Businesses, downtowns work to become 'dementia-friendly'

Minnesota, Wisconsin join a growing movement to be more accommodating and inclusive.

One 'Big Red' down as Gophers stun Huskers in Lincoln

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner led long drives. The defense came through when it was needed most and now: A showdown in Madison for the Big Ten West title.

Pilot program helps urban polluters clean up air, image

Companies test more, disclose more to address urban air woes.

Bethel U. launches online course for midwives

The university’s online program takes a new approach to art of delivering a baby.

Brooklyn Park, Roseville hope to add full-time firefighters

Brooklyn Park and Roseville are mobilizing to address a serious staffing shortage.


Archdiocese's parishes seek shelter from abuse claims

Pastors in the Twin Cities are organizing, hiring an attorney to protect against lawsuits.


Grocery's demise sparks concern about North Side stagnation

Minneapolis city officials are not renewing an entrepreneur’s rights to build a grocery store at a crucial corner of the North Side, dashing hopes of bringing a promising development …


Sources: Twins hire Neil Allen as pitching coach

Allen has helped shepherd the pitchers who form the nucleus of one of the American League’s best pitching staffs to Tampa Bay.


Momentum builds for a lid over I-35W in downtown Minneapolis

Planners are exploring putting a lid over a portion of I-35W in downtown Minneapolis, adding green space – and tax base.


National Adoption Day marks new beginnings for Mpls. family + Video

At a teary court hearing, one Mpls. couple welcomed four new family members on National Adoption Day.


Officer shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center

Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.


Official: S.D. man kills 4, including self, near Minn. border

A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities …


Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonus

Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back.


Weekend traffic: Another Hwy. 100 closure, Prep Bowl, Vikings

It's the week before Thanksgiving and hard to believe that we are still talking road construction, but we are. This weekend brings another closure of Hwy. 100 through Golden …


Neighbors band together to save North Side homes

They think their experiment could be a pattern for future rehabilitation of the North Side, if only the bureaucrats would get out of the way.


Who needs streets? We've got skyways

Rick Nelson and Claude Peck dispense unasked-for advice about clothing, etiquette, culture, relationships, grooming and more. Today, skyways.


White Bear Lake High student dies after campus accident

A White Bear Lake High School student died Friday after being injured in an accident last week. Sawyer Moeller was a freshman at the high school’s North Campus, according to …


US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests.


Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.