Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

Gophers' Reilly dishes on and off the ice

Whether grilling or passing the puck, Mike Reilly draws raves.

Vikings contributing $19.5 million more to stadium

It will be directed, among other things, toward plaza enhancements, food service equipment, seat upgrades and a deck that looks out toward Minneapolis, the team said.

'Operation Golden Go-fer' busts historic Colorado-Minnesota pot pipeline

Authorities in Denver say a historically large illegal drug-smuggling operation in Colorado made airdrops of marijuana from sky-diving planes over Minnesota as part of a long-running scheme that was busted by law enforcement’s “Operation Golden Gofer” investigation.

Search for missing Crystal boy now centers on Mississippi River

Barway Collins’ father remains the chief suspect in the 10-year-old’s disappearance more than a week ago, police say. He has not been arrested or charged.


Neighborhood concerns become an obstacle to Nye's redevelopment

Under pressure from church members and other residents, a neighborhood association is putting its support for redevelopment of the Nye's site "on pause."


Police to step up patrols on Lake Minnetonka

Conservation district grant will allow Sheriff’s Office to have deputy patrolling at peak times.


North metro prostitution investigators follow money to 'bigger fish'

It’s part of a nationwide shift toward focusing on the profiteers and clients rather then the sex workers,


High costs, low ridership bring end to college shuttle service

Five Twin Cities private colleges still working on plans to replace service next school year.


Valleyfair waterpark additions near finish line

Waterpark enthusiasts will be welcomed with massive new additions to Valleyfair’s Soak City Waterpark once it opens in May.


Regulators approve rate hike for Xcel electric customers

Regulators approved the increase, but Minnesota customers of the power company won’t know the full effect on their bills for several weeks.


'Stadium fatigue': Dayton again downplays any soccer subsidy

Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday that he thinks there's very little chance state lawmakers -- or the public -- would support a taxpayer subsidy to build a soccer stadium …


Federal complaint alleges Minneapolis school routinely violates special education students' rights

The Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas asks for a federal investigation of Minneapolis Public Schools' Harrison Education Center, a long-standing subject of complaints involving special …


Pope's sex abuse commission alarmed by bishop appointment

Several members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are expressing concern and incredulity over his decision to appoint a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite allegations from victims that he covered up for Chile's most notorious pedophile.


Co-pilot loved to fly, set a deadly course

The focus turned to what had driven him to such an act — and to whether the airline industry and regulators do enough to screen pilots.


Dean Smith's will: $200 for each of his North Carolina players

Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death.


Founder of St. Paul women's shelter killed in car crash in Cuba

Sharon Rice Vaughan, 73, “became a powerful spokeswoman for the hidden plight of battered women and their children.”


'Alcohol and speed' suspected in snowmobile crash on lake that killed UMD student

The snowmobile struck an island in the middle of the lake, throwing both men off the machine, the Sheriff’s Office said.


Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.