Businesses, downtowns work to become 'dementia-friendly'

Minnesota, Wisconsin join a growing movement across the country to become better equipped to support and integrate the swelling number of Americans with dementia,

One 'Big Red' down as Gophers stun Huskers in Lincoln

Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner led long drives. The defense came through when it was needed most and now: A showdown in Madison for the Big Ten West title.

Pilot program helps urban polluters clean up air, image

Companies in Improving Minneapolis Air campaign are testing more, disclosing more to address urban air woes.

Bethel U. launches online course for midwives

The university’s online program takes a new approach to art of delivering a baby.

Brooklyn Park, Roseville hope to add full-time firefighters

Brooklyn Park and Roseville are mobilizing to address a serious staffing shortage.


Police respond to report of gunman in Jordan

Belle Plaine police were called late Saturday night to an area near Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan in response to a report of a gunman in the area. Police …


Archdiocese's parishes seek shelter from abuse claims

Pastors in the Twin Cities are organizing, hiring an attorney to protect against lawsuits.


Grocery's demise sparks concern about North Side stagnation

A top city leader says the demise of Praxis Marketplace at Penn and Plymouth Avenues is emblematic of the failure of broader efforts to revitalize the North Side.


Sources: Twins hire Neil Allen as pitching coach

Allen has helped shepherd the pitchers who form the nucleus of one of the American League’s best pitching staffs to Tampa Bay.


Momentum builds for a lid over I-35W in downtown Minneapolis

Planners are exploring putting a lid over a portion of I-35W in downtown Minneapolis, adding green space – and tax base.


Cleveland cop shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center

Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.


Official: S.D. man kills 4, including self, near Minn. border

A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities …


Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonus

Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back.


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 …


National Adoption Day marks new beginnings for Mpls. family + Video

At a teary court hearing, one Mpls. couple welcomed four new family members on National Adoption Day.


Tevlin: Neighbors band together to save North Side homes

They think their experiment could be a pattern for future rehabilitation of the North Side, if only the bureaucrats would get out of the way.


Withering Glance: Who needs streets? We've got skyways

Rick Nelson and Claude Peck dispense unasked-for advice about clothing, etiquette, culture, relationships, grooming and more. Today, skyways.


White Bear Lake High student dies after campus accident

A White Bear Lake High School student died Friday after being injured in an accident last week. Sawyer Moeller was a freshman at the high school’s North Campus, according to …


US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco

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