Western N.D. oil boom ignites cash-spending splurge

Big-earning workers making extravagant purchases are also leaving piles of money for local businesses and taxes in their wake.

2 fatal shootings less than 8 hours apart in Minneapolis

A man was shot dead shortly before dawn Sunday down the street from Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis, and police say they are seeking whoever is responsible in what was the second homicide in the city since late Saturday.

White House intruder identified as Army veteran

The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.

Award-winning Twin Cities doctor, 71, killed in Black Hills motorcycle crash

Ernie Swihart was a behavioral pediatrician in Minnetonka with South Lake Pediatrics, which he helped found in 1974. He also was on the clinical faculty at the University of …

Mpls. nonprofit spent taxpayer money on lavish trips, audit finds

Department of Human Services audit finds that Community Action misspent hundreds of thousands of public dollars.


Longest ship on Great Lakes freed after running aground off Bayfront Park in Duluth

Sightseers in Duluth got a very unexpected and up close look at the longest ship on the Great Lakes on Saturday, when it ran aground only about 50 feet from shore near Bayfront Park in Duluth.


Valley View Elementary students beat the odds

Though the Columbia Heights school has high levels of poverty, its MCA scores are consistently among the highest in the state.


Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official said Sunday.


Record harvest raises risk of more grain bin accidents this year

Record crop, delayed shipments raise the risk of more Midwest farm accidents this year.


Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center accuse state of fair-housing violations

Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center accuse the state of perpetuating segregation.


Foul play ruled out in west metro house fire that killed Army veteran

David Reuter died from smoke inhalation, according to the medical examiner’s office.


Motorcycle crash proves fatal 6 days later for 57-year-old Twin Cities woman

Janice Theisen braked hard and lost control of her motorcycle, the patrol said.


Northbound 35W into downtown Mpls, Crosstown at 169 closed this weekend

Northbound I-35W will be closed from the Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis from late Friday until early Monday morning.


Ford dump site in St. Paul draws attention from state, river advocates

Automaker has been asked to study the prospect of removing a riverside mound of waste.


Blue Line derails between airport and MOA

The incident added to traffic congestion from closed roads and Twins and Gopher games.


Strong run game propels Gophers to victory over San Jose State + Photo Gallery + Video

The Gophers didn’t complete a pass until there was 6:36 remaining, but tailback David Cobb and quarterback Chris Streveler did enough damage on the ground to give them a 24-7 victory.


Man shot dead in north Minneapolis; one arrest made

The crime occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday in the 2600 block of Knox Avenue N.


Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.


Sprint car driver killed in Wisconsin

Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.