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Officials seek help ID'ing body found in Rosemount

The man was found in September 2014. Police say he may have been missing since October 2013.

Northstar's on-time record improves; riders begin to return

The Drive

The Northstar Commuter line has taken beatings both in the press and at the fare box over the past couple years largely over its dismal on time performance. But passengers are starting to find their way back.

When your cruise ship hits a storm

Lileks @ Lunch

Oh, the fun

Thousands of Mpls. property owners sent wrong notices


Incorrect property assessment notices went to almost 3,000 households by a mailing firm to which the city outsourced the job.

Activist attorney, busted by U police, fights City Attorney's office

Jordan Kushner, who has clashed frequently with the city attorney's office, maintains he's innocent and is being politically targeted — something the city attorney's office denies.

Suburban leaders seek local control over seats on Met Council

Officials from four suburban counties want to change how the regional planning agency is run.

Twin Cities restaurateur Jason McLean is target of fourth sex-assault lawsuit

Twin Cities restaurateur is the target of a fourth lawsuit by a ex-student at Children's Theatre. This one does not name CTC.

Brooklyn Park Council OKs body cameras

Full deployment is expected in March.

ACLU, NAACP lawsuit calls for release of Clark shooting video + Video

State agencies are being sued. Activists have been demanding release of the video since the mid-November shooting.

Report: Wisconsin schools still restrain disabled students

A report finds Wisconsin public schools are still restraining disabled students, despite a 2011 law aimed at reducing those practices.

Dayton asks for no charges against airport protesters

Gov. Mark Dayton has asked Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport officials not to press charges against Black Lives Matter protesters who shut down roads leading to the airport.

BLM threatens to shut down Red Bull Crashed Ice races in St. Paul

On Monday, it demanded that St. Paul officer Jeffrey Rothecker be fired

Health care 'homes' that oversee patient care save Minnesota $1B

The reform strategy offered extra funding to oversee patient care and reduced medical complications, emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Suspects sought in rash of central Minnesota mail thefts

Mail collection boxes outside post offices in five towns were broken into.

Wisconsin jury rejects beer-battered fish defense

A Wisconsin jury has convicted a man who blamed eating beer-battered fish when he was picked up on his 10th drunken driving offense.

Plymouth to crack down on drivers wearing both earbuds

It's illegal to drive while wearing headphones in both ears and this month Plymouth Police will be looking for drivers who violate the law.

Dayton proposes paid parental leave for all state employees

Gov. Mark Dayton announced a new push Tuesday to offer paid leave to new parents among the state's 35,000-member workforce, a proposal his Democratic allies have deemed a first step toward their goal of extending sick and parental leave to all Minnesota workers.

Bank in Ridgedale area robbed; suspect may have hit another in Golden Valley

The latest robbery of a US Bank branch occurred Monday night inside a Lunds & Byerly's.

2 seats in Legislature up for grabs in special election

Suburban voters are picking two new state lawmakers to fill vacancies at the Minnesota Legislature.