State revokes licenses of foster providers after 6-year-old's death

The state Department of Human Services has revoked the license of the foster home where 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson died last December, as well as the license of the agency that placed the girl in the home.

Coming Sunday: Cathedral of Saint Paul through the years

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said.

Dayton proposes bigger penalties for poaching

He wants felony-level penalty for some violations, longer revocation of licenses.

St. Paul boy, shoeless and in PJs, escapes abuse by fleeing into school

The woman allegedly chased the boy in his school and threatened to kill him.


Michelle MacDonald alleges 'torture' after Dakota Co. courtroom clash

The former state Supreme Court candidate says in a federal suit that she suffered many of the 11 “internationally recognized forms of torture” when she was forced from the courtroom.


Capitol renovation project needs $30M more from lawmakers

Costs of the ongoing, $270 million renovation project at the Minnesota Capitol are creeping upward and could reach $300 million provided lawmakers support the extra funding.


Man fatally shot near downtown Minneapolis ramp; suspect on loose

By Tim Harlow and PAUL WALSH Star Tribune staff writers


1 dead, 2 injured in fire at Woodbury senior living complex + Photo Gallery

Authorities have yet to say how the fire began.


Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms.


Portion of Hennepin Avenue to close Monday for utility work

Here is a traffic note for commuters on the east side of the Mississippi River. Southbound Hennepin Avenue at 1st Street will close for a week starting Monday.


'Operation Golden Gofer' busts historic Colorado-Minnesota pot pipeline

Authorities in Denver say a historically large illegal drug-smuggling operation in Colorado made airdrops of marijuana from sky-diving planes over Minnesota as part of a long-running scheme that was busted by law enforcement’s “Operation Golden Gofer” investigation.


Missing boy investigation shifts to area near Mississippi River

Crystal police cite “strong evidence” that dad was in that area.


North metro prostitution investigators follow money to 'bigger fish'

It’s part of a nationwide shift toward focusing on the profiteers and clients rather then the sex workers,


Time to help the University of North Dakota choose a new nickname

The school needs a new nickname after finally retiring "Fighting Sioux" three years ago.


Grapegate 'recipe fail' returns with a blast from the past

That grape salad recipe made famous last November by the New York Times? It's baaaaaaack.


Man found dead after house fire in NE Minnesota

The homeowner wasn’t home at the time of the fire.


Vikings contributing $19.5 million more for stadium enhancements

It will be directed, among other things, toward plaza enhancements, food service equipment, seat upgrades and a deck that looks out toward Minneapolis, the team said.


Missing woman, two young girls could be in St. Paul, Duluth police warn

Two young girls taken by their mother and considered missing could be in the St. Paul area, Duluth police said in appealing for help in finding the three. Tameicia Morris, …