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State sues fundraiser for veterans' charity, alleging deception

Danette Crenshaw, who was heckled by the vets’ charity, was with state Attorney General Lori Swanson, right, on Wednesday.

Minnesota is suing its fundraising arm for deceptive practices.

Community weighs in on organized trash collection in St. Paul

The people of St. Paul have a deep interest in garbage and how it is collected in the city, a report released Wednesday shows.

The city recently asked residents what they value when it comes to trash hauling. People responded en masse, a report released Wednesday shows.

Minneapolis council pledges support for transgender community, advisory group

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The council voted unanimously in a committee meeting to establish a permanent advisory group on transgender issues.

Minneapolis City Hall bells will go silent for renovation

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Time will fly by silently this summer in downtown Minneapolis, when City Hall's clock tower bells cease chiming during a long-anticipated restoration project.

Distracted drivers are hitting new lows, Washington County survey finds

Most everybody these days tells a disturbing story about distracted drivers drifting over centerlines, veering onto road shoulders and risking rear-end collisions as they toy…


Move Minneapolis leader fires back at scathing city audit

"No funds have been misappropriated. No one got rich off doing business with [Move Minneapolis]," Dan MacLaughlin, who was placed on leave, said in an interview.


Banned Minnesota college instructor allowed back on campus

Dave Berger was put on 'investigative leave' from Inver Hills Community College in February.


Minn. officers save life of woman who crashed stolen UND squad car

One officer held the rolled over SUV steady while the other climbed inside and got the woman breathing again, according to charges.


Former Voyager Bank CEO Timothy Owens sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

The Wayzata man had pleaded guilty to charges of obstructing an investigation.


ISIL recruit trial resumes after chaotic delay, arrest of one

Chaos outside the Minneapolis courtroom that included the arrest of a witness' sister delayed the start of testimony Wednesday in the federal trial of three men accused of trying to join the Islamic State.


Suspect arrested in home burglary spree, sexual assault of 9-year-old

Police found him under a Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis and nabbed him after a brief chase.


Land O'Lakes gives boost to Minnesota water quality effort

The company said it will help the state fight against pollution from agriculture.


Ed Graff has tough assignment ahead in Minneapolis schools

New superintendent faces hard work, but with support, in Minneapolis.


As killings plague North Side, no concrete solution in sight + Photo Gallery

If Minneapolis has a plan to address a violent surge, it hasn't been shared.


It's official: Minneapolis Marathon is canceled

Efforts to move the June 5 event to Dakota County due to road problems were unsuccessful.


Obituary: DeGalynn Wade Sanders, lawyer for low-income families

As a young beauty pageant contestant, DeGalynn Wade Sanders polished an original dance and spoken-word routine that she called, simply, “The Dream Factor.” The future…


Tension high as another witness testifies in Minneapolis ISIL recruit trial

Judge steps in to warn mothers against outside confrontations and court disruptions.


What's it like to drive a trolley around Minneapolis lakes? + Photo Gallery

To this trolley operator (and reporter), every ride on the Lake Harriet streetcar is a 15-minute journey into history.


Rochester teen eliminated from finals of National Geographic Bee

He was among the 10 finalists who rose above the 54 competitors in Washington, D.C.