• Updated:

Thousands of unprocessed rape kits sit on shelves in Minnesota

More than 3,400 rape kits collected from victims were never tested and sit in law enforcement storage around Minnesota, with some dating to the early 1990s.

Late Labor Day, varied school start dates set off a scramble

The Minnesota State Fair, resorts and day cares are seeing the effects.





Class Act
'MEA break' returns after 17 years of never really going away

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Education Minnesota is bowing to popular usage and rebranding its annual fall teacher conference as the "Minnesota Educator Academy."

Michael Brodkorb
Chris Christie to make fundraising visit to Minnesota next week

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will visit Minnesota next week to raise money for his presidential campaign.

STP
Funeral arrangements made for St. Paul firefighter who collapsed at station

Shane Clifton will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.





Sid Hartman
Hartman: Thursday's game is biggest Gophers football opener in decades

The Gophers’ clash vs. No. 2 TCU brings back memories of O.J. Simpson and USC here in 1968.

C.J.
C.J.: Mike Binkley holds back retirement news at Lauren Casey's expense

WCCO-TV’s Mike Binkley seemed determined to control Wednesday’s announcement of his Dec. 6 retirement from broadcasting. Binkley’s considered a nice guy, but he made a departing meteorological colleague look like …

Paul Brand
Brand: Foot on brake essential to shift out of Park

Q: Our 2007 Buick Rendezvous at times will not shift from Park. It seems frozen there. If we turn on the ignition and put it in neutral, then it …


The Home Inspector
How to find a great home inspector in your area

One of the most common questions that I get from out-of-town readers is "How can I find a great home inspector in my area?"

Minnesota on Tap
Five Minnesota beers to sample at the State Fair

If you're going to the fair, you may feel overwhelmed with all of the beer choices this year. Fear not, here are five to seek out as you fight …

Why this Minnesota transplant loves the State Fair

Despite the public gluttony, despite the slow-moving crowds — here's why the Minnesota State Fair means so much to a native New Jerseyan who grew up without one.