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After dark, teenagers own the Minnesota State Fair

As is the case most evenings, high school students were hanging out en masse near the Midway at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday night. They included Deveney Flood, second from left, Nick Wallisch, center, and Matt Connolly, students at St. Agnes High School in St. Paul.

The yearly ritual of meeting by the Midway marks an important rite of passage.

Philando Castile vigil briefly halts traffic near State Fair

Philando Castile’s memorial on the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street in Falcon Heights marks the spot where he was shot by a St. Anthony police officer.

North High sees enrollment jump as new year begins

New Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff visited with students as he made his way to different classrooms at North High School during the first day of school Monday in Minneapolis.

With a new superintendent in office and a new school year underway, there is an intensified desire across the Minneapolis School District to beat expectations and capitalize on new beginnings.

St. Paul police focus on crime at University and Snelling

St. Paul police have stepped up efforts after a spike in crime, including at least two brawls.

If you're missing your tropical snake, please contact McLeod County sheriff

The 8-foot-long creature was captured in a park west of the Twin Cities.

Alaska Airline plane diverts to MSP when passenger tries to open door

The jet was flying from New York's JFK Airport, bound for Seattle, when the passenger tried to open a door in the rear of the aircraft.

Charges: Firetruck driver in deadly I-35W crash lacked sleep, had smoked pot that day

Michigan-based fire crew, on its way to Utah, lost two members.


Bridge work will bring closures on I-94 Tuesday and Wednesday nights
The Drive

Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will be setting new beams for new pedestrian bridges over I-94 at MacKubin and Grotto streets Monday and Wednesday nights. To do so, MnDOT will shut down a portion of I-94 both nights.

Eastern Carver County Schools' superintendent to retire
Class Act

Jim Bauck will retire on June 30, 2017.


State Fair attendance

Sunday's State Fair attendance was slightly below the previous year, and 32,000 fewer than the Day Four record set in 1994. Here are the latest…


Most Mpls. residents could see property tax increase

About 60% of Minneapolis residents would see increases under Hodges' 2017 proposal.


DNR shuts access to lake near Bemidji to fight invasive algae

Stubborn starry stonewort forms thick mats on the surface of infested lakes.


A trauma treatment that struggled for legitimacy is getting recognition from the VA

A local veterans advocacy group celebrated a big victory over the weekend: The recent announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs that it will encourage…


Attend gathering of classmates who bullied her in high school?

It's been 43 years since graduation, but the pain of bullying has rushed back with an invitation to golf and have lunch.


Minnesotans dish on their State Fair must-do's

Suspend your diet for the day and don't miss the free giveaways.


Teen dragged to his death by pickup in Wright Co.; 2 arrested

The victim was involved in a confrontation with someone in the pickup when it accelerated, authorities said.


Greek clergy seek MN support for Orthodox leader

Gov. Mark Dayton met with leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church last Sunday, and it wasn't to share a slice of baklava at the Greek…


Bridge work will bring closures on I-94 Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will be setting new beams for new pedestrian bridges over I-94 at MacKubin and Grotto streets Monday and Wednesday nights. To do so, MnDOT will shut down a portion of I-94 both nights.


One man dead in officer-involved shooting in Eagan

Three police officers are on administrative leave after the shooting.