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Nurses' strike is over, but their dispute with Allina is not

Thousands of nurses walked around Abbott Northwestern on the first day of the strike, June 19, 2016, in Minneapolis.

Allina, nursing union appear to be as far apart as ever on health insurance, staffing and safety.

Appeals court ruling bottles up part of Fargo flood project

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court’s ban on a key part of Fargo’s planned $2 billion flood control project until Minnesota weighs in.

Court halts work on ring levee until Minnesota agrees to build dam

Can Can Wonderland part of St. Paul Midway resurgence

Chris Pennington, creative director for Can Can Wonderland, playfully ponders a donation of 7,000 foam noodles that he received from Target.

An oddball attraction is the latest hip addition to the St. Paul neighborood.

Judge won't let media attorney speak at Prince hearing

Obituary: Ralph Talbot was Anoka County's longest-serving sheriff

Taking a cue from Paris, love locks onto Hastings bridge

Young friends and couples are latching on to the European trend.

New Age religion Eckankar makes its home in Chanhassen

The religion's tenets — soul travel, reincarnation and the significance of dreams — might seem odd or otherworldly. But the campus has quietly become part of Chanhassen's fabric.


Jon Tevlin
Tevlin: Terrifying tale makes case for background checks

Danny Ray Fuston was a low-level criminal just out of an Oklahoma prison and looking to start a new life in Minnesota. Through a temporary…

Class Act
Como Park High's SRO is state's top cop

Toy Vixayvong was named "police officer of the year" for 2016 on strength of previous undercover work.


Minnesota's invisible caregivers are a growing army of children

Each day, thousands of Minnesota children, some as young as 8 or 9, serve as unpaid caregivers for family members who are too sick or frail to care for themselves.


Mark Robinson is a primary caregiver at age 9

Each day, 9-year-old Mark Robinson helps his mother dress, cook, clean the house and prepares his three little brothers for school.


Attorneys who Prince avoided in life now oversee his estate

He had no will, so attorneys — a profession the star distrusted — are in charge.


Storms veer north of metro area after steamy afternoon

Minor damage was reported north of the Twin Cities, where the weather was most tumultuous.


Two Minnesota campers injured when falling tree hits tent

Two campers were injured when a large tree fell on their tent in Voyageurs National Park during a raging storm early Saturday.Officers were called to…


One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash in western Wisconsin

A motorcycle crash left a woman dead and a man injured early Saturday in western Wisconsin.Joshua Sykora, 34, of Hastings, was driving south on County…


Bicyclists strap on monitors to measure Twin Cities air quality

Pedalers will help scientists determine how pollution varies across the Twin Cities.


Dakota County to pay $4M for conservation easement in Inver Grove Heights

Deal means the Grannis family property will be preserved indefinitely.


Stories deep beneath Centennial High School

With a sprawling campus for more than 2,000 students, Centennial High School in Circle Pines looks like just another big, nondescript suburban school. Even the…


Scuttled trout project launches man on crusade

David Holmbeck contacted me this spring with an urgent request. He wanted me to investigate a trout stream restoration project north of Chisholm, Minn., that…