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Lost dog back home thanks to MnDOT employee

A Siberian husky is safe and back home with his owners thanks to a MnDOT employee who pulled the pup out of harms way as it ran along a busy east metro highway.

Winter Carnival, Loppet, pond hockey event join forces in winter showcase

Cross country skiers made their way around Lake of the Isles during the Luminary Loppet in 2016.

Great Northern festival that will debut in January and combine some of Minnesota's most popular winter traditions with food, culture and more.

Renters caught in middle as cities spend years battling landlords to fix problem properties

Jose Ramirez showed Arianna Feldman, an organizer with United Renters for Justice, a leak from the light fixture in his apartment’s entryway. Ramirez lives with his wife in a one-bedroom apartment owned by Stephen Frenz, who has been sued by the city of Minneapolis over housing code violations.

While the Stephen Frenz case has taken extra twists and turns, even more straightforward license revocations can lead to a lengthy process for city regulators.

Man's body found in collapsed building in Sioux Falls

A woman who lived in the structure had been pulled to safety hours before the construction worker's death was confirmed.

Delta passenger objects to in-flight movie as "perpetuating racism"

She asked the airline to let ethnic communities review the film.

District officials name Mounds View High students in fatal crash

Two junior girls died in the Thursday morning collision; a third is hospitalized.

Vikings threaten to sue over talk of soccer at U.S. Bank Stadium

The owners of the Major League Soccer expansion franchise the Minnesota United are in talks about playing games at U.S. Bank Stadium — and it has left the stadium's primary tenant, the Minnesota Vikings, crying foul and threatening to sue.

Tevlin: Some suite seats for DFL Party big shots
Jon Tevlin

The DFL insiders came for the free lunch at U.S. Bank Stadium and ended up buying the timeshare.

Minneapolis South High ESL kids receive free bikes from nonprofit
Class Act

The free bikes come from nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz.

Maplewood woman charged again with murder in a fifth heroin death

Beverly Burrell now has been charged in connection with the deaths of five Minnesota men.

Herbert "Hippy" Wagner, idea man, apple grower and pie maker, dies at 91

A hailstorm is credited with sparking Herbert Wagner’s most popular business idea. When a storm damaged the crop at his longtime orchard, Jim’s Apple Farm,…

Tevlin: Some suite seats for DFL Party big shots

The DFL insiders came for the free lunch at U.S. Bank Stadium and ended up buying the timeshare.

Reward swells in pursuit of driver who fatally hit woman, 75, in Hopkins

A friend of the victim has made a private donation of $10,000, police said.

Fridley residents at odds over new city hall complex

Some say time is right to replace the facility, while others want plan brought to a referendum.

Do public services cost more in Minneapolis or St. Paul?

The two cities are finalizing their 2017 budgets, but city taxes comprise a small share of a homeowners total obligation for services.

Report counts nearly 300 sexual assault cases on Minn. campuses

Nearly 300 complaints of sexual assault were reported to Minnesota colleges or universities in 2015, and 79 resulted in disciplinary action greater than a warning, according to information made public under a new state law.

Correction for Dec. 3, 2016

Two photos of Minnesota singer/songwriter Mason Jennings in Friday’s Variety section were incorrectly credited. They were shot by Benson Ramsey.   A story…

Transit funding board meets, discusses whether to disband

No decision was made at Thursday's meeting of the Counties Transit Improvement Board, but the debate will continue as member counties decide the next steps.

SUV driver exits vehicle, is fatally hit along SE Minnesota highway

The victim was next to the trailer he was pulling on Hwy. 52, the patrol said.