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Five tons of trash collected at Minnehaha Creek Cleanup

Volunteers dropped off their most interesting trash finds to enter in prize contests after the Minnehaha Creek Cleanup on Sunday. Sites ranged from Minnetonka to Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis.

The 10th Minnehaha Creek Cleanup netted a record 5 tons of trash.

The Drive: Road rage a serious threat to everyone

Robber's gun to Brooklyn Park man's head failed to fire 3 times, charges say

The gunman was chased down by his victim and surrounded by several people until police arrived, according to the prosecution.

Convicted sex offender, 90, charged with sex crime at Edina pool

The man had sex toys with him at the time of his arrest, according to the criminal complaint.

Dad: Mystery man saved life of son shot while delivering pizza in Mpls.

The victim's father said a passerby came just in time to alert police and get the Dulono's driver to HCMC. Doctors said the victim was within minutes of dying.

Philando Castile protest closes St. Paul's Summit Av. again

Con­tinued calls for jus­tice mixed with a block par­ty at­mos­phere.

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.


Mug shot sleaze doesn't justify keeping them secret

The mug shot is the star of the voyeur’s internet. Any web search turns up thousands of images of people booked and photographed by police,…

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Mpls. police seek help to solve fatal stabbing of activist last year

Minneapolis police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding whoever was responsible for last summer's beating death of prominent North Side activist and artist Susan Spiller.


Two hurt when trench collapses in Minnetonka

Two construction workers where hurt Monday morning when a trench they were digging in Minnetonka collapsed. The men were working on a road rehabilitation project…


Mug shot sleaze doesn't justify keeping them secret

The mug shot is the star of the voyeur’s internet. Any web search turns up thousands of images of people booked and photographed by police,…


Humphrey speech on race reverberating as Democrats return to Philadelphia

As Democrats hold their national convention in Philadelphia for the first time since 1948, Hubert Humphrey's successful push for the first civil rights plank in the national Democratic platform is as pertinent as ever.


2 killed in NW. Minnesota crash weren't wearing seat belts

Seat belts were not being worn by a couple killed in a car that ran a stop sign and was hit by a minivan in…


Death toll in Rochester house fire now 2; mother, adult son are victims

The death toll is now two from a house fire this weekend in Rochester, authorities said Sunday. The blaze was reported to 911 dispatch shortly…


Shootings by officers prompt push for police oversight

Shootings by officers lead to call for transparency.


Moms emerge as force for change at Minn. state mental hospital

Parents want more access, more focus on treatment at state security hospital.


Man, 63, admits killing mom in downtown Mpls. home; mental fitness in question

He hit her in the head with a statue in the likeness of himself and strangled her, authorities said.


Minneapolis teen convicted of killing girlfriend with shot to head

Jurors have convicted a teenager who fatally shot his girlfriend in the head in his Minneapolis duplex and fled to Missouri, where he was tracked…


Police: Driver ticketed for going 100 on I-35W blames speed on his being Canadian

Police say the driver they pulled over on a Twin Cities interstate readily admitted that he was going 100 miles per hour. However, he blamed…