November water loss surprises scientists studying White Bear Lake

New studies show evaporation is an issue in November, not just summer months.

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

The Drive

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.

Jan. 5, 1933: It's time to expand our rotten vocabularies

Yesterday's News

The newspaper career of Wisconsin native Winifred Bonfils spanned five decades, beginning in 1890 at the San Francisco Examiner. Her syndicated pieces for Hearst ran under the byline "Winifred Black," but Examiner readers knew her as Annie Laurie. The Minneapolis Star carried her syndicated column in the early 1930s, including this swell musing published a few years before her death.

Ramsey County Sheriff's Citizens Academy taking applications


Applications must be received by Dec. 15.

Suspects in protest shootings charged with assault, riot crimes + Video

Prosecutors say evidence is insufficient to pursue charges of attempted murder or a hate crime in the shootings in North Minneapolis.

Bakk says Range's plight adds weight to food shelf drive

The Senate majority leader held his annual fundraiser as his region faces economic woes.

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

A check for $500,000 was dropped in a Salvation Army kettle over the weekend in Rosemount, a startling act of generosity that a couple said…

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

Teaching history at the U or speaking on issues of the day, Hy Berman was "always engaged."

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.

School discipline issues gravitate from political arena to bargaining table in St. Paul

The St. Paul School District says the teachers union's proposal would strain the budget.

After $150K campaign, Brooklyn Park's reputation improving

Two years after the suburb launched an aggressive branding campaign to boost its reputation, survey shows most are proud to call it home.

Mpls. man charged in disappearance and likely death of ex-girlfriend

A Minneapolis man was charged Monday in connection with the disappearance and possible death of a 25-year-old woman. Joshua Lewis Duane Dow, 31, was charged…

Stillwater will narrow proposals for historic Shoddy Mill

The rag factory was part of the state's early Jewish history and now will be repurposed.

Snow snarls commutes as winter makes its grand entrance + Photo Gallery + Video

Sunny skies and warmer temperatures make their way to Minnesota by the end of the week.

Former Minnesota teacher sentenced to three years for having sexual relationship with student

He pleaded guilty to a sexual relationship with student on hockey team.

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.

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…

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.

Mustafa brother sentenced in $20 million global black market cellphone scam

One of six brothers involved in a family criminal operation received a six-year sentence Monday for his role in a $20 million black market cellphone…