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This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by president

Finland President Sauli Niinisto gave a thumbs-up after he took part in a ceremonial dropping of the puck with Winnipeg Jets center Matt Hendricks (15) and Minnesota Wild center Matt Cullen (7) before an NHL hockey preseason game Thursday in St. Paul.

FinnFest USA returns to Minneapolis on nation's 100th anniversary.

Community is key for new police inspector in north Minneapolis

Lt. Aaron Biard spoke with Windy Puckett at her restaurant “Wendy’s House of Soul” last month in Minneapolis. Biard was recently appointed Fourth Precinct inspector.

Aaron Biard takes over one of MPD's toughest jobs with a goal of building trust and community ties.

Obituary: Volunteer chess coach and role model Jack Mangan dies at 67

A chess teacher to thousands of local children, Jack Mangan showed his students from primarily poor and disadvantaged backgrounds how, in chess as in life,…

Minneapolis Park Board considers delaying Hiawatha Golf Club closure

Officials said more time is needed to complete plans.

Apartments evacuated after car crashes into Loring Park bar

Vehicle struck a Loring Park bar, forcing nearby residents out of homes.

Two injured after car crashes into south Minneapolis smoke shop

The driver of the vehicle, Aaron R. Day, 44, of Onamia, Minn., was arrested, according to the police report. He appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, police said.

Be careful with the phrase 'Super Bowl' in marketing; NFL has the trademark

While the Super Bowl brings opportunities, the National Football League has been notoriously protective of its trademarks.

Inner-city steak joint's closing won't slow Phillips neighborhood comeback

The plan is to renovate Best Steak & Gyros at Chicago and Franklin avenues into an East African eatery.

Nurse charged with stealing pain medication from Minn. VA hospital

Matthew Leininger, 42, faces five counts of theft.

Likely 10-year sentence for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

Israel Delos Santos, 30, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the June 1 crash that killed Krista Sandstrom, 47, of St. Paul.

State officials meet North Side business owners to talk jobs, economic development

Minority employment in Minnesota since recession has risen more than in other states.

Dunwoody College of Technology plans $10M renovation of Mpls. campus

Dunwoody College of Technology has plans to expand its Minneapolis campus with a $10 million renovation. The update comes as the school adds to its…

About 300 gather to honor St. Thomas student left to die in Minneapolis crash

Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Michael Laurence Campbell with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

Mpls. council member 'sorry' after handing chewed gum to opponent

Incumbent Lisa Goodman apologizes to challenger Teqen Zéa-Aida after handing her already chewed gum over at a candidate forum.

Early voting in city elections begins Friday in Minneapolis

Voters can vote in person or cast absentee ballots before Election Day on Nov. 7.

Renaming of Lake Calhoun now in the hands of Hennepin County Board

Controversy over change to Bde Maka Ska could be resolved next month.

Zebra mussels found in Minneapolis, Lakeville lakes

A single mussel was found in Lake Harriet on a boat recovered from the bottom. Five were found in Lake Marion.

Southwest light-rail wall draws the ire of Minneapolis, state officials

Met Council asked to study how barrier will affect Minneapolis.

Mpls. council to stop using nondisparagement clauses in separation agreements

The council also approved the separation agreement with former police Chief Janeé Harteau.