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IDs revealed of 2 on Utah-bound firetruck that died in crash on 35W

Crews were still working at Interstate 35W and 95th Avenue in Blaine about four hours after Saturday's crash that killed two people and injured several seriously.

Nine people were in the vehicle and many had serious injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Marine mechanic falls off new boat in W. Minn. with no life jacket, dies

The victim had taken the boat out for testing on the Alexandria lake.

Cottage Grove rezones land for new middle school

Plan for new Oltman Middle School is "great for the kids."

Metro schools add social-emotional learning to the 3 R's

Back-to-school means math and reading, but also skills like responsibility and awareness at some metro-area schools.

Minneapolis park and rec has new director of Recreation Division

ID'd: Motorist killed by teen driver who crossed centerline in central Minnesota

The crash happened about 12:50 a.m. about 9 miles west of Onamia, authorities said.

Man killed in Dinkytown stabbing is ID'd


Twin Cities man loses iPad, gains $520 in 'movie money'

What happened to Anthony Darst was a sorry mix of robbery and fraud. Someone ran off with his iPad, and left him holding an envelope…

Tevlin: Metro Transit case weakens government transparency
Jon Tevlin

It is somehow symbolic that the only person who will be able to “see” video from a public Metropolitan Transit bus actually can’t see. We…


Twins fall to Blue Jays, run losing streak to 10

Collision injures Danny Santana, puts him on the DL.


The Drive: Drivers ask about MnPass markings and fees

My Aug. 17 story about the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the State Patrol joining forces to crack down on motorists using the MnPass lanes…


State Fair attendance

Friday's State Fair attendance set a second-day record, with 141,023 people flocking to the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights, many for the "Unite in Purple" celebration…


Vikings fans fill new stadium, help work out the kinks

First preseason game in new stadium sold a record number of tickets.


U.S. Bank Stadium fan reviews: Big, bold and bright

U.S. Bank Stadium opened its doors for Vikings fans before the team's inaugural game in the new facility.


Minneapolis crime spotters find a hungry audience online

Facebook pages like North Vent draw thousands, but critics call them one-sided.


2015: At Mpls. park, a few hundred people bare their chests for annual Go Topless event

Annual "Go Topless Day" event drew crowd of several hundred to downtown Gold Medal Park.


What you need to know before today's first Vikings game

To avoid problems Sunday, fans should plan their routes to the game, allow extra time to get there and arrive early. Fans also are strongly encouraged to enter the gate designated on their ticket.


Years with no nation, they have 90 days to become a Minnesotan

Thousands of refugees are navigating hurdles of a new life. And front-line workers in Minnesota, one of the country's resettlement hubs, are poised to take in 2,530 refugees, more than during any year in the past decade.


Take The Great Minnesota Quiz-Together

The 10 most difficult questions you will ever have to answer.