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Edina driver admits being in pack of exotic cars topping 100 mph on I-394

This photo taken April 23 by a motorist showed some of the high-end sports cars during their questionable cruise along Interstate 394.

The Ferrari driver is sentenced to three days' community service and a fine.

Girl, 11, dies in crash near Duluth after mom loses control of vehicle

The collision occurred on an icy road near Cloquet, officials said.

Man, girl rescued after vehicle broke through lake ice in W. Minn.

The man was not familiar with the open water channel, according to the Sheriff's Office.

MPCA pushes to keep Twin Cities trash burning at capacity

As the state pushes trash burning, some haulers are pushing back

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon

Unlike the south metro's Red Line, at least so far, the A Line from south Minneapolis to Roseville is reporting solid ridership results.

After 7 years, an Edina police dog has gone on his last patrol

Blade the K-9 retired last month and is now living with longtime partner Jason Behr. Both are getting used to their new roles.

Residents of Twin Cities suburbs find places online to gather, vent

Civic Facebook groups gain influence, critics.


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Tevlin: To most blessed guy, ALS stands for 'a loving savior'
Jon Tevlin

  The stories started even before the smell of Sweet Martha’s cookies, being baked by Gary Olson, one of the actual founders of the Minnesota…

Minnesota goes after leakers, too

In one of his last acts as president, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a high-profile government whistleblower and pardoned another. Obama’s actions last…


Mary Dodds and Maggie Mortensen, co-founders of North Aire Market, worked on making soup in their Shakopee test kitchen.

QVC serves up prime-time spot for Shakopee soup ladies Sunday

Trout opener draws hundreds to Chaska's Courthouse Lake
South news briefs: Sibley Historic Site in Mendota gets $10,000 gift for improvements
South metro police blotter, Jan. 22

After seven years as partners, officer Jason Behr is adjusting to a new role in the Edina Police Department and Blade is getting used to a more relaxed life as a well-loved civilian at Behr's home.

After 7 years, an Edina police dog has gone on his last patrol

Trout opener draws hundreds to Chaska's Courthouse Lake
West metro briefs: Plymouth police launch program to stop gas pump skimming
West metro police blotter, Jan. 22

Grapple crane operator and processor Cody Atkinson looks for items to remove from solid waste that may damage processing equipment at Elk River Resource Processing Plant.

MPCA pushes to keep Twin Cities trash burning at capacity

Bottineau Blue Line LRT gains key federal approval
Columbia Heights seminary vows to continue clash with BBB
Rapid warm-up inspires Twin Cities golf club to open its outdoor range

A new A Line bus on Ford Parkway in St. Paul. Most of the route is on Snelling Avenue, ending at Rosedale.

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury considers lodging tax to upgrade indoor park
North/east metro police blotter, Jan. 22
Columbia Heights seminary vows to continue clash with BBB

People jumped rope at the Pop Up Park in Jordan Park in north Minneapolis in 2014.

Park Board seeks public input on north Minneapolis park plans

North Loop becoming the place to be for retail
Rosenblum: North Market serves up community goodness in Minneapolis
As redevelopment comes to Northeast's Lowry Av., people prepare for change

Women's activists and supporters gathered at the State Capitol for the Women's March Minnesota on Saturday in St. Paul, part of a worldwide day of protests.

90,000-plus march in St. Paul with message for Trump

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon
Merriam Park neighborhood 'Goddess Tree' installed in St. Paul gallery
Near St. Paul's restored train depot, a new apartment rises

1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history

It erupted 45 years ago this week near the end of the Gophers-Ohio State basketball game at Williams Arena.


90,000-plus march in St. Paul with message for Trump

"We've come a long way, and we could lose it in a heartbeat," said one protester about the election of Donald Trump. Police say between 90,000 and 100,000 people attended the march.


Tevlin: To most blessed guy, ALS stands for 'a loving savior'

  The stories started even before the smell of Sweet Martha’s cookies, being baked by Gary Olson, one of the actual founders of the Minnesota…


Park Board seeks public input on north Minneapolis park plans

Park Board seeks committee members for north Mpls. park updates in coming years.


As redevelopment comes to Northeast's Lowry Av., people prepare for change

Housing will replace abandoned buildings.


Rochester arcade offers video gaming blasts from the past

Throwback video games mix fun with a sense of nostalgia


Tracking metro area community Facebook groups

A growing number of suburban residents are turning to city-specific Facebook groups to share events, post concerns and get engaged in civic and political life.…


'It's just beautiful' as Minnesotans head to Washington for march

Many had spent 24 or so hours on a bus, but their enthusiasm remained strong.


For St. Cloud theater, planning is a pivotal act

– After 19 years of planning theatrical seasons for GREAT Theatre, executive artistic director Dennis Whipple knows a thing or two about…


Weston Noble, giant of American choral music, dies at 94

With a gentle voice and an incisive ear, conductor Weston Noble taught countless young people the joy of making music. The revered choral director and…