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MnDOT's pink arrows along highways point to the future

MnDOT is using pink arrows such as this one on Hwy. 100 at County Road 81 in Robbinsdale to mark locations of bases of signs placed near the roadway.

Passing motorist among 3 killed in crash on Minn. hwy.; her 1-year-old among the dead

Brexlee Thammalong

Driver had been cited for DWI, speeding and a revoked license.

Multiple people seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on I-94 in Minneapolis

The collision occurred on I-94 near Dowling Avenue, the State Patrol said.

Chicago police: Minnesota couple made false robbery report

Chicago police say a man and woman from suburban Minneapolis falsely claimed they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items.

Man, 19, shot dead near St. Cloud; suspect caught in North Dakota

Man, 20, arrested after he allegedly fled to Bismarck.

Fighting store closing, Fergus Falls hopes to keep Target interested in rural Minnesota

Store's fate is a warning to all of rural Minnesota, city leaders say.

Klobuchar: It doesn't matter if man or woman replaces Franken

Senator says long vacancy after Franken resigns would hurt Minnesota interests in Washington, D.C.

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Feb. 8, 1922: Indian reputed to be 137 years old dies at Cass Lake
Yesterday's News

Ga-Be-Nah-Gewn-Wonce (variously known as Kay-bah-nung-we-way, Sloughing Flesh, Wrinkled Meat or plain old—well, really old—John Smith) was reputed to be 137 years old when he died. Whatever his precise age, his well-lined face indicates a man who led a long and full life. He had eight wives but no children. He fought, he fished, he counseled, he rode horses and trains, he appeared in moving pictures and he sold postcards. The Tribune's page-one obituary featured a two-column photo of Ga-Be-Nah-Gewn-Wonce.

Tevlin: Sexual harassment purge turns 'Giant of Senate' Al Franken into a ghost
Jon Tevlin

The Giant of the Senate, as Franken jokingly referred to himself in his latest book, is now the Ghost of the Senate.

Rendering of the planned apartment buildings in Mendota Heights that will feature two 70-unit complexes.

Mendota Heights residents battle city over apartment project

South metro news briefs: Inver Grove Heights to add first police dog
South metro blotter, Dec. 10
Rochester police seek help solving string of six robberies in 36 hours

The Edina Rotary Club is having a 13th birthday celebration for Moses Mwaura, the young Kenyan boy they sponsored, who received corrective eye and teeth surgery and who is back in Edina for the first time in seven years.

Seven years after his 'miracle,' Kenyan boy returns to Minnesota

With lots of hot new restaurants, Wayzata is suddenly 'the place to be'
90-year-old man dies of injuries suffered in fire at Chanhassen assisted living facility
West metro news briefs: Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park approve tobacco restrictions

Champlin Cemetery has been cleaned up by city order, but some say the place has lost a lot of its character as a result.

Champlin cemetery cleanup draws complaints

North/East metro news briefs: Stillwater police move into expanded HQ
North/East metro police blotter, Dec. 10
Fridley man challenges FBI search in terrorism investigation

During the week, crews repaired a water main that had caused a washout and the closure of Interstate 694 in Oakdale. The highway was reopened to traffic Saturday morning.

I-694 in Oakdale reopens to traffic after week of detours

North/East metro news briefs: Stillwater police move into expanded HQ
North/East metro police blotter, Dec. 10
St. Croix River bridge inspiring shifts in regional transportation

In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Johnna Morrow plays the didgeridoo during a memorial service for Justine Damond in Minneapolis. Damond was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on July 15 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said he expects to decide by the end of the year whether to charge the officer in Damond's death.

Mpls. police bracing for backlash over officer in Justine Damond's death

Joe Biden promotes book in Minneapolis about son's death
Santa paws at Urban Tails Saturday
Freddy Gates, Hubert Humphrey's right-hand man in Minnesota, dies at 73

Jose Hernandez Solano

Family of Brasa employee killed in hit-and-run pleads for help in solving case

St. Paul home renovation uncovers hand-painted signs of the past
St. Paul City Council blocks effort to place Ford site plan on 2018 ballot
St. Paul police dog attacked innocent woman, suit says

Minn. medtech industry voices frustration with tax reform

As the U.S. Senate and House resolve different plans to cut taxes for American corporations and businesses, the repeal of the medical device tax is missing from the discussion.

Could cascade of allegations send #MeToo off the rails?

Some fear the cultural shift in the movement engenders backlash.

Fridley man challenges FBI search in terrorism investigation

Lawyer for Fridley man says FBI should return phones and computers taken in raid.

Ex-Gov. Carlson says Franken should stay in Senate, for now

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson came to Sen. Al Franken's defense Sunday when he posted a commentary to his blog that said he is "deeply troubled by the resignation of Al Franken and the complete absence of anything resembling due process."

Rochester police seek help solving string of six robberies in 36 hours

Five of the crimes appear to have some of the same suspects, while a sixth is likely unconnected.

U conservatives say: Bring on the protests at our gatherings

So far, Minnesota has largely escaped the kind of violence that has erupted elsewhere over campus visits by right-wing pundits and provocateurs. Yet in many ways, college campuses are turning more hostile than ever to conservative views, said Madison Faupel, president of Minnesota College Republicans.

Joe Biden promotes book in Minneapolis about son's death

The former vice president took a few jabs at the current Russia-related investigation into the Trump administration.

Report says Albert Lea can support hospital, but it would be costly

A newly published consultant's report that says the city of Albert Lea could support a full-service hospital has emboldened citizens there who are fighting a Mayo Clinic decision to reduce services.

Pesticide's reprieve met with relief from farmers, but fear on health front

Minnesota farmers depend on chlorpyrifos, but dozens of studies say it harms kids.

The other side of the opioid debate: What to do about the pain?

Minnesota effort to reduce overdose deaths is putting doctors, patients in a bind.