Officials issue a challenge: A fatality-free year on Hwy. 12

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Over the past five year, paramedics and police have responded to more than a dozen fatal crashes that left 16 people dead on Hwy. 12 in the west metro. They're hoping they won't be called to another one for the next 12 months.

Hy Berman, longtime U professor, political commentator, dies at 90

Berman was a leading voice on immigration issues, the labor movement and state politics.

Segregated by choice, state's charter schools face a test

State weighs whether to include charters in integration plan, and a lawsuit blames charters for heightening segregation in Minneapolis and St. Paul schools.

Ramsey County Sheriff's Citizens Academy taking applications


Applications must be received by Dec. 15.

Snow on opening day helps market new I-35E MnPass lane

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation got an unanticipated but welcome marketing push from Mother Nature Monday when she dumped enough snow on the highways to snarl traffic all across the metro.

Second snowy wallop striking Twin Cities during commute + Video

Monday morning commuters took a beating; metro area poised to endure up to 5 more inches of snow Monday evening.

You betcha: Minnesota drivers are the best!

Minnesota drivers are far from perfect, but they are considered the best in the nation for the second straight year, according to a study out…

Hodges, Ellison call for end to vigil; BLM protesters push back + Video

Meanwhile, felony charges were filed against four men suspected of being involved in the wounding of five activists with gunfire.

Ranch couple argues that Rucki sisters are better off with them

"We love the children and believe we can provide them the best environment under these circumstances," wrote Doug and Gina Dahlen in a motion seeking to intervene in the child protection case of Gianna and Samantha Rucki.

Eden Prairie man left toddler alone in car as he gambled at Mystic Lake, charges say

A 29-year-old Eden Prairie man admitted to police that he'd left his 17-month-old son alone in his vehicle for several hours in freezing temperatures while…

Couple slips $500,000 check into Rosemount Salvation Army kettle

The donors want to stay anonymous. The amount dwarfs the previous one-time record kettle donation in the metro area.

Smoke and looming snow send fire chief to protest site

Emergency vehicles, plows may be blocked by protesters' fires and wood on Plymouth Avenue.

Rosenblum: Restore former prisoners' vote and restore dignity

Gina Evans, community outreach director for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, has a "pretty long history of low-level criminal activity," beginning at 16, including check…

MnDOT plows poised for potential 10-inch snowfall + Video

Nearly 10 inches could fall on Monday and Tuesday.

The City of Saint Paul is getting a redesign... in cyberspace.

New website to go live Dec. 4.

Dayton pressures steel company to repay Minnesota vendors

Gov. Mark Dayton is pressuring a steel company that received a hefty government loan to quickly repay private Minnesota vendors or risk him seeking immediate reimbursement of the $66 million state note.

Dixie Chicks add a second State Fair show

The first show sold out; tickets for the new date go on sale Dec. 11.

The Latest: Man who allegedly shot at protesters charged

The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than a week of demonstrations (all times local):

Wisconsin DNR reports third deer hunting fatality

A third person has died in a firearm-related incident during Wisconsin's 9-day gun deer season.

Minnesota Salvation Army kettle gets $500,000 check

The Salvation Army has wasted little time cashing this donation-bucket check.