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Unlicensed Twin Cities gun buyer pleads guilty; some were used in crimes

The St. Paul man bought 41 guns online. One was found at a drug crime scene in Bloomington.

Murder-suicide claims Mankato couple married less than a year

Delbert Wilson shot his wife and then himself in their home, according to police.

Eagan student wins JFK Profile in Courage essay award

Class Act

Zhen Tu, a junior at Eagan High School, won $10,000 for an essay on a congressman who gave up his career for bipartisanship.

Minneapolis approves $800M plan to upgrade roads, parks


A momentous, $800 million deal to breath new life into Minneapolis' crumbling roads and parks received enthusiastic approval Friday by the City Council.

Prince's longtime chef says artist fought throat, stomach pains recently

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

Man who died after hitting car in Orono is ID'd; drinking suspected

His car was hit after it came to rest from the initial collision, the patrol said.

Hennepin County fined for violating records law

Tony Webster wanted to know whether the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office was using newfangled technology to track people through their faces, fingerprints and irises. So…

Hundreds gather in south Minneapolis to celebrate Prince

Hundreds of people gathered in south Minneapolis to celebrate the life and music of Prince.

Cecil Newman went from porter to newspaper publisher

Cecil Newman’s old Woodstock typewriter rests in Tracey Williams-Dillard’s closet. His old notarizing stamp and timecard machine decorate her office at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. And…

Report: Person shot in traffic in south-central Wisconsin

Authorities are responding to a report of a person shot in traffic in south-central Wisconsin.

Civil service change criticized within Walker administration

A memo within Gov. Scott Walker's administration criticized the overhaul of Wisconsin's civil service system that Walker and Republican lawmakers approved.

St. Paul thinks big for downtown with plan for River Balcony

The city will debut a final master plan this month for the 1.5-mile overlook and pedestrian path, but major questions remain.

Police: 2nd man wounded after funeral at Milwaukee church

Milwaukee police now say a second man was shot and wounded after a fight broke out after a funeral this weekend.

Police search for suspect after man killed in West Allis

Police are searching for a suspect after a man reportedly was killed in a shooting in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis.

Man, 31, fatally shot inside Milwaukee home; suspect sought

Milwaukee police say a man is dead after being shot inside of a residence.

Murder-suicide suspected in Mankato couple's shooting deaths

Mankato police suspect the shooting deaths of a couple were a murder-suicide.

Wausau police officer shoots, kills knife-wielding suspect

A Wausau police officer has shot and killed a man who authorities say was wielding a knife.

How investigators are using data to battle Minn. surge in suicides

Effort follows sharp increase in Minnesota deaths.

5 rescued from sunken boat in western Minnesota

Authorities say five people were rescued after their boat sank in Lake Carlos in western Minnesota.