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Pat Pheifer covers the Twin Cities metro area.


Minneapolis climber summits Everest on second try

Mpls. man celebrates Everest climb … once he's safely down


Wayne Simoneau, legislator and finance commissioner who worked across the aisles, dies at 82

Simoneau made it his life's work to serve the people of Minnesota and was humbled by the honor of doing so, his friends, family and colleagues said.


Gophers official to be suspended, demoted for sex harassment

Athletics official and fundraiser Randy Handel acted inappropriately with a co-worker, the University of Minnesota report said.


Delano students describe bullying and harassment as they support diversity signs

Students and others weighed in after flap over rainbow signs in district classrooms.


Tornado reported south of Mankato, but no damage or injuries found

A tornado was reported in Rapidan Township, south of Mankato, Minn., about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, but Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputies found no injuries or…


One dead, 25 hurt after tornado ravages Wisconsin trailer park

Barron County sheriff's deputies were going door to door in the Prairie Lake Estates trailer park near Chetek, Wis., late into the night checking on residents.


One dead, three arrested after afternoon shooting in Minneapolis

The victim's name and gender have not been released.


In reversal, Forest Lake decides it wants to keep police force

A three-year contract agreement will be presented to union members Thursday for a vote.


Forest Lake vote will effectively disband its entire police force

The 3-2 vote to approve a contract with the Washington County Sheriff's Office essentially fires Forest Lake's force.


State's teacher of the year on students: 'They keep me young'

Corey Bulman is Minnesota's 2017 Teacher of the Year.