New beer brewed with Lake Minnetonka zebra mussels, milfoil

Excelsior Brewing added the unique beer as a novel nod to the lake.

Minneapolis schools HR director is real-time reporting witness in Ferguson

DeRay Mckesson is poised to break news the moment a grand jury investigating a police officer's shooting makes a decision.

Goodell will not hear Peterson's appeal next month

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not hear running back Adrian Peterson’s appeal on Dec. 2. Instead, he has appointed Harold Henderson for the appeal, though it might not make …

US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco

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

Man charged with assaulting woman with hammer allegedly didn't like her driving

Justin Cardinal attacked the victim because he was upset with her driving, the complaint says.


U.S. Bank to add 2,000 workers in 2015

CEO Richard Davis says the economy is getting stronger and business should grow.


Ice creeping up on Minneapolis lakes

Ice has already begun to form across Minneapolis lakes this season. A night fishing event at Lake Harriet had to be canceled on Friday because the boat launch was frozen …


Oregon men charged with bringing 140 pounds of marijuana to Minnesota

Three men from Portland, Ore., have been charged with trafficking 140 pounds of marijuana from their home state to Minnesota. Phillip W. Myers and Joshua R. Cross allegedly drove the …


Taylor Swift adds third show at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center

The extra day was tacked on because of heavy ticket demand for the pop star's first two shows, scheduled next September.


11 indicted in massive Hennepin County gang sweep

Prosecutors described several of the defendants as high-ranking members of the 1-9 street gang and its offshoot, the Stick Up Boys.


Minot missile base tries to regroup after scandals

Pentagon report said base needs special attention.


S.D. tribe rounds up and kills 'horse-trailer full' of dogs after girl's death

Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after a pack of dogs attacked and killed an 8-year-old girl.


Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

Adam Lanza's parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating — and not confronting — his difficulties engaging with the world, according to a state report issued Friday.


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 …


Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.


Immigration divisions intensify

As Republicans threaten lawsuits, Obama hits the road to rally supporters..


More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with shows canceled in six states, the embattled entertainer received standing ovations from a sold-out crowd when he took the stage and when he left it Friday in Florida.


Bachmann goes to border to hear from agents about immigration plan

Rep. Bachmann goes to border to hear "firsthand" from agents about immigration proposal


Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.