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Burnsville teen died of natural causes, not alcohol, visiting NDSU

Devin Delaney

Devin Delaney, a 17-year-old Burnsville High School student, died of a medical condition with his heart during a weekend visit to friends at NDSU.

Dayton signs agreement for 'reinsurance' program

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton

The program will lower individual market premiums for 2018.

Montevideo auto shop owner mistakenly hits the gas, fatally pins worker

SUV driver killed in northwestern Minnesota crash; 3 others seriously hurt

Minnesota Zoo's oldest snow monkey, Nikko, dies at 34 years old

Mpls. to spend more on PR for Nicollet Mall project

The city plans to spend a total of $95,000 on an outside communications consultant for the project, which should be "substantially complete" next month but has frayed nerves and hurt small businesses downtown.

Glossy new Target Center unveiled after multiyear renovation

Target Center's $140 million renovation gives a new-look team a new-look arena.

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Road work could tangle traffic on Rockford Road in Plymouth
The Drive

A short-term maintenance project will make it more difficult for drivers on Rockford Road in Plymouth.

University of Minnesota's hunt for leaker was a $74K red herring

In May, the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota learned that another high-ranking athletic department employee had been placed on leave for misconduct. This was supposed to stay secret.

The Lantern Light Festival has combined intricate design and thousands of lights to create a wonderland of color and light at Canterbury Park in Shakopee throughout October.

Shakopee's Chinese lantern festival lights up the night

South metro news briefs: Burnsville moves up start of City Council meetings an hour
South metro police blotter, Oct. 15
Burnsville teen died of natural causes, not alcohol, visiting NDSU

Brenda Higgins, owner of HealthSource Chiropractic in Hopkins, poses with “Lux,” a skeleton aimed at attracting a little lighthearted attention to her business among everyday shoppers on Mainstreet.

Hopkins project adds novelty to Mainstreet storefronts

Charge of 'political indoctrination' heats up Edina school board race
West metro news briefs: Minnehaha Creek Watershed board approves $9.7 million levy
Twin Cities chiropractor convicted of $3M scheme to cheat insurance providers

Chad Rygwall loved flying his single-engine Cessna, family members said.

Princeton couple were in plane that crashed near Ramsey in river

North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 15
Colman O'Connell, Catholic nun who led St. Ben's as its last monastic president, dies at 90
Police raid Brooklyn Center hotel in search for suspect in overdoses

Ali Adsit, adopted by Ted and Carmen Trampe of North St. Paul when she was a baby, was pictured on the front page of a Stillwater newspaper at age 2. Now she is 41 and serves on the board of the EVOLVE adoption agency.

Baby who survived Guatemala earthquake now embraces motherhood in White Bear Lake

North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 15
Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities
Explore how land use has changed in the Twin Cities metro area

Fourth Ward Minneapolis City Council candidates, from left, Phillipe Cunningham, Stephanie Gasca, Dana Hansen and Barbara Johnson lined up for an Oct. 3 debate at the Mastery School in Minneapolis.

In north Minneapolis' Fourth Ward, City Council candidates challenge a dynasty

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Nekima Levy-Pounds' run born in Fourth Precinct protest
Mpls. lieutenant sues mayor, citing texts calling him racist
Mpls. to spend more on PR for Nicollet Mall project

Swede Hollow 1850s-1950s
The tiny house that might have been moved from Swede Hollow to 656 Bush Av. in St. Paul can be seen beyond the larger structure on the right. East Side carpenter Cliff Carey believes it might be Swede Hollow’s last intact building.

St. Paul carpenter believes tiny house is a Swede Hollow survivor

Philando Castile fundraising campaign clears St. Paul school lunch debts
St. Paul fire chief disciplined for 'intimidation,' retaliating against subordinate
Explore how land use has changed in the Twin Cities metro area

Minnesota Somalis shaken by bombing in Mogadishu

But North America's largest Somali community said the attack would not chill local efforts to help homeland.

Weinstein's bad money put to good use by Minn. charity

Harvey Weinstein’s tainted campaign cash is good for something. For Sen. Al Franken, donations from the recently disgraced Hollywood producer were a political liability. For…

One dead, two injured when attempting to move Beltrami County home

A northern Minnesota man was killed Sunday when a small home he was helping to move onto a foundation fell from its supports, trapping him…

Twin Cities chiropractor convicted of $3M scheme to cheat insurance providers

Two co-defendants also were convicted in first of several such federal trials.

Record-breaking 9,000 bikes donated to Minn. nonprofit in 4 hours

The response shattered goal of Free Bikes 4 Kidz, which is getting ready for its holiday distribution.

Obituary: Colleen Carol Timbers advocated for people with disabilities, in work and life

Colleen Carol Timbers, a feisty champion who empowered thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities to take charge of their lives, died in August at her sister’s…

St. Paul man charged with murder in shooting at Seven Corners

Farhan Hersi accused of shooting Abdullahi Said Awil, of Minneapolis.

St. Cloud woman admits bludgeoning her father to death with ax-like tool

Prosecutors intend to seek a term of up to 30 years at next month's sentencing.

4th DWI arrest results in charges for politician-lobbyist 'Buck' Humphrey

Drunken-driving charges have been filed against former DFL candidate Hubert “Buck” Humphrey, the grandson of the late Hubert Humphrey and the son of the former…

Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities

Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.