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U regents argue Kaler's tuition and enrollment proposal

Regents appeared to split into two camps on tuition: those who balked at a proposed nonresident increase and those who scoffed at a goal of keeping resident tuition increases to a minimum.

Protesters demand prosecution of officers involved in Jamar Clark shooting

The demonstrators plan to rally weekly at the Government Center.

Mpls. opts for nonprofit recycler over nation's largest waste firm


A local nonprofit company will soon begin sorting and selling Minneapolis' recyclable materials, after the city opted not to sign a new contract with the nation's largest garbage company.

Car2Go proposes smaller Minneapolis service area


Car sharing service Car2Go plans to reduce their service area in Minneapolis, leaving the blue and white Smart cars largely unavailable in the North Side and near the city's southern border.

1 dead in road, 1 killed in Plymouth shootout

Authorities swarmed to two locations in Plymouth late Friday after a person was shot and killed near a busy intersection. Later, a man at a nearby apartment building was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with police. Multiple officers were hurt, police said. The intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Rockford Road is closed for the investigation.

Bloomington parent makes masks star of middle school show

Parent volunteer painstakingly makes "Lion King Jr." characters come to life.

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage schools, parents prepare for new grade alignments

Most are looking forward to 9th- through 12th-graders being under one roof.

Lost dog? Nonprofit Retrievers ride to the rescue

The Twin Cities nonprofit is able to find Fido about two-thirds of the time — free of charge.

Clinton, Sanders make case for campaigns to Minnesota DFLers + Photo Gallery

Both Democratic candidates spoke at a DFL fundraising dinner, and earlier, Sanders sought to make inroads with black voters.

Aitkin to host inaugural Minnesota Redneck Festival in May

You might be a redneck if you plan on going to the inaugural Minnesota Redneck Festival this spring.

Taser favored to win city body cam contract

After months of testing, the city's IT department has recommended that U.S. stun gun maker Taser International be awarded a five-year $4 million contract to outfit hundreds of officers with the pocket-sized recording devices, even as the department continues to fine-tune its policy for the cameras.

Minnesota profs help find a ripple in space and time

University of Minnesota physicist Vuk Mandic and Carleton College professor Nelson Christensen haven’t had much time to celebrate their roles in the groundbreaking physics event…

Man suspected of groping 3 women near St. Paul colleges, targeted another

The incidents occurred near St. Thomas, St. Catherine and Macalester, a campus public safety alert said.

Wausau blogger writes about cerebral palsy

Hunter Kelch has never been much of a talker, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have anything to say.

Former UW-Oshkosh student helps refugees in Greece

It's dawn as Andrew Frania awakes to the four bare walls of his room in a wing of a nursing home. He turns his socks inside out and grabs his hiking shoes, still wet from the day before.

St. Cloud waitress has 65 years of experience

Clara Riley started waitressing when she was a 16-year-old. She's now 81.

Scott County sheriff to retire before term expires

Commissioners plan to appoint Studnicka's replacement next week.

Jury convicts St. Paul man of using 7 victims in sex-trafficking ring

The defendant is the eighth person convicted of trafficking girls and women in Ramsey County in the past 31 months.

Mpls. City Council may lack power to order park levy vote

Attorneys for Minneapolis, Park Board differ on whether council can put measure on the ballot.