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Minnesota lawmakers choose General Mills CEO, three others as U regents

General Mills chairman and CEO Ken Powell, show in July at the New York Stock Exchange, was chosen Wednesday for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

Ken Powell was the surprise as the Legislature picked four for the University of Minnesota's governing board.

Maplewood moves to close Stargate club after shooting

Stargate Bar and Nightclub is seen with a security vehicle parked outside it in the early morning on Friday, May 29, 2015.

The owner might be able to avoid the closure by meeting a lengthy list of requirements involving security, fire safety and sanitation issues.

Runner, driver are ID'd in fatal accident in St. Paul

Peter Berge, 60, of St. Paul, was driving on Mississippi River Boulevard when he hit Scott A. Spoo, who was in the crosswalk at Dayton Avenue, police spokesman Steve Linders said.

The motorist is in jail in connection with the crash Wednesday evening.

Fla. cop, chief charged in death of Twin Cities retiree during police exercise

The officer who fired during the shoot-don't-shoot exercise is charged with felony manslaughter, while the chief is accused of culpable negligence.

Half-foot or more of snow aiming for parts of Twin Cities; more to south

Some southern Minnesota cities could receive up to 18 inches by the time the snow stops flying Friday evening.

MnDOT holds open house Thursday for I-94 project in Minneapolis

In just over a month, crews will get to work on a $57 million pavement rehabilitation and bridge repair project on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis that promises snarl traffic for much of the summer.

Dayton names Blatz interim chair of U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel

Panel's top two officials resigned last week under legislative pressure.


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MnDOT holds open house Thursday for I-94 project in Minneapolis
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In just over a month, crews will get to work on a $57 million pavement rehabilitation and bridge repair project on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis that promises snarl traffic for much of the summer.

Minneapolis is country's 15th most traffic riddled city, study says
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Here in Minneapolis-St. Paul, we come in slightly below the average at 40 hours a year. That was enough to earn us the dubious title of the 15th most congested city in the nation and 18th most snarled in North America.


Way cleared for Belle Plaine veterans memorial to be restored

Veteran brings energy — and nearly 100 new members — to Eagan American Legion
New Hy-Vee in Savage adds more grab-and-go options, beauty department
Fla. cop, chief charged in death of Twin Cities retiree during police exercise

Four Seasons Mall in Plymouth, photographed in 2013, has sat vacant for years and is now slated to be redeveloped into two hotels, senior housing, retail, offices, a bank and restaurants.

So long, surface lots: Parking areas redeveloped in Twin Cities suburbs

Minn. man gets 2 years in prison for lying about terror group contacts
Train hits teen walking on tracks in Waverly
Fla. cop, chief charged in death of Twin Cities retiree during police exercise

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Teen couple charged in Chisago County with murder in overdose death of 18-year-old

Gunman kills neighbor in middle of road north of Twin Cities
Teacher Jim Alley, the 'Father of Hockey' in Anoka, dies at age 92
Half-foot or more of snow aiming for parts of Twin Cities; more to south

Stargate Bar and Nightclub is seen with a security vehicle parked outside it in the early morning on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Maplewood moves to close Stargate club after shooting

Minn. school district investigates student hack of staff information
Outdated south Washington County park soon to become new and improved
Man kills mother near Hudson, shoots at police and kills himself in Minnesota

The Minneapolis DFL conducted a poll recently to see if Green Party City Council Member Cam Gordon, pictured in 2015, is vulnerable to a challenge.

Poll conducted by Minneapolis DFL reveals fault lines on the City Council

Mpls. police second-in-command Arneson set to retire
Macy's empties its attic: Elf, Harry Potter holiday animatronics for sale
100 women pack Mpls. tattoo shop to get inked with 'Nevertheless, she persisted'

Palace Theatre amps up with Pixies, At the Drive-In, Old Crow Medicine Show

Bush Foundation unveils plan to customize how students learn
Super Bowl grant helps a different kind of 'football' in St. Paul
Runner, driver are ID'd in fatal accident in St. Paul

Blatz selected as interim chief of U.S. Bank Stadium committee

It had been a week since Michele Kelm-Helgen, MSFA chairwoman, and Ted Mondale, the executive director, resigned from the board amid legislative pressure.


SUV driver runs red light near Big Lake, kills man driving to school district job

The collision occurred just west of Big Lake shortly before 8 a.m.


4-12 inches of snow in forecast for Twin Cities, but stay tuned

Up to 18 inches could fall southwest of the metro, including in Fairmont and Mankato, the National Weather Service said.


New biometric screening puts MSP security on the fast track

Subscribers to Clear service debuting today will be able to skip long security lines.


St. Paul police ask for help solving spate of armed home invasion robberies

Authorities are alarmed at the timing and proximity of the robberies on the city's East Side.


Bush Foundation unveils plan to customize how students learn

The St. Paul-based foundation will devote most of the $7 million-plus it spends annually on education to the "School Design for Individualized Learning" initiative.


Driver who struck, killed St. Paul jogger appeared impaired, police say

The crash occurred at the intersection of Dayton Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard.


Minn. man gets 2 years in prison for lying about terror group contacts

Mahdi Hussein Furreh traveled to Kenya, later pleaded guilty and cooperated with the government.


Way cleared for Belle Plaine veterans memorial to be restored

Council amendments set up "public forum" for veteran memorials.


Met Council to examine sewer expansion rules

Two council members raised concerns about policies governing new developments.