't define who you are."
About 200 people — most of them Indian-Americans — gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol on Sunday to protest a citizenship law recently enacted by…
With loyalty oath to GOP or DFL made public, many in nonpartisan work may skip vote rather than be labeled.
The fair said the change, part of $10 million in upgrades planned for this year, will help maintain a "safe and secure environment."
Two stalled federal bills leave advocates for victims scrambling.
Numerous crashes and spinouts reported.
No one was injured and no hazardous material spilled.
Fran Heitzman often said he "failed at retirement."He'd owned a dry-cleaning company and then a landscaping business, and his attempt at retiring in 1980 was…
The hourslong standoff ended with no injuries.
The ordinance takes effect in February.
Early Minnesotans had to get creative to stay warm in frigid temperatures.
St. Louis Park's Nadia Mohamed sees a "new era" of inclusivity.
Shooting appeared to be in 2700 block of Thomas Avenue.
City officials hope the commission will provide an ongoing platform for residents to stay involved in efforts to make the city more sustainable.
In the Twin Cities area, this morning's commute could be a slick one with freezing rain and icing before the precipitation turns into snow. About 4 to 6 inches are expected in the metro by tonight.
Authorities are asking the public for help.
They want a seat at the table and want to be a part of planning for the future, city officials across the metro area say.
Boutique shop gives adults a chance for a paycheck, dignity
Twelve-year-old Alex Boesl was thrilled for Christmas. To get ready, he strung colored lights around his bedroom and decorated his own small Christmas tree. That tree now sits in his Minneapolis hospital room, where he's being treated for inhaling toxic silage gas at his family's farm in Millerville, Minn.
One died trying to rescue the other as boy, 12, hospitalized.
The Bloomington City Council on Monday approved a $15 million Affordable Housing Trust Fund, just in time to save more than 300 affordable units at…
Phillip Murphy said there were many reasons why he hasn't been able to clean up his yard — including the five days he spent in the workhouse.
Minneapolis police are investigating a Sunday night killing in the 2000 block of Portland Avenue S., according to police spokesman John Elder. Officers were alerted…
Mayors Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Jim Hovland of Edina are named to national Climate Mayors committee
They are joining 22 other mayors from across the country committed to battling global warming.
A report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education criticized the colleges' policies, saying they could restrict student expression.
Bloomington proposal faces some opposition.
A neighbor heard the two boys screaming and saw them running out the front door of the home, coats on and backpacks in hand. "I thought it was a game. … All of a sudden, the gunshots started ringing out," he said.
The 18-year-old was killed after the vehicle she was driving struck another vehicle.
New rule is an effort to prevent another outbreak of illness.
Neighbors have pushed back at the city's choice of Valley View Park as the spot for an updated community facility.
Snow is expected to fall starting late Tuesday afternoon, dropping up to 6 inches that will be whipped around by strong winds Wednesday.
The cyclist who was killed in a collision with a semitrailer truck Wednesday has been identified.Alexander David Wolf, 30, of Minneapolis died Wednesday afternoon of…
A Twin Cities nonprofit has, for the past 2 ½ years, provided more than 500 newly arrived refugee and asylum-seeking children with dolls and bears that look and dress like them.
Project would offer units for families and seniors, commercial space and a park-and-ride ramp.
W. Broadway is now dotted with a wide variety of eating options, which has helped draw visitors and revitalize downtown.
More young women from diverse backgrounds are running — and winning.
A man was shot to death Sunday night in St. Paul, marking another violent weekend in a city reeling from a near-record-breaking year of gun…
Another fire fatality was reported in Red Wing.
Other top suburban races included Anoka and Ramsey County Board seats.
Mayor Melvin Carter on Sunday encouraged residents to attend a series of public safety forums that begin this week.
The man was standing next to his vehicle parked on the shoulder.
One man was in serious but stable condition after he was hit by an SUV Sunday night, police said. Officers received a report about 5:45…
The Rotary Club of Minnesota Veterans, formed in October, aims to have veterans helping veterans.