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Vandals strike St. Paul headquarters of anti-abortion nonprofit

Obituary: Doug Clobes built community through bowling and music

Hennepin County leads state in 24/7 child protection response

Natalie Sinkler, a child protection worker, took a call at an office in northeast Minneapolis.

Following a state mandate, Hennepin social workers now respond quickly to abuse calls.

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul

March for Life participants optimistic about new restrictions.

Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws

Feds' action against KleinBank will weigh inner-city needs vs. banks' right to location.

St. Paul officer charged with punching teen girl in handcuffs

The officer had placed the uncooperative 14-year-old girl in a squad car and when the handcuffed girl spit in the officer's face he punched her twice, according to the charges.

Residents of Twin Cities suburbs find places online to gather, vent

Civic Facebook groups gain influence, critics.


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Few traffic snags with first day of Hwy. 169 bridge closure in Edina
The Drive

By most accounts, traffic flowed reasonably well in the southwest metro on Monday morning, the first day of the dreaded Nine Mile Creek bridge closure that will impact more than 90,000 drivers daily.

Tevlin: To most blessed guy, ALS stands for 'a loving savior'
Jon Tevlin

  The stories started even before the smell of Sweet Martha’s cookies, being baked by Gary Olson, one of the actual founders of the Minnesota…


Mary Dodds and Maggie Mortensen, co-founders of North Aire Market, worked on making soup in their Shakopee test kitchen.

QVC serves up prime-time spot for Shakopee soup ladies Sunday

Trout opener draws hundreds to Chaska's Courthouse Lake
South news briefs: Sibley Historic Site in Mendota gets $10,000 gift for improvements
South metro police blotter, Jan. 22

After seven years as partners, officer Jason Behr is adjusting to a new role in the Edina Police Department and Blade is getting used to a more relaxed life as a well-loved civilian at Behr's home.

After 7 years, an Edina police dog has gone on his last patrol

Trout opener draws hundreds to Chaska's Courthouse Lake
West metro briefs: Plymouth police launch program to stop gas pump skimming
West metro police blotter, Jan. 22

Grapple crane operator and processor Cody Atkinson looks for items to remove from solid waste that may damage processing equipment at Elk River Resource Processing Plant.

MPCA pushes to keep Twin Cities trash burning at capacity

Bottineau Blue Line LRT gains key federal approval
Columbia Heights seminary vows to continue clash with BBB
Rapid warm-up inspires Twin Cities golf club to open its outdoor range

A new A Line bus on Ford Parkway in St. Paul. Most of the route is on Snelling Avenue, ending at Rosedale.

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury considers lodging tax to upgrade indoor park
North/east metro police blotter, Jan. 22
Vandals strike St. Paul headquarters of anti-abortion nonprofit

People jumped rope at the Pop Up Park in Jordan Park in north Minneapolis in 2014.

Park Board seeks public input on north Minneapolis park plans

North Loop becoming the place to be for retail
Rosenblum: North Market serves up community goodness in Minneapolis
As redevelopment comes to Northeast's Lowry Av., people prepare for change

Women's activists and supporters gathered at the State Capitol for the Women's March Minnesota on Saturday in St. Paul, part of a worldwide day of protests.

90,000-plus march in St. Paul with message for Trump

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon
Merriam Park neighborhood 'Goddess Tree' installed in St. Paul gallery
Near St. Paul's restored train depot, a new apartment rises

Appeals court will hear arguments over Stillwater school closings

Opponents say decision was made with insufficient evidence, but district disagrees.


St. Cloud bouncer jailed after allegedly knocking patron unconscious

The victim, who was kicked out of the bar by the bouncer, was thrown to the ground and hit his head, witnesses said.


Few traffic snags with first day of Hwy. 169 bridge closure in Edina

By most accounts, traffic flowed reasonably well in the southwest metro on Monday morning, the first day of the dreaded Nine Mile Creek bridge closure that will impact more than 90,000 drivers daily.


Don't be late to MSP; your flight likely won't be — airport ranks 5th

Nothing may rankle passengers more than a delayed flight, but thankfully, travelers flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have a good chance of getting…


1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history

It erupted 45 years ago this week near the end of the Gophers-Ohio State basketball game at Williams Arena.


Edina driver admits being in pack of exotic cars topping 100 mph on I-394

Ferrari driver is sentenced to three days' community service and a $500 fine.


Donors chip in $13K to replace 6-year-old's wheelchair

In two days, $13,700 came in through a GoFundMe campaign to replace the wheelchair that went missing Saturday night


Girl, 11, dies in crash near Duluth after mom loses control of vehicle

The collision occurred on an icy road near Cloquet, officials said.


New leader of rural Initiative Foundation has small-town roots

Matt Varilek left a job in Washington D.C. to lead the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation.


Fake cash popping up in Grand Forks, Duluth

Counterfeit bills have been popping up in two cities sitting 265 miles apart and separated by the full width of Minnesota.Police in Grand Forks and…