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Teen speeding in I-94 construction zone is critically hurt in fiery crash

A speeding car crashed in an I-94 construction zone in Maple Grove.

The crash occurred in Maple Grove early Saturday evening.

2 shot after bar closing in downtown Minneapolis

Police said the violence is not related to Pride festivities this weekend.

Citizenship applications up amid anti-immigrant rhetoric

Koss Elmi, center, posed with her mom Bilad Ibrahim, left, and Aunt Habiba Farah after she became a U.S. citizen.

Activists point to a range of reasons for the increase, from last year's White House initiative promoting naturalization to the anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail this year.

'Snitch' factor frustrates police in crime-hit Mpls. neighborhoods

Experts say the stigma of cooperating with the police inhibits witnesses.

Murder suspect featured in 'First 48' acquitted of all crimes

2 lines. 'The First 48' documented a double murderr.

Allina nurses back on job but not back at bargaining table

No date is set to resume bargaining, now that the seven-day walkout has come to a civil conclusion.

Boy hospitalized after near drowning in Shorewood


Jon Tevlin
Tevlin: Terrifying tale makes case for background checks

  Danny Ray Fuston was a low-level criminal just out of an Oklahoma prison and looking to start a new life in Minnesota. Through a…

Class Act
Como Park High's SRO is state's top cop

Toy Vixayvong was named "police officer of the year" for 2016 on strength of previous undercover work.


The Drive: It's prime time for vehicular heatstroke

It doesn’t take the triple-digit temperatures that gripped the southwestern desert last week to bring on a case of vehicular heatstroke. A person sitting inside…


Pride brings unity and healing after Orlando shooting

The annual Twin Cities Pride parade brought out joy, love and togetherness for attendees.


Murder charges pin Minnesota woman's suicide on her longtime abuser

Jessica Haban took her own life. Now, in a novel murder prosecution, her partner is accused of systematic abuse that forced her hand.


Lightning sets house on fire on, yes, Sparkman Avenue in Duluth

The flames were quickly extinguished, authorities said.


Nurses' strike is over, but their dispute with Allina is not

Allina, nursing union appear to be as far apart as ever on health insurance, staffing and safety.


Stories deep beneath Centennial High School

With a sprawling campus for more than 2,000 students, Centennial High School in Circle Pines looks like just another big, nondescript suburban school. Even the…


Storms veer north of metro area after steamy afternoon

Minor damage was reported north of the Twin Cities, where the weather was most tumultuous.


Tevlin: Terrifying tale makes case for background checks

  Danny Ray Fuston was a low-level criminal just out of an Oklahoma prison and looking to start a new life in Minnesota. Through a…


Minnesota's invisible caregivers are a growing army of children

Each day, thousands of Minnesota children, some as young as 8 or 9, serve as unpaid caregivers for family members who are too sick or frail to care for themselves.


Mark Robinson is a primary caregiver at age 9

Each day, 9-year-old Mark Robinson helps his mother dress, cook, clean the house and prepares his three little brothers for school.