Shane Bauer, who was jailed in Iran, answers the questions we were all asking ourselves when reading the initial headlines years ago.
A bill that would allow the state health department to keep newborn blood samples and test results indefinitely cleared its final House committee today. In January the health department was forced to destroy 1.1 million blood spot cards because the agency didn't have the authority to store them.
Levies are up in 58 counties and are flat or falling in the remaining 29, the Minnesota Department of Revenue reports.
Explore life expectancies for the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, broken down by census tract.
A handful of big stories dominated political news in 2013: The legalization of same-sex marriage, Democrats' return to power at the state Capitol, and the news machine that never stops, the Vikings' new stadium.
Without a doubt, the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra lockout and the departure of beloved music director Osmo Vanska headlined arts news in Minnesota this year. But beyond that, our reporters found many other compelling stories that deserve another look.
2013 brought us stunning health and environment stories on mental health treatment successes, advanced CPR technology and a troubling absence of Monarch butterflies.
As 2013 winds down, here's a look at some of the biggest stories from outstate Minnesota, as well as lesser-known favorites from our reporters and photographers.
As 2013 winds down, here's a look at the biggest stories from the Twin Cities, as well as lesser-known favorites from our reporters and photographers.
Minneapolis City Councilman-elect Abdi Warsame says his election marks a turning point for the city's Somali-American community.
In Nigeria, at least 85,000 Lagosians live in Makoko, a neighborhood between the mainland and the posh Victoria Island. They still make their living from fishing, much as their ancestors did. But Lagos authorities are trying to evict residents from the area, citing health concerns among other reasons.
Penny-pinching travelers now have a few more flight options from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Former Kansas City Star sports reporter and SportsInReview.com editor Martin Manley shot himself in front of a police station yesterday morning. His suicide note instructed whoever found him not to contact loved ones -- he had already sent them notes. He also left a whole website explaining his actions.
Canterbury Park spokesman Jeff Maday told the StarTribune today that there won't be a Great Bull Run modeled after the famous Spanish event after all because of, you guessed it, liability concerns.
T.D. "Tommy" Mischke, the quirky and well-loved radio host, announced on his WCCO-AM show last night that he's leaving the station.