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Ruling: Minneapolis can revoke embattled landlord's licenses

The City Council will make a final decision on how to proceed with Stephen Frenz.

Tevlin: Untruths fan flames of fear in St. Cloud

Natalie Ringsmuth, Unite Cloud founder and director, has advice for people concerned that Somalis and other immigrants are not assimilating enough: Focus your energy on improving the situation.

You are here: Phone maps help find the way in state forests

The DNR is creating new digital maps of state forests to help hunters and hikers: six down, 53 to go before the ambitious project is completed.

Hunters, hikers and others who bring their smartphones into Minnesota state forests soon won't have much of an excuse if they get lost.

15 years after his death, Paul Wellstone remains unforgettable

Those who knew and worked with the senator remember their first impressions of him.

After news of reprimand for 'intimidation,' St. Paul fire chief steps down

The announcement comes just days after it was made public that Tim Butler was reprimanded by the city in 2016 for retaliating against an employee.

University of Minnesota names new medical school dean

Dr. Jakub Tolar is a renowned stem-cell researcher.

KARE 11 and longtime morning anchor Kim Insley 'part ways'

Insley talked about some future plans in a video she posted on Facebook.


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Tevlin: Untruths fan flames of fear in St. Cloud
Jon Tevlin

  A St. Cloud Muslim, author and teacher, Hudda Ibrahim hosts regular “Dine and Dialogue with a Muslim Neighbor” events in her family’s St. Cloud…

Weekend traffic: Delays expected on I-94 north of the Twin Cities
The Drive

North of the Twin Cities drivers can expect delays on I-94 between Clearwater and Monticello as the freeway will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.


This castle/home in Eagan was once owned by the former Northwest Airlines CEO.

Secluded fairy-tale castle in Eagan hits market for $2.9M

South metro news briefs: Dakota County libraries debut 'Sensory Saturdays'
South metro police blotter, Oct. 22
Suspect in Mendota Heights killing charged with first-degree murder

Officials toured last month the area around where the Southwest light-rail line's Bryn Mawr Station Area is planned in Minneapolis. Controversy continues to stir over a proposed 10-foot concrete wall that will separate freight and light trains along the Southwest LRT route in Minneapolis. In an effort to appease its critics, the Met Council is conducting tours along the $20 million mile-long path slated for the wall.**Brian Runzel,cq

Worries grow that costs could still rise for Southwest light-rail line

Amateur pumpkin carving contest at Mall of America
West metro news briefs: Edina City Council halts rail study
West metro police blotter, Oct. 22

Anoka is halting any construction or expansions of rental housing while the city updates its comprehensive plan.

Concerned about its housing stock, Anoka hits the brakes on new rentals

North/East metro news briefs: Major work on I-35W, I-694 to continue in 2018
North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 22
Corn Maze and more for 2017

Christ United Methodist Church hosts a weekly drop in day for seniors at in Maplewood. Ed Marier, left, who isn't a church member, and Darrel Johnson, right, chatted and bonded after a community meal.

Struggling Maplewood church finds new life by living 'like you are dying'

North/East metro news briefs: Major work on I-35W, I-694 to continue in 2018
North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 22
Remodeled Cub grocery in Stillwater tests new concepts

Tess Galati poses outside her home in St. Paul on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Galati rents out parts of her home on Airbnb, one of the short-term rental hosting platforms that the Minneapolis and St. Paul city councils are considering regulating.

Minneapolis City Council approves new rules for Airbnb rentals

Early voting draws thousands in Minneapolis city election
New Minneapolis library is stunning inside and out
Ruling: Minneapolis can revoke embattled landlord's licenses

St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler will start Monday in his previous role as the department's fire emergency management and communications chief.

After news of reprimand for 'intimidation,' St. Paul fire chief steps down

One dead in early-morning St. Paul shooting
St. Paul man charged with breaking into mayoral candidate's home
Spread of bike lanes in Cities excites and angers

Lake country cabin owners shoulder a big share of property tax burden

A growing number say they often don't feel like they have much voice in how that tax money is spent.


Spread of Twin Cities bike lanes excites and angers

Growing network in Minneapolis and St. Paul frustrates critics; supporters say cars can't always be king.


Lower Sioux aim to revitalize Dakota language in Minnesota

Minnesota is embracing an effort to reclaim American Indian languages.


Kelly Gage, attorney and former Minnesota senator, dies at 92

There is ample evidence that Kelly Gage was a pillar of his community. The longtime Mankato attorney and onetime state senator also served on the…


Long-distance kidney donation links Minnesotan, New Zealanders

"I feel blessed," recipient says of the extraordinary gift. "You don't owe us a thing," donor says.


Minn. woman receives lifesaving gift from New Zealand

Gerard and Lyn Murphy flew from New Zealand to give Kathy Kehrberg a kidney.


Trump White House confounds, confuses transparency advocates

Data purges and secrecy confounding transparency advocates.


Minnesota briefs: Foundation in Duluth raises awareness of child poverty

Duluth Foundation aims to raise awareness of child poverty A foundation in Duluth is hoping to start bridging the city’s “opportunity gap” by bringing people…


Concerned about its housing stock, Anoka hits the brakes on new rentals

The city is halting new rental construction or expansion for up to a year.


One dead in early-morning St. Paul shooting

A man was shot and killed early Saturday in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood, according to police. No one has been arrested, according to police spokesman…