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Minnesota lawmakers choose General Mills CEO, three others as U regents

General Mills chairman and CEO Ken Powell, show in July at the New York Stock Exchange, was chosen Wednesday for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

Ken Powell was the surprise as the Legislature picked four for the University of Minnesota's governing board.

Maplewood moves to close Stargate club after shooting

Stargate Bar and Nightclub is seen with a security vehicle parked outside it in the early morning on Friday, May 29, 2015.

The owner might be able to avoid the closure by meeting a lengthy list of requirements involving security, fire safety and sanitation issues.

4-12 inches of snow in forecast for Twin Cities, but stay tuned

A bare-chested runner enjoyed the last of the spring-like weather while running around Lake Nokomis on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Up to a foot of snow is forecast for the Twin Cities, starting late Thursday.

Up to 18 inches could fall southwest of the metro, including in Fairmont and Mankato, the National Weather Service said.

Driver who struck, killed St. Paul jogger appeared impaired, police say

The crash occurred at the intersection of Dayton Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard.

Bush Foundation unveils plan to customize how students learn

The St. Paul-based foundation will devote most of the $7 million-plus it spends annually on education to the "School Design for Individualized Learning" initiative.

Minn. man gets 2 years in prison for lying about terror group contacts

Mahdi Hussein Furreh traveled to Kenya, later pleaded guilty and cooperated with the government.

Met Council to examine sewer expansion rules

Two council members raised concerns about policies governing new developments.


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Minneapolis is country's 15th most traffic riddled city, study says
The Drive

Here in Minneapolis-St. Paul, we come in slightly below the average at 40 hours a year. That was enough to earn us the dubious title of the 15th most congested city in the nation and 18th most snarled in North America.

Innovation cabinet to host networking event
STP

Newly formed group to host "Conversations of Innovation" Tuesday.


Way cleared for Belle Plaine veterans memorial to be restored

Veteran brings energy — and nearly 100 new members — to Eagan American Legion
New Hy-Vee in Savage adds more grab-and-go options, beauty department
Prior Lake man creates full-scale Oval Office in his sprawling home

Four Seasons Mall in Plymouth, photographed in 2013, has sat vacant for years and is now slated to be redeveloped into two hotels, senior housing, retail, offices, a bank and restaurants.

So long, surface lots: Parking areas redeveloped in Twin Cities suburbs

Minn. man gets 2 years in prison for lying about terror group contacts
Train hits teen walking on tracks in Waverly
Minnesota veterans want Orono to keep the Big Island docks

Cameron Johnson

Teen couple charged in Chisago County with murder in overdose death of 18-year-old

Gunman kills neighbor in middle of road north of Twin Cities
Teacher Jim Alley, the 'Father of Hockey' in Anoka, dies at age 92
Bomb threat briefly shuts down Crystal library

Stargate Bar and Nightclub is seen with a security vehicle parked outside it in the early morning on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Maplewood moves to close Stargate club after shooting

Minn. school district investigates student hack of staff information
Outdated south Washington County park soon to become new and improved
Man kills mother near Hudson, shoots at police and kills himself in Minnesota

The Minneapolis DFL conducted a poll recently to see if Green Party City Council Member Cam Gordon, pictured in 2015, is vulnerable to a challenge.

Poll conducted by Minneapolis DFL reveals fault lines on the City Council

Mpls. police second-in-command Arneson set to retire
Macy's empties its attic: Elf, Harry Potter holiday animatronics for sale
100 women pack Mpls. tattoo shop to get inked with 'Nevertheless, she persisted'

Palace Theatre amps up with Pixies, At the Drive-In, Old Crow Medicine Show

Bush Foundation unveils plan to customize how students learn
Super Bowl grant helps a different kind of 'football' in St. Paul
Driver who struck, killed St. Paul jogger appeared impaired, police say

New biometric screening puts MSP security on the fast track

Subscribers to Clear service debuting today will be able to skip long security lines.


St. Paul police ask for help solving spate of armed home invasion robberies

Authorities are alarmed at the timing and proximity of the robberies on the city's East Side.


Way cleared for Belle Plaine veterans memorial to be restored

Council amendments set up "public forum" for veteran memorials.


Poll conducted by Minneapolis DFL reveals fault lines on the City Council

The Minneapolis DFL explored whether Green Party Council Member Cam Gordon is vulnerable.


Obituary: Warren Frost was 'Twin Peaks' doc, plus a mentor to Twin Cities actors

The 91-year-old Frost spent two decades in the Twin Cities, serving as artistic director of Chimera Theatre in St. Paul while working at such playhouses as Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Children's Theatre and the Guthrie.


Rep. Tom Emmer faces town-hall audience

About 150 packed into a room in Sartell City Hall to talk about health care, immigrant and other topics, with 850 more outside.


U law professor, alleged rape victim have extensive legal history

His lawyer contends rape charges linked to pending case over condo deal.


Minn. school district investigates student hack of staff information

Files for 15,000 people were downloaded but probably not shared.


Plot to burglarize farmhouse led to fatal Madelia shooting, charges say

One alleged accomplice is dead, two others face felony charges in plot to burglarize rural Madelia farmhouse.


Gunman kills neighbor in middle of road north of Twin Cities

The shooter called authorities to report what he had done, the sheriff said.