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Hundreds donate to pay overdue lunch accounts for Twin Cities students

Healthy lunches served at Dowling Urban Environmental Learning Center, a K-5 environmental magnet school in the Minneapolis.

Donations to the Minneapolis nutrition services school lunch fund have collected more than $12,000, as of Friday afternoon.

Would urbanist Jane Jacobs have approved of Mpls. changes? New collection offers hints

Would Jane Jacobs have approved of Downtown East in Minneapolis? Possibly. The Commons park, she’d say, would be judged on how busy it was. U.S. Bank Stadium would elicit a sigh.

"Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs" from the influential urbanist has lessons for us today.

Historic home tied to Chaska's brickmaking past to be razed

The Ess House in Chaska, built in 1886, is slated for demolition after a fire damaged the historic home two years ago. The city was unable to secure state funds to help defray the $500,000 need for repairs, so restoration plans were abandoned.

The Ess House needed major repairs after a fire.

Old church in Carver thrives by adapting to the new world

148-year-old St. Nicholas parish doubled in size by adding a Spanish mass for newcomers.

Roseville weighs collecting sunshine on civic campus

It may be a way to save money on energy, but much remains unknown about the pros and cons of such a project.

Embezzlement investigation opened at Town & Country Club

Authorities and club officials said they couldn't release many details about the investigation, which began Monday.

Police: Woman robbed of pit bull puppy at gunpoint in Minneapolis

The suspect got away before police arrived, officials said.


CP Holiday Train rolls into the Twin Cities
The Drive

In what has become a seasonal favorite, Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train has pulled into town, and this year with an expanded schedule.

Hundreds donate to pay overdue lunch accounts for Twin Cities students
Class Act

Donations to the Minneapolis nutrition services school lunch fund have collected more than $12,000, as of Friday afternoon.


Body may be that of missing St. Cloud man

A body found in a ditch along a central Minnesota highway is believed to be that of a missing 22-year-old man, authorities said. The man,…


Private plan for Twin Cities-Rochester high-speed rail draws pushback

To some, a high-speed rail line financed by Chinese and other private investors is an exquisite dream. To others, it's folly.


Man fatally shot in Eagan worked for company guarding facility

Authorities say a 25-year-old man who was fatally shot by a security guard in a Twin Cities suburb worked for the same security company.


Black students in suburbs find strength, safe spaces together

Throughout the Twin Cities, black student unions help to confront recent incidents on campuses and talk about race in their mostly white schools.


Guilty verdict, life sentence in St. Paul murder

A St. Paul man was convicted Thursday night in the murder of Renaldo Terez McDaniel earlier this year. Jurors received the case against Daryl N.…


St. John's, St. Ben restate immigrant support, won't be 'sanctuary campus'

Petition asking for sanctuary status a national trend on college campuses after election of Donald Trump.


Orono reviews event policy after complaints about Lorie Line recitals

When is a private party a special event? The city is reviewing its regulations after neighbors objected to pianist's recitals.


More soil, groundwater pollution in Mpls. suspected

Commercial properties in Como neighborhood, where chemicals were dumped until 1962, will be tested for toxic vapors.


Snow, bitter cold arrive in Twin Cities metro this weekend

Friday's the day to get the shovels at the ready and prime the snowblower. Both will be needed as a weekend storm will bring the first significant snowfall of the season to the Twin Cities and parts of the state.


CP Holiday Train rolls into the Twin Cities

In what has become a seasonal favorite, Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train has pulled into town, and this year with an expanded schedule.