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It's Paul Bunyan Day in Minnesota, today and every day

Paul Bunyan and Babe statues greet visitors in Bemidji.

Paul Bunyan's birthday is a chance to reflect on how wrong Maine is about the legendary lumberjack's birthplace.

St. Paul sings 'Hello' to Minneapolis in Adele parody video

St. Paul tweaks Minneapolis in an Adele "Hello" parody video.

With Adele set to kick off her U.S. tour at the Xcel next week, St. Paul used the opportunity to tweak Minneapolis with a message from "the other side."

At annual convention, Hennepin County a model for how jailed mentally ill are treated

More than 3,100 sheriffs and staff have gathered in Minneapolis to discuss law enforcement's most pressing issues

Dick Bancroft has shot photos of the American Indian struggle for 46 years

Woman fatally shot in back and found in N. Mpls. is identified

Others were with her in the vehicle. No arrests have been made.

Oakdale man had 'firearms easily accessible' when officers raided his home for a marijuana grow operation.

Mark Kuzel, 53, fired a weapon at officers who were serving a search warrant for a marijuan grow operation.

Man pleads guilty to prostituting Forest Lake girl

Damon DiMartino agreed to full sentence of 20 years in prison. His plea ended a jury trial about to begin.


Jon Tevlin
Tevlin: Charter amendments give voice to the public, which is sometimes wrong

Such a referendum is direct democracy in action, in which sub groups of society push to change an inept or crooked status quo by end-running it. Or, it's tyranny of the masses, depending on your view of representative democracy and how well it works.

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Breck Head of School to resign at the end of next school year

Edward Kim is resigning after the 2016-2017 school year, his 31st year in education.


Tevlin: Charter amendments give voice to the public, which is sometimes wrong

Such a referendum is direct democracy in action, in which sub groups of society push to change an inept or crooked status quo by end-running it. Or, it's tyranny of the masses, depending on your view of representative democracy and how well it works.


Breck Head of School to resign at the end of next school year

Edward Kim is resigning after the 2016-2017 school year, his 31st year in education.


Charge: Resident repeatedly molested woman in wheelchair at west metro facility

The man also touched other women, according to the criminal complaint.


LGBT Minnesota Muslims caught at cultural crossroads

In the wake of the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, queer Muslims feel intensified pressure on multiple facets of their identities.


Hello, Minneapolis! Love, Saint Paul

Adele's two night performance, which kicks off her 2016 North America tour, is sold out at Xcel Energy Center. Visit Saint Paul, the city's official convention & visitors bureau, is capitalizing on the opportunity to say "Hello" to potential visitors a little closer to home, right across the river in Minneapolis.


Albert Lea man pleads guilty to supplying methadone in overdose death

Dustin Charles Chenevert will be sentenced on July 8.


Dayton names Anne K. McKeig to Minnesota Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Judge Anne K. McKeig to the Minnesota Supreme Court, where she will replace Justice Christopher J. Dietzen, who will retire at the end of August.


Jury finds younger Davis guilty in Community Action fraud case

Father, ex-CEO Bill Davis, pleaded guilty earlier this month.


Spoon and Stable chef Gavin Kaysen to open Wayzata restaurant

Spoon and Stable owner plans a French brasserie in the former Blue Point space in early 2017.


Mpls. supporters of $15 minimum wage ready with 20K signatures

Supporters confident they have 20,000 valid petition signatures and the law in their favor.