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In Jordan, an old-country feel contrasts a desire to grow

David Darr reeled in a fish — snack size — as he spent some time with his family at Lagoon Park in Jordan.

City's growing population is prompting it to balance its history with its future.

Robber's gun to Brooklyn Park man's head failed to fire 3 times, charges say

29-year-old man hears "click," "click," "click."

Fargo thief steals award given to baseball great Roger Maris

Roger Maris in 1961.

A thief broke a museum window in a Fargo mall early Tuesday and made off with a prestigious trophy awarded to the hometown hero in 1961.

2½ years in prison for unlicensed hit-and-run driver who killed Albert Lea woman

The collision left the woman in the median of the busy street. She was dead by the time emergency responders arrived.

Mother is third in family to die from Dakota Co. passing-maneuver crash

The collision occurred after the family's SUV made a tight passing maneuver. The woman's unborn child also died.

Waseca teen opts for felony conviction over probation in bomb plot

John LaDue has said he believes a felony conviction may not hurt his job prospects as much as he first feared.

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

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


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MnDOT hosts open house on Hwy. 12 median barrier

Detours and weekend and nightly closures are coming to a stretch of Hwy. 12 in the west metro this fall and they may be welcome.

Mug shot sleaze doesn't justify keeping them secret

The mug shot is the star of the voyeur’s internet. Any web search turns up thousands of images of people booked and photographed by police,…


Worker buried when trench collapsed in Minnetonka has died

One of the two construction workers trapped when a trench they were digging Monday morning in Minnetonka has died, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office…


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Loring Lore walking tours: Sold out

Columnist James Lileks will host guided tours of Loring Park this summer.


Convicted sex offender, 90, charged with sex crime at Edina pool

The man had sex toys with him at the time of his arrest, according to the criminal complaint.


Want a piece of '90s Minneapolis? Nicollet Mall granite for sale

Minnesota's signature pedestrian mall is getting ripped up, so why not rebuild part of it in your backyard?


Labor is key to a Democratic victory, Minnesota delegates say

Local Democrats stress importance of labor vote to a win in November.


Man who died while in Lake Minnetonka was St. Francis school board member

David Roberts was pulled from the water one evening last week. What led to his death has yet to be determined.


MnDOT hosts open house on Hwy. 12 median barrier

Detours and weekend and nightly closures are coming to a stretch of Hwy. 12 in the west metro this fall and they may be welcome.


Minn. road deaths surpass 200 for year when semi driver dies in crash

Drunken driving, lack of seat belt use, distracted driving and speeding are the leading causes of deadly crashes.


Eden Prairie police warn residents about home, garage break-ins

Eden Prairie police are warning residents to lock up in the wake of a recent string of burglaries in the city. The first occurred on…