Lights go out on iconic St. Paul "1st" sign above First National Bank Building

It will cost $500,000 to redo the sign with LED lights, officials said.

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

Dispute is over his actions at U Law School protest.

St. Paul woman attacked by police dog was at fault, city says

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The city said Karen Shafer's injuries were caused by her own "negligence, improper and/or illegal conduct."

Minneapolis sick-leave study group nears deadline

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The 19-member group is set to provide a policy recommendation to the City Council by late February.

Jamar Clark benefit planned at Capri Theater

A collection of spoken word artists, singers and emcees from Minnesota and around the country will perform at a benefit for Jamar Clark on Tuesday evening in north Minneapolis.


Concordia College criticized for cuts in language majors

Concordia College's move to drop language majors vexes students, alumni.


School bus with 20 kids crashes into parked cars in St. Paul + Video

Portion of Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul was closed after the accident. Two children were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.


Minneapolis on deck as Houston takes ball for next Super Bowl

Minn. host committee was taking notes Monday on Houston's bowl launch.


Charges: Crookston motorcyclist drank before collision that killed wife

A motorcyclist was charged with being drunk when his wife was fatally injured in a collision with a deer on a country road in northwestern Minnesota.


Anti-terror projects in Mpls., elsewhere stoke interest, critics

Projects in Minneapolis and two other cities butt up against mistrust and resentment.


Leader of alleged Twin Cities ISIL supporters expected to plead guilty this week

Abdirizak Warsame was accused of leading group seeking to join terrorists.


Driver who crossed into oncoming traffic dies in north metro wreck

Authorities have announced the death of a motorist who lost control of his vehicle on a north metro highway last week.


55 mph winds batter western, southern Minnesota + Video

Southern Minn. digs out from blizzard conditions.


Charge: Man delivering newspapers sexually assaulted autistic teen in Rogers

A Star Tribune newspaper delivery man out on his route stopped a 14-year-old autistic runaway in the middle of the night in her Rogers neighborhood and received a lap dance from her in his car, according to authorities.


Minneapolis schools put controversial budget plan on hold

District looking at ways to better distribute money.


Stalled lawsuit over 3M chemical pollution will proceed, district judge decides

Judge says company waited too long to disqualify law firm.


New elk research project to start next week in Minnesota

Demand for hunting licenses exceeds supply.


Poor ice conditions lead to Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby's cancellation

The ice fishing contest fell through after ice was found to be too thin on the lake.


Gaming dollars, e-tabs are rising

Charitable gaming in Minnesota jumped by 10 percent in one year's time, with north metro nonprofits — and cities that take a cut of the profit — again topping the list.