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Sad ending for injured eagle taken from Twin Cities interstate by trooper to Raptor Center

Trooper Paul Kingery secured the ailing eagle in his arms.

This was the second eagle this state trooper had delivered to the center for treatment of injuries.

Rochester sex offender on the run nabbed in California

Michael James Costa

Minneapolis schools communications chief has resigned

Tonya Tennessen, who began manning communications in Minneapolis schools in January, stepped down from her district position.

Boater missing since late-night mishap on St. Croix River turns up alive

A lawyer for the man, who is wanted for violating probation in Hennepin County, contacted authorities.

Marietta E. Spencer, adoption advocate

Man charged with felony arson in fire at St. Paul Church of Scientology

Anthony Odell Johnson had previously been removed from the church.

Health officials say 20 so far sickened in measles outbreak

Eight new infections were confirmed Monday. State health officials said that all of the cases have occurred within the Somali-American community.


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Minneapolis schools communications chief has resigned
Class Act

Tonya Tennessen, who began manning communications in Minneapolis schools in January, stepped down from her district position.

86th St. bridge in Bloomington, struck Sunday, will be rebuilt this summer
The Drive

The City of Bloomington says the 86th Street bridge over Interstate 35W is closed after a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on Sunday.


Chris Anderson, left, sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” alongside, from left, his brother Tracy Anderson, mother Cathy Anderson and longtime friend Mike Siebenaler, during the seventh inning stretch at a recent Twins game.

In fight for MS cure, Shakopee man leads the way in national fundraising

South metro briefs: Belle Plaine returns controversial cross to Veterans Park
South metro police blotter, April 23
Sad ending for injured eagle taken from Twin Cities interstate by trooper to Raptor Center

Saynab Egal, who moved to Chaska for more affordable ­housing, drives her sons and daughter to Eden Prairie schools.

Affordable housing crisis is hitting Eden Prairie families hard

Minnesota AG, DEA urge participation in prescription drug take back day
Methodist Hospital joins watershed district to build flood wall in St. Louis Park
West metro briefs: St. Louis Park looking to discontinue primary election

Phillip Leron Miller

Investigators in Columbia Heights slaying now have a real name, photo of suspect

Fridley police searching for suspect who shot and killed dog
Man killed in motorcycle crash in Chisago County
Fire chars four garages in Minneapolis; arson suspected

A damaged drill got repairs at a recent fix-it clinic in Ramsey County. One will be held April 29 in Roseville.

Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves

Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant
North/East metro briefs: Molly O'Rourke gets high marks for leadership of Washington County
Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd

Jeremiah Ellison won the DFL endorsement in the Fifth Ward Minneapolis City Council seat.

Mpls. City Council incumbents face challenges, defeat at DFL ward conventions

For principals, job now is full of flux and growing demands
Target Field honored as greenest ballpark in America
Man charged with felony arson in fire at St. Paul Church of Scientology

People head Saturday to the Capitol in St. Paul as part of the international March for Science.

At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

Carter pulls ahead on first day of St. Paul DFL caucuses for mayor
Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves
Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd

Mayor Hodges says she was victim of childhood sex abuse

In a statement on Facebook, the mayor said she is breaking her silence to help others know they are not alone.


Minnesota couple married 64 years die just hours apart

John and Anne Alexander died last week at a care center in Detroit Lakes, Minn. "They took that 'Until death do us part' seriously," their daughter said.


Minneapolis panel approves $5 million reimbursement agreement for Super Bowl

Super Bowl planners expected to pay the city $5 million for security and other services.


More Minneapolis DFL delegate challenges filed in Ninth Ward

The candidate who accused Council Member Alondra Cano of "Jim Crow tactics" has filed several procedural challenges of his own.


Minneapolis man creates 1,000-piece Lego diorama of Nye's Polonaise Room

The former piano bar and restaurant has been built entirely out of Legos.


8 things you never knew about Minneapolis' historic City Hall clock

The City Hall clock, which has undergone a $2 million restoration project to return the clock to its original state, will light up again Monday.


Minnesota AG, DEA urge participation in prescription drug take back day

More than 100 locations will be available for pill drop across the state Saturday


Kids dance to Prince music at First Avenue party

First Ave busted out the balloons, juice boxes and even a craft table for its I Would Dance 4 U kids party Sunday.


Could brine be the solution to Minnesota's road salt problem?

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used more brine solution before snowy weather this winter than in years past, but traditional salt and sand are still heavily used.


Dayton wants to strip Historical Society of its preservation role

The agency would be more efficient and accountable if moved under state control, Gov. Mark Dayton says.