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Speakers overwhelmingly favor renaming Lake Calhoun

In May, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted unanimously to change the name of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska (pronounced beh-DAY mah-KAH skah), which means White Earth Lake.

The Hennepin County Board hearing and its vote sometime before the end of the year are the next steps in the state-mandated process to change the name of a body of water.

Time for hooky : Minnesota soaks up picture-perfect days

The fall colors along the Mississippi River Tuesday are near peak as a small tug boat heads up river, as seen from the Franklin Ave. Bridge in Minneapolis.

What's happened with the renaming of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis so far

Somali community leaders announce fundraising for Mogadishu victims

Mosques will collect money to help those affected by the bombing.

MEA weekend is busy time in Minnesota to hit the road, skies

Travelers can expect long lines at the airport and sparse lodgings available Up North.

St. Paul high schools to start later but not until 2019-20 school year

The delay is to allow more time to explore ways to ease parental concerns.

Police: Driver on pot hits 2 cars in Bloomington, severs man's legs

One driver on the side of Penn Avenue was helping "jump" the other's vehicle.


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Watch where you park; street sweeping begins Tuesday in Minneapolis
The Drive

It's a big job, but starting Tuesday crews in Minneapolis will get to work on cleaning 1,000 miles of city streets.

Road work could tangle traffic on Rockford Road in Plymouth
The Drive

A short-term maintenance project will make it more difficult for drivers on Rockford Road in Plymouth.


The Lantern Light Festival has combined intricate design and thousands of lights to create a wonderland of color and light at Canterbury Park in Shakopee throughout October.

Shakopee's Chinese lantern festival lights up the night

South metro news briefs: Burnsville moves up start of City Council meetings an hour
South metro police blotter, Oct. 15
Burnsville teen died of natural causes, not alcohol, visiting NDSU

Brenda Higgins, owner of HealthSource Chiropractic in Hopkins, poses with “Lux,” a skeleton aimed at attracting a little lighthearted attention to her business among everyday shoppers on Mainstreet.

Hopkins project adds novelty to Mainstreet storefronts

Charge of 'political indoctrination' heats up Edina school board race
West metro news briefs: Minnehaha Creek Watershed board approves $9.7 million levy
Police: Driver on pot hits 2 cars in Bloomington, severs man's legs

Chad Rygwall loved flying his single-engine Cessna, family members said.

Princeton couple were in plane that crashed near Ramsey in river

North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 15
Colman O'Connell, Catholic nun who led St. Ben's as its last monastic president, dies at 90
Police raid Brooklyn Center hotel in search for suspect in overdoses

Ali Adsit, adopted by Ted and Carmen Trampe of North St. Paul when she was a baby, was pictured on the front page of a Stillwater newspaper at age 2. Now she is 41 and serves on the board of the EVOLVE adoption agency.

Baby who survived Guatemala earthquake now embraces motherhood in White Bear Lake

North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 15
Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land
Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities

Fourth Ward Minneapolis City Council candidates, from left, Phillipe Cunningham, Stephanie Gasca, Dana Hansen and Barbara Johnson lined up for an Oct. 3 debate at the Mastery School in Minneapolis.

In north Minneapolis' Fourth Ward, City Council candidates challenge a dynasty

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Nekima Levy-Pounds' run born in Fourth Precinct protest
Mpls. lieutenant sues mayor, citing texts calling him racist
What's happened with the renaming of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis so far

Swede Hollow 1850s-1950s
The tiny house that might have been moved from Swede Hollow to 656 Bush Av. in St. Paul can be seen beyond the larger structure on the right. East Side carpenter Cliff Carey believes it might be Swede Hollow’s last intact building.

St. Paul carpenter believes tiny house is a Swede Hollow survivor

Philando Castile fundraising campaign clears St. Paul school lunch debts
St. Paul fire chief disciplined for 'intimidation,' retaliating against subordinate
St. Paul taking gentler approach toward business regulation

St. Paul taking gentler approach toward business regulation

Some city leaders are growing cautious about new regulations and their effect on business owners.


Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land

More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.


St. Paul man sues police after detainment in wake of Philando Castile protest

Osha Joseph vomited and complained about the heat during his hourlong arrest.


With 3 weeks to Election Day, who are you voting for? Find races and resources here

Who's on the ballot where you live? For major Minneapolis and St. Paul races, you'll get resources like campaign finance reports to help you research.


Charles Beck, renowned woodcut print artist, dies at 94

Charles Beck started selling his drawings in grade school for candy and marbles growing up in Fergus Falls. Some 90 years later, his prints and…


Correction for Wednesday, Oct. 18.

A headline on D2 Tuesday should have said the Alberta Clipper pipeline received a State Department permit.


Advocates worry the Trump administration might crack down on visa overstays

Authorities have pledged a tougher stance on immigrants who stay after visas expire.


Man killed when house he was moving in NW Minn. falls on him

A northern Minnesota man was killed Sunday when a small home he was helping to move onto a foundation fell from its supports, trapping him…


Rash of heroin overdoses claims woman's life on White Earth Reservation

The four overdoses occurred late last week, according to authorities.


Suspect injured in officer-involved shooting in St. Cloud

According to the BCA, the man was armed and fired.