The St. Paul City Council has voted unanimously in favor of local historic designation for the Saint Paul Gas Light Company Island Station. The ordinance is set for consideration for final adoption July 17.
A Minneapolis police officer appears to have escaped major injuries after she was bucked and stepped on by her horse early this afternoon.
Douglas Dayton, who was instrumental in opening the first Target stores, died Friday. He was 88.
A legislative panel on synthetic drugs will begin hearings this week. House Speaker Paul Thissen created the Select Committee on Controlled Substances and Synthetic Drugs in May and appointed state Rep. Erik Simonson of Duluth as chairman.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a new mobile app for people who want to buy fishing licenses.
A bicyclist died Friday after a hit-and-run incident Wednesday, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.
There's a saying in Hmong that, when roughly translated, means: When you get a bad shock, your soul gets dislodged, and you have to make a sacrifice in order to bring it back to your body. Many people at the Hmongtown Marketplace in St. Paul say that's the first thing that came to mind the police showed up there last month.
Three died in two separate motorcycle crashes on July 4. Benjamin Jones, 24, was killed after hitting an SUV in St. Louis county. Terrance Armstrong, 57, and Kari Armstrong, 47, died on I-35 in Pine county.
One month from today, the first same-sex wedding ceremonies will take place in Minnesota, and anticipation of that day was evident at Twin Cities Pride over the weekend. Instead of an area for commitment ceremonies as there has been in previous years, there was a showcase for wedding businesses that want to help couples with their plans.
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe said former Chief Executive Marjorie Anderson died on Saturday. Anderson was the first woman leader of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in east central Minnesota, serving from 1991 to 2000. She was elected to another four-year term as chief executive in 2008.
The unions that represent thousands of Minnesota state employees say they have reached contract agreements that give workers 3 percent raises for each of the next two years.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified a Beltrami County man fatally shot Wednesday during a standoff with law enforcement.
A Minneapolis man whose 4-year-old son killed his younger brother has been sentenced to up to 10 years probation and community service. It's a much lighter sentence than the charges carry.
Former Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers officially declared his candidacy to unseat DFLer Gov. Mark Dayton Sunday.
Xcel Energy said Sunday that it has been able to restore power to almost 460,000 customers. Spokesman Tom Hoen said there were still roughly 85,000 customers without service, mainly in the Twin Cities.