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Trapped by abuse: Boyfriend's fatal stabbing was her only escape

The 31-year-old's case highlights the complexity of domestic violence.

National Eagle Center's most prominent feathered friend dies

Harriet posed for a portrait in one of the center's classrooms in 2008. She had just finished eating a frozen rabbit. Harriet was known for the unusual tuft on her head, the result of scar tissue.

Harriet, 35, traveled the state and country as the face of the bald eagle.

Minneapolis joins network of 'resilient' cities


The city has been selected for the Rockefeller Foundations "100 Resilient Cities" program, will hire a new "chief resilience officer."

Minneapolis council pledges support for transgender community, advisory group


The council voted unanimously in a committee meeting to establish a permanent advisory group on transgender issues.

Man in St. Paul house shoots at police, then is shot and killed

The man was in a bedroom and had fired at officers, St. Paul police said. It happened about 2:15 p.m. on the 2100 block of Minnehaha Avenue E.

Gap between men and women's church attendance shrinks

The gender gap in worship might not have been a great thing, but some religious leaders might prefer that to what’s happening now. The share…

City of Lakeville's tweet sparks a political dustup

The city of Lakeville deleted an objectionable tweet this week after Republican politicians criticized it as public support for a political campaign. Screenshots on social…

Rape, kidnapping charges dropped against St. Paul man accused of chaining victim in basement

Wilbert Glover still faces weapons charges related to the case.

Henning school pulls coming-of-age novel 'This One Summer' from library

"This One Summer" pulled after complaint; decision has drawn criticism.

Minneapolis City Council gives tentative approval to sick-leave mandate

With final approval expected Friday, the ordinance would go into effect July 1, 2017.

Defendant in ISIL trial to testify this afternoon

Guled Omar is likely the defense's only witness.

Minnesota eagle ambassador Harriet dies at age 35

One of Minnesota's most famous eagles has died at the ripe old age of 35.

Tree falls, fatally hits Minn. farmer herding cattle in from storm

He was on a 4-wheeler at the time he was struck, the Sheriff's Office said.

Republican National Committee to add staff in Wisconsin

The Republican National Committee says it plans to add 250 additional staffers in battleground states, including Wisconsin.

Riverfront plans get first look from Rochester's Destination Medical Center board

The hotel and retail complex would sit on the banks of the Zumbro River.

Memorial Day motorists reminded to move over for safety + Video

New video from AAA shows cars whizzing precariously close to its tow truck drivers.

Man accused of plotting to join Islamic State testifies

A Minnesota man on trial for plotting to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group is testifying in his own defense.

Day's 4th word trips up Twin Cities 8th-grader in National Spelling Bee

At least two-thirds of the day's 45 competitors have been eliminated.

Wisconsin Democrats to debate eliminating super delegates

Wisconsin Democrats are slated to debate a nonbinding resolution supporting the elimination of super delegates, the party insiders who can support whoever they want for president.