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Preservationists lose last-ditch effort to save Terrace Theatre; demolition to resume

The Terrace Theatre was partly demolished Saturday, Sept. 24 before a court order brought a halt to the process.

Preservationists were unable to muster the $6.3 million required to halt the process.

Twin Cities fire departments try to clean up culture of dirty gear

St. Paul Fire Department staff scrubbed gear and protective clothing after a house fire Tuesday, part of an effort to reduce their risk of cancer.

With federal help, Minneapolis and St. Paul buy washers, dryers, extra sets of fire gear to reduce exposure to carcinogens.

Man, two teens dead after south Minneapolis domestic shooting

Police spokesperson Corey Schmidt and Commander Erick Fors in the front lobby of the apartment building that was the scene of a shooting that left three people dead and one injured on the 5400 block of 34th Ave. S.

Police say that a man and a boy and girl in their early teens were shot and killed early this morning in south Minneapolis' Wenonah neighborhood, and that an adult female was wounded.

New silo logo gives fresh look to Jonathan Association in Chaska

Once deemed a futuristic new community, the Jonathan Association moves into the 21st century with a fresh new design for its landmark.

Friends in Need Food Shelf expands, goes to grocery store model in Washington County

The move to a larger building is meant to accommodate "clients' choice" shopping.

Ryder Cup revels get started early, and the fans show off their stripes

Early fog gave way to a warm and brilliant day, drawing an estimated 51,000 people to Hazeltine around noon. The Golf Channel said the crowd was the biggest in Ryder Cup history.

Mighty Mississippi River faces mounting environmental threats

The Mississippi is North America's greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, sweeping changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk.

C.J.: Nekima Levy-Pounds' eye-opening take on so-called 'black-on-black crime'

The video from this Nekima Levy-Pounds interview contains sounds and facial expressions not normally seen when the NAACP president is on local newscasts. There…

East Bank Trail offers river views in Northeast

Trail has a riding surface down even while ancillary work continues

Legionnaire's investigation redoubled as 3 new cases arise

State health investigators are intensifying efforts to pinpoint the source of the Hopkins outbreak of Legionnaires' disease even as three new cases were confirmed Friday. The outbreak has now sickened 23 people and led to one death.

Move over rotary phones – meter readers join ranks of the relics

The days when a city employee went door-to-door checking water use are coming to a close in the Twin Cities area, as most cities have installed meters that send readings via radio signal. In many cities, a van cruises by once a month to pick up the signals.

Are zoos still relevant? No need to justify captivity, Minnesota Zoo exec says

At a talk, Kevin Willis, Minnesota Zoo's vice president for biological programs, made the case that there are plenty of reasons for zoos to exist and for animals to live in them.

Striking nurses to vote Monday on new contract offer from Allina

Allina says it compromised, while the union is neutral on offer.

Gov. Dayton expected to attend fundraiser for vandalized Shakopee daycare

Police say they have "a strong lead" in their investigation of burglary, theft and damage at Al Huda Child Daycare Center.

New rule restores Minnesotans' right to sue nursing homes, attorney general says

A federal rule bans mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts.

Robbed runners are more than fleet of foot to chase Minneapolis theft suspect

University of Arizona cross country runners were in pursuit of Darren Clinton, who is now charged.

Ely's volcanic wonder turns into a hot issue

The city is debating whether the primeval "Pillow Rock" should get a more visible home.

C.J.: Nekima Levy-Pounds' eye-opening take on so-called 'black-on-black crime'

The video from this Nekima Levy-Pounds interview contains sounds and facial expressions not normally seen when the NAACP president is on local newscasts. There…

Injured bald eagle rescued from Wisconsin highway

The bird was taken to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha for care.