Metro Reporter

Hannah Pinski is a Star Tribune summer intern from the University of Iowa.

Veterans raise money to stop soldier suicides by paddling the Mississippi River

Frank Lachinski and Dave Hardy plan to resume the trip down the Mississippi River on Sept. 7.

Why is the Minnesota State Fair 12 days long?

The Great Minnesota Get-Together outlasts state fairs in neighboring states. Its length hasn't changed since 1975.

Minneapolis animal shelter extends Thursday hours

The shelter will be open until 7:30 p.m. every Thursday starting Aug. 24.

Twin Cities convention centers on track to reach pre-pandemic numbers, officials say

The Minneapolis Convention Center and St. Paul RiverCentre are making a slow but steady recovery, three years after COVID-19 ground their business to a halt.

Going to Minnesota State Fair? Here's how to get there and back

Some of Minnesota's public transit systems are offering express bus services to and from the state fair.

Making the Minnesota State Fair accessible to all

From scooter rentals to accessible restrooms, a guide to all to enjoy the fair.

Minnesota colleges grappling with ethics and potential benefits of ChatGPT

As the fall semester approaches, academics are weighing the pros and cons of the artificial intelligence tool in the classroom.

Olympic champion Lee honored with surprise sculpture in St. Paul park

About 100 people attended the ceremony for Suni Lee, including St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. The sculpture was created by an art teacher at The Blake School.

Olympics champion Suni Lee honored with surprise sculpture in St. Paul park

Animal Humane Society launches its own veterinary technician training program

The Rachael Ray Foundation Career Program trains people to become vet techs at the organization's shelters, at a time when workers are hard to find.