Publicly funded Iron Range board is deep into DFL politics, policy

An obscure state agency loaned $625,000 to a call center that raises money for Democratic candidates.

Jarvis Johnson's story: Life, death and basketball

Jarvis Johnson drives toward his dream, with a defibrillator in his chest and against doctors’ advice, of a fourth state championship and a maroon and gold jersey.

Garnett ejected, Wolves fall just short at home against Memphis

A second consecutive sellout crowd arrived early to watch Kevin Garnett back at Target Center, but they never got to say a proper goodnight after Garnett was ejected in the third quarter of a 101-97 loss.

Angry local Somalis allege racial profiling, harassment at airports

Despite security clearances from the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, Somali youth leader Mohamed Farah from Minneapolis says he cannot board a plane at the Twin Cities airport without being stopped and double-screened by agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Wild picks up a win over physical Colorado

Minnesota improved its playoff positioning with a win in a playoff atmosphere.

Twin Cities suburbs aim to increase lure of split-levels

Aging suburbs eager to stay competitive in a housing market where tastes are shifting back to the central city are trying to revive the reputation of the split-level — and in doing so, of suburban life itself.

Ordway ushers in its new concert hall with glittering gala

St. Paul’s “world-class” 1,100-seat concert hall opened to high praise Saturday with a gala and inaugural concert by local arts partners.

Apple Valley's Hall wins fifth Class 3A state wrestling title

In line for history, Apple Valley junior Mark Hall won his fifth state championship Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Target CEO Brian Cornell is set to reveal new direction

As the Minneapolis-based retailer’s first outsider CEO, Cornell has spent his first seven months making connections and seeking inspiration far beyond the headquarters on Nicollet Mall. This wider worldview is a big change for a retailer whose executives have acknowledged as becoming too insular in recent years.

South St. Paul struggles to move past 'Cow Town'

Despite a bleak retail center is getting a $1.1 million face-lift and a growing business park, progress is slow. The city is one of the poorest suburbs in the metro area — median household income is $54,065 — and it’s littered with empty storefronts.

Photos show glory of Apostle Islands ice caves

The amazing Apostle Islands ice caves opened Saturday and drew large crowds for the second year in a row. Tag your photos #STcaves on Twitter or Instagram to be included.

In St. Paul schools, credit card spending tightly tracked

District has strict accounting for credit card use, but questionable spending still gets missed.

Minnesota History: Controversy at the Mississippi's headwaters

Lake Itasca is now commonly considered the true head of the mighty river, attracting a half-million stone-stepping visitors annually. But before everyone agreed, the headwaters’ back story was punctuated with controversy, fraud and a young female park director who didn’t back off from gun-totting loggers.

Urban lake home in Mpls. makes the most of its setting + Photo Gallery

Each wing of Russ and Mary Horsch's Minneapolis house is one room wide, offering panoramic views of the Lake of the Isles and its bustling parkway. The distinctive dwelling is a stark contrast to the mostly traditional older homes around it — one of the reasons why it's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.

Authorities seize 15 tons of marijuana on U.S.-Mexico border

Federal authorities have seized more than 15 tons of marijuana in a near-record bust at a border crossing in Southern California.

Apple Valley semi driver sentenced for illegal pass, almost hitting girl + Video

An Apple Valley semitrailer truck driver who nearly hit a young girl after illegally speeding past a school bus on the shoulder of a highway was sentenced to one year in jail, two years' probation and a $1,000 fine.

Souhan: No frills on a day of firsts for Twins + Video

New manager Paul Molitor and his Twins got to work.

2015 Minnesota Summer Camp Guide

It's not too early to get camp plans in place. To avoid waiting lists and last-minute scrambles, check out the numerous ideas in our annual Summer Camp Guide. Kids can learn how to program robots, play chess, speak Chinese or dance hip-hop style, among other enrichment options.

Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate + Video

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.