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Three new cases in Hopkins Legionnaires' disease outbreak

This is a magnified image of the legionnaires bacterium made from an electron microscope.

Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to the ongoing Hopkins outbreak were confirmed by state officials Tuesday, bringing the total number of those sickened to 20, including one death.

Man who 'threatened suicide' shot dead in confrontation with Burnsville police

"He pointed the gun at us," one officer was heard saying over the police scanner moments after the shooting.

2 charged, 2 more arrested in killing of Minnetonka High School student

Samantha Burnette, a student at Minnetonka High School, was fatally shot in a St. Paul alley on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Four people have been arrested in a case of robbery that turned into murder.

Why 2016 might be the worst year for pedestrians in a long time

Minnesota crash statistics paint a glum picture of pedestrian deaths in 2016, and the long-term trends around pedestrian injuries aren't much better.

US Bank, Land O'Lakes, Macy's, Ecolab sign up for solar

An energy company has broken ground on its first five community solar projects in Minnesota, and they'll supply some major companies.

St. Paul brings discussion and treats to residents with Pop Up Meeting

Using a little red van and some creativity, Pop Up Meeting ensures more people in St. Paul are heard.

Move over rotary phones – meter readers join ranks of the relics


Signs can go wild during election season

If you were waiting to put up 50-foot billboards in your yard proclaiming the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials, your moment has arrived. Election season means…

Brace for congestion as Ryder Cup will bring heavy traffic to Chaska, Shakopee
The Drive

The much-anticipated Ryder Cup gets underway this week and with it comes a heads up for motorists: Expect lots and lots of extra traffic in Chaska and Shakopee.


Mpls. fire captain files sexual harassment, retaliation suit

A Minneapolis fire captain has filed a lawsuit accusing the city's fire department of failing to protect her from a commander who allegedly sexually harassed her.


Marilyn Carlson Nelson named chair-elect of Minnesota Orchestra board

The businesswoman has a long history with the orchestra, and even funded its trip to Cuba.


Man dead in officer involved shooting in Burnsville

A man died following an officer-involved shooting Monday night in Burnsville.A reportedly suicidal man left an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Cliff Road,…


South St. Paul school adds police after anonymous threat

The South St. Paul Secondary School will have added police presence Tuesday after Superintendent Dave Webb sent a message to parents Monday night saying the…


Sister says Minnetonka student killed in St. Paul was set up

Samantha Burnette, 16, was gunned down around 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Sims Avenue. Her sister, Brittany Rock, was injured and taken to Regions Hospital.


Property taxes on the rise for most in St. Paul

After getting a preview of overall bill, City Council to take up the proposals.


Man in fake beard robs Golden Valley bank inside grocery store

A man wearing a fake beard robbed a bank branch inside a Golden Valley grocery store and fled with the loot, authorities said Monday. The…


Minnesota's White Earth Nation among tribes in $492.8 million lawsuit settlement

  The Obama administration has settled lawsuits with 17 American Indian tribes who accused the federal government of long mismanaging their funds and natural resources.…


Police: Motorcyclist in fatal hit-run had license revoked

He's being held on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.


Man charged with fatal stabbing of short-term roommate at St. Paul apartment

Rhône, the victim were arguing at his apartment.