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Renaming of Lake Calhoun now in the hands of Hennepin County Board

The Hennepin County Board could vote as soon as October on renaming Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

Controversy over change to Bde Maka Ska could be resolved next month.

Heat wave hits as fall arrives: It's going to feel like 100 on Friday

The National Weather Service Twin Cities is predicting a heat index of 100 for Friday, the first day of fall.

The predicted high of 93 degrees will make it one of the hottest days of the year.

About 300 gather to honor St. Thomas student left to die in Minneapolis crash

Ria Patel’s mother, Devyani Patel, lit candles around her daughter’s photo at a vigil Thursday at the University of St. Thomas.

Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Michael Laurence Campbell with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

Early voting in city elections begins Friday in Minneapolis

Voters can vote in person or cast absentee ballots before Election Day on Nov. 7.

Mpls. council member 'sorry' after handing chewed gum to challenger at forum

Incumbent Lisa Goodman apologizes to challenger Teqen Zéa-Aida after handing her already chewed gum over at a candidate forum.

Two Legionnaires' cases reported at Maple Grove care facility

Health officials are investigating, suspect the presence of bacteria in the facility's plumbing system.

Most Minnesotan race ever? A canoe portaging division in Ely half marathon

Six people have registered for Saturday's event, and more are welcome to sign up during registration on Friday.


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Tevlin: From serving in Iraq to working on Ph.D, U scholar is 'like a kid in a candy store'
Jon Tevlin

Jason Jones is the first in his family to go to college, and he said the U's TRIO McNair Scholars program has been instrumental in getting an advanced degree.

It's National Child Passenger Safety week. Is your child properly buckled up?
The Drive

This is National Child Passenger Safety Week as proclaimed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the time of year when parents of children are urged to be sure their young passengers are buckled up and in the correct car seat for their age and size.


In a photo taken from video, Robert Kniefel, 61, of Lakeville, was rescued via a State Patrol helicopter early Thursday after spending nearly three days in a boggy section of the Nemadji Forest north of the Twin Cities.

State Patrol chopper rescues hunter who spent nearly 3 days in state forest north of Twin Cities

Two Shakopee teens remain hospitalized, one critically, after crash
Zebra mussels found in Minneapolis, Lakeville lakes
Shakopee council member asked to resign reacts with silence

Spruce Shadows Farm, the last working farm in Bloomington could possibly become the site of the World's Fair in 2023.

Bloomington buying farm near MOA for $32M for World's Fair

Edina approves disputed park and creek restoration plan
Homeless vets move into new apartments built just for them
MSP climbs into top 10 'mega airports' in ranking of passenger satisfaction

An illustration showing the interior of a Topgolf center.

Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center

No jail for former Champlin Park High coach who sexually assaulted boy, 13
Brooklyn Park man charged in rapes 3 weeks apart turns himself in
Race for new Amazon HQ is altering TCAAP plans in Arden Hills

The first cars to cross the St. Croix River bridge left Oak Park Heights on their way across the milelong span in early August. The old Stillwater Lift Bridge closed almost simultaneously.

More traffic crossing new St. Croix River bridge than old Stillwater bridge

Repairs close Main Street Stairs, in Stillwater, into November
Race for new Amazon HQ is altering TCAAP plans in Arden Hills
Brothers tied to former Stillwater mayor plead guilty to tax crimes in federal court

Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Goodman handed her chewing gum to Teqen Zéa-Aida, a challenger for the Seventh Ward council seat, at a candidate forum Tuesday. A third candidate, Joe Kovacs, looked on.

Mpls. council member 'sorry' after handing chewed gum to challenger at forum

Community is key for new police inspector in north Minneapolis
Renaming of Lake Calhoun now in the hands of Hennepin County Board
This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by president

Ria Patel’s mother, Devyani Patel, lit candles around her daughter’s photo at a vigil Thursday at the University of St. Thomas.

About 300 gather to honor St. Thomas student left to die in Minneapolis crash

St. Paul City Council sets $141 million maximum tax levy, a nearly 24 percent increase
Forty public meetings and no agreement about master plan for St. Paul's Ford site
Jed Stephen 'Kos' Kosmoski, who worked with St. Paul college baseball, hockey teams, dies at 44

Vandal releases unmanned Vista Fleet pleasure vessels into Duluth harbor

Calm, clear morning allowed safe recapture of boats by owner, U.S. Coast Guard.


State Patrol chopper rescues hunter who spent nearly 3 days in state forest north of Twin Cities

Robert Kniefel, 61, of Lakeville, built a fire to warm himself and endured heavy rains in the Nemadji Forest.


This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by president

FinnFest USA returns to Minneapolis on nation's 100th anniversary.


Finland + Minnesota = Finnesota. Here are the top connections

Minnesota is home to more Finnish-Americans than any other state.


Zebra mussels found in Minneapolis, Lakeville lakes

A single mussel was found in Lake Harriet on a boat recovered from the bottom. Five were found in Lake Marion.


Southwest light-rail wall draws the ire of Minneapolis, state officials

Met Council asked to study how barrier will affect Minneapolis.


Jed Stephen 'Kos' Kosmoski, who worked with St. Paul college baseball, hockey teams, dies at 44

Kosmoski, 44, died unexpectedly Aug. 5 in Seattle, stricken by pancreatitis while visiting his sister.


Most crimes in Minnesota go unreported, state survey reveals

Bank and credit card fraud is very common but rarely is reported, the findings from the 2016 showed.


Boat driver suspected of being drunk when passenger thrown to his death in Voyageurs

The boat hit a wake, sending the victim overboard, according to the Sheriff's Office.


Repairs close Main Street Stairs, in Stillwater, into November

Repairs will be made to the second landing of the stairway, as well as an adjoining wall.