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In honoring Paul Bunyan Day, no one stands taller than Minnesota

Paul Bunyan and Babe statues greet visitors in Bemidji.

Tuesday was an opportunity for Minnesotans to celebrate the legendary lumberjack's birthday and to reflect on how wrong the entire state of Maine is about where he was born.

St. Paul sings 'Hello' to Minneapolis in Adele parody video

St. Paul tweaks Minneapolis in an Adele "Hello" parody video.

With Adele set to kick off her U.S. tour at the Xcel next week, St. Paul used the opportunity to tweak Minneapolis with a message from "the other side."

Juror pay in Minnesota district courts to double starting next week

Heinrich trial on child pornography charges rescheduled

2 people shot a block from the U; no arrests

School officials weighing whether to issue a campuswide "Timely Warning" about the shooting.

Charge: Iron Range man decapitated after being accused of rape

Under arrest is the boyfriend of the woman who made the sexual assault allegation.

2 boys, ages 10 and 11, drown in Willmar lake

A four-hour search preceded the grim discovery of the two friends and schoolmates.


Jon Tevlin
Tevlin: Charter amendments give voice to the public, which is sometimes wrong

Such a referendum is direct democracy in action, in which sub groups of society push to change an inept or crooked status quo by end-running it. Or, it's tyranny of the masses, depending on your view of representative democracy and how well it works.

Class Act
Breck Head of School to resign at the end of next school year

Edward Kim is resigning after the 2016-2017 school year, his 31st year in education.


Boy pulled from pool Sunday in Shorewood dies

A 9-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon, two days after he was pulled from a private swimming pool in Shorewood, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said.…


Obituary: David Forster Jr.'s aspirations as an athlete, businessman cut short

A week after running alongside his fiancée in Grandma's Marathon, helping her finish her first 26.2-mile race, the 27-year-old elite runner collapsed on an evening run near his Minneapolis home and died.


Dashcam captures motorcyclist's crash into unsecured load on I-94

When Linda Leverty bought a dashcam four months ago, she hoped to record wildlife that often crosses the roads near her home in rural Longville,…


At annual convention, Hennepin County a model for how jailed mentally ill are treated

The humane treatment of mentally ill inmates is highlighted at conference.


Prospect Park group aims to preserve Glendale public housing

Historic designation could help preserve the Minneapolis neighborhood's low-income row houses.


Jury finds younger Davis guilty in Community Action fraud case

A jury found Jordan Davis guilty of conspiring with his father to commit fraud.


Woman fatally shot in back and found in N. Mpls. is identified

No arrests have been made in the killing of Coshaye Brown.


Tevlin: Charter amendments give voice to the public, which is sometimes wrong

Such a referendum is direct democracy in action, in which sub groups of society push to change an inept or crooked status quo by end-running it. Or, it's tyranny of the masses, depending on your view of representative democracy and how well it works.


Charge: Resident repeatedly molested woman in wheelchair at west metro facility

The man also touched other women, according to the criminal complaint.


For one month, Minneapolis pianos drew out our thirst for making music

An amateur pianist was determined to play all 25 of the downtown Pianos on Parade, and she was delighted by her encounters.