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Edina offers $1,000 reward in park vandalism incidents

Vandalism at Fred Richards Park in Edina.

Public-private partnership brings new life to Plymouth and Penn

A public-private development plan promises to transform the area near the junction of Penn and Plymouth avenues N. in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County would contribute $67 million.

St. Paul police: Man shot to death near Crosby Farm Regional Park

Police say the shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. at a house in the Highland Park neighborhood.

Perseverance skills could be making their way into classrooms

Youngest Peace Prize winner surprises her young Minneapolis fans

Malala Yousafzai followed in the evening by inspiring a much larger crowd, about 5,000 people — many of them girls — who packed Target Center to hear Yousafzai tell her life story.

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.

MnDOT will broadcast Snelling Avenue improvement plans live on Facebook
The Drive

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has plans to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists who use Snelling Avenue in St. Paul's Midway area. And they will be shared during a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Nice Ride reduces single ride fee for app users
The Drive

Nice Ride Minnesota has a new app. It also wants to raise the number of single rides taken on the bike sharing network.

This is the youngest photo of Prince we've seen yet -- and it's adorable

Even in elementary school, Prince had some swag. He's 10 years old in this yearbook photo from John Hay School in Minneapolis.

Lawyer suspended over drunken stabbing at Manny's bar

Michael Riehm can reapply for his license in 5 years; he's already has been convicted of a felony.

Minn. test scores remain flat; achievement gap stays open

The results all but guarantee the state will not reach its goal of cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017.

Falcon Heights residents demand change after Castile shooting

At listening session, the City Council heard pleas for a new approach to policing.

Musician shot dead at Winona bar; 1 other person wounded

A well-known folk and bluegrass musician was shot to death and another man wounded by gunfire early Wednesday at a downtown Winona bar, and the suspected gunman was arrested a few hours later, authorities said.

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Jury deliberations underway in Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's trial

Grazzini-Rucki is charged with hiding the girls on a western Minnesota horse ranch.

St. Paul City Council aims to 'level playing field' for taxis

Ride-hailing services are less regulated and more sought-after than cabs.

Minneapolis sets expanded goals for diversifying its workforce

City officials will work to add more women, people of color as employees.

Obituary: Philip Dacey, 77, was a prolific poet and an inspired teacher

On the first day of his introduction to poetry class, Philip Dacey often had his students shout “POETRY SUCKS!” Over and over again they would…

Man faces felony charges for threatening to kill former colleagues via Facebook, texts

Frankie Davis initiated the threats via Facebook and text, the charges say.