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Bernhardson defeats Bransford in unusual election for Hennepin County chief judge

Bernhardson was the presumptive winner until Bransford jumped in to challenge her.

Oil pipeline beneath St. Croix River increases flow, worrying environmentalists

Enbridge is getting ready to boost pumping capacity in lines that run under headwaters of the federally protected St. Croix River.

Ex-Mayor R.T. Rybak named Minneapolis Foundation CEO


Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will take over at one of the region's most prominent philanthropies, the Minneapolis Foundation.

How to be angry about other people's vacations

Lileks @ Lunch

Lighten up, Francis.

St. Thomas student faces long suspension but no charges in sex assault

He calls St. Thomas inquiry and suspension "rigged."

Arden Hills megaproject takes big step forward

Officials want to turn the huge open space near the confluence of three major roads into a solar-powered eco-village that they hope becomes a national model for suburban development.

Somali, Muslim leaders speak out after profiling allegation + Video

Twin Cities leaders praised a TSA whistleblower for stepping forward with bias allegations.

Special administrator for Prince's estate confirmed + Photo Gallery + Video

With the approval of most of Prince's siblings, a Carver County judge Monday confirmed the appointment of Bremer Trust, National Association as special administrator to manage the late musician's assets.

Senate DFL proposes borrowing $1.5 billion for capital improvements

Bonding proposal would pay for infrastructure improvements.

Coon Rapids condemns abandoned split-level, plans to tear it down

The '70s-era home in Coon Rapids, abandoned nearly five years ago by its owner – and even the bank – is rotted beyond repair.

Lawyer: White powder sent to exotic car drivers accused of speeding

Several of them had been stopped for speeding on I-394. The FBI is checking.

Family hosting party for Jamar Clark's 25th birthday at North Side park

Family and supporters are putting on a birthday party Tuesday for Jamar Clark, a black man who was fatally shot last fall during an altercation…

Vikings, Wells Fargo file competing motions in signage dispute

Judge Donovan Frank will conduct a hearing on June 3.

Program teaches kids biking's rules of the road

I grew up in a small town and always walked or rode my bike to school. I don’t recall taking the bus until I was…

Bachelor Farmer's Berglund wins a food-world Oscar

Paul Berglund has been named Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation, only the fourth Minnesota chef to receive the award.

Reward offered for information leading to Lake Wobegon Trail bridge arsonist + Video

Quick-acting bicyclist saved Lake Wobegon Trail structure from ruin.

Traffic reporter dodges wrong way driver just before fatal crash on I-394

KSTP-TV morning traffic reporter Sam Ryan is accustomed to reporting on crashes on metro-area freeways, but Monday morning he got much closer to the action…

Stranded hiker rescued near Prince memorial bluff in Red Wing

Hiker unhurt after dangling more than 25 feet over Barn Bluff trail.

West River Parkway reopens in downtown Minneapolis despite sinkhole

West River Parkway between Portland and 4th avenues N. in downtown Minneapolis is back open for vehicular traffic.Officials closed the mile-long stretch of West River…