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Eye candy? Art on Grand Ave. honors St. Paul native F. Scott Fitzgerald

A 500-pound, 9-feet tall, 17-feet long piece of public art honoring F. Scott Fitzgerald was installed at the Spectacle Shoppe on Grand Avenue in St. Paul on the author’s 121st birthday.

The 500-pound, 9-foot-tall and 17-foot-long steel sign stopped some pedestrians in their tracks.

Health safety net providers fear dwindling savings from drug discounts

A drug discount program that helps safety net providers save millions could be significantly weakened under new regulations proposed by the Trump administration.

Medicare payment decreases could stifle safety net savings from drug discount program under new regulations proposed by the Trump administration.

Overnight Lowry Hill Tunnel, I-35W closures among this week's road projects

Attention late-night drivers: Two of the metro area's busiest freeways will be shut down during the overnight hours this week. They include I-35W in Bloomington and I-94 in downtown Minneapolis.

DNR estimates surge in wolf population in Minnesota

The survey found a relationship between deer population and the number of wolves.

Shakopee watchdog group sets sights on school board

Some Shakopee residents have rallied together to form a community watchdog group with a single, unifying purpose: a demand that the school board step down. They want all seven members to resign but say they'll settle for a few.

Man admits fatally choking girlfriend's brother in her New Brighton home

The attack continued until police were at the door.

First McDonald's to open in Minnesota celebrates 60th birthday


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Overnight Lowry Hill Tunnel, I-35W closures among this week's road projects
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Attention late-night drivers: Two of the metro area's busiest freeways will be shut down during the overnight hours this week. They include I-35W in Bloomington and I-94 in downtown Minneapolis.

A trip to Duluth proves City Hall isn't sinking under data requests

So back in July, when the Duluth city staff presented the idea of charging $35 an hour for any data request that takes more than 15 minutes, I decided to ask: How big a burden are these?


Curt Olson hung posters at a junior high calling for the school board in Shakopee to step down.

Shakopee watchdog group sets sights on school board

Zebra mussels found in Minneapolis, Lakeville lakes
South metro news briefs: Inver Grove Heights weighs new sex offender ordinance
School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves, have-nots

A boardwalk and fishing pier at Excelsior’s Commons, as depicted in a rendering (top), would enhance the shoreline at the Lake Minnetonka park.

New plans for Excelsior's Commons park close to completion

After 9 months of detours, Hwy. 169 in Edina is set to reopen
Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing her lower leg in boating accident
School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves, have-nots

A new shuttle service takes Northstar commuters from the Fridley station to four major area employers. DAVID JOLES ï david.joles@startribune.com

Anoka County hopes free shuttle will help attract, retain Northstar riders

Race for new Amazon HQ is altering TCAAP plans in Arden Hills
Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center
12 days in jail for caregiver who taunted Lino Lakes patient, threatened to burn her

Brooke Fleetwood stood for a portrait outside her pink BB Makeup salon, the color of which has caused a rift with City Hall, Friday.

Hudson, Wis., woman fights City Hall to keep her downtown beauty shop pink

North/East metro news briefs: Roseville officials considering options to ease public-works load
North/East metro police blotter, Sept. 24
Man admits fatally choking girlfriend's brother in her New Brighton home

A worker cleaned up the aftermath of an overnight crash outside of 19 Bar in Loring Park on Saturday morning.

Police ID driver believed to have struck front of Loring Park bar in stolen car

Minneapolis Park Board considers delaying Hiawatha Golf Club closure
Inner-city steak joint's closing won't slow Phillips neighborhood comeback
Minneapolis continues to issue more than $1 billion in building permits

The view along the Mississippi River in St. Paul from the site added to Ramsey County's bid for the new Amazon headquarters.

Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site

English learner program gets boost in St. Paul, but court case looms
St. Paul homeowner fights with intruder for control of rifle
Civilians, officers recognized for saving lives in St. Paul

MSP plans big changes on retail and food front

Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have their choice of nearly 50 new retailers and restaurants added over the past year. And more changes are coming.


Around a home-cooked meal, St. Cloud mayor bringing people together

Mayor Dave Kleis has taken a nontraditional approach to engage the city.


A trip to Duluth proves City Hall isn't sinking under data requests

So back in July, when the Duluth city staff presented the idea of charging $35 an hour for any data request that takes more than 15 minutes, I decided to ask: How big a burden are these?


12 days in jail for caregiver who taunted Lino Lakes patient, threatened to burn her

The case relied heavily on cellphone video that revealed the abuse.


How the school choice movement is reshaping Minnesota's public schools

The exodus of 130,000 Minnesota students from their home school districts is reshaping many of the state's public schools. Who's leaving, and why?


Man dies during diving excursion near Split Rock Lighthouse

He and others were in Lake Superior near a shipwreck site that is popular with divers.


12-year-old seriously hurt when hit by car in Elk River

The boy is being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center


We've had hot September days, but never this late in the month

Clouds, thunderstorms and cooler temperatures are expected Monday for Minnesota.


Man from north of Twin Cities dies in S.D. crash; no seat belt worn

The rollover occurred late Saturday morning in southwestern South Dakota.


School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves, have-nots

Parents are going the distance to enroll their children in schools that offer the programs and services they want, effectively redrawing the map of district boundaries in the process.