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Washington County prosecutor sees uptick in online sex solicitations

Demand for underage and vulnerable girls on upswing, Imran Ali says.

Bloomington welcomes medical marijuana clinic

It will be the state's fourth dispensary, and four more must open by July 1.

State troopers help deliver two babies on the side of the road

The Drive

Minnesota state troopers have the job to protect and serve, and over the weekend two troopers did just that as they helped deliver two babies on the side of the road.

Levy-Pounds joins teacher tenure fight

Class Act

Minneapolis NAACP president to serve as co-counsel in case challenging state tenure and dismissal laws.

Obituary: Bill Morrissey, hotelier and St. Paul promoter

From the beginning, Bill Morrissey was destined to work in the hospitality industry. He was born in Minneapolis and raised in Bloomington, where his first…


Bike lanes to be added along Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul

The Ramsey County Board rejected the city of St. Paul's plan to reduce the street's speed limit.


St. Paul police investigate bus stop assault of 5-year-old girl + Photo Gallery + Video

Police say the girl was discovered Monday bleeding from the nose and mouth.


Vietnam War era activists reconvene at Macalester College

  Forty-six years ago this month, the nation’s campuses erupted in a series of student strikes, the largest student uprising in American history. Triggering the…


Addiction doctor was going to see Prince

Singer's representatives had called Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a national expert, over a "grave medical emergency." A meeting was planned for what turned out to be the day after star died.


Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protections.


Gallery: Clark family celebrates Jamar's birthday

: Clark family celebrates Jamar's birthday


State AG seeks loan forgiveness for students of failed Anthem College

The for-profit college, accused of inflated claims, went bankrupt.


Man sentenced for raping teen he found alone in car on Iron Range

He'll serve at least 10 years in prison for the 30-minute attack late at night last fall.


Life sentence for South St. Paul man who fatally stabbed woman

Thomas M. Luby claimed self-defense but was still convicted.


Minneapolis $15-an-hour minimum wage advocates say they're closing in on ballot campaign

Advocacy group says it already has more than half of needed signatures.


Minneapolis Fire Department now carrying Narcan to combat overdoses

The Minneapolis Fire Department on Tuesday began carrying the anti-overdose drug Narcan to aid victims in emergency situations, officials said.Several other fire departments and law…


Homeless and penniless sex offender is sent back to jail because he can't afford treatment

Jonathan Earl Brown, by most accounts, was trying to get his life back on track when he was released from a Ramsey County workhouse early…


As Jehovah Witness, Prince's 'beliefs were very, very strong'

A low-profile member in life, the star draws attention to Jehovah's Witnesses after death.


Patrol IDs driver killed in wrong way crash on I-394

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the man killed in a wrong-way head-on crash Monday on Interstate 394 as Ronnell Ross of Clarks Grove, Minn.Ross,…