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Short sale brings felony charges for ex-Gopher star, his wife

Former Gophers star Sam Jacobson, shown in this July 5, 2001 file photo, is facing felony charges over the sale of his house in Apple Valley.

The charges accuse Sam Jacobson of orchestrating a short sale of his Apple Valley house to his future wife, who quickly flipped it for a $176,000 profit.

Man shot dead in southern Minnesota state park

A suspect in the shooting was being held in the Freeborn County jail on suspicion of murder.

After six years in custody, young man wins release from sex-offender program

He will be the first ever to win an unconditional discharge.

Minneapolis minimum wage appeal to be heard by Minn. Supreme Court

The state's Supreme Court will hear Minneapolis' appeal against putting hourly minimum on ballot.

Drive-throughs aim to shorten DMV lines in Twin Cities

Drive-through service centers are popping up in the Twin Cities suburbs as a faster option to waiting inside for service.

I-35 bridge collapse survivor becomes 11th Twin Cities man charged with supporting ISIL

Charges say Mohamed Roble used his settlement money to travel to Syria.

Minnesota surpassed for best average ACT score

Yet Minnesota still tops the list of states where nearly all grads took test.


Carver County updates head lice policy
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County public health department supports changes to head lice policy by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Minneapolis to host gun buyback program this weekend
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A pair of fire stations on the city's North and South sides will host a gun turn-in program seeking to take hundreds of guns off the streets and turn them into works of art, city officials and the nonprofit group Pillsbury United Communities announced this week.


Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October

It may not be like Elvis Presley's Graceland, but Prince's Paisley Park could open as a museum on Oct. 6, in time for his memorial concert a week later, the trustees for his estate announced Wednesday afternoon. Fans could pay $38.50 to $100 or more for a 70-minute tour.


Take The Great Minnesota Quiz-Together

The 10 most difficult questions you will ever have to answer.


St. Paul delays final vote on paid sick leave ordinance

The city's ordinance would apply to businesses of all sizes.


Carver County updates head lice policy

County public health department supports changes to head lice policy by the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Correction for Aug. 25, 2016

A story on B2 Wednesday should have said that bargain express bus tickets to the State Fair were available until midnight Aug. 24 and cost $4.50.


U taps new general counsel from Stinson Leonard Street

Douglas Peterson has experience defending executives and prosecuting cases.


St. Anthony police officer who shot Philando Castile placed back on leave

The officer was reinstated last week, although the investigation continues.


Arson suspected in fire that had people jumping from apartment windows

Several people were hurt fleeing the flames and smoke.


Minneapolis to host gun buyback program this weekend

A pair of fire stations on the city's North and South sides will host a gun turn-in program seeking to take hundreds of guns off the streets and turn them into works of art, city officials and the nonprofit group Pillsbury United Communities announced this week.


Your guide on getting to the Minnesota State Fair

Driving to the fair can be a pain, and fair officials acknowledge that.