Dozens of families have been turned away as the growing numbers of homeless means emergency family shelters in the Twin Cities are full to overflowing most nights, and the lack of space has caused one family to take desperate action.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says Bank of America's decision to temporarily suspend foreclosures in all 50 states is a positive step.
Swanson is asking more than a dozen lenders to suspend foreclosures while they review foreclosure documents for accuracy.
Verizon announced it will offer the next generation of wireless service -- known as 4G -- in dozens of metropolitan areas, including the Twin Cities.
In the midst of a contentious debate over how to fix the state's budget deficit, Minnesota's candidates for governor appear to agree on one piece of the budget -- a program that helps keep older people who are poor and disabled out of nursing homes.
Twin Cities wireless customers have a new option, and the technology it uses may eventually bring high-speed Internet in rural areas.
A $17 million federal grant will fund Hennepin County efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.
National Weather Service hydrologists say the Minnesota River will go over flood stage this weekend in Savage, south of the Twin Cities. And in St. Paul, the Mississippi river fed by the Minnesota will exceed flood stage by Sunday.
A Minneapolis artist suspended from a job over the Catholic Church's opposition to same sex marriage says she's going ahead with her art project.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close several miles of Interstate 35E near the northern suburbs of Little Canada and Vadnais Heights on Saturday and Sunday.
The Twin Cities experienced less air pollution this summer than over the winter, according to Minnesota air quality experts.
Traffic deaths nationwide and in Minnesota are at their lowest level in decades. But the percentage of fatalities caused by distracted driving is rising. With that in mind, Minnesota safety advocates Tuesday announced a campaign to encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road.
Union officials say Metro Transit drivers and other members wrap up voting Monday on a new contract offer from the Metropolitan Council.
Amid the state's fiscal problems, a growing consensus among city officials across the state says that local government aid will be slashed again.
Mayor R.T. Rybak released a plan Thursday that would cut city spending by $18 million. Rybak says the cuts include delaying payments on pension debt.
A major Twin Cities asphalt manufacturer has run into strong opposition over a new plant in Roseville. If opened, the company's south Minneapolis plant (pictured) could be closed.