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Cecil Newman went from porter to newspaper publisher

Cecil Newman’s old Woodstock typewriter rests in Tracey Williams-Dillard’s closet. His old notarizing stamp and timecard machine decorate her office at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. And…

Hundreds gather in south Minneapolis to celebrate Prince

Hundreds of people gathered in south Minneapolis to celebrate the life and music of Prince.

Eagan student wins JFK Profile in Courage essay award

Class Act

Zhen Tu, a junior at Eagan High School, won $10,000 for an essay on a congressman who gave up his career for bipartisanship.

Minneapolis approves $800M plan to upgrade roads, parks


A momentous, $800 million deal to breath new life into Minneapolis' crumbling roads and parks received enthusiastic approval Friday by the City Council.

St. Paul thinks big with plan for River Balcony

The 1.5-mile overlook and pedestrian path would stretch from the Science Museum to Union Depot and add connections to the riverfront.

Investigators battling Minn. surge in suicides wield a new weapon: Data

Effort follows sharp increase in Minnesota deaths.

Principal at Good Shepherd School in Golden Valley to say goodbye after 38 years

Tom Zellmer is retiring after a long run at the school, where folks are like family.

Obituary: Jane Nelson Glaser Mooty leaves legacy of community service

Jane Nelson Glaser Mooty was the first woman to serve on the board of the Minneapolis YMCA and the Minneapolis Automobile Association. She was on…

South Minneapolis block party celebrates all things Prince + Photo Gallery

The free event at the Sabathani Community Center featured lots of music and united fans.

Inmate serving time for killing 2 while driving drunk is taken from Minnesota jail, dies

The prisoner was suffering from "a medical-related situation" before he was hospitalized and then died, the sheriff said.

PACER Center awarded $1 million by Otto Bremer Trust

The largest donation the nonprofit has received since it was established almost 40 years ago will help serve those with special needs.

Century College design students tackle real-life project for Richfield senior care community

Designing for seniors is different, as a group of White Bear Lake students recently discovered.

Metro briefs: New Brighton City Council rebukes member, removes her from positions

New BrightonCouncil rebukes Bauman, strips her of positionsThe New Brighton City Council last week voted to censure one of its members and remove her from…

State briefs: Army Reservists based in Willmar are deployed to Kuwait

Approximately 20 Army Reserve soldiers from the Willmar-based 825th Quartermaster Detachment were deployed to Kuwait on Saturday. Their mission will be to provide water and…

Missing boater sought after falling in Mississippi River in St. Paul

A search was underway Saturday for the body of a boater who went overboard while fishing overnight in the Mississippi River in St. Paul. Authorities…

U forces out marching show again from TCF Bank Stadium, costing thousands

Drum Corps International organizers, told they would have to move the July 16 event from TCF Bank Stadium because of a private football camp run by Gophers coach Tracy Claeys, are crying foul.

Inspiration to St. Paul Latino officers, community calling it a career

Assistant Chief Bill Martinez came from humble roots to become a leader in St. Paul.

Prince tribute erased from Red Wing bluff has been restored

Two artists worked overnight to restore a mural the city had painted over.

Alcohol suspected in fatal Orono crash

A 26-year-old man from Maple Grove died after rear-ending another car and spinning out into opposing traffic.