Afton, other affluent exurbs denied state broadband funds

The state of Minnesota awarded $10 million worth of grants this month to help subsidize broadband in poorly served remote locations. Once again, affluent exurban areas came up empty.

Bike advocates tout Minneapolis' protected bikeways gains, want more

Mpls. mayor would spend $6 million over five years.

Nov. 28, 1956: Frank Lloyd Wright at Southdale

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After a tour of Twin Cities landmarks, the 87-year-old champion of American modernist architecture addressed the annual meeting of the Citizens League of Minneapolis and Hennepin County.

St. Paul police union criticizes AFSCME for support of Jamar Clark protesters


The St. Paul Police Federation on Friday criticized one of the state’s largest labor unions for its declaration of support of protests that began after the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police, calling it “so biased and ignorant - it is useless to even debate.”

Wetterlings to hold community meeting Monday in Paynesville

Jacob's parents say they hope the event will be cathartic and helpful for the community.

South-metro school districts investing in solar energy

The panels and gardens will pay off with significant long-term energy savings, officials say.

Golden Valley moving ahead with $18 million Brookview Community Center replacement

The replacement is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Health beat: The science behind family politics

Most kids either don’t know their parents’ political leanings, or reject them in favor of their own beliefs, according to a new sociological study that challenges decades of political theory.

Rashad Turner to challenge 3-term rep for Minn. House seat

Rashad Turner, the lead organizer for Black Lives Matter St. Paul, plans to challenge the only black member of the Minnesota House for her seat in next year’s election.

Pine River man killed in Cass County crash

A Pine River man was killed in a rollover crash in Cass County early Saturday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Michael D. Kelly, 42,…

Tomah VA Medical Center launches 100-day improvement plan

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center says it has adopted another plan to improve patient care.

Minneapolis superintendent finalists cite varied experience in quest for top job

The school board will name a finalist Dec. 7.

Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Rochester

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car in Rochester.

SPCO premieres Beethoven-inspired concerto

Review: Timo Andres’ compelling “Blind Banister” is first in series.

Fugitive convicted sex offender arrested in Appleton

The U.S. Marshals Service says a convicted sex offender who was wanted for violating the terms of his release has been arrested in Appleton.

Authorities identify Austin man who died in garage fire

Authorities have identified an Austin man who died in a garage fire on Thanksgiving morning.

Police shooting, disparities spur talk of special session

Minnesota's lawmakers and community leaders are brainstorming how to aid their state's hurting black community in a possible special session, though some acknowledge the issues may prove too weighty to take on in a one-day legislative blitz.

After legal threat, Wis. district cancels reading of book on transgender girl

A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children's book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue.

Bacteria that cause Legionnaires found at Mpls. VA hospital

Minneapolis VA is taking steps to clean water system of Legionnaires disease bacteria. No illnesses have been discovered.