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Fire chars four garages in Minneapolis; arson suspected

Fire severely damaged several garages early Sunday in north Minneapolis.

Motorcyclist killed in crash is ID'd as Washington County man

Past and current inmates run to protest 'second prison'

Brady Irons, who spent years imprisoned in Minnesota for drug charges, was among those running a 5k Sunday in St. Paul to highlight the challenges of returning to society. Inmates in Lino Lakes, Stillwater and Shakopee took part on their prison grounds.

More than 200 ex-inmates and friends and 500 current inmates participated in a run Sunday hosted by Prison Fellowship, a national faith-based organization that specializes in second chances.

Dayton wants to strip Historical Society of its preservation role

Agency would be more efficient if moved under state control, Dayton says.

Autopsy results pending after Savage police find unresponsive 3-month-old in home

CPR efforts by a family member and then emergency responders fail to save girl's life.

For principals, job now is full of flux and growing demands

As Minneapolis South High's Ray Aponte shows, leaders strive to connect, amid budget cuts and constant testing.

A hair-raising event turns heads for Fashion Week


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Tevlin: Neurosurgeon and her teen patient are put to a marathon test
Jon Tevlin

  When the 15-year-old ninth-grader first met Dr. Uzma Samadani, her back pain was so severe she couldn’t participate in gym class at Richfield High…

Public left on the street after White House visitor logs go dark

Last week, the Secret Service banished pedestrians from the south side of the White House after too many unauthorized visitors managed to leap…


Chris Anderson, left, sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” alongside, from left, his brother Tracy Anderson, mother Cathy Anderson and longtime friend Mike Siebenaler, during the seventh inning stretch at a recent Twins game.

In fight for MS cure, Shakopee man leads the way in national fundraising

South metro briefs: Belle Plaine returns controversial cross to Veterans Park
South metro police blotter, April 23
Edina student's Snapchat post of BB gun photo draws police response

Saynab Egal, who moved to Chaska for more affordable ­housing, drives her sons and daughter to Eden Prairie schools.

Affordable housing crisis is hitting Eden Prairie families hard

Methodist Hospital joins watershed district to build flood wall in St. Louis Park
West metro briefs: St. Louis Park looking to discontinue primary election
West metro police blotter, April 23

Phillip Leron Miller

Investigators in Columbia Heights slaying now have a real name, photo of suspect

Fridley police searching for suspect who shot and killed dog
Man killed in motorcycle crash in Chisago County
Fire chars four garages in Minneapolis; arson suspected

A damaged drill got repairs at a recent fix-it clinic in Ramsey County. One will be held April 29 in Roseville.

Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves

Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant
North/East metro briefs: Molly O'Rourke gets high marks for leadership of Washington County
North/East metro police blotter, April 23

Jeremiah Ellison won the DFL endorsement in the Fifth Ward Minneapolis City Council seat.

Mpls. City Council incumbents face challenges, defeat at DFL ward conventions

For principals, job now is full of flux and growing demands
Target Field honored as greenest ballpark in America
Recalling a miller's fateful decision to work late at the Washburn A Mill

People head Saturday to the Capitol in St. Paul as part of the international March for Science.

At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

Carter pulls ahead on first day of St. Paul DFL caucuses for mayor
Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves
St. Paul community leaders, officials call for end to gun violence

The Drive: State steps up patrols in I-94 work zone after drivers fail to slow down

Interstate 94 between Brooklyn Center and downtown Minneapolis — four and five lanes wide in most places — has always been somewhat of a raceway…


Man missing after boat accident on St. Croix

A man is missing after a boat accident early Sunday on the St. Croix River near Bayport, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.The single-boat accident…


Authorities ID man killed in Moorhead house fire

Son tells Forum of Fargo that his father was an avid clock collector.


Target Field honored as greenest ballpark in America

The facility is the first sports site in the nation to win gold LEED certification.


Methodist Hospital joins watershed district to build flood wall in St. Louis Park

Methodist Hospital so far surviving April rains thanks to 370-foot concrete structure.


North Minneapolis team trades the court for the rink

Breaking the Ice: A (Skating) Show of Optimism," held April 15, was designed to show people can come together and demonstrate optimism on an ice rink.


Star Tribune wins eight National Headliner Awards

The Star Tribune has won eight awards in the 83rd annual National Headliner Awards, including two first-place honors. The stories, projects, photos and digital content…


At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

At least 10,000 people walked to the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday to champion the role of science in American life. While organizers billed the event as nonpartisan, it pressed for scientific research in the face of Trump administration rhetoric and cutbacks.


Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant

When Mikayla Holmgren takes the stage later this year, it will be a first for the Minnesota contest and, as far as pageant officials know, the country.


Affordable housing crisis is hitting Eden Prairie families hard

In increasingly diverse Eden Prairie, Section 8 housing is in short supply.