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Children's Minnesota is using a dashboard to show racial disparities in patient outcomes, and efforts to change them.
The Rev. Cathy McDonald was a good listener, especially to those living on the fringes of society.As the fifth woman in Minnesota to be ordained…
As a woman working in a man's world in the 1950s, Mary Ann Milton found success on her own terms.Believed to be the first female…
A 67-year-old male suspect has been detained after the shooting at an Allina Health clinic. He had a history of being unhappy with health care he had received and threatening medical workers, authorities said. Police found suspicious devices as well.
Carl Fruechte questions whether a club at Caledonia High School in southern Minnesota will be open to differing views of homosexuality.
Wolves cornered Blue, a two-year-old Weimaraner, on a trail in the woods.
The COVID relief bill includes $7 billion for increasing access and security.
The petite 99-year-old had been in good health until early November, when she started sleeping all day and eating only a few bites.
Smith, Klobuchar join 21 senators challenging Trump executive order.
The sale is a New Jersey company's first media purchase.
Diversity levels, social norms and politicization play a role in shaping attitudes in both big cities and small towns.
People turned to doughnuts, caffeine, yoga, wine, exercise and all other sorts of therapies — including the warm sun of a perfect autumn day — doing their best to peel themselves away from television, radio and smartphones in the name of staying sane.
When Linda Garrett-Johnson woke up on Election Day, she said a prayer: Not that her candidate, Joe Biden, would win, but that no matter the…
Mask policies are popping up, a hospital is supplementing its staff with contract nurses from out of town, and the state recently asked COVID-positive residents to conduct their own contact tracing.
Weapons seized at his North Shore home were found as a result of illegal searches, a defense attorney argues.
New restrictions are enacted after the state becomes a hot spot.
Still, about half of likely voters said they feel civilian violence in cities is a bigger problem than police violence against Black people nationwide, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll.
After making strides in treatment, the Miracle on Ice star will live in a facility offering more interaction as he awaits trial on assault charges.
2 cities on curfew, officers stationed to quell violence
Well into the evening, Nicollet Mall remained peaceful with only a few people on the streets. In Minneapolis, law enforcement arrested 30 people within the first hour, according to a police spokesman. St. Paul had reported no late arrests.
Mark Sertich was 99 when he died surrounded by family and friends in the Duluth house where he grew up and lived independently up until his last days. He skated until last month.
Emily Otiso's frustrations came pouring out after hearing co-workers discuss George Floyd's death.
Vrudny, of Brainerd, was adventurous and tough despite a lifetime of health problems, her father said.
Nine wilderness campers from St. Paul are happy to be alive and healthy after a storm's swirling winds uprooted trees all around them in their Boundary Waters campsite Wednesday evening.
Lisa Luokkala last worked as a senior parks planner for the city of Duluth.
Three officers struggled to contain a man on the ground with one officer delivering knee strikes, chief said.
The casinos are following the lead of others in Minnesota which opened at the end of May.
Budget woes mean not enough staff to maintain some facilities, city leaders said.
The zoo will reopen Friday.
Politicians, civil rights legends and pro athletes joined family members at a Minneapolis memorial to mourn George Floyd, the man whose death after being pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police last week sparked global outrage.
Gov. Tim Walz talked of pulling back a portion of more than 7,000 National Guard members that had been called in to help quell violence in the metro area. Hours were reduced on a Twin Cities curfew, and officials planned to leave freeways open.
"Maximum service with a minimum interface" was how one resort's general manager described the way forward with summer about to kick off.
The state is allowing all stores to open as long as they file safety plans and limit capacity to 50%.
With nearby Miller Creek and a forest bordering the parking lot, the mall has seen visits from beavers, fox, rabbits and even coyotes over the years.
Without elective procedures or COVID surges, already-stressed rural health care systems are taking an extra financial hit.
Despite an explosion of cases at a Sioux Falls pork plant, the state is one of the few that has yet to impose a statewide stay-at-home order.
Crooked Spoon restaurant, two gift shops destroyed in downtown fire.
As Minnesotans work and study from home amid the pandemic, access to high-speed internet has become more important than ever. For the rural households without high-speed internet or reliable connections, keeping up has been a struggle.
As of Monday, two county residents had died from the virus out of 23 who had tested positive — including nine from a local church congregation, according to the pastor.
In towns across the state, where neighbors rely neighbors, social distancing doesn't come easy.
Northern Minnesota's Cook County usually welcomes visitors, but now wants to keep COVID-19 at bay.
Mild temps and thin ice make shippers' pitch for better ice breaking equipment a tougher sell.
Duluth opera company brings cultural experience to young students in northern Minnesota.
Intrepid trekkers get their ice cave fix, sans crowds, on the world's largest freshwater lake.
Using real-time data from GPS collars to set up trail cameras, researchers found that blueberries may play a more important role in the canines' diet than researchers had known.
Legal system teams with social services in a new St. Louis County initiative.
One of the victim's children called 911 after finding her passed out in the bathroom of their apartment.
He was once an American sports hero, a high-flying playmaker from Minnesota's Iron Range who competed with the best hockey players in the world. Now, his fall has been heartbreaking for his family and friends to see.
Alaska's Ryan Redington wins Beargrease for the second time in three years
Beargrease mushers say they admire the sport, love the dogs
Assessors are re-examining vacation properties rented out for part of the year.
Former U.S. Olympic hockey player Mark Pavelich was ordered committed to a secure treatment facility.
Duluth shop wants to offer a sustainable way to try activities.
Former hockey player Mark Pavelich awaits civil commitment decision.
The future is important to the more than 300 residential structures, hotels and other businesses that call it home, as well as the bustling shipping industry
The Minnesota DNR added the Minnesota portion of the lake to the state's zebra mussel infested waters list.
The pathways have become real estate selling points, a sign that Duluth's investments in rebranding itself as an outdoors haven are paying off.
A judge suspended the assault case against the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey star.
Diocese must also open files on priests and develop plan to protect children.
Mourners helped restrain the suspect until police could arrive
The masterful maneuver took place with just over a foot of clearance.
Officials need a calm day to tow it through the pedestrian bridge.
Year after her kidnapping, parents' killings, teen is "reclaiming her life."
Hayes Scriven, who now directs a veterans historical museum in Superior, Wis., starts Nov. 1.
The proposal comes about a year after the Park Service began the controversial move of introducing more wolves to the island, bringing the wild canines in from Minnesota, Canada and the park's home state of Michigan.
Historic Edna G. tugboat needs costly repairs and maintenance
DULUTH – A former job coach working at Duluth East High School charged with possessing a machine gun conversion kit and threatening violence was…
Homeless Duluth man not charged with arson but with felony negligence.
No accelerants found in Duluth synagogue blaze; suspect is ID'd.
Three new businesses are set to open in Lincoln Park before year's end.
Investigators are knocking on doors and reviewing surveillance video in search of answers.
Bacteria have attacked rivets on William A. Irvin attraction in Duluth.
UMD researcher keeps tabs on migrating common nighthawks
"It really is just an important piece of the ecosystem for the wetlands in this region," said Matt Steiger, the St. Louis River's Area of Concern coordinator for the Wisconsin DNR.
Projects costing more than $300 million are underway to restore the estuary, which was put onto a list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern three decades ago.