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Edina offers $1,000 reward in park vandalism incidents

Vandalism at Fred Richards Park in Edina.

Public-private partnership brings new life to Plymouth and Penn

A public-private development plan promises to transform the area near the junction of Penn and Plymouth avenues N. in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County would contribute $67 million.

Judge rejects bid to tap parishes, schools in archdiocese bankruptcy

Victims' attorney Jeff Anderson slams ruling, promises to appeal.

Charges: Parking rift sparked shooting death behind Winona bar

A handgun was recovered from the apartment of the man charged in the drive-by shooting.

Edina residents object to winter sports 'theme park' at Braemar

Opponents say city is fast-tracking $3 million project with little public input.

Obituary: Saul Charles Smiley designed hospitals across Minnesota

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.


Minneapolis asks public for input on equity in street paving spending
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Session will ask for how non-public works criteria should be applied to develop a fair paving program

MnDOT will broadcast Snelling Avenue improvement plans live on Facebook
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has plans to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists who use Snelling Avenue in St. Paul's Midway area. And they will be shared during a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Bird safety top priority as Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center reopens

A nature center designed to showcase wildlife shouldn’t be dangerous to the very animals it’s celebrating. That guiding principle will be evident at the grand…


Freeway Landfill in Burnsville will enter Superfund program after all

The state and the landowner haven't been able to agree on cleaning up the site.


Sandra Grazzini-Rucki found guilty of hiding teen daughters

A Dakota County jury has found a Lakeville mother guilty of hiding her two teenage daughters from their father for more than two years.


Mpls. City Council should block $15 wage vote, city attorney says

In a written opinion, the city attorney said the proposal does not meet legal standards to be considered by voters this November.


Minneapolis asks public for input on equity in street paving spending

Session will ask for how non-public works criteria should be applied to develop a fair paving program


Brothers abused by Bloomington casting director awarded $2.1M

A Hennepin County jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to two brothers who were sexually abused by the former owner and casting director of a…


St. Paul police: 17-year-old shot to death near Crosby Farm Regional Park

Police say the shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. at a house in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Judge says he might allow cameras in Prince estate proceedings

A group of media organizations is pushing for increased access to court hearings and documents involving the late megastar's multi-million-dollar estate.


Pool chemicals prompt evacuation of Plymouth hotel, restaurant, theater

A matinee was canceled at the Plymouth Playhouse; initial reports say 2 people fell ill.


Minneapolis sets expanded goals for diversifying its workforce

City officials will work to add more women, people of color as employees.