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Man hit, killed by train in Big Lake had just left work at nearby McDonald's

The victim was hit early Wednesday evening where the tracks cross Lake Street.

KFAN host, singer Chris Hawkey among 20 who contracted Legionnaire's

Chris Hawkey struggled to come up with an answer during a game between the DJs on the radio during the early morning show at KFAN's studio in December .

The ailment knocked Chris Hawkey off the job for nearly a week.

Are zoos still relevant? Minnesota Zoo exec takes on the question

Jury convicts Minneapolis man for killing his wife and her 15-year-old daughter

Gonzalo Galvan will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Twin Cities-based beauty school Regency closes all 79 locations

Regency Beauty Institute, with headquarters in St. Louis Park, has closed all of its 79 beauty schools, including several in Minnesota, without warning.

Minneapolis Public Schools referendum: Quiet so far

The campaign said it will be ramping up efforts to raise awareness of the referendum soon.

Court files reveal new details behind St. Paul Archdiocese troubles

Documents give more insight into investigation of former Archbishop John Nienstedt and ex-priest Curtis Wehmeyer.


Housing board grants rent relief to tenants on extended absences
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MPHA cites burden of keeping track of makeup payments for tenants who left the country for 30-90-day trips

Five Minnesota schools named Blue Ribbon schools
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U.S. Department of Education announces Blue Ribbon honor for Minnesota schools.


Sweeping changes put the Mississippi River at risk

It is North America's greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk. Inside the race to protect the Mississippi.


Housing board grants rent relief to tenants on extended absences

MPHA cites burden of keeping track of makeup payments for tenants who left the country for 30-90-day trips


Science Museum of Minnesota's triceratops has a new resting place

The beloved exhibit was moved to make way for the museum's new "Sportsology" exhibit, opening in January.


Report lists Mpls. as 25th most dangerous U.S. city, but Chicago isn't ranked

As alarming as Minneapolis' place on the 24/7 Wall St. list might sound, those who monitor crime view such rankings warily.


Five Minnesota schools named Blue Ribbon schools

U.S. Department of Education announces Blue Ribbon honor for Minnesota schools.


Time lapse video of Triceratops bones being moved

In the summer of 2016, the Science Museum of Minnesota moved the Triceratops across the museum to its new home in the Paleo gallery.


HBO closer to filming 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' in Mpls. public housing

But producers of 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' must satisfy resident council before getting the final OK..


Campaign PR pro to lead communications for Mayor Hodges

A veteran communications chief for left-leaning political campaigns, Eric Fought, is taking over as the public face of Mayor Betsy Hodges' office.


Ryder Cup is taking over in Chaska, for better and for worse

While many are embracing the event and all the activity, others see headaches, traffic and more drawbacks.


Man struck and killed by train in Big Lake

A train struck and fatally injured a pedestrian in Big Lake Wednesday night, Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials confirmed.The man was walking near Highway 25…