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Lost dog? Nonprofit Retrievers ride to the rescue for forlorn owners

By sharing advice and using high-tech tools, a Twin Cities nonprofit group is able to find lost dogs about two-thirds of the time — free of charge.

Government Center weddings are sweet valentines for 28 couples

Nearly 30 pairs wed in free ceremonies performed by Hennepin County judges

Mpls. opts for nonprofit recycler over nation's largest waste firm


A local nonprofit company will soon begin sorting and selling Minneapolis' recyclable materials, after the city opted not to sign a new contract with the nation's largest garbage company.

Car2Go proposes smaller Minneapolis service area


Car sharing service Car2Go plans to reduce their service area in Minneapolis, leaving the blue and white Smart cars largely unavailable in the North Side and near the city's southern border.

U regents argue Kaler's tuition and enrollment proposal

Regents appeared to split into two camps on tuition: those who balked at a proposed nonresident increase and those who scoffed at a goal of keeping resident tuition increases to a minimum.

Protesters demand prosecution of officers involved in Jamar Clark shooting

The demonstrators plan to rally weekly at the Government Center.

Bloomington parent makes masks star of middle school show

Parent volunteer painstakingly makes "Lion King Jr." characters come to life.

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage schools, parents prepare for new grade alignments

Most are looking forward to 9th- through 12th-graders being under one roof.

Funeral for slain Fargo police officer to be held Feb. 22

The funeral for slain Fargo police officer Jason Moszer will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Scheels Arena in Fargo, the city’s…

Lileks: I say, old chap, be jolly good and hand over the lolly!

Bank robbery isn't an unusual story, but last week's heist of an Uptown TCF had some unusual details. The thief spoke in an "English" accent.…

10 Wisconsin reservists prepare to deploy to Afghanistan

The families of 10 Wisconsin Army Reserve members are saying their good-byes this weekend as the soldiers prepare for a Valentine's Day deployment.

Clinton, Sanders make case for campaigns to Minn. DFLers + Photo Gallery

Both Democratic candidates spoke at a DFL fundraising dinner, and earlier, Sanders sought to make inroads with black voters.

Man imprisoned in 2013 Milwaukee home invasion hangs himself

Authorities say a man convicted in a 2013 home invasion and sexual assault in Milwaukee was found hanging in his cell at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

Ideology not only differences for Supreme Court hopefuls

The Wisconsin Supreme Court primary election arrives Tuesday with the same overt partisanship that has characterized the court itself in recent years. But a look past the campaign ads finds more differences than just ideology.

93-year-old woman dies after house fire near River Falls

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says a 93-year-old woman has died after a fire destroyed her home near River Falls in western Wisconsin.

1 shot dead in road; 1 killed in shootout with Plymouth police + Photo Gallery

Authorities swarmed to two locations in Plymouth late Friday after a person was shot and killed near a busy intersection. "This was the most violent and intense thing I've ever seen," a witness said. Later, a man at a nearby apartment building was killed after a shootout with police.

80-year-old woman dies in Milwaukee house fire

Authorities say an 80-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates at a glance

Biographical information about the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court (in alphabetical order by last name). The nonpartisan primary election is Tuesday, and the top two…

Suspect dies, police hurt in shootout at Plymouth apartment

A man was shot and killed at an intersection in the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth before a suspect police describe as a man with a violent history died in an exchange of gunfire with officers inside a nearby apartment building.