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Defendant undergoing cross examination in Minneapolis terror trial

Guled Omar denies using financial aid money to allegedly finance his travel overseas to fight

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

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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

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

Minneapolis joins network of 'resilient' cities


The city has been selected for the Rockefeller Foundations "100 Resilient Cities" program, will hire a new "chief resilience officer."

Friends identify St. Paul man shot, killed by police Thursday

Geno Smith's friend identified him as the man killed on the city's East Side.

Minneapolis City Council approves sick-leave ordinance + Photo Gallery

Starting July 1, 2017, workers at Minneapolis businesses with six or more employees will be able to earn up to 48 hours of paid sick leave per year, at a rate of one hour of leave per 30 hours worked.

Archdiocese plan would create $65M fund for abuse victims + Video

Archbishop Hebda calls it a "just and timely" resolution; victims' advocates cry foul.

Memorial Day motorists reminded to move over for safety + Video

New video from AAA shows cars whizzing precariously close to its tow-truck drivers.

Minneapolis approves mandatory paid sick leave ordinance

Thousands of people who work in Minneapolis will gain eligibility for paid sick time starting next summer.

Police investigate homicide of 35-year-old man in Appleton

Police are investigating a homicide in Appleton.

Woman shot, killed in minivan 'in wrong place at wrong time' + Photo Gallery

Minneapolis' 10th homicide victim of the year was not the intended target of the gunfire that killed her, police said.

AP Exclusive: Bridge collapse survivor linked to IS in Syria

Mohamed Roble was weeks shy of his 11th birthday when the school bus he was on plummeted more than 30 feet as the bridge beneath gave way.

Man in St. Paul house shoots at police, then is shot and killed

The man was in a bedroom and had fired at officers, St. Paul police said. It happened about 2:15 p.m. on the 2100 block of Minnehaha Avenue E.

Gap between men and women's church attendance shrinks

The gender gap in worship might not have been a great thing, but some religious leaders might prefer that to what’s happening now. The share…

Defendant takes stand, responds to claims in ISIL trial

Guled Omar is likely the defense's only witness.

Minneapolis passes sick leave

The Minneapolis city council passed a sick leave ordinance Friday morning that had been under discussion for more than a year.

What's on tap for the long Memorial Day weekend? Lots of rain

Storms are predicted though Sunday, but Memorial Day should be dry with summery temperatures.

Day's 4th word trips up Twin Cities 8th-grader in National Spelling Bee

Shorewood's Max Meyer finished 11th at the National Spelling Bee.

Trapped by abuse: Boyfriend's fatal stabbing was her only escape

The 31-year-old's case highlights the complexity of domestic violence.