Just as opening arguments are scheduled to begin in a case accusing Twin Cities gangs of prostituting young girls, the credibility of one of the alleged victims has come under dispute.
Every sign of winter's end carries significance for Terry Strack and his wife, Cynthia Smith-Strack, because they know it will likely be their last spring together.
An FBI agent testified in federal court Wednesday that a former Minneapolis man accused of financing the travels of al-Shabab recruits was treated fairly during questioning.
Jury selection began Tuesday in Nashville in the case of an alleged sex-trafficking ring with strong ties to the Twin Cities.
A national men's organization that fights drug use and violence has chosen a Minneapolis man to sit at the helm.
The state's settlers from northern or central Europe -- primarily Germany and Scandinavia -- had a profound impact on how the social culture here developed.
A $1.2 million marketing program to bring customers to the Central Corridor light-rail construction zone in St. Paul has hit a speed bump.
Minneapolis police are investigating the shooting death of a cab driver on the city's north side.
Local law enforcement agencies are getting $4 million to help them crack down on auto theft.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is awarding nearly $4 million to local law enforcement agencies to help them crack down on auto theft.
A St. Paul man will be honored this month for his rescue of a neighbor who had been locked inside her burning home.
Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR's Laura Yuen about her series, The Outsiders: Is Minnesota Nice to Newcomers?
In a first-grade class at Lino Lakes Elementary School, a circle of students, most of them white, sing children's songs in Spanish. The class is part of a fledgling but popular Spanish-immersion program at the school. It's also a small island of linguistic diversity in a community where, a year and a half ago, officials made it clear that only English would be the language of city documents.
Minnesotans may take pride in their reputation for friendliness. But the flip side of "Minnesota Nice" is a culture that keeps outsiders at a distance. Newcomers say it can be hard to adjust to the state.
Willmar is still grappling with the uncertainty that comes with immigration. More than 20 years after migrant farmers from Mexico and the southern United States began to make Willmar home, a flood of new arrivals from Somalia has introduced new frictions. It has also compelled people to move beyond their comfort zones and talk to their neighbors.