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Tickets to Super Bowl media night event sell out in less than an hour

Super Bowl Opening Night takes place on Monday, Jan. 29, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, where fans will see the media herd jostling to ask questions of players and coaches.

Next up: Tickets to the Super Bowl Experience go on sale Dec. 5.

Ross Kiefer, fashion-forward clothier for 1970s Minneapolis, dies at 76

Ross Kiefer’s I. Ross store was a must-stop for stylish stars.

Friends and family freely compared him to just about every 1970s arbiter of male panache.

After a 30-year absence, Minn. band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Rosemount High School marching band performed at the Mall of America earlier this month. The band will be among 10 nationwide — and the first from Minnesota in three decades — to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

The band, and more than 300 parents, made the trek to New York for the honor.

New low-watt south Minneapolis radio station 'like a walk through the neighborhood'

Programming on KRSM Southside Media Project (98.9 FM) will be as diverse as its community.

Church behind West Bank's landmark Jesus mural seeks new home

Pastor of church that painted the mural says their lease is up, looking for new location.

Wet weather delays reopening of Braemar Golf Course in Edina until 2019

Seeding time missed due to wet summer and fall.

2 women say Sen. Al Franken groped them in Minneapolis

The Huffington Post cited two unnamed women who said Franken grabbed their buttocks in separate incidents during his first Senate campaign.


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Stadium light rail stop will close for two days leading up to Super Bowl
Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota

Trains will run regular schedules and routes but beginning late Friday they won't use the stadium stop. Planners say the bypass is necessary because of stepped up security before game day.

Transit operators cut back service for Thanksgiving and day after
The Drive

Twin Cities transit agencies will run fewer buses and trains on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when fewer people are working and there is less demand for public transportation.


The Rosemount High School marching band performed at the Mall of America earlier this month. The band will be among 10 nationwide — and the first from Minnesota in three decades — to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

After a 30-year absence, Minn. band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Woman aims to protect American Indian burial site in South St. Paul
10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer
South metro news briefs: Eagan OKs goat grazing to control problem plants

Southwest LRT officials toured the area where a 10-foot wall is proposed. Here, Brian Runzel, SWLRT Construction Director, walked under the I-394 Bridge near the Bryn Mawr Station Area during a tour in September.

Feds require new study for Southwest light-rail crash wall

Man bringing his gun in for service caused Eden Prairie Center lockdown
Another trendy burger place is coming to Mall of America
Wet weather delays reopening of Braemar Golf Course in Edina until 2019

Tana Wall, 21, right, and her mom, Jill Wall, left, doted on Harmon, the son of Crescent Cove founder Katie Lindenfelser. The nonprofit group is opening a children’s hospice center.

Long-awaited children's hospice and respite home a 'dream come true'

Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death
North/East metro police blotter, Nov. 19
Hwy. 169 will be single lane in Champlin this weekend

State Sen. Dan Schoen did not go to a news conference Wednesday. Instead his lawyer, Paul W. Rogosheske, raised questions about the harassment allegations against Schoen.

Schoen lawyer: Senator 'never meant to sexually harass anybody'

Judge dismisses final lawsuit against Stillwater school district
Rep. Cornish, Sen. Schoen to resign after harassment claims
Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death

"Love Power" Jesus mural in Minneapolis' West Bank neighborhood Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN.

Church behind West Bank's landmark Jesus mural seeks new home

Minneapolis City Hall tower bells to go silent during repair work
North Side Minneapolis businesses promote 'Black Friday on Broadway'
Woman arrested in connection with man's death in Minneapolis

Ben Greilanger photographed an old St. Paul firehouse, juxtaposed with a historical photo, for his “Then in Now” project.

Photographer captures St. Paul's history against a new backdrop

Winter doesn't faze 87,000-square-foot aquaponics farm in St. Paul
Authorities ID remains found in woods south of Lake Nokomis
Tickets to Super Bowl media night event sell out in less than an hour

Woman arrested in connection with man's death in Minneapolis

Police arrested a woman on Thanksgiving afternoon after she called police to report an unconscious man inside a south Minneapolis home. The woman called police…


Motorist killed, another critically injured in wrong-way crash near Mankato

A 59-year-old woman from Mankato died Wednesday night after a wrong-way crash on Highway 22 south of the city of Mankato. Wendy S. Pearson was…


Turkey and stuffing, but first a run

We went to the Life Time Turkey Day 5k in downtown Minneapolis to find out what people are thankful for


Advocate for rape victim bill distances herself from Franken

Abby Honold, a rape survivor, was working with Franken on a bill to help victims. But after allegations surfaced against the senator, Honold sought another senator to help with the legislation. Now, she's being harassed and threatened with rape.


Tragic year turned hopeful, thanks to U transplant for Puerto Rican toddler

Natalie Anaya's toddler has a rare genetic disorder, one that has killed almost every other child in Puerto Rico diagnosed with it. And that was before Hurricane Maria pounded their home.


Blue Earth seeks answers after 4 teens are charged in attack on teammate

Among the questions: What prompted the beating last month and why did it take so long to be investigated?


Saint Paul Almanac searching for stolen Storymobile trailer

Donor offers $500 for return of "Storymobile."


Judge dismisses final lawsuit against Stillwater school district

Attorney for 834 Voice, the group that sued, objects to order handed down while dispute is being mediated.


Barbara Scherek, lifelong nurse and teacher, dies at 85

She had travelled the world, taught scores of nurses and helped lead a major Twin Cities nonprofit, but Barbara Scherek wanted to learn more. So…


Young Minnesota chefs picked to prepare Super Bowl treats next week in Snack Challenge

Celebrity chefs will judge the youngsters, with the winner announced during Super Bowl week.