Wetterlings to hold community meeting Monday in Paynesville

Jacob's parents say they hope the event will be cathartic and helpful for the community.

Holidazzle opens at Loring Park with new offerings

The revamped Minneapolis tradition opened Friday with live music and fireworks.

St. Paul police union criticizes AFSCME for support of Jamar Clark protesters


The St. Paul Police Federation on Friday criticized one of the state’s largest labor unions for its declaration of support of protests that began after the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police, calling it “so biased and ignorant - it is useless to even debate.”

Guess who has nation's best drivers? You betcha, it's Minnesota

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Minnesota drivers are far from perfect, but they are considered the best in the nation for the second straight year according to a study out Friday from Carinsurancecomparison.com.

Afton, other well-heeled exurbs denied state broadband money

Like last year, the state funding will be going to rural areas well away from the metro.

South-metro school districts investing in solar energy

The panels and gardens will pay off with significant long-term energy savings, officials say.

Golden Valley moving ahead with $18 million Brookview Community Center replacement

The replacement is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Bacteria that cause Legionnaires found at Mpls. VA hospital

Minneapolis VA is taking steps to clean water system of Legionnaires disease bacteria. No illnesses have been discovered.

Traffic snarls at Hwy. 36 near St. Croix River bridge coming under scrutiny

Engineers are beginning to fix one of the most daunting intersections in Washington County — a year after it was rebuilt as part of the…

State arbitrator upholds firing of Lakeville police officer over media leaks

Lakeville says cases were harmed, but cop’s lawyer cites right to free speech.

Corrections Department doesn't consider counseling vets disaster relief

When therapist Shelley Koski sought approval from her bosses to use leave for a Red Cross workshop for returning veterans and their families, the department said no.

Low-wage workers rally downtown for better wages, sick pay

Downtown Minneapolis rally staged on a busy Black Friday.

Washington County holds public budget hearing on Tuesday

Proposed property tax increase is first in years.

'Giving Tuesday' struggles to gain recognition in Minnesota

First came Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. Now, “Giving Tuesday” is working to build a national day to tap some of the $600 billion Americans…

Minnesota immigrants scale back hopes for Obama programs

A year after the president's action on immigration, millions still in limbo.

Holidazzle opens at Loring Park with new offerings

Fireworks erupted above a festive crowd of about 1,000 people bundled against the chill Friday at the first Holidazzle celebration held at Minneapolis’ Loring Park.

Hennepin County's Toni Beitz wins statewide award for law career

Colleagues nominated the groundbreaking assistant county attorney.

Obituary: Steve Fiscus helped veterans get government benefits for Parkinson's disease

Steve Fiscus spent his last years scouring medical research, visiting congressional offices and posting in online forums, urging anyone to listen to his concern: He…

Fugitive dentist wanted in Tenn. stabbing is found in Minnesota

Knoxville police say the Sevierville dentist sought in the stabbing of a woman at a Knoxville motel has been found in Minnesota.