GOP focuses on ground game to win seats

Minnesota Republicans have a get-out-the-vote effort aimed at combating the Democrats’ field office edge.

Kieran's sues Block E developers over construction losses

Kieran’s Irish Pub is suing the landlord and the developers of Block E, where it has been since March 2010, for disruptions caused by the $50 million renovation of the building.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

Engineer accused of stealing Boston Scientific secrets

Aaron Quoc Khieu has pleaded not guilty to the allegations, which include taking hundreds of files.

Giffords brings push to end gun violence to Minnesota + Photo Gallery + Video

Former congresswoman seeks federal law to ban domestic abusers from buying weapons.


Met Council board not big transit riders, survey finds

Members get free passes for mass transit, but few use perk, survey indicates. Staff are more frequent bus, train riders.


'Brewcations' encourage tourists to visit Minnesota breweries

As breweries open and expand around the region, and interest in craft beer intensifies, Minnesota tourism leaders are trying to encourage people to travel farther to experience them.


Police: Driver purposely hits woman on Hennepin; victim clinging to life

Witnesses told police that the driver “veered toward” the victim even as she tried to get out of harm’s way.


Man charged with killing Mendota Heights cop pleads not guilty + Video

Defense attorneys for Brian G. Fitch Sr., the man accused of shooting Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on July 30, entered a not guilty plea Monday in Dakota County District Court.


Former Little Canada chiropractor gets four years in prison for rape

The sentence given Paul D. Thompson is the maximum amount outlined in a plea deal struck in August.


Edina weighs proposal to allow backyard beekeeping – and chickens, too

In the interest of becoming a greener city, Edina is considering lifting its ban on keeping bees and chickens in city neighborhoods.


Two drunk drivers plead guilty to killing people in Minneapolis incidents

One victim was a budding musician, the other a professionally trained sous chef.


Molitor will meet with Twins' Ryan again on Tuesday

The coach and GM are meeting for at least the third time, but it’s not clear what they will be discussing.


Klobuchar praises end of Canadian Pacific-CSX merger talks

Minnesota’s senior U.S. senator had criticized potential deal in light of rail-shipment delays.


Candidates bear down as outside ad money flows in

Millions are being spent on ads to target U.S. Senate, governor, congressional candidates.


Chisago County township to vote on controversial sports park

Chisago County township will vote on proposal that some say has caused racial friction.


First Lady Michelle Obama in Minneapolis Tuesday

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives in Minnesota Tuesday to rally Democrats before the Nov. 4 midterm election. At Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis, she, Sen. Al Franken, Gov. Mark …


National developer makes play for Superior Plating site

Lennar Multi-family will present plans for the Northeast Minneapolis site on Thursday


Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.