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Park Board to begin repairs on flood-damaged Meadowbrook Golf Club

A sand trap in need of repairs at Meadowbrook Golf Club, which was damaged by heavy rains in 2014.

The Hopkins course is expected to reopen late this summer.

Honor guard on duty at MSP for dive team member killed during search

About two dozen Twin Cities firefighters and police officers volunteered as an honor guard Sunday afternoon at Mpls.-St. Paul International airport as the body of a dive team member arrived there en route to North Dakota. Lori Pohanka-Kalama, a member of the Morgan's Point fire and police dive team in central Texas, died while searching for a soldier who got swept away in a rain-swollen creek.

North Dakota native killed on a dive team mission got a local honor guard Sunday.

Boater missing since late-night mishap on St. Croix River turns up alive

Authorities have yet to address the man's whereabouts since the boat took on water.

The Drive: State steps up patrols in I-94 work zone after drivers fail to slow down

86th St. bridge in Bloomington, struck Sunday, will be rebuilt this summer

The City of Bloomington says the 86th Street bridge over Interstate 35W is closed after a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on Sunday.

State trooper rescues his second ailing eagle along Twin Cities interstate

Again, the rescue occurred in Eagan, this time along Interstate 35E.

Ramp to Hennepin/Lyndale from I-94 closes Monday

The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday will close the ramp from westbound I-94 to Hennepin and Lyndale avenues in downtown Minneapolis.


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86th St. bridge in Bloomington, struck Sunday, will be rebuilt this summer
The Drive

The City of Bloomington says the 86th Street bridge over Interstate 35W is closed after a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on Sunday.

Ramp to Hennepin/Lyndale from I-94 closes Monday
The Drive

The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday will close the ramp from westbound I-94 to Hennepin and Lyndale avenues in downtown Minneapolis.


Chris Anderson, left, sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” alongside, from left, his brother Tracy Anderson, mother Cathy Anderson and longtime friend Mike Siebenaler, during the seventh inning stretch at a recent Twins game.

In fight for MS cure, Shakopee man leads the way in national fundraising

South metro briefs: Belle Plaine returns controversial cross to Veterans Park
South metro police blotter, April 23
State trooper rescues his second ailing eagle along Twin Cities interstate

Saynab Egal, who moved to Chaska for more affordable ­housing, drives her sons and daughter to Eden Prairie schools.

Affordable housing crisis is hitting Eden Prairie families hard

Methodist Hospital joins watershed district to build flood wall in St. Louis Park
West metro briefs: St. Louis Park looking to discontinue primary election
West metro police blotter, April 23

Phillip Leron Miller

Investigators in Columbia Heights slaying now have a real name, photo of suspect

Fridley police searching for suspect who shot and killed dog
Man killed in motorcycle crash in Chisago County
Fire chars four garages in Minneapolis; arson suspected

A damaged drill got repairs at a recent fix-it clinic in Ramsey County. One will be held April 29 in Roseville.

Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves

Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant
North/East metro briefs: Molly O'Rourke gets high marks for leadership of Washington County
Boater missing since late-night mishap on St. Croix River turns up alive

Jeremiah Ellison won the DFL endorsement in the Fifth Ward Minneapolis City Council seat.

Mpls. City Council incumbents face challenges, defeat at DFL ward conventions

For principals, job now is full of flux and growing demands
Target Field honored as greenest ballpark in America
Recalling a miller's fateful decision to work late at the Washburn A Mill

People head Saturday to the Capitol in St. Paul as part of the international March for Science.

At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

Carter pulls ahead on first day of St. Paul DFL caucuses for mayor
Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves
St. Paul community leaders, officials call for end to gun violence

Is brine the solution to Minnesota's salt problem?

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used more brine before snowy weather this winter than in years past, but traditional rock salt and sand are still heavily used.


Dayton wants to strip Historical Society of its preservation role

The agency would be more efficient and accountable if moved under state control, Gov. Mark Dayton says.


Falcon Heights traffic stop leads to police chase, fatal car crash

A St. Anthony police officer pulled over a car about 8 p.m. near Hamline and Hoyt avenues. As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, it sped away, the police said.


Motorcyclist killed in crash is ID'd as Washington County man

A motorcyclist who died in a crash over the weekend was identified Sunday as a Washington County man. Bradley D. Wacholz, 61, of Scandia, was…


Man missing after boat accident on St. Croix

A man is missing after a boat accident early Sunday on the St. Croix River near Bayport, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. The single-boat…


Miss Minnesota USA's first contestant with Down syndrome

Mikayla Holmgren demonstrates some dance moves for the camera at Bethel University.


Fire chars four garages in Minneapolis; arson suspected

Flames spread from one garage to another early Sunday in a residential block of north Minneapolis, and investigators suspect the blaze was intentionally set.Fire crews…


A hair-raising event turns heads for Fashion Week

A traveling fashion show used crosswalks as catwalks in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon as part of Fashion Week MN, which showcases local designers. Above, Cianneh…


Authorities ID man killed in Moorhead house fire

Son tells Forum of Fargo that his father was an avid clock collector.


Autopsy results pending after Savage police find unresponsive 3-month-old in home

CPR efforts by a family member and then emergency responders fail to save girl's life.