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' defenseman 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 Gofer' 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.

Missing boy investigation shifts to area near Mississippi River

Crystal police cite “strong evidence” that dad was in that area.


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,


Missing woman, two young girls could be in St. Paul, Duluth police warn

Two young girls taken by their mother and considered missing could be in the St. Paul area, Duluth police said in appealing for help in finding the three. Tameicia Morris, …


Neighborhood concerns become 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."


Next Minnesota Orchestra season features Beethoven, Sibelius

First full season following lockout is long on traditional repertory.


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.


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.


Police to step up patrols on Lake Minnetonka

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


'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.”