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University of Minnesota offers students a furry study break

Emily Kaszyk, a freshman from Chicago, got to know Bode the Boxer at the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center. “I miss my dog from home, so I come here,” Kaszyk said.

Feds charge one alleged supplier of deadly carfentanil in Twin Cities

It was the first complaint involving sale of deadly carfentanil in Minnesota.

New eateries approved for Terminal 1 at MSP Airport

A little girl hitched a ride on a rolling suitcase Friday morning at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport Terminal 1.

More than two dozen new eateries are planned for the busiest terminal at MSP — ranging from local favorites to national chains offering sushi to steak.

Vehicle hits and kills 200-pound bear in Twin Cities suburb

Husband arrested after wife found dead in south Minneapolis home

Metro Transit getting 6 electric buses in 2019

12 days in jail for caregiver who taunted Lino Lakes patient, threatened to burn her

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Overnight Lowry Hill Tunnel, I-35W closures set for this week
The Drive

Attention late-night drivers: Two of the metro area's busiest freeways will be shut down during the overnight hours this week. They include I-35W in Bloomington and I-94 in downtown Minneapolis.

A trip to Duluth proves City Hall isn't sinking under data requests

So back in July, when the Duluth city staff presented the idea of charging $35 an hour for any data request that takes more than 15 minutes, I decided to ask: How big a burden are these?

Curt Olson hung posters at a junior high calling for the school board in Shakopee to step down.

Shakopee watchdog group sets sights on school board

Zebra mussels found in Minneapolis, Lakeville lakes
South metro news briefs: Inver Grove Heights weighs new sex offender ordinance
School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves, have-nots

A boardwalk and fishing pier at Excelsior’s Commons, as depicted in a rendering (top), would enhance the shoreline at the Lake Minnetonka park.

New plans for Excelsior's Commons park close to completion

After 9 months of detours, Hwy. 169 in Edina is set to reopen
Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing her lower leg in boating accident
Vehicle hits and kills 200-pound bear in Twin Cities suburb

A new shuttle service takes Northstar commuters from the Fridley station to four major area employers. DAVID JOLES ï david.joles@startribune.com

Anoka County hopes free shuttle will help attract, retain Northstar riders

Race for new Amazon HQ is altering TCAAP plans in Arden Hills
Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center
12 days in jail for caregiver who taunted Lino Lakes patient, threatened to burn her

Brooke Fleetwood stood for a portrait outside her pink BB Makeup salon, the color of which has caused a rift with City Hall, Friday.

Hudson, Wis., woman fights City Hall to keep her downtown beauty shop pink

North/East metro news briefs: Roseville officials considering options to ease public-works load
North/East metro police blotter, Sept. 24
First McDonald's to open in Minnesota celebrates 60th birthday

A worker cleaned up the aftermath of an overnight crash outside of 19 Bar in Loring Park on Saturday morning.

Police ID driver believed to have struck front of Loring Park bar in stolen car

Minneapolis Park Board considers delaying Hiawatha Golf Club closure
Inner-city steak joint's closing won't slow Phillips neighborhood comeback
Minneapolis police recognize newest leaders at promotion ceremony

The view along the Mississippi River in St. Paul from the site added to Ramsey County's bid for the new Amazon headquarters.

Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site

English learner program gets boost in St. Paul, but court case looms
St. Paul homeowner fights with intruder for control of rifle
Civilians, officers recognized for saving lives in St. Paul

Minneapolis landlord ordered to pay $24,000 to tenants

Lance Redfield ordered to provide rent abatement, make repairs to property.

In Minnesota, homicides down, bucking U.S. trend

FBI data show rising violence in some areas, with an 8 percent increase in homicides, but not a new national crime wave.

Correction for Tuesday, Sept. 26

A headline on C10 Monday should have said the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants.

Hwy. 169 to reopen early Tuesday, MnDOT says.

There's potential good news for motorists in Edina, Minnetonka, Hopkins and other parts of the west metro: The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to reopen…

Man dies during diving excursion near Split Rock Lighthouse

A man died during a diving excursion with others off the North Shore of Lake Superior, according to authorities.The man died early Saturday afternoon while…

12-year-old seriously hurt when hit by car in Elk River

A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized Monday morning after he was hit by a car Sunday night in Elk River, the State Patrol said.The boy, identified…

New Trump travel ban fuels anxiety in Minnesota

The new order may draw legal challenges, but it's too soon to tell what will eventually happen, said a Somali attorney in Minneapolis.

First McDonald's to open in Minnesota celebrates 60th birthday

Baker recalls 1957, when restaurant opened on Snelling Av. in Roseville.

Obituary: Clinton Knudson traveled and taught around the world

Clinton Knudson had a knack for turning strangers into family.As he and his wife traveled the world and taught in the Twin Cities, they nurtured…

DNR estimates surge in wolf population in Minnesota

The number of wolves in northeast Minnesota jumped 25 percent in the past year, most likely because deer, their favorite prey, saw a similar increase…