Ethics complaint to be filed against State Sen. Jeff Hayden

The ethics complaint comes after the Star Tribune reported on Hayden's involvement with the Community Action of Minneapolis, which has been accused in a state audit of misspending hundreds …

Arguments in Jesse Ventura's libel case drag on after the verdict

Two months after former Gov. Jesse Ventura scored a decisive victory in his defamation lawsuit against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the war of words continues.

Minnesota wake surfers compete at world championship

Eleven Minnesotans are among the competitors who will be in Las Vegas this weekend for the world championship in wake surfing.

Body found by searchers looking for missing NDSU student, 18

Identity not confirmed, but body matches physical description of missing student.

Police: 7-year-old Winona boy takes mom's SUV on joyride

Winona police say a 7-year-old boy took a joyride in his mom's SUV.

Minnesota senators want answers about Marine who died awaiting Minneapolis VA treatment

VA record shows Jordan Buisman canceled his appointment four days after he died.


Bob Dylan named 2015 MusiCares person of the year

Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares person of the year. The 10-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will be honored at the foundation's 25th anniversary tribute Feb. 6 in Los Angeles, two days before the Grammys.


Dayton asks for added N.D. oil train safety

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants added safety measures for oil trains leaving North Dakota.


Overdose prompts warning about sale of potent medication stolen from Starbuck pharmacy

Authorities are warning Minnesotans to be on the lookout for potent medication stolen from a Starbuck, Minn., pharmacy already responsible for one overdose. Those behind the Sept. 16 burglary at …


3 injured in shooting at gas station along busy Hiawatha Av. in Mpls. + Video

Shot rang out about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Moto Mart on 33rd Street and Hiawatha Av. S.


New tax rules unlikely to stop Medtronic deal

Newly announced tax rules that aim to make corporate “inversions” less attractive do not appear to imperil Fridley-based Medtronic’s plan to acquire Irish healthcare firm Covidien and move its legal headquarters overseas.


Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start + Video

The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.


DHS temporarily closes St. Paul day-care where gun was found in crib

The state Department of Human Services issued a temporary suspension order late Monday that closed a St. Paul home day-care where police found a gun in the crib.


Climbers pay $4K for violations in Utah park

Three rock climbers have paid a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for violating climbing policies in the making of a photograph that appeared in a Patagonia clothing catalog, a park official said Tuesday.


Pastor: UPS gunman in Alabama was 'troubled' over work

The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.


Charioteer takes flight to make way for Capitol repair + Photo Gallery + Video

The renovation of the Minnesota Capitol offered a rare opportunity Tuesday to see the charioteer atop the golden Quadriga take flight, as it was gently lifted away by a crane to make way for repairs to the chariot.


Florida hedge funds seek $24 billion in Petters-related case

A trustee in the Petters bankruptcy alleges M&I Bank was complicit in the Ponzi scheme of the Wayzata businessman.


US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.


Sorry, North Dakotans, you can't get oil royalty checks

Year-round residents of Alaska will each get a $1,884 royalty check this year from a state oil wealth trust fund, but residents of North Dakota aren't so lucky. Changing …


Wild Wings may sponsor different bowl game

Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to sponsor and receive naming rights to a major college football bowl — the former Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida — according to ESPN.