About 700 offenders live under civil commitment in two prison-like facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter, even though most have completed prison sentences. In a lawsuit, they claim their confinement is unconstitutional.
Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis was closed this evening after a natural gas leak. Employees at ADM Milling on Hiawatha were evacuated.
The National Park Service said today it will close the Apostle Island Sea Caves at the end of the day Sunday -- or possibly sooner -- because of rapidly changing ice conditions.
Unmanned aerial craft are considered the next key tool for law enforcement, and a bipartisan group of legislators is considering how police might still use the technology without intruding on law-abiding citizens' right to privacy.
The Dorothy Day Center has dropped its plan to build new facilities northeast of its present location in downtown St. Paul.
The Crosiers have made public the names of 11 priests and brothers who'd been accused of abuse. All are either deceased or no longer with the order. Ten of the 11 either served in Minnesota parishes, or at the Crosier seminary in Onamia, Minn.
Police Department spokesman John Elder said officers responded to a report of shots fired on the 2700 block of Longfellow Avenue on the city's south side just after 10 p.m.
Frozen indoor pipes are common every winter. But this year, it was so cold for so long that the pipes that bring water to your house from the main in the street have been freezing deep underground. It's costing some homeowners hundreds of dollars to get their water flowing again.
The three allegedly bought food stamp cards from homeless people for 50 cents on the dollar and then purchased more than $11,000 worth of non-perishable items such as soda pop and ramen noodles, which they shipped to Liberia.
According to the report, the unnamed resident at St. Benedict's Senior Community died in June after becoming dizzy and unresponsive in the dining room.
Even though this winter's harsh weather has been tough on some people's bank accounts, others have benefited. So the nasty winter isn't having much of an effect on Minnesota's overall economy.
The Buddhist spiritual leader also gave the keynote address at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis on Saturday.
The district and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers reached the agreement after what they said were "three consecutive days of productive talks."
Because of this year's spike in propane prices, Democrats say they plan to fast-track the measure during the 2014 legislative session, which begins tomorrow.
City officials put the ban in place Sunday morning. There is no parking on the even side of non-snow emergency routes. Cars parked on the even side risk tagging and towing.