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Move over rotary phones – meter readers join ranks of the relics

Jenny Rhoades, a public works meter reader for Bloomington walked briskly from house to house in a new Bloomington neighborhood capturing water readings from a sensor on the side of each house.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson to become chairwoman of Minnesota Orchestra

Minnesota Orchestra's board of directors picked Marilyn Carlson Nelson as their next leader.

The businesswoman has a long history with the orchestra, and even funded its trip to Cuba.

Man dead in officer involved shooting in Burnsville

Mpls. fire captain files sexual harassment, retaliation suit

Vicki Jung says her department fostered a 'hostile' environment.

Police: Motorcyclist in fatal hit-run had license revoked

He's being held on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.

Man charged with fatal stabbing of short-term roommate at St. Paul apartment

Rhône, the victim were arguing at his apartment.

Minnesota's White Earth Nation among tribes in $492.8 million lawsuit settlement


Signs can go wild during election season

If you were waiting to put up 50-foot billboards in your yard proclaiming the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials, your moment has arrived. Election season means…

Brace for congestion as Ryder Cup will bring heavy traffic to Chaska, Shakopee
The Drive

The much-anticipated Ryder Cup gets underway this week and with it comes a heads up for motorists: Expect lots and lots of extra traffic in Chaska and Shakopee.


South St. Paul school adds police after anonymous threat

The South St. Paul Secondary School will have added police presence Tuesday after Superintendent Dave Webb sent a message to parents Monday night saying the…


Sister says Minnetonka student killed in St. Paul was set up

Samantha Burnette, 16, was gunned down around 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Sims Avenue. Her sister, Brittany Rock, was injured and taken to Regions Hospital.


Property taxes on the rise for most in St. Paul

After getting a preview of overall bill, City Council to take up the proposals.


Man in fake beard robs Golden Valley bank inside grocery store

A man wearing a fake beard robbed a bank branch inside a Golden Valley grocery store and fled with the loot, authorities said Monday. The…


Tending bar, selling blood, striking nurses scramble for income

Contract talks resume Tuesday, but meanwhile, Allina nurses have turned to unconventional work.


Minn. Security Hospital fined $20,000 for safety violations

The Minnesota Security Hospital, the state’s largest psychiatric facility, has agreed to pay one of the biggest fines ever assessed against a state agency for…


St. Paul sells Penfield apartment complex for $65.5 million

City sells apartments that it redeveloped to a private trust for $65.5M and nets $8.7M.


Correction for Sept. 27, 2016

Tactile Systems Technology secured $10.4 million in capital in 2012. The time frame was incorrect in a caption on Page D1 Monday.


Some tax credits for Minnesota veterans expire in October

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding Minnesota service members to use the refundable tax credit before it expires. The Credit for Military Service in…


Colleges' crackdown on sex assaults provokes questions of fairness

As schools crack down on campus assaults, lawsuits ask: Where are rights of the accused?