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Police search Coon Rapids Dam Park for missing man

Police on Monday searched both sides of the Mississippi at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park for a man reported missing the night before. Relatives called…

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.…

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.

Privatizing airport security? MAC doesn't see much benefit

When checkpoint wait times at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport stretched to an hour or more during spring break, the agency that runs the airport decided…


What is open and closed on Memorial Day

Post offices: Closed. No regular mail service. Banks: All Bremer Bank branches will be closed. TCF traditional branches will be open 9 a.m. to 1…


Watershed cuts ties with Fargo flood plan

Supporters say the $2 billion project is going ahead with or without Buffalo-Red District.


State mental health gets $48M, defying national trend

Legislators stepped up with $48M in new money, yet left out Security Hospital.


Stillwater school controversy heads into year of uncertainty with lawsuits, distrust

Parents have built a strong alliance to battle the district's decision to close three elementary schools.


Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in west metro lake

An estimated 500 to 1,000 dead crappies were reported at the boat access on Lake Independence in Maple Plain over the long Memorial Day weekend.


Calling all colleges: Please come to Red Wing

The push to attract a four-year school was launched when local business leaders complained they were having trouble filling technology positions, particularly those in cyber security, digital forensics and gamification.


Twin Cities go orange to raise awareness of gun violence

Local landmarks will be illuminated on Thursday.


Woman in custody after she sets another woman on fire

A female suspect was being questioned by St. Paul police Monday for allegedly throwing a flammable liquid on another woman, then setting her on fire.The…


Wheelchair using doctor files disability lawsuits by the bundle

David Ketroser's one-man crusade offers a window into society's ongoing struggle to integrate disabled people into everyday life.


Jesse Ventura says 'unequivocally' he will not run for president

"Just in case I would win, I don't want to do the job," the former governor explained. He said he'd back the Libertarian candidate.


St. Paul tests new method for teaching kids self-control

The C3 (Choice-Chance-Change) program is an example of the "restorative practices" that will expand to six St. Paul schools this fall thanks to a new teachers' contract.


Aitkin man dies in one-car crash

A 25-year-old man from Aitkin, Minn., died late Saturday in a one-car crash in Aitkin County.Mason Espeseth was driving east on Deer Street just before…


Smaller family resorts becoming a threatened Minnesota species

The loss of a summer tradition is lamented, even as one young Detroit Lakes family bucks the trend.


Ventura says he won't run for president in 2016

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he won't run for president.