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Prince estate case back in court to set procedure for heirs to inherit

Prince's half-brother Alfred Jackson, center, made his way into the Carver County Justice Center on June 27, 2016 in Chaska, MN. Attorneys representing the potential heirs to Prince's estate met in court to discuss issues related to DNA testing of those making a claim to the late musician's music and millions.

More than a dozen attorneys representing potential heirs to Prince's estate are expected to weigh in this morning at a hearing in Carver County District Court.

Twin Cities woman dead after SUV hits power pole in W. Wisconsin

"A possible medical issue" is being investigated as having a role in the crash, authorities said.

'We are Orlando': Twin Cities Pride unfurls with nod to victims

Qais Munhazim, left, was born in Afghanistan and was part of contingent of LGBT Muslims who marched in the Pride Parade Sunday June 26, 2016 in Minneapolis.

As local Pride parade rolled on, security was especially visible.

2 shot after bar closing in downtown Minneapolis

Police said the violence is not related to Pride festivities this weekend.

Woman accused in W. Wisconsin crash that killed 3 children on trial

A woman accused of texting before a 2013 crash that killed her daughter and two nieces is on trial in western Wisconsin.

Motorcyclist crashes, dies after being pursued by St. Paul police

The motorcycle came to rest on grass near an elementary school.

Citizenship applications are up amid anti-immigrant rhetoric

Activists point to a range of reasons for the increase, from last year's White House initiative promoting naturalization to the anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail this year.


Yesterday's News
June 27, 1909: Man pours cream in sleeve instead of coffee

Read it in the voice of Garrison Keillor for the full effect.

Scuttled trout project launches man on crusade

David Holmbeck contacted me this spring with an urgent request. He wanted me to investigate a trout stream restoration project north of Chisholm, Minn., that…


Murder suspect featured in 'First 48' acquitted of all crimes

2 lines. 'The First 48' documented a double murderr.


Scuttled trout project launches man on crusade

David Holmbeck contacted me this spring with an urgent request. He wanted me to investigate a trout stream restoration project north of Chisholm, Minn., that…


One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash in western Wisconsin

A motorcycle crash left a woman dead and a man injured early Saturday in western Wisconsin. Joshua Sykora, 34, of Hastings, was driving south on…


Boy hospitalized after near drowning in Shorewood

A 9-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital Sunday after a near drowning in a private pool in Shorewood, ­Hennepin County authorities said. The boy…


'Snitch' factor frustrates police in crime-hit Mpls. neighborhoods

Experts say the stigma of cooperating with the police inhibits witnesses.


Allina nurses back on job but not back at bargaining table

No date is set to resume bargaining, now that the seven-day walkout has come to a civil conclusion.


The Drive: It's prime time for vehicular heatstroke

It doesn’t take the triple-digit temperatures that gripped the southwestern desert last week to bring on a case of vehicular heatstroke. A person sitting inside…


Pride brings unity and healing after Orlando shooting

The annual Twin Cities Pride parade brought out joy, love and togetherness for attendees.


Murder charges pin Minnesota woman's suicide on her longtime abuser

Jessica Haban took her own life. Now, in a novel murder prosecution, her partner is accused of systematic abuse that forced her hand.


Lightning sets house on fire on, yes, Sparkman Avenue in Duluth

The flames were quickly extinguished, authorities said.