DNA forensics helping crack more property crimes

To catch a thief, just about any object (even a dog treat) can carry evidence.

Millennials' hunger for fresh foods eats into food giants' profits

Food giants’ sales slide as millennials lead shift toward niche brands.

Mall of America protest attracts thousands

Shoppers lined the rails of the mall rotunda to watch the peaceful protest. Bloomington police said 25 people were arrested.

Aitkin County gets swamped by state wetlands rules

In an unintended consequence of a state law, 65 percent of Aitkin County is covered in wetlands, largely to accommodate mine expansions to the north.

AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.


Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.


Suburbs cry foul over shift on light-rail funding

Millions of dollars in plans made before the change in federal policy are put in doubt.


Rural school district appeals to state to keep four-day schedule

Rural school district lobbies to keep its shorter schedule born of fiscal struggles.


Members of Congress hold up to $39 million in Minnesota companies' stock

Questions inevitably arise, whether there are any conflicts of interest or not.


Nonprofit 100: Big health care players see change at top

Baby boomer retirements hit Minnesota’s big players


Shutout ends MSU Mankato's run for Division II crown

Colorado State-Pueblo used a stifling defense to blank the Mavericks and prevent a storybook ending.


AP source: US seeks China's help after cyberattack

The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea.


Suspect in Minn. bank robbery arrested in Texas after chase nears 150 mph

A man who held up a southern Minnesota bank with a “police-style” gun was captured more than 16 hours later early Saturday in northern Texas, pulled over after a …


Man dies in fire in Duluth apartment tower

Duluth authorities were investigating a fire Saturday afternoon in an apartment tower complex that left a man dead and did $12,000 in damage. Twenty firefighters from three stations responded to …


Clam Outdoors: From garage business to ice fishing leader

Dave Genz started a trend that became a business — Clam Outdoors, seller of ice fishing shelters.


Teacher seniority headlines Minnesota House GOP's education plans

A retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools.


Damage to St. Cloud mosques worries worshipers

Police chief calls the rash of incidents ‘disheartening’ and has stepped up patrols


Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.


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