Beyond Sriracha: What hot Asian ingredients are next?

Not so long ago, Sriracha – the bright red chili sauce – was the most exotic flavor in many kitchens. But other spices are slowly finding a spot at the dinner table.

Sheriff: New Hope gunman bought ammo that day, had gun illegally

Sheriff Richard Stanek said Raymond Kmetz, 68, had a pistol-grip shotgun with serial numbers obliterated, and should not have had access to any weapon.

Minn. woman admits tying boyfriend to SUV, fatally dragging him

Jessica Kilde told authorities that she and the victim had a disagreement at his home that night, but it was nothing serious.

Ex-cellmate testifies Fitch asked him to kill two key witnesses, including former girlfriend

“He just wanted them dead,” the former cellmate testified.

For sale: Historic Minneapolis fire station

Minneapolis officials are seeking development ideas for a somewhat unique property in north Minneapolis: A 74-year-old former fire station. The fire department stopped using the station on 33rd and James …


'Justice for Draco' protesters rally against Minn. man who taped dog killing

Dozens of people rallied at the Sherburne County courthouse, calling for stiff penalties for the man who videotaped himself smiling while torturing and killing his girlfriend's dog.


Minn. church officials ordered to provide documents about alleged clergy abuse

The documents will be produced under seal.


After credible threat, nothing found in search of Southwest High + Video

Southwest High School will resume classes Thursday after it was shut down Wednesday because of a credible threat. Minneapolis Public Schools officials have yet to release information on the nature of the threat, saying Minneapolis police was investigating.


Barb Abney is permanently off the air at 89.3 the Current

The Cincinnati-bred DJ was let go by the station Tuesday due to a "programming decision."


DNR delays mandatory invasive species training for boaters

The effort to fight invasive species by teaching those who tow trailers was halted because of bills introduced in the Legislature to kill it.


Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.


Ex-Visitation tennis coach pleads guilty to sexual conduct with student

Daniel Erik Hubbard Wilson agreed to serve one year in jail and 15 years’ probation.


Cockfighting bust on W. Wisconsin farm nets 19 arrests

‘Loud chicken noises’ led the deputies to a makeshift shelter, where they saw many people fleeing into the woods.


Budget details: More fines for texting drivers, park fees up

Getting caught texting while driving could carry a steeper fine. Entrance fees at Minnesota state parks would rise slightly to pay for upkeep. Meat, poultry, canning and other food-production plants would be more likely to come under inspection thanks to beefed-up budgets.


California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.


New Minnesota law makes it easier to expunge criminal records

In Minnesota, employers are allowed to make blanket prohibitions on hiring people with criminal records. Now, some ex-offenders have the option of a second chance. A new law helps ex-offenders seal records so they can find jobs and housing.


Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad will make viewers cry in their nachos

Football fans might want to start pretending there is something in their eye now in advance of Sunday’s big game, thanks to a Budweiser commercial that features the brewer's Clydesdale horses and a lost puppy.


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.


County officials struggling to make MNsure system work

Used to enroll low-income residents in the Medicaid programs, the exchange remains cumbersome for counties to use.