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Jurors convict Mpls. teen of killing girlfriend with shot to head

Police: Driver on 35W blames ticket for going 100 on his being Canadian

Proposed demolition of Burma Shave home decried

Organizers hoping to stop the demolition of 2019 E. Lake St., the original office and factory for the company that made Burma Shave products, used rhyming signs reminiscent of the company's roadside advertising to make their case during Open Streets East Lake Street on Sunday.

They want school district-owned building studied for historic significance before demolition decision.

Sealed with a kiss: Sano gives ball a smooch, throws to 1st for final out

Third baseman rifled the long throw to first base to clinch the Twins victory at Fenway.

2 killed in NW. Minn. crash weren't wearing seat belts

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.


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Mpls. police seek help to solve fatal stabbing of activist last year

Minneapolis police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding whoever was responsible for last summer's beating death of prominent North Side activist and artist Susan Spiller.

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Weekend traffic alert: Shutdowns on I-94 in Midway area, Hwy. 100

As it's hot, hot, hot, motorists may find the biggest traffic snarls this weekend on roads leading to lakes, pools and all places cool.


Five tons of trash collected at Minnehaha Creek Cleanup

The 10th annual event brough in a record amount -- and variety -- of refuse.


The Drive: It's time for all of us to take a chill pill

  I was on the way to play in my sand volleyball league on a recent Thursday, sharing the freeway packed three lanes wide with…


Death toll in Rochester house fire now 2; mother, adult son are victims

The victims are a 51-year-old woman and her adult son.


Minneapolis, St. Paul lead suburbs in growth

Suburbs still robust, but many families are seeking out homes in urban core.


Minneapolis pizza delivery driver shot overnight in vehicle during robbery attempt

Driver, who was rushed to HCMC with serious injuries, was in critical but stable condition.


Man, 63, admits killing mom in downtown Mpls. home; mental fitness in question

He hit her in the head with a statue in the likeness of himself and strangled her, authorities said.


Minnesota federal tactic on gun violence gets noticed in Chicago

"If we can't get them for the shootings, let's get them for the guns they used in the shootings," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Paulsen.


2 dead in crash in northwestern Minnesota; 3 kids age 3 and younger were among passengers

State troopers were on the scene of a two-vehicle crash that killed two people late Saturday on U.S. Hwy. 59 and Pennington County Road 3…


Blaine man shot, killed by father is identified

The 37-year-old man shot and killed by his father in Blaine was identified late Saturday. Joshua James Effertz died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Hennepin…


Metro briefs: Excelsior to get first independent senior living facility

Excelsior leaders approved plans last week for the city’s first independent senior living facility. Construction will begin on the Waters of Excelsior by the end…


Light-rail train clips car in downtown Minneapolis

A light-rail train clipped the rear of a car in downtown Minneapolis Saturday morning, authorities said. The accident happened around 10 a.m. as a westbound…