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GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul

Marchers listened to speakers at the Minnesota State Capitol. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) held a march in front of the Minnesota State Capitol on Sunday.

March for Life participants optimistic about new restrictions.

Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws

Feds' action against KleinBank will weigh inner-city needs vs. banks' right to location.

Fake cash popping up in Grand Forks, Duluth

Examples of the fake currency making the rounds in Grand Forks and Duluth.

Edina driver admits being in pack of exotic cars topping 100 mph on I-394

Ferrari driver is sentenced to three days' community service and a $500 fine.

Girl, 11, dies in crash near Duluth after mom loses control of vehicle

The collision occurred on an icy road near Cloquet, officials said.

New leader of rural Initiative Foundation has small-town roots

Matt Varilek left a job in Washington D.C. to lead the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation.

Man, girl rescued after vehicle broke through lake ice in W. Minn.

The man was not familiar with the open water channel, according to the Sheriff's Office.


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Tevlin: To most blessed guy, ALS stands for 'a loving savior'
Jon Tevlin

  The stories started even before the smell of Sweet Martha’s cookies, being baked by Gary Olson, one of the actual founders of the Minnesota…

Minnesota goes after leakers, too

In one of his last acts as president, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a high-profile government whistleblower and pardoned another. Obama’s actions last…


Mary Dodds and Maggie Mortensen, co-founders of North Aire Market, worked on making soup in their Shakopee test kitchen.

QVC serves up prime-time spot for Shakopee soup ladies Sunday

Trout opener draws hundreds to Chaska's Courthouse Lake
South news briefs: Sibley Historic Site in Mendota gets $10,000 gift for improvements
South metro police blotter, Jan. 22

After seven years as partners, officer Jason Behr is adjusting to a new role in the Edina Police Department and Blade is getting used to a more relaxed life as a well-loved civilian at Behr's home.

After 7 years, an Edina police dog has gone on his last patrol

Trout opener draws hundreds to Chaska's Courthouse Lake
West metro briefs: Plymouth police launch program to stop gas pump skimming
West metro police blotter, Jan. 22

Grapple crane operator and processor Cody Atkinson looks for items to remove from solid waste that may damage processing equipment at Elk River Resource Processing Plant.

MPCA pushes to keep Twin Cities trash burning at capacity

Bottineau Blue Line LRT gains key federal approval
Columbia Heights seminary vows to continue clash with BBB
Rapid warm-up inspires Twin Cities golf club to open its outdoor range

A new A Line bus on Ford Parkway in St. Paul. Most of the route is on Snelling Avenue, ending at Rosedale.

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury considers lodging tax to upgrade indoor park
North/east metro police blotter, Jan. 22
Columbia Heights seminary vows to continue clash with BBB

People jumped rope at the Pop Up Park in Jordan Park in north Minneapolis in 2014.

Park Board seeks public input on north Minneapolis park plans

North Loop becoming the place to be for retail
Rosenblum: North Market serves up community goodness in Minneapolis
As redevelopment comes to Northeast's Lowry Av., people prepare for change

Women's activists and supporters gathered at the State Capitol for the Women's March Minnesota on Saturday in St. Paul, part of a worldwide day of protests.

90,000-plus march in St. Paul with message for Trump

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon
Merriam Park neighborhood 'Goddess Tree' installed in St. Paul gallery
Near St. Paul's restored train depot, a new apartment rises

Don't be late to MSP; your flight likely won't be — airport ranks 5th

Nothing may rankle passengers more than a delayed flight, but thankfully, travelers flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have a good chance of getting…


1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history

It erupted 45 years ago this week near the end of the Gophers-Ohio State basketball game at Williams Arena.


Donors chip in $13K to replace 6-year-old's wheelchair

In two days, $13,700 came in through a GoFundMe campaign to replace the wheelchair that went missing Saturday night


MPCA pushes to keep Twin Cities trash burning at capacity

As the state pushes trash burning, some haulers are pushing back


Residents of Twin Cities suburbs find places online to gather, vent

Civic Facebook groups gain influence, critics.


90,000-plus march in St. Paul with message for Trump

"We've come a long way, and we could lose it in a heartbeat," said one protester about the election of Donald Trump. Police say between 90,000 and 100,000 people attended the march.


Tevlin: To most blessed guy, ALS stands for 'a loving savior'

  The stories started even before the smell of Sweet Martha’s cookies, being baked by Gary Olson, one of the actual founders of the Minnesota…


Park Board seeks public input on north Minneapolis park plans

Park Board seeks committee members for north Mpls. park updates in coming years.


As redevelopment comes to Northeast's Lowry Av., people prepare for change

Housing will replace abandoned buildings.


Rochester arcade offers video gaming blasts from the past

Throwback video games mix fun with a sense of nostalgia