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Hundreds turn out to dedicate state's second veterans cemetery

Dori Greene of Dodge Center held her 1-year-old granddaughter Amelia Wittmeier during the dedication of the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston on Sunday, May 29.

The second state veterans cemetery spreads across verdant hills.

Ron Rosenbaum, attorney and commentator, dead at 68

Twin Cities attorneys Joe Friedberg and Ron Rosenbaum, center, joined Dean Strang for a discussion at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis on Jan. 27, 2016.

Also an attorney, he had battled an aggressive form of cancer.

Up, up and away: Prior Lake students launch balloons into near-space

Class Act

Eighth graders at Hidden Oaks Middle School launched two high-altitude balloons into near-space to collect data and take photos.

Robbinsdale teachers to hand out 40,000 books

Class Act

The books are provided by First book, a nonprofit that gives books to low-income children.

Alternate PTSD therapy ruffles VA feathers, but shows results

EMDR, which uses sensory stimulation to connect to triggers from trauma and neutralizes them, is getting results, according to a local nonprofit that offers it to vets.


What is open and closed on Memorial Day

What's open and closed for Memorial DayPost offices: Closed. No regular mail service.Banks: All Bremer Bank branches will be closed. TCF traditional branches will be…


Minneapolis may open door to more communal living

One City Council member seeks to change rules that limit the number of unrelated people who can live under the same roof.


Plans to transform historic Anoka asylum site move forward

Historic Anoka site to become veterans housing.


Rent hikes may displace tenants at Burnsville complex

Renovations at 339-unit complex are forcing renters to either move out or pay more.


Janesville father, son bond over video games

Aaron Williams sat on a coffee table in his west-side Janesville home, controller in hand, his eyes transfixed on the television.


Wisconsin Rapids teacher, 82, still loves class

Cindy Nepper may have majored in English, but she doesn't seem to understand the meaning of the word retired.


New blacksmith shop will be history lesson for Albany

A group of volunteers is working to bring a building to life in Albany that would fit in nicely in a different era.


Tevlin: Dog is still missing, but compassion finds homeless man

He was a homeless senior citizen with a dust mop of a dog, sharing his hopelessness with two drug abusers in a Bloomington motel. Before…


Gallery: Opening day at Historic Fort Snelling

Opening day at Fort Snelling


Burnsville to be latest high school offering on-site credit union

From Eden Prairie to St. Paul, eight high schools now have an on-site credit union.


Two Minnesotans at war, both teens, were witnesses to history

Two Minnesota teens — separated in life by 60 years, nearly to the day — pulled on military uniforms and soon witnessed two of the…


1 hurt, 1 arrested after coffee tossed at St. Paul Salvation Army center

The coffee-tossing came after an argument between two men waiting in line.


Soundset hits the Midway with all systems go

Wes Winship painted artists live as they performed at the Soundset hip-hop fest on Sunday. He finished up an image of Machine Gun Kelly during…


Woman struck on St. Paul street dies five days later

A St. Paul woman who was struck by a car while trying to cross a busy East Side street last Monday has died, police said.…