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A project to stabilize the eroding banks of the Minnesota River in Shakopee has received $3.5 million in federal funding. Representatives from the city, Scott…
A herd of bison will return May 21 to the Belwin Conservancy for their summer stay, with a festival planned for the day of their…
Document spells out state's case against the 14-year-old accused of murdering Peters.
The alleged killer is being held on $1 million bail.
A proposed affordable housing project that would bring a dozen townhouses and two single-family houses to the Minnetonka Mills neighborhood is getting mixed reviews from…
Man pointed rifle at deputy after officers were called about domestic incident, county attorney said.
A preliminary autopsy found that Iliana "Lily" Peters died of strangulation and blunt force trauma, the Chippewa County Coroner said.
In arguing for high bail, the district attorney said the boy told authorities that his intention was to attack her "from the get-go" when he left a house with her to walk a trail.
Internal candidates named to public safety director, police chief vacancies
The Senate bill would have Ramsey County reporting to the commissioner of public safety, but the commissioner knew nothing about it.
Brooklyn Park police officer and crisis negotiator Andrew Tolbert has been named the Special Operations Training Association's Negotiator of the Year.Tolbert won the award for…
Stillwater correctional officer faces charges after meth bust at prison.
Orput recently told staff he had cancer. He opted not to seek re-election after earlier Parkinson's disease diagnosis.
The Farmington City Council has appointed Lynn Gorski, former assistant city administrator, to fill the city administrator role.Gorski will replace City Administrator David McKnight, who…
In radio she found a talent for drawing out people's stories, whether they were celebrities or those she called "extraordinary ordinary" folks, her son said.
City council wants state funds for Rasmussen Woods paths
Local governments are weighing property rights vs. idyllic vistas as gardens of panels proliferate.
Scott County libraries have stopped charging late fines for overdue materials. The county previously charged daily late fines for overdue books and other materials as…
Minnesota-based food giant suspends advertising, capital investment in cereals partnership in Russia.
South St. Paul officials have decided not to pursue $50,000 in state money to pay for moving two historic Armour gatehouses to a new location.The…
Ramsey CountyNew fines for parks offendersBreaking Ramsey County parks rules will cost offenders between $50 and $300, but in most instances it won't leave them…
Brooklyn Park man had previous trafficking conviction
His mother said it was as if her son had been killed a second time, and friends said the two-year sentence was proof that racism still guides the judicial process.
Failure to vaccinate or get tested leads to five-day suspension.
Benjamin Hill served 39 months in prison, was later exonerated
Vaccinate-or-test policies meeting some resistance
About a third of Ramsey County Sheriff's Office employees are in violation of the county's COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy.
Snow carvers descended on Stillwater for the competition.
Lake Elmo native Kevin Magnuson has worked for Washington County since 2019.
The omicron wave has left local postal offices understaffed, with managers filling in on some routes, and might also lead to delays at one of the region's largest private garbage haulers.
Former Marine and teacher prosecuted criminals for decades.
Following a year of at-home activities, Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival will return with live programming and events Feb. 5.The 33rd annual celebration at Parker's…
Ken Hannah creates a one-of-a-kind wooden toy each Christmas for family and close friends.
Those with a law enforcement background had a different take from community activists on the Potter trial
Tenants file lawsuit against landlord alleging fraud, other violations, and ask judge to block any eviction attempt.
Ramsey County sheriff's commander to lead the department.
Farmington has approved a contract with Dick's Sanitation for once-a-week garbage and recycling pickup, ending more than half a century of city-led residential trash collection.City…
The city of Richfield has passed 5,000 COVID-19 cases, as Minnesota's infection rate continues to hover at a national high."Richfield is not faring any better,"…
Owner's retirement to end 55 years of family business.
Rochester 17-year-old captured after crime spree that targeted several people.
Building was touted as a top-notch assisted living facility when it opened last August, but landlord says needed repairs forced his decision.
Food trucks in Blaine will now be allowed to operate at business events where they are the lone attraction, after the City Council on Nov.…
Authorities say speed appears to be factor in crash
School officials say they are committed to reaching an agreement
She was a Jane Doe in Texas for years until new technology cracked case.
Monument to recognize more than 4,000 service members
School board candidates from Mounds View to Hastings vied for office while Stillwater school district voters considered millions in tax levies.
Contracts mention Sheriff's Office employees working with students
Tensions simmer over budgets, charter school plan
Edina attorney Edward Schwartzbauer, who remained student of history after opposing Vietnam War, dies at 90
Edward James Schwartzbauer, an accomplished attorney and anti-Vietnam War activist who was one of 11 delegates from Minnesota to cast votes for Eugene McCarthy at…
For more than two years now, Tony Bol and his wife Eden Penn have made wooden boxes for people who want to install them in their front yards to share something: books, food, seeds. Even poetry.
After years of planning and renovation, the museum opens this weekend
The plan would convert a blighted industrial stretch of Mississippi River waterfront north of downtown Minneapolis into a 20-acre park ringed by affordable housing, a health center and an outdoor amphitheater.
What will be one of the largest mountain bike trail systems around gets rolling.
The Prairie Island Indian Community donated $1 million to the renovation.
The bodies were found in an SUV hidden in a Wisconsin cornfield.
Antoine D. Suggs, who was seeing one of the shooting victims, surrendered to police on Friday.
Bodies were found Sunday in a western Wisconsin cornfield.
The Dunn County, Wis., Sheriff's Office didn't release any new information about the investigation. The father of one victim said he was bewildered as to why his daughter ended up in Wisconsin.
The discovery was made Sunday afternoon about 65 miles from St. Paul.
After four years and $239M, the I-35W overhaul is declared completed. But some touch-ups do remain.
Criminal vehicular homicide among charges
They died when a stolen car carrying six people crashed after a chase by Ramsey County deputies.
In a dispute with the County Board, a judge denied Fletcher's argument that his department was entitled to more funding.
Suit addresses excessive late fees for properties in chronic need of repair.
Attorneys want to know if additional or different charges will be filed.
Daunte Wright's parents feel the public's support — but also the blame.
County commissioners expressed frustration over Sheriff Bob Fletcher's latest funding request.
Deal requires State Fair organization to get $10 million in private insurance
The Defense Department used DNA technology to identify 22-year-old Neal Todd of Akeley, Minn.
He led an effort to recognize Juneteenth in Minnesota.
Citing new evidence, he asks BCA to look into police shooting of Terrance Franklin.
But the state should also step in, county commissioners argue.
It's 71 days to the Minnesota State Fair, but who will provide security?
New information led to charges being dropped