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Snowy, icy roads hamper Twin Cities morning commute

A fresh snow fall coated the sidewalks along 6th St. on the first day of March Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in downtown Minneapolis, MN.]

More snow possible by late afternoon.

Classes called off at DeLaSalle High due to potential threat

Police investigating alleged rape of U fraternity pledge

The case remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed.

Scientists think they've solved the mystery of Devil's Kettle Falls

Half of the Brule River vanishes into a hole in the ground. Now scientists think they've figured out where the water went.

Plagued by violence, Stargate Nightclub in Maplewood closed permanently

No time for church? Ashes To Go offers speedy Ash Wednesday option

Minnesota churches join in growing national trend.

Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidates down to 37

Education Minnesota names 37 semifinalists for teacher of the year.


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Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidates down to 37
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Education Minnesota names 37 semifinalists for teacher of the year.

Reducing serious and fatal crashes on Hwy. 23 is aim of new multi-agency project
The Drive

Motorists on Hwy. 23 between Milaca and Foley in central Minnesota will likely notice a greater police presence as law enforcement three agencies and the State Patrol step up enforcement of traffic laws in an effort to reduce fatal and serious crashes.


Third Street in downtown Farmington hosts four historic properties.

Farmington axes funding for city's preservation commission

South metro briefs: MnDOT surveys Burnsville residents about I-35E sound wall
South metro police blotter, Feb. 26
Prior Lake man charged with tax fraud; allegedly set his liquor store ablaze

On Tuesday, after 49 years with the Hennepin County Library system, Anne Johnson retired after hosting her final story time for a group of delighted young children.

After 49 years, Bloomington librarian holds her final story time

In Mainstreet Hopkins, a mission to stay distinctive, practical and independent
HCMC, Nice Ride partner on new program to help people with mental illness by providing free bikes
Twin Cities Jewish community shaken by rising anti-Semitism

Neighborhood residents say they were not told that the trees were being taken out along the wetland in Blaine.

Neighbors cry foul over felled trees near Blaine wetland project

Brooklyn Park City Council tables resolution on immigrants, refugees
North/East metro news briefs: Cottage Grove honors four who helped save referee's life
Vandals tamper with 8 Big Lake fire hydrants; release 600K gallons

Stargate Bar and Nightclub is seen with a security vehicle parked outside it in the early morning on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Plagued by violence, Stargate Nightclub in Maplewood closed permanently

St. Anthony officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting death
Robber who grabs cigarette cartons and punches clerks has hit a dozen spots
Do Good Roseville event sought to share perspectives of area black men

Arthur and Edith Lee’s old house on Columbus Avenue S., is being preserved as a Minneapolis landmark.

From windows to additions, Minneapolis outlines measures to preserve historic Lee house

Judge tosses charges against man involved in 4th Precinct protest shooting
Girls help shatter stereotype at robotics industry expo
Police investigating alleged rape of U fraternity pledge

Treasure Island Resort and Casino has signed on for the naming rights of the former Macy's building in downtown St. Paul.
(Image provided by Treasure Island Center)

Macy's in downtown St. Paul to be renamed Treasure Island Center

Girls help shatter stereotype at robotics industry expo
St. Paul launches Climate Action Plan effort to become carbon neutral
Torture victims find solace at St. Paul nonprofit center

Record weekend warmth for Twin Cities will make it feel like April

"You are like the new California," said a Weather Channel meteorologist.


Obituary: Peter Frechette, former Patterson CEO, also known for philanthropy

Peter Frechette, former chairman and CEO of Patterson Companies, is considered "the modern day founder of the company." In his earlier life, as a U.S.…


Neighbors cry foul over felled trees near Blaine wetland project

City says it may replant. "We will do what we can to make it right," Mayor Tom Ryan said.


Minnesota city of immigrants braces for raids, deportations

In Worthington, some families are "living in fear" while others applaud an emphasis on stepped-up enforcement of immigration rules.


Prior Lake man charged with tax fraud; allegedly set his liquor store ablaze

The onetime owner of WineStyles in Shakopee laundered inheritance money to buy the business in Shakopee, prosecutors say.


Vandals tamper with 8 Big Lake fire hydrants; release 600K gallons

Officials say the sudden loss of water pressure put the city's firefighting capabilities at risk.


Mora man strays into opposite lane, dies in crash with semi

The collision occurred south of Mora late Tuesday morning.


Rochester to ban unvaccinated students from school today

Officials say the students have to prove they were vaccinated or exempted from state immunization law.


Girls help shatter stereotype at robotics industry expo

In showing off robots at Minneapolis event, Rubies and Ponytail Posse members are adamant about making a career in the STEM fields.


Judge tosses charges against man involved in 4th Precinct protest shooting

Daniel Macey faced one count of riot and five of aiding an offender.