Here in the land of 10,000 lakes, zebra mussels and Asian carp have generally topped the list of recent marine environmental concerns. But in the 1920s, before wastewater treatment plants were built, there were far bigger problems.
Authorities still don't know if the militants who attacked a shopping mall in Kenya hold Minnesota ties. But there's no doubt some of their victims have family connections here.
Nancy Barnes, who led the Star Tribune newsroom as editor for six years marked by staff cuts, bankruptcy, stability and two Pulitzers, has announced that she's leaving the paper for a leadership post with the Houston Chronicle.
After three separate fatal accidents on Monday, State Patrol and MnDOT are warning drivers to exercise extra caution on the roads.
Firefighters responded to a house fire after an apparent gas explosion Tuesday afternoon near 31st St. and Grand Ave. South in Minneapolis.
The federal public defender's office in Minnesota is taking another big budget cut, but it's not as bad as first thought. Other public defender offices have had to cut staff after the sequester cuts kicked in.
With the fall hunting season underway, Eden Prairie police are urging hunters to be mindful of an ongoing missing person investigation.
The State Patrol has finished its investigation of a fatal accident in May, when a Minneapolis police squad vehicle collided with a motorcycle, killing the rider. The results have been sent to the Hennepin County Attorney's office for review.
A top official at the Department of Human Services now says the department is trying to clear the way for people detained in Minnesota's Sex Offender Treatment Program to marry one another if they choose.
While they're not calling him a suspect, authorites say they're looking for Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, in connection with the fatal shooting of Kara Ann Monson, 26, on Monday.
According to a new report paid for by The Minnesota Orchestra, the ensemble is in precarious financial shape.
Last year, an estimated 10,000 people gathered in Minneapolis for the Walker Art Center's first Internet Cat Video Festival. This year, organizers moved it to the Minnesota State Fair and last night the audience followed.
More than a third of the city's schools have limited air conditioning or lack it entirely. Minneapolis Federation of Teachers President Lynn Nordgren said she's been getting a lot of complaints from teachers.
After a late-starting and fairly mild summer, Minnesotans are getting a real blast of heat this week, and it's breaking records. The mercury is expected to hit 98 degrees Tuesday.
People across the state are closing their streets to traffic Tuesday night for National Night Out block parties.