In nearly two years, Harteau spent 66 days away

Minneapolis police chief says out-of-state conferences have benefited the department.

Wild all over Tampa Bay in blowout victory

The Wild completed a 2-for-2 homestand in rousing fashion, winning 7-2 in front of 18,884 patrons at Xcel Energy Center.

Poll: Dayton leads, but governor's race tightening

Incumbent has strong lead in cities; challenger ahead in outer metro suburbs.

Poll: Franken lead in Senate race narrows to single digits

U.S. senator is leading GOP challenger Mike McFadden 48 percent to 39 percent, though Franken’s advantage appears to have slipped recently

Nuns in the Hood: 25 years of doing good + Photo Gallery + Video

Nuns from a small inner-city monastery foster peace and love on Minneapolis’ North Side.

One dead in shooting outside liquor store in Maplewood

One man was killed and another injured Saturday night in a shooting outside a Merwin Liquors at the northwest corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Rice Street in Maplewood. According to …

Dangerous use of restraints persists at homes for disabled

Despite improvements, seclusion and dangerous restraints are still used.

Greg LeMond moves forward after '12 years of hell' + Photo Gallery + Video

Greg LeMond lost his star status and his livelihood after taking a stand against doping. Now the champion cyclist has regained his rank and is rebuilding his life.

Man shot by passenger on Metro Transit bus in north Minneapolis

A verbal altercation between two men turned violent on a Metro Transit bus in north Minneapolis late Saturday morning, police said. A man was shot by an unknown suspect who …

Northeast Minneapolitans oppose riverside maintenance ops building

Neighbors oppose a plan for a “temporary” riverside building.

Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

Bison are welcomed home on the range + Photo Gallery

Plains Indians tribes are adopting wild bison herds, hoping to revive the fading culture of their ancestors while also helping rescue an animal whose history is so deeply intertwined with their own.

Flawed finish: Gophers lose after late fumble in Illinois + Photo Gallery + Video

A David Cobb fumble set up Illinois’ go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Gophers lost their chance for a 4-0 start in the Big Ten.

What's with all the political visits to Minnesota? Turnout

In an election that has attracted little national heat, it sure has attracted national political stars.

Northbound I-35W near downtown Minneapolis reopens after semi rollover

The northbound freeway was closed for hours, backing up traffic into south Minneapolis on Saturday morning. The semi driver was injured.

Weekend traffic: I-494 reduced to single lane in Plymouth, Maple Grove

It will be an early start as a portion of I-494 in Plymouth and Maple Grove go down to a single lane at 6 p.m. Friday.

Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

The World Series was slipping away from the San Francisco Giants.

US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

Ebola's tale of two cities: New York and Dallas

The carefully planned response in New York was a world apart from the scene that unfolded in a Dallas hospital last month