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2 months after officer shoots dogs, Mpls. trains police recruits on dangerous dogs

Minneapolis police recruits petted Wilbur at the end of class.

"Rottweilers are huge babies. They look ferocious, but ... they are just teddy bears."

Dayton joins chorus of concern over Mayo Clinic cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton is joining state and local officials expressing concern about Mayo Clinic's plan to cut services at its Albert Lea hospital.

Clouds aside, Minnesotans fully dazzled by partial eclipse

Attention and enthusiasm were directed skyward on Monday at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Across most of Minnesota, overcast skies granted only glimpses of the much-anticipated solar eclipse, but throngs of people went out to get a look anyway.

Sensing danger, Minnehaha school worker tried to sound alarm, says NTSB

A preliminary report about the explosion says a maintenance worker smelled natural gas and used a radio to tell others to evacuate just a minute before the blast.

Controversial Minn. State Capitol painting will go on view at James J. Hill House

"Attack on New Ulm" artwork, removed from renovated Capitol, will get a new home.

Mpls. eye surgery company will pay $12M to settle kickbacks case

A whistleblower had sued Sightpath Medical over allegations that Sightpath took prospective clients on luxury skiing vacations and high-end fishing, golfing and hunting trips.

Rosemount woman studying in Omaha killed in eclipse traffic


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Tevlin: North Side's Tooties is almost back from brink
Jon Tevlin

The basement fire started by a burglar has closed the neighborhood joint for 40 days and counting.

Only network TV show being filmed in Minn. won't be renewed
Artcetera

ABC cited low ratings for not renewing the docudrama.


Monks sat with one another as they took a break from the heat of the day at the Watt Munisotaram last Saturday.

Dakota County Buddhist temple draws thousands for inauguration of pond

Downtown bike cops nab shooting suspect during Sunday's wee hours
Minnesota Zoo envisions itself as a gateway to state parks
South metro news briefs: Dakota County land conservation program seeks applicants

A pre-1920s shot of Block 27, seen looking south on Chestnut from the city’s former City Hall.

Chaska considers a pedestrian-friendly vision for downtown block

Minnesota company sells camera that police can put on gun
West metro news briefs: Construction to begin on senior housing project in Excelsior
Dangerous toxic algae levels put Edina lake off limits to people, pets

An artist’s rendering of Town Center at the future Rice Creek Commons development.

Hiccups are weighing on Arden Hills' Rice Creek Commons project

North/East metro news briefs: New Brighton survey voices strong support for police body cameras
North/East metro police blotter, Aug. 20
Guilty plea by driver of Mich. firetruck that crashed on 35W, killing 2 firefighters

Pa Houa Lee, center, and Igor Vainshtein, right, did computerized job searches at a development center in North St. Paul.

St. Paul questions partnership with Ramsey County to help job seekers

Hiccups are weighing on Arden Hills' Rice Creek Commons project
North/East metro news briefs: New Brighton survey voices strong support for police body cameras
Armed man shot by south metro Verizon store clerk was on probation for theft

Grammy-winning musician John Legend watched as Tanyla controlled a robotic Minion through an iPad at one of the sta. See video of the event at startribune.com/video.

John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

Tevlin: North Side's Tooties is almost back from brink
Dastardly Minneapolis murder-for-hire became legendary
2 months after officer shoots dogs, Mpls. trains police recruits on dangerous dogs

Pa Houa Lee, center, and Igor Vainshtein, right, did computerized job searches at a development center in North St. Paul.

St. Paul questions partnership with Ramsey County to help job seekers

Midway Shopping Center deal clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium
St. Paul leaders consider stricter skyway security and use rules
Kendrick Lamar proves he's worth the wait, and the hype

Expert tips to make the most of your Minnesota State Fair adventures

Overwhelmed yet? Don't be. We've got the inside scoop. We asked experienced fairgoers for their tips on getting the most out of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.


Hamline University to build center for 'racial healing,' with help of $30K grant

With help from a $30K grant, school will build a center to dispel biases and tension.


Second Minnesota lake infested in 2017 by starry stonewort

Starry Stonewort ID'd by state DNR in second lake in the past week.


Mayo dispute with Albert Lea draws 'concern' from Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration expressed "serious concerns" Monday over Mayo Clinic's plan to remove key inpatient and obstetrics services from its hospital in Albert Lea,…


Guilty plea by driver of Mich. firetruck that crashed on 35W, killing 2 firefighters

Driver, who said he was sleep-deprived, lost control on 35W, killing two of his peers.


Judge orders prison for Twin Cities exec who stole product plans from medical-device maker Lutonix

Christopher Barry, convicted of taking secrets from Lutonix to a start-up firm, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay $533,842.


When being a doctor was not an option, she became a nurse

In 1944, when Vija Vilks was 15, she and her family left her native Latvia to escape Russian occupation. They started to leave by land,…


Once snubbed, Parkettes finally land cheerleading gig at Vikings game

The rift between team officials and alums of the Parkettes, which served as the Vikings cheerleading squad from 1964 to 1983, surfaced last summer.


Woman shot, injured in north Minneapolis at block party

Police say injuries are non-life threatening.


Solar eclipse peaks through clouds over Minneapolis

Though clouds quickly moved to cover the peak of the eclipse, lucky Minnesota sky-watchers were able to glimpse the solar phenomena.