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Memorial service held for former Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. John Vessey

Family members and friends paid their respects at the funeral of General John Vessey, Jr. at the Ft. Snelling Chapel Wednesday August 31 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

W. River Parkway, Franklin Av. Bridge in Minneapolis to reopen Thursday

New retaining walls have been installed along West River Parkway in Minneapolis.

The parkway, closed for 26 months for a complicated repair following a mudslide, is scheduled to reopen at 4:30 p.m.

Family, friends suspect old grudges in fatal St. Paul shooting

Kin Reynolds' cousin, Zenobia Barber, friend Trenika McGee and cousin Kalosha Minor gathered at a memorial on Grotto Street just north of Edmund Avenue in St. Paul to remember Reynolds, who was shot and killed Tuesday evening.

Kin Reynolds, 26, was recently released from prison and keeping to himself

BCA: Eagan suspect was shot in head, but did he or police fire the fatal shot?

Officers who fired are ID'd; one has been on the Eagan force for 18 years, the other for four years.

Judge orders Minneapolis metal shredder to cease major part of operations

The Northern Metal Recycling operations must stop by Friday due to pollution concerns.

Funding now appears assured for controversial Southwest LRT

Extra funds are needed because the state did not fully fund the controversial LRT project.

Hastings man dies in one-vehicle crash in Lake of the Woods County


Tevlin: Did Jason Lewis make Trump possible, or vice versa?
Jon Tevlin

More than a decade ago I sat in Jason Lewis' "Leave It to Beaver" living room for an interview with the talk radio host, who…

Police enforcing the 'Move Over Law' today with crackdown
The Drive

On the 16th anniversary of Foss' death, the State Patrol and police across the state will be out to inform motorists about the law, and doing enforcement, too.


NFL players with ACL tears face uncertain recovery, shortened careers

New research of NFL players finds most with ACL injuries return to play, but only about 80 percent of their prior performance levels.


Court rules $15 minimum wage won't go on Mpls. ballot

The state's highest court found that neither $15 minimum wage nor police insurance rule met legal standards.


Why you might need 'some soothing music' for your Thursday evening commute

The Thursday evening commute could get downright gnarly. Aside from the normal crush of folks leaving work, four major sporting events — three in Minneapolis…


Would-be Minnetonka bank robber demanded money, then interpreter

Authorities say the suspect appeared to be in his 50s and spoke halting English.


Virtual job fair for students, and grads, of Minnesota private colleges

In another sign of a national job market that is recovering, employers are once again lining up for the chance to recruit and hire Minnesota…


Prison for St. Paul man caught amid crackdown illegally selling guns online

Investigators found evidence linking St. Paul man's sales to several handguns used in serious crimes.


Latest 2016 Minnesota State Fair day-to-day attendance

Tuesday’s State Fair attendance of 126,354 was a big boost over last year’s 104,697, but not quite enough to break 2015’s record of 133,595.


Obituary: Edina educator Rolland 'Rollie' Ring was loyal to family, friends and the Hornets

For 40 years, Rolland “Rollie” Ring sat — or paced — at every Edina High School home football game. A proud booster of the Hornets,…


Tevlin: Did Jason Lewis make Trump possible, or vice versa?

More than a decade ago I sat in Jason Lewis' "Leave It to Beaver" living room for an interview with the talk radio host, who…


Teacher, husband dead in murder-suicide accused of sex crimes

Young victims were children of the couple's friends