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Willmar man masquerading as Army hero faces prison

Richard Arthur Rahn is behind bars, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Local authorities are forwarding their investigation to a federal prosecutor for possible action over fraudulent use of a military uniform, insignia or medals.

Railroad steams ahead with St. Paul rail yard expansion

City concerns on noise, wetlands and more get bypassed as Canadian Pacific Railway takes its case to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.





8:20 a.m. update: Crash on Hwy. 212 eastbound

A crash on Hwy. 212 eastbound at Shady Oak Rd. is blocking the right shoulder.

8 a.m. update: Slowest going on I-35W NB

Traffic is flowing well except on I-35 northbound south of Crystal Lake Rd to I-494 via Cedar Ave.

Parting is such sweet sorrow, or is it?

Fall may be just around the corner, but many gardeners are already springing ahead.





Anderson: We're better off participating, as those we watch on TV remind us

Society these days settles for spectating. The outdoors offers options.

Hartman: Peterson's childhood was filled with physical discipline

Reports this week gave details about the times he was physically punished growing up.

Souhan: Hired to be a front man, NFL's Goodell chooses to hide

Roger Goodell has gone into seclusion when the NFL needs him most.


The Community is Speaking, but Chief Harteau is Not Listening

The Mpls chief's absence from a community listening session is unacceptable in light of growing concerns about police misconduct and abuse.

Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub Celebrates Two Years

The brewpub that offered investors free beer for life is turning two years old.

Let's Talk About the Facts of Enterovirus D68

With the first confirmed case of Enterovirus D68, many parents are scared and unsure what to look for.